“All things considered, Static: Panic! Horror in Space Book 1 provides amusing and light-hearted action within a science-fiction setting, sprinkled with the odd spooky scene and a strong comic current too.” – J.D. Keown (for Night Terror Novels), May 24, 2021.
‘Page turning space sci-fi full of chills and fun from beginning to end…‘
“Christina Engela delivers a fun but chilling book that contains many of the familiar horror story tropes only now they are in space and on distant planets of the haunted/abandoned persuasion.
For what reads and feels like an anthology of shorter stories they are all linked by their events and of course ‘Captain Stuart Flane’ who by the end of it all has probably seen it all. From space ‘zoms’ to possessed dolls and ‘toys’ all the way to an abandoned formerly colonized planet that’s now inundated with ghost types playing havoc with furniture; our hero ‘Flane’ can only explain this stuff to the higher ups in the least absurd ways possible.
Those who are fans of classic and recent horror stories will find this to be a read in somewhat familiar territory while much of the events come unexpectedly and on the fringes of laugh out loud comedy. There’s mystery, suspense, a lot of fun and of course that element of the unexpected which will keep readers turning the pages. Many of the sub genres of horror are represented with hauntings, zombies, possessions and urban exploration all of which are set in the science fiction universe of the ‘Panic! Horror in Space series’.
4 Stars – Thank you to the author for providing an e copy. Reviews left via Goodreads and Amazon.” – Lee Hall, UK writer & reviewer, February 13, 2020.
… My next rec’ comes in the form of sci-fi by South African author Christina Engela with ‘Static’ which is a fusing of chilling horror and so much more. Those who have been tuning in for a while here at the Hall of Information will know that I’ve read and reviewed her stuff before; last year I took on the wonderful ‘Quantum’ series. (Book 1 review here.)
‘Static’ is a part the ‘Panic! Horror Space’ series and combines elements of horror with comedy which I thoroughly enjoyed. You can expect a review for the next story in the series soon!
‘Those who are fans of classic and recent horror stories will find this to be a read in somewhat familiar territory while much of the events come unexpectedly and on the fringes of laugh out loud comedy.’ /…” – Lee Hall, UK writer & reviewer, March 02, 2020.
Man What A Book!
“I loved this book so much I immediately bought the next books in the series. This will easily be one of my favorite books.” – MaceFFP, review of Static on Audible on June 11, 2023.
Would Have Been Better With A Different Narrator.
“Who thought it would be a good idea to have their sleepy grandmother narrate this book? I couldn’t even finish. Every character had the same voice, slurred speech, and monotone delivery. The story may be great, but it is just a slog to listen to. I’m sorry but I couldn’t make it through.” – Sean, Audible review for Static, September 9, 2023.