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

Butt

stubbed-out cigarette moldering wet in the sink on the Paris train ...  read

Under their skirts

The sidewalk trees drop their skirts of dirty snow for a silver-tongued winter rain, exposing a careless mulch of cigarettes butts, not to mention the occasional dog turd and chicken bone. Nothing better to do, trees, than eat, shit, and...  read

Almost fall

Squirrels chasing each Other up and around trees Like on Benny Hill ...  read

Hacking reality

Back in June, during the week I attended the Starry Heaven workshop in Flagstaff, organizer extraordinaire Sarah K. Castle put together a little panel discussion on the interactions between science fiction and actual science. Titled "Science + Fantasy = Science...  read

Little Brother

This theater review was originally published online at Science Fiction Weekly, June 15, 2009. Chicago theatergoers with a taste for technogeekery and a passion for politics are in luck this summer. The Griffin Theatre Company (www.griffintheatre.com) is currently staging an...  read

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

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
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