William Shunn

Biography

William Shunn is the author of the acclaimed 2015 memoir The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary. Since his first publication in 1993, his short fiction has appeared in Salon, Storyteller, Bloodstone Review, Newtown Literary, Asimov's Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Science Fiction Age, Realms of Fantasy, Electric Velocipede, and various anthologies and year's-best collections. His work has been shortlisted for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Association for Mormon Letters Award. His chapbook An Alternate History of the 21st Century appeared from Spilt Milk Press in 2007, and his novella Cast a Cold Eye, written with Derryl Murphy, came out from PS Publishing in 2009.

He is host and producer of the Line Break literary reading series in Queens, New York, where he lives with his wife, Laura Chavoen, and their soft-coated wheaten terrier, Ella the Wonder Dog.

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Books

Our Dependence on Foreign Keys
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,250. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When high-tech partycrashers swarm his exclusive soirée high above the floodways of New York City, billionaire Pell Franziskaner can't be sure whether it's a garden-variety annoyance or a prelude to murder. His own. Environment, economics, and augmented reality collide in this tale of reputation, revenge, and artificial intelligences so advanced they run directly on the fabric of spacetime.
After the Earthquake a Fire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,920. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Elder Rigby is a young Mormon from Utah serving a mission in northern Idaho, though to him it's more like serving a prison sentence. Then, between the boredom and broken rules, he meets Minnie, an elderly Russian Jew scarred by some of the worst atrocities of the early 20th century, and Elder Rigby must confront the bleakness of his own existence, and the limits of faith.
The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,170. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Nineteen-year-old Bill Shunn is a man on a mission—a Mormon mission, that is, trolling for converts door-to-door a thousand miles from home. This riveting memoir—by turns hilarious, provocative, and thrilling—traces his accidental journey from that humble beginning to hunted fugitive and international terrorist.

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