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Lange's Legacy By Christina Engela
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“Lange’s Legacy” is a story about Sean Lange, a man who works on a huge star-liner as chief of security. It’s a monotonous routine job, and with around 3000 guests and 1500... More > crew to look after, there’s no rest for the wicked. Space travel is pretty exciting, as he would tell you – which only means you get to see your life flash before your eyes several times a day – but can’t hear much dialog over the sound of your own screaming. The disappearance of the Red Star Liner “Demeter” becomes one of the great unsolved mysteries of commercial deep-space travel, until one day, a military ship on patrol spots an object drifting in space – which turns out to be a shuttle from the long-lost mystery ship, Demeter. They find a body onboard – a body clutching a very long letter...< Less
A Way of Life By Christina Engela & Theo Engela
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Louis van Pletten was a successful young writer once. With two novels to his name in his early twenties and more talent than you could shake a stick at – he excelled in music, writing, art,... More > philosophy – anything it seemed he set his mind to. But then, cruel Fate took his infant son and his beloved Sandra from him... and that's really when Louis' life first began to fall apart. Alcoholism is a creeping, crippling tragedy that affects the lives of millions. It's irrevocably affected the lives of Louis van Pletten, Boris Lessing and Bernice Collet. Theo Engela's first novel focuses on alcoholism and the struggle of the main character with it. The story is brilliantly written, and describes this way of life with dramatic and upsetting realism, for the alcoholic and those nearest them.< Less
Space Sucks! By Christina Engela
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“Starship on frontier patrol… Suddenly attacked by unidentified ship… Heavy damage… Loss of weapons and defensive capabilities… Engines off-line… Life support... More > has failed… We've missed supper… Disaster seems inevitable...” Launch into space, the future and beyond! Huge space ships, blasters, aliens – and a few vampires. Enjoy a humorous look at life in space through the eyes of some colourful characters in this collection of unique sci-fi short stories by South African author, Christina Engela, spanning everything from adventure to suspense to comedy and then back again.< Less
Panic! Horror In Space #1 By Christina Engela
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Of all the starships in the elite Terran Space Fleet, the I.S.S. Mercury is probably the unluckiest ship in history. Not once, not twice, but many times over, the same hapless crew - give or take a... More > few dozen casualties - on a supposed voyage of deep space exploration, stumble into the weird, wake the creepy and trip over the downright terrifying and possibly even supernatural... Christina Engela proudly presents the first two episodes in a series of horror misadventures in deep space. Mercury Rising Mercury Resurgent Get that finger ready! It's time to panic!< Less
Dead Beckoning By Christina Engela
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Meradinis! The stuff of myths and legends! The Turtle Island of the stars – home planet to the fearsome Corsairs – the terrors of the black, the monsters in Human form who killed... More > innocents and waged a campaign of terror against the colonies for nearly a century! Then the day came when the Corsairs luck finally ran out… The Battle of Turtle Island darkened the skies with the dead. After nearly two days of fierce fighting, the Terrans finally had their venomous, defeated foe cornered in its own den. In orbit, where the battle was fought, the remnants of the once feared predatory Black Fleet drifted, blazing, while the Corsair civilization below breathed its last. But not all the great Corsairs of legend had been captured. Some – including one Sona Kilroy – the most dangerous of them all – had slipped the Terran’s net, and threatened to rebuild the Corsair menace. It was up to Mykl d’Angelo, captain of the Antares, and a mystery-man called Adam, to stop him.< Less
Panic! Horror In Space #3 By Christina Engela
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Christina Engela proudly presents the 3rd volume in a series of horror misadventures in deep space with the crew of the I.S.S. Mercury. Miora: After a few hair-raising assignments – and some... More > even more harsh treatment at the hands of his sceptical superiors, Captain Flane and the crew of the Terran starship Mercury were only too happy to be sent on a truly mind-numbingly boring assignment: to survey and catalogue every planet, moon, asteroid and speck of space-dust in a previously unexplored star system. There, on a long-dead world scarred by an ancient war of self-anhilation, they discover a deserted alien ship on the surface, stranded since the great calamity that ended the burgeoning civilization that once lived there. The fact that Flane's best friend and executive officer, Commander Vic Chapman, got all aflap about detecting life on board that ship, didn't make things any easier. The Big Rain: ‘It's a funny old 'verse,’ Stuart Flane – Captain of the Terran starship Mercury, thought. Most people< Less
Demonspawn By Christina Engela
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The I.S.S. Mordrake is in serious trouble – after a skirmish with a Corsair marauder, she is stranded in deep space far from regular shipping routes – and death appears... More > certain. …but in space, not all things are certain, not even death. At first the discovery of the derelict alien ship is an interesting diversion from the reality of their predicament. After all, it's far better to explore the wreck in search of some kind of replacement part that could be adapted to repair the engines of the ship, than the alternative – which is to sit and wait for death by hypoxia from creeping cold as the emergency batteries are slowly drained... or, by something else... Now the crew of the starship Mordrake has to face the terror and solve the ancient riddle of the Akx. Or suffer the same fate as its long dead crew. “Quite simply, Christina Engela is one of the best voices in sci-fi right now and to not read her work would be to miss a treat!” – Mark Woods, author of Time of Tides and Fear of the Dark.< Less
Panic! Horror In Space #2 By Christina Engela
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Christina Engela proudly presents the 2nd volume in a series of horror misadventures in deep space with the crew of the I.S.S. Mercury. In "Dead Center", to repay a debt, Captain Flane... More > accompanies the crew of the cult TV show "Specter Adventures" in a "lock-down" of the most haunted abandoned Terran outpost in the Galaxy, while "Through A Dark Glassy" explores the creepy consequences of placing a paper note reading "WARNING: ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY DO NOT OPEN" on a crate containing some of the most dangerous haunted items known to humanity - and sending it away via a space courier service - and not in a hypothetical way either.< Less
Blachart By Christina Engela
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Truthfully, d’Angelo found himself unsurprised that the engines had finally packed up. Weaver – like his predecessors – had been a kind of starship ‘backyard mechanic’... More > and at the time of the explosion, the stardrive was all but held together by bits of wire and duct tape. Weavers mistake cost him the stardrive – and Fuller and Jang their lives. “Blown up” seemed a little inadequate to describe what really happened, but the engines were now spread over the last light-year or so behind him. Now that really made his calendar cycle. Life hardly ever turns out the way we expect it to, and for Mykl d’Angelo it had just taken a bad turn for terrible. Stranded in deep space, he is handed a chance to redeem the other shipwrecks in his life – his lost career in the Imperial Starfleet and a lost chance at a relationship with the girl of his dreams.< Less
Bugspray By Christina Engela
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Bugspray is about Beetles – not about the flashy show cars, but about the ordinary bugs people drive every day and treasure as a member of their extended family. It’s a book of inventive... More > low-budget hacks and fixes to keep your bug alive, preserved – and even to make a few improvements. This book is the result of one woman’s more than twenty years experience with beetles, and it’s geared towards things you can do to keep your bug going without spending vast sums of money you probably don’t have. Most of the things described in this book can be performed by a handy woman (or even a man) with the parts currently on your bug. Oh – and the pictures are nice too.< Less