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Missionary astray

The Accidental Terrorist

By William Shunn  

18 Nov, 2015

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I’veread a lot of SF, but there’s a heck of a lot of it. More than Icould read in my lifetime. That’s why this is the first book byWilliam Shunn I’ve ever read, even though he has been publishingfor decades and has been nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula1.But … this book is not SF; it is autobiography.

Shunnhas done a lot of interesting things. He was part of the team thatwrote the venerable word-processing program, Wordperfect, which manyof us still feel was better than the Word that replaced it as thebusiness standard. He was also something of a celebrity in Canada inthe mid-1980s. 

WilliamShunn was the earnest young Mormon missionary whose bomb threat toFlight 789 made newspaper headlines all across Canada. 

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