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Samir Shahin

Samir Shahin has been writing for as long as he can remember. His work has been featured in a variety of publications, including Cosmopolitan, Triathlete, and the Los Angeles Times. A medical and aviation professional by day, and author of fiction by night, Dr. Shahin is driven by a curiosity about human nature, the impact of science on society, and his own musing on the future.

About Override: A Novel

When a meteorite is discovered that threatens all life on Earth, robotics director Moosha Najafi embryology chief Saira El Amin, and others at Nejima Space Agency scramble to find a new home for the human race. The plan to colonize faraway planet hinges on the successful transport, thawing, and incubation of a “dream team” of a thousand embryos—and the room for error is as vast as space itself.

A Hunger Games-style competition is held, but not for the entertainment of the masses. It’s not the ability to kill that elevates athletes and scholars to celebrity status. Contenders from every country on the planet vying for the chance to have their DNA used to start anew under distant stars.

Light-years away, the stirring second act delivers adventure and suspense as Earth’s pioneers face intelligent life with secrets beyond their own imagination—revelations that might tie the present with the past and future of humanity.

Fans of the movies WALL-E and 2001: A Space Odyssey and readers of commercial fiction with sci-fi settings, such as Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, and The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton will be drawn into the action, delighted by the building tension, and will appreciate the use of sensitivity and light humor to bring dimensionality to the key players and their multifaceted relationships.

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A Samir Shahin Booklist

When not writing books, imagining new worlds, practicing medicine, flying planes, or stargazing from the roof of his home, Samir Shahin can be found reading. Here are some of his science fiction favorites:

  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
  • Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Samir Shahin, M.D.

Samir Shahin, M.D., was born in Los Angeles, California. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of California Los Angeles, he attended medical school at the University of Southern California; rounding out his medical studies at UCLA for his surgery residency. As the Founder and Medical Director at ExpressCare Medical Clinic in Los Angeles, he has obtained board certification as an expert in occupational and aerospace medicine. In addition to providing care for injured workers, he is a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner (Flight Surgeon) performing physical examinations on airline pilots and air traffic controllers.


In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Shahin is also a commercial pilot and flight instructor. He is certified in instrument navigation and multi engine aircraft. He even started his own airline, Falcon Aviation, and flew charter flights for executives from around the world.

Samir Shahin’s curiosity for outer space runs deep. He is often observed on the roof of his beach house late at night, stargazing through his Sky-Watcher Esprit 120ED telescope taking photos of faraway planets.

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