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

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

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

Slipstream

In his most personal role ever, Anthony Hopkins dares audiences to assemble the pieces of an aging screenwriter’s fractured mind.  read

Full chapbook cover

Mattias Adolfsson has posted his full original cover art for my upcoming chapbook in his blog: Great stuff! And John Klima has some nice things to say about both the art and the chapbook itself over at his blog. The...  read

Cut and pasted without hands

I'm not sure what Parables Publishing is up to, putting the entire text of their "classic" LDSF anthologies online. I guess they're trying to drum up some publicity for their long-overdue fourth volume of science fiction for Mormons. Good luck...  read

Cast in cold type

I've sold a book! Well, half a book, anyway. A dark fantasy novella, to be precise. According to my records, it was over four years ago that Derryl Murphy dropped me a note that said: I've had this idea rattling...  read

Cashback

This film review was originally published online at Science Fiction Weekly, July 27, 2007. C+ Ben Willis (Sean Biggerstaff) can’t seem to get to sleep. His gorgeous girlfriend Suzy (Michelle Ryan) dumped him two weeks ago after a terrible fight,...  read
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