Space Sucks Too!

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Launch into space, the future and beyond! Enjoy another humorous look at life in space in this second collection of unique sci-fi short stories by Christina Engela, spanning everything from adventure to suspense to comedy and then back again!

In Space Sucks Too! you will meet little green men, an alien in a human suit turns up at a radio station for a midnight talk show, a couple of vampires make out in a bar, the long-awaited alien invasion finally happens – and the inventor of the matter transmitter has an out-of-body experience!

“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.


  • Published: February 01, 2020.
  • Words: 20,638


[Spoiler Alert]

  1. “Little Green Men” – A diplomatic mission to recover the bodies of some clowns who crashed there on the way to a convention takes a sour turn on a small planet inhabited by strange little green men who don’t like to be laughed at by tall aliens with exposed shins. (2014).
  2. “Good Evening, Mr. Gleeb” – Things take a turn for the surreal when one of the guest speakers on a midnight talk radio show about “those mysterious crop circles” turns out to be an alien wearing a disguise. (2018)
  3. “The Storming Of Area 51” – Things go disturbingly off the rails for Jake Smeggs at the ‘Storm Area 51’ event in September 2019.
  4. “Midnight Station” – A spellbinding romantic encounter between two vampires who haven’t seen each other in 50 years. (2014)
  5. “The Broken-tipped Sword” – An alien race that doesn’t communicate or negotiate suddenly attacks Earth without any warning. (2020)
  6. “The Ghost And The Machine” – terror results when a new experimental matter transmitter doesn’t take EVERYTHING into account.


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