Inhuman Swill : Page 11
Why is my blog called Inhuman Swill? Because you can unscramble the pieces to make William Shunn.

Quorum of the Twelve Apostates

I have my breakfast stop to thank for another little gem this morning. The 31-year-old father at the booth next to mine (I know his age because it came up in his conversation) was summarizing news stories from the Sun-Times...  read

My Name Is Bruce

B-movie legend Bruce Campbell gives himself the schlock treatment in an homage to low-budget horror flicks.  read

Subversion

Thanks to everyone who weighed in yesterday on my version-control questions. I know it may seem like overkill, and I'm prepared to be made fun of, but I finally decided to go with Subversion (a/k/a SVN), which I'm running through...  read

Version control

A technical question for you techie writer types out there. Do you use version-control software to keep a repository of your work? If so, what? What platform do you run it on? What do you like? What don't you? I...  read

Remembering Algis Budrys

It was a simple drive twelve miles north this morning to get to Skokie for Algis Budrys's memorial service. Laura was unable to join me so I went alone, and I found when I arrived at the funeral home that...  read

Tapped human side

Here's an article about Algis Budrys that ran in yesterday's Chicago Tribune: Tapped human side of science fiction I'm going to head out to Skokie for the service Saturday morning. ...  read

R.I.P. Algis J. Budrys, 1931-2008

I just heard from Geoff Landis that Algis Budrys passed away this morning. He was one of the great writers, editors, critics, and teachers of science fiction, and as the first week's instructor for my Clarion class in 1985, he...  read

I don't believe it: a rambling reminiscence from my father's funeral

My deepest thanks to everyone who posted or called or sent cards on the occasion of my father's passing. (Well, to everyone but the ones who tried to use the opportunity to reassure me of the reality of the afterlife....  read

Scavengers

When I was much younger, I had some serious financial problems. I fell behind on a lot of credit card payments, and I was dogged by bill collectors for several years. My credit report was in the toilet. Over time...  read

Haiku

sleeping puppy feet pressed against my human toes twitch in doggish dreams ...  read
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