Fan mail, reader reviews, praise and compliments for Christina Engela, South Africa’s most unique and talented female science fiction author!
For many years it’s been my privilege to receive positive feedback for my work in the field of human rights, from various communities it’s been my privilege to mingle with and support in my own small way, and most of all, for my writing!
There’s very little that can compare to the feeling of reading a note or email or review of a book or short story I wrote – it’s a mixture of pride, bashfulness and sheer joy! For a writer, it means someone liked (or dare I say it, loved) something they wrote – that it wasn’t just a shout into the vast empty darkness, it was read, felt – and above all, appreciated!
With that, I invite you to take a seat, pour a glass of your favorite tipple, and share my joy with me.
Above all, keep reading!
Fan mail, reader reviews, praise and compliments
This is listing of assorted fan-mail, good reader reviews and compliments and a selection of other positive comments Christina Engela has received, some for her writing and editing, and some for human rights activism. For book reviews, go here. For older entries, view page 1 , page 2, or page 3.
November 07, 2023
Neil Higgs found me on Twitter and decided he liked the look of my writing! Then he bought a copy of “Blachart“! I hope he enjoys it and I’m looking forward to his feedback!
October 26, 2023
Now That’s What I Call Style
“Now that’s what I call style. First, it’s extremely visual, it’s funny, it’s over-the-top, and the reader gets caught up in the slapstick and outrageous characterizations. It’s not tedious and by the numbers like so much genre fiction, it’s fun, and effortless. Extra points for assonance, alliteration and onomatopoeia. Also, kudos for a consistent point of view and reminds me of a cross between Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Doctor Who, Monty Python.” – Alex S. Johnson, October 26, 2023.
October 21, 2023
“This was the second book of this series I read and a quick fun read. My only complaint was in the ending which exemplifies why I generally avoid stories with elements of time travel. Still, happy I read it.” – CKing, for “Dead Man’s Hammer“, October 21, 2023.
September 19, 2023
“I usually have trouble with the funny parts. This time, however, I had trouble with Gen. McKintyre-Smythe’s speech. Tried not to cry…and I DO NOT cry easily. I hope I did it justice because the message you wrote is strong.” – Darla Middlebrook, narrator of The Last Hurrah, September 19, 2023.