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'Inclination' by William Shunn

Inclination

Nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards. “Outstanding. . . . It’s a fascinating future, and Jude’s personal story is involving.”—Rich Horton, Locus Magazine. Jude Plane is not your typical teenage boy, even among the other kids in his cloistered religious enclave. He belongs to the Machinist Guild, a group that . . .  (more)

'The Accidental Terrorist' by William Shunn

The Accidental Terrorist

“This just may be my favorite true-life amazing-but-true tale—never has threatening an aircraft been funnier or more thought-provoking.”—Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother and Homeland. “I devoured the more than four hundred pages of this memoir in what was essentially one sitting . . . A welcome addition to the library of Mormon autobiography—educational . . .  (more)

'Cast a Cold Eye' by Derryl Murphy & William Shunn

Cast a Cold Eye

“A genuinely spooky story that lies somewhere near the place where fantasy, horror, and science fiction meet.”—Harry Turtledove. From Aurora and Sunburst Award nominee Derryl Murphy and Hugo and Nebula Award nominee William Shunn comes a chilling ghost story set in the aftermath of the worst pandemic the world has ever . . .  (more)

'An Alternate History of the 21st Century' by William Shunn

An Alternate History of the 21st Century

“William Shunn is one of those SF writers who, because they specialize in short fiction, are not given quite the recognition they deserve—no novels, no mass-market publication, so only the plaudits of the cognoscenti of the short form. Yet Shunn is a fine writer; ingenious, stylish, closely in touch with current . . .  (more)

'After the Earthquake a Fire' by William Shunn

After the Earthquake a Fire

Elder Rigby is a young Mormon from Utah serving a mission in northern Idaho, though to him the experience is more like serving a prison sentence. He and his partner, Elder Crews, do their best to fill their days with meaningful work, but there are only so many doorbells to ring . . .  (more)

'Our Dependence on Foreign Keys' by William Shunn

Our Dependence on Foreign Keys

“Shunn is a fine writer; ingenious, stylish, closely in touch with current global trends and expert in producing thought-provoking near-future SF.”—Nick Gevers, Locus Magazine. When high-tech partycrashers swarm his exclusive soirĂ©e high above the floodways of New York City, billionaire inventor Pell Franziskaner can't be sure whether it's a garden-variety annoyance . . .  (more)

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Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, showcasing a monthly mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Tuesday, July 7 T.B.A., 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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