Picking out the one or two authors we want to work with among the many submissions we receive grows more and more difficult each year. This year was no exception. But I’m pleased to announce that we have a new addition to the Mirror World family joining us in 2022 and his name is Warren A. Shepherd.
Warren A. Shepherd was seven when he first realized the world didn’t fit him quite right. Two sizes too big or two sizes too small, he couldn’t be sure. But having been transported from the streets of London, England to the streets of Toronto, Canada at such a young age left him with a profound sense of alienation — a boy with one foot in each world yet belonging in neither. The experience, however, did sharpen his sense of self-awareness and made him a keen observer of the human (and not-so-human) condition.
When he sees what humankind is capable of, both the good and the bad, he imagines how we would cope amongst the stars and is driven to tell stories of strange new worlds to try to explain the one that he often cannot.
And with a soul fuelled by the soaring adventure of Star Wars, the morality tales of Star Trek, and the gritty verisimilitude of The Expanse Universe, who better to tell those tales.
After all, it takes an alien to know an alien…
Warren brings with him his novel, Sex, Bugs & UFOs, a fun science fiction adventure. A sprawling, fast-paced, space opera, it is written for all the unabashed sci-fi nerds out there who have ever felt that their true destiny lies amongst the stars.
We’ve look forward to bringing you this epic tale July 17th, 2022. Follow our blog, or subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with Warren A. Shepherd and all things Mirror World!
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