Monday, September 6, 2010

Zombie News Flash: Interview from Jim Porter

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by Joan Frances Turner
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Q&A: Jim Porter interviews Joan Frances Turner

JP: I need to know why this…book of yours so badly misrepresents my work, why you seem to have so vigorously gone out of your way to denigrate the entire field of thanatology. My scientific colleagues and I do important research, worthwhile research--

JFT: Research into how to wipe zombies as a species off the planet entirely, correct? I thought you said yourself you had "serious issues" with that, considering that species includes at least three members of your own family. I've only quoted your own words back to you.

JP: That's as may be, some of us don't have to resort to muckraking and libel to make our point. There are other ways to game the system from within, if you really object to--how did you ever get security clearance in the first place?

JFT: Just assume I know some people who know some people.

JP: Our laboratory, that whole section of Gary, it's locked down. Electric gates, RFID badges, armed guards, surveillance cameras, infrared--Los fucking Alamos during the Manhattan Project didn't have our level of security, I need to know how you could possibly have gotten in.

JFT: So you acknowledge that what I reported back is accurate, then.

JP: I'm asking the questions here. What has my sister been telling you? Jessie. My younger sister. She's…not what she was anymore, you have to understand that, she was always a little apt to fly off the handle before but now that she's, you know, now that she's--

JFT: Dead. You're a bit squeamish for someone who studies reanimated corpses for a living, aren't you?

JP: How dare you? That's my family out there, that's my goddamned family rotting and dying while I can't do anything about it. Do you have any idea what I try to do for this family, how I bust my hump and work my ass off for all of them including her and all I get for it is lies, and backtalk, and now this fucking smear campaign directed against everything I've ever--

JFT: I think this interview is over now.

JP: I think it is. Do you have an escort, from Marquette Park Beach back out to Hammond? You'd better hope you do. I'm not making any threats, you understand, I'm not that sort of person at all. I'm just saying, security is security. I'm not in charge of that, you can't put it on me, that's not my department. I'm in biology. I'm just saying, you wouldn't be the first person who's wandered into the Dunes and never returned again, and you sure as hell won't be the last.


Interview from Jim Porter by Joan Frances Turner
Based on character from Dust. © 2010. All rights reserved.

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by Joan Frances Turner
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by Joan Frances Turner

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Open to US ONLY.

Offer ends: September 30, 2010

TO DO (2-parts):

1. Sign guestbook (if you haven't already).

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