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Why is my blog called Inhuman Swill? Because you can unscramble the pieces to make William Shunn.
I've been writing science fiction for a very long time. Why did this have to be my most accurate prediction?

I've been writing science fiction for a very long time. Why did this have to be my most accurate prediction?

The Electoral College convenes today in state capitols across the country to stamp its imprimatur on our recent, horrifying election. This antiquated, anti-democratic convocation was much on my mind two weeks ago when I returned to Chicago to appear at...  read

Come out to a very special 100th episode of Tuesday Funk tonight in Chicago!

I'm delighted to be appearing tonight at a very special edition of Chicago's Tuesday Funk reading series. It's the 100th episode of the long-running series. In honor of that occasion, current hosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins have invited all...  read

Come see me in Taboo Tales NYC on Monday, October 10

I'm very excited to be part of the second Taboo Tales event in New York City on Monday, October 10th. Taboo Tales is the long-running show from Los Angeles where people tell stories about their fucked-up lives. Come out and...  read

Uh-oh! Oreo!

Oreo packet, rip'd open and crush'd on the subway floor. Tragic. —for the kid in all of us ...  read

Accidental Terrorist meets Noted Expert Michael Ian Black

It was a magical moment. That's how Barry put it, and who am I to disagree? Barry Goldblatt is my friend and literary agent. He also happens to be literary agent to actor/​comedian/​author Michael Ian Black, with whom you may...  read
Why I relate so much to Tyler Glenn's “Trash” video

Why I relate so much to Tyler Glenn's “Trash” video

Watching Tyler Glenn's video for his new solo single, "Trash," the anger is palpable and inescapable. But it also brims with pain and grief. "Trash" exploded across the online Mormon world last week, causing the faithful to recoil and apostates...  read

What we mean when we say “anti-Mormon”

The term "anti-Mormon" is tossed around too lightly. A few months back, a video appeared online in which in which comedian Lewis Black read an angry rant submitted by an 18-year-old Mormon apostate. (Fan-submitted rants are a regular part of...  read

Finalist for the 2015 Association for Mormon Letters Awards

I was very pleasantly surprised to wake up this morning and discover that The Accidental Terrorist is a finalist for the 2015 Association for Mormon Letters Award in Creative Non-Fiction. Okay, it would have been more accurate to say that...  read

Planet Earth is blue, and there's nothing I can do

This morning we wake up to a world without David Bowie. It seems impossible that he's gone. If anyone on Earth seemed otherworldly enough to transform himself into something eternal and transcendent, it was Bowie. But even he tried to...  read

Ella un-a-cyst-ed

I've been so focused on my book for the past year or more that I can't even remember the last time I posted an Ella update here to the blog. I find that unconscionable, so I'm here to remedy that....  read
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