Bill (William) Shunn is a former Mormon and a science fiction writer. For a short while he was an ordained minister in Alberta, Canada, which resulted in his arrest and expulsion from the great northern nation.
His first published science fiction story, “From Our Point of View We Had Moved to the Left,” appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1993. He continued writing sci-fi and getting published. On the side, he was falling out of faith with the Mormon Church and so launched Mormon Matter, an ex-Mormon Web site.
Shunn continued to write, receiving a Nebula Award nomination in 2002 for his novelette “Dance of the Yellow-Breasted Luddites.” In 2007, his novella “Inclination” was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards.
In 2009, Shunn, along with co-collaborator Derryl Murphy, published the novella “Cast a Cold Eye.”