Here's where you can catch up on all the episodes of The Accidental Terrorist you may have missed....

The true story of a Mormon missionary arrested in Canada for terrorism. Read by the author, Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated SF writer William Shunn. New chapters appear each Tuesday, and factual deconstructions appear each Friday.

 
Accidental Terrorist #61
Magick 4 Terri Auction: "The Accidental Terrorist" Could Be Yours!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011     00:10:01     4.64 Mb

Bill is auctioning off THREE print copies of THE ACCIDENTAL TERRORIST to benefit Magick 4 Terri. One could be yours if you bid before 5:00 pm PST, December 15, 2011. So hurry!

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Accidental Terrorist #60
Setting the Epilogue Straight
Friday, October 30, 2009     00:10:58     5.08 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the epilogue were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #59
Epilogue: Breakfast at the Judgment Bar & Grill
Tuesday, October 27, 2009     00:46:03     21.14 Mb

In which Bill attempts to tie off a few last dangling threads and bring the whole enterprise to a poignant yet thematically satisfying conclusion.

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Accidental Terrorist #58
Setting Chapter Thirty-three Straight
Friday, October 23, 2009     00:03:58     1.87 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the thirty-third chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #57
Chapter Thirty-three: We Thank Thee, O God, for a Profit
Tuesday, October 20, 2009     00:28:14     12.98 Mb

In which Bill, after only a brief taste of freedom, is told to sit down, shut up, take the money, get on the plane, and pretend the past week never happened.

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Accidental Terrorist #56
Setting Chapter Thirty-two Straight
Friday, October 16, 2009     00:04:22     2.06 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the thirty-second chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #55
Chapter Thirty-two: Lamb to the Slaughter
Tuesday, October 13, 2009     00:39:13     18.01 Mb

In which Bill faces sentencing at the hands of a philosophical judge, while Joseph faces martyrdom at the hands of an angry mob. Plus, special cameo appearance by the guy who blows up planes!

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Accidental Terrorist #54
Setting Chapter Thirty-one Straight
Friday, October 9, 2009     00:02:48     1.34 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the thirty-first chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #53
Chapter Thirty-one: Bad Things
Tuesday, October 6, 2009     00:27:24     12.6 Mb

In which Bill faces a bail magistrate, finds himself compelled repeatedly to pantomime his strip search, and contemplates the deep philosophical question of whether or not God protects missionaries.

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Accidental Terrorist #52
Setting Chapter Thirty Straight
Friday, October 2, 2009     00:06:47     3.16 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the thirtieth chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #51
Chapter Thirty: Bail Order
Tuesday, September 29, 2009     00:28:48     13.24 Mb

In which Bill wakes up still in jail, negotiates the peril of the breakfast line, and competes against fellow inmates for the honor of receiving the highest bail.

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Accidental Terrorist #50
Setting Chapter Twenty-nine Straight
Friday, September 25, 2009     00:14:06     6.52 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the twenty-ninth chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #49
Chapter Twenty-nine: Cellmates
Tuesday, September 22, 2009     00:46:02     21.13 Mb

In which Bill gets booked into Calgary's big downtown jail, encounters hardened criminals and guards, revises his opinion of both, and begins questioning some of his life's basic assumptions.

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Accidental Terrorist #48
Setting Chapter Twenty-eight Straight
Friday, September 18, 2009     00:04:24     2.08 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the twenty-eighth chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #47
Chapter Twenty-eight: Whiplash
Tuesday, September 15, 2009     00:28:45     13.22 Mb

In which Bill, rather than beating a hasty and prudent retreat, takes more bad advice from the same wrong people and runs afoul of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Will the Mounties get their man?

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Accidental Terrorist #46
Setting Chapter Twenty-seven Straight
Friday, September 11, 2009     00:02:02     0.99 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the twenty-seventh chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #45
Chapter Twenty-seven: Words and Phrases You Must Never Use in Airports
Tuesday, September 8, 2009     00:38:34     17.71 Mb

In which Bill, against his better judgment, accompanies a runaway Elder Finn to the airport, where he experiments with phrases you must never use whilst frequenting such establishments. In other words, this is the episode you've been waiting for!

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Accidental Terrorist #44
Setting Chapter Twenty-six Straight
Friday, September 4, 2009     00:09:57     4.62 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the twenty-sixth chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #43
Chapter Twenty-six: Splitsville
Tuesday, September 1, 2009     00:20:50     9.6 Mb

In which Bill finds his privacy violated by a heinous and despicable criminal act on the part of his mission president, only to head out on split-offs with Elder Finn and discover even darker and more shocking revelations. Plus, they SHOT Joseph Smith?!

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Accidental Terrorist #42
Setting Chapters Twenty-four and Twenty-five Straight
Friday, August 28, 2009     00:08:14     3.83 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth chapters were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #41
Chapter Twenty-four: Super Masonic; Chapter Twenty-five: Eureka!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009     00:42:56     19.71 Mb

In which the link between Mormonism and Masonry is explored, while Bill and his companion strike living gold in the last happy days they'll be destined to share.

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Accidental Terrorist #40
Setting Chapter Twenty-three Straight
Friday, August 21, 2009     00:04:39     2.19 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the twenty-third chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #39
Chapter Twenty-three: Gluttons for Punishment
Tuesday, August 18, 2009     00:32:35     14.98 Mb

In which Bill and his companion engage in a war of practical jokes with the sister missionaries, with hilarious, painful, and sometimes terrifying results. And the zero hour creeps ever nearer...

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Accidental Terrorist #38
Setting Chapter Twenty-two Straight
Friday, August 14, 2009     00:02:58     1.42 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the twenty-second chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #37
Chapter Twenty-two: Fifty Words for Snow
Tuesday, August 11, 2009     00:30:48     14.16 Mb

In which Bill takes up the life of a more diligent missionary than has in the past been his wont, does battle with elderly Jehovah's Witnesses, and tries to get a few things off his chest, with embarrassing results.

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Accidental Terrorist #36
Setting Chapter Twenty-one Straight
Friday, August 7, 2009     00:03:22     1.6 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the twenty-first chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #35
Chapter Twenty-one: Holding Fast to the Rod
Tuesday, August 4, 2009     00:27:48     12.79 Mb

In which Bill receives a dire warning, meets his new companion, discusses biracial families, breaks more rules, and poses for blackmail photos.

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Accidental Terrorist #34
Setting Chapter Twenty Straight
Friday, July 31, 2009     00:05:49     2.72 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the twentieth chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #33
Chapter Twenty: Space Invaders
Tuesday, July 28, 2009     00:34:25     15.82 Mb

In which Bill likens himself to Luke Skywalker of old, returning to the Death Star that is Calgary to do battle with Darth Vader and the Emperor, striving mightily not to be turned to the Dark Side of the Force.

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Accidental Terrorist #32
Setting Chapter Nineteen Straight
Friday, July 24, 2009     00:11:22     5.26 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the nineteenth chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #31
Chapter Nineteen: Great Falls
Tuesday, July 21, 2009     00:23:13     10.69 Mb

In which the fugitive Bill makes good his border crossing, but runs afoul of unexpected complications in a bus station men's room.

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Accidental Terrorist #30
Setting Chapter Eighteen Straight
Friday, July 17, 2009     00:04:55     2.31 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the eighteenth chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #29
Chapter Eighteen: Feeling My Oaths
Tuesday, July 14, 2009     00:35:16     16.21 Mb

In which Bill makes good Stage One of his escape, whilst plagued by memories of blood oaths in a granite temple.

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Accidental Terrorist #28
Setting Chapters Sixteen and Seventeen Straight
Friday, July 10, 2009     00:04:24     2.08 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the sixteenth and seventeenth chapters were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #27
Chapter Sixteen: Playing Telephone; Chapter Seventeen: Just Hop on the Bus, Gus
Tuesday, July 7, 2009     00:28:37     13.16 Mb

In which a cold, lonely Christmas comes to the Alberta plains, telephonic miscommunication ensues, and Bill executes a daring missionary escape plan.

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Accidental Terrorist #26
Setting Chapters Fourteen and Fifteen Straight
Friday, July 3, 2009     00:07:19     3.41 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the fourteenth and fifteenth chapters were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #25
Chapter Fourteen: The Tissue at Hand; Chapter Fifteen: Prophet Sharing
Tuesday, June 30, 2009     00:33:15     15.28 Mb

In which the soft tissues of the male body are held up for examination and misidentification, revenge is thereby extracted, and a terrible and uncommon sin is revealed to be not so uncommon after all. Plus, frontier prophet weds double sets of sisters!

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Accidental Terrorist #24
Setting Chapter Thirteen Straight
Friday, June 26, 2009     00:06:19     2.95 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the thirteenth chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #23
Chapter Thirteen: Despoilers
Tuesday, June 23, 2009     00:33:17     15.3 Mb

In which the propriety of Debussy is called into question, an impertinent hooker preempts Oingo Boingo, and the merits of harvesting one's own Christmas tree are put to the test and found wanting.

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Accidental Terrorist #22
Setting Chapter Twelve Straight
Friday, June 19, 2009     00:04:48     2.25 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the twelfth chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #21
Chapter Twelve: Reigning Buckets
Tuesday, June 16, 2009     00:41:43     19.15 Mb

In which Bill meets his new companion Elder Dedman, learns a novel new approach to tracting, and discovers the true meaning of the word "bucket."

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Accidental Terrorist #20
Setting Chapter Eleven Straight
Friday, June 12, 2009     00:04:50     2.27 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the eleventh chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #19
Chapter Eleven: A Dunk Before Dying
Tuesday, June 9, 2009     00:23:27     10.79 Mb

In which at least two people are rendered dripping wet, one senior companion braces for a return to reality, and Bill unexpectedly learns the true meaning of death. Plus a bedtime horror story!

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Accidental Terrorist #18
Setting Chapter Ten Straight
Friday, June 5, 2009     00:04:22     2.06 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the tenth chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #17
Chapter Ten: Pearls of Wisdom
Tuesday, June 2, 2009     00:26:52     12.36 Mb

In which boldness leads to a first discussion, the possible hues of areolae are considered, and Bill receives instruction as to when women's jewelry is not women's jewelry. (Step back, son -- give the man some whacking space.)

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Accidental Terrorist #16
Setting Chapters Eight and Nine Straight
Friday, May 29, 2009     00:05:04     2.38 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the eighth and ninth chapters were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #15
Chapter Eight: Saints of a Feather; Chapter Nine: Girl Challenges
Tuesday, May 26, 2009     00:46:39     21.42 Mb

In which Joseph Smith and his followers become acquainted with tar and feathers, while Bill hears things he wishes he hadn't from Katrina, his parents, Elder Fowler, and Sister Youtz.

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Accidental Terrorist #14
Setting Chapter Seven Straight
Friday, May 22, 2009     00:06:33     3.06 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the seventh chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #13
Chapter Seven: Out of Bounds and Traveling
Tuesday, May 19, 2009     00:27:06     12.46 Mb

In which Bill travels many precious kilometers to the town of Medicine Hat, where he learns important lessons in teenage drinking, misogyny, and the correctness of ratting out one's companion.

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Accidental Terrorist #12
Setting Chapter Six Straight
Friday, May 15, 2009     00:05:34     2.61 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the sixth chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #11
Chapter Six: Letter and Spirit
Tuesday, May 12, 2009     00:33:56     15.59 Mb

In which Bill learns that, even when hand-delivered, not every message comes with a happy ending, and the vigorous application of common dust is considered as a harbinger of fiery doom.

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Accidental Terrorist #10
Setting Chapters Four and Five Straight
Friday, May 8, 2009     00:03:11     1.52 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the fourth and fifth chapters were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #9
Chapter Four: A Golden Oldie; Chapter Five: Rod of Glass
Tuesday, May 5, 2009     00:28:38     13.17 Mb

In which a young boy named Joseph spins a tall tale about angels, warriors, and golden treasure, and all and sundry learn why it's rarely the wisest of ideas to entrust the only copy of your manuscript to someone who doesn't like you.

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Accidental Terrorist #8
Setting Chapter Three Straight
Friday, May 1, 2009     00:07:49     3.63 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the third chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #7
Chapter Three: Huge Tracts of Land
Tuesday, April 28, 2009     00:28:19     13.03 Mb

In which Bill and his trainer Elder Fowler knock on many doors in search of elusive gold, stumbling at last upon a fairytale cottage and the irresistible enchantress within.

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Accidental Terrorist #6
Setting Chapter Two Straight
Friday, April 24, 2009     00:05:32     2.59 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the second chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #5
Chapter Two: Methuselah's Son
Tuesday, April 21, 2009     00:37:43     17.32 Mb

In which Bill and his trainer Elder Fowler take charge of missionary work in the lonesome prairie oil town of Brooks, Alberta, and many naughty words are uttered as a result.

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Accidental Terrorist #4
Setting Chapter One Straight
Friday, April 17, 2009     00:03:29     1.66 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the first chapter were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #3
Chapter One: Anxiously Engaged
Tuesday, April 14, 2009     00:56:44     26.03 Mb

In which Bill flies to Canada for his first day of service as a Mormon missionary, but before departing performs amazing feats of transubstantiation upon an ordinary chewing gum wrapper.

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Accidental Terrorist #2
Setting the Prologue Straight
Friday, April 10, 2009     00:03:57     1.87 Mb

In which the author confesses to God which parts of the prologue were embellished.

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Accidental Terrorist #1
Prologue: A Disciple of the Prophet Joseph Smith
Tuesday, April 7, 2009     00:10:23     4.82 Mb

In which hapless Mormon missionary Elder Bill Shunn is interrogated by a determined officer on foreign soil for reasons as yet unexplained.

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