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Sapha Burnell | Member Since 24 Dec, 2021
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“Sapha is like a young Wolfgang Pauli, in every laboratory he went, there was a little explosion.” Cyberpunk + Mythpunk author & poet Sapha Burnell’s works (Usurper Kings, Son of Abel & Neon Lieben) were dubbed “jaw-droppingly beautiful”, “an insane, diabolical, kick-ass rollercoaster” and “hauntingly beautiful”. Literary critic Ella J said of Neon Lieben, “I never thought a science fiction story could be so beautiful”.

Sapha writes on the interlock between mysticism, mythology and science with a pugilist’s eye. The product of Vancouver’s multiculturalism, Sapha steeped in divergent cultures, religious experiences and gender roles, until battling with traditional opinions became a daily war.

On hiatus from the written word, she volunteered in West Africa, and returned to Canada with an international perspective. As an editor & literary theorist, Sapha’s work focuses on comparative mythology & the ethics of futurism.

On Twitch, Sapha critiques prose twice a week, and writes online once. A member of The Writers Union of Canada, Sapha lives in BC with their spouse and speaks on gender roles, cyberpunk, martial arts, comparative mythology, wine education & religion, when the #hallowesfam isn’t chatting it up on discord or twitch.

Interests & Hobbies

Martial Arts, Mythology, Comparative Religions, Transhumanism, The Ethics of Technology

Favorite Movies

Gladiator (Directors Cut), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Metropolis, Star Trek First Contact

Favorite TV Series

Lower Decks, Fraggle Rock, The Grand Tour, Tudor Monastery Farm, Mushi Shi, Lucifer, Hogans Heroes, Fringe, The Mandalorian, ST: TNG, ST: DS9

Favorite Books

  • Count Zero by William Gibson
  • Vostok by Łukasz Drobnik
  • Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis

Favorite Writers

William Gibson, Thomas Merton, RL Arenz III, Verlyn Klinkenborg, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, H Murakami

Favorite Games

AC Odyssey, AC Valhalla, Hades, FFVIII, FFVII Remake