“Life Signs” by Christina Engela: An alien marooned in a ship wrecked on the surface of her long-dead world… A shuttle recovered in deep space that turned out to be the last remnant of a ship that disappeared thirty years earlier… What was it about a mysterious cursed alien artifact that took the lives of those who touched it? Would Stuart Flane, commander of the starship Mercury, be able to sleep that night if he found out? Will you?
Christina Engela presents a tale of terror that will make your toes curl!
Of all the starships in the 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 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…
While on a routine deep-space mission to chart the frontier of unknown space, Captain Stuart Flane and the crew of the Mercury encounter an alien marooned in a ship wrecked on the surface of their long-dead world – but is the alien really all that they seem to be? Did the shuttle the Mercury recovered in deep space – the one that turned out to be the last remnant of a starliner that disappeared thirty years earlier, hold the key to the puzzle? Would Flane be able to sleep that night if he found out? And, as if all that wasn’t enough to jeopardize Flane’s already shaky hold on reality, the Mercury is sent by Admiral Tawney himself to help out an old friend who has difficulties with a cursed object!
“Christina Engela is that rarest of authors – able to seamlessly blend together elements of dark horror and sci-fi to create stories that will stay with you long after the last page has been turned.” – Mark Woods, author of Time of Tides and Fear of the Dark.
Unfortunately for Stuart Flane – Captain of the Terran starship Mercury – and his intrepid crew, their latest assignment did not go without a hitch …but then, the thing was called ‘the Jug of Death‘, and obviously with good reason.
“It’s a funny old ‘verse,” Flane thought. Most people who found out a cursed object was responsible for the untimely messy – and unavoidably mysterious deaths of 13 people, would steer the hell clear of it… but for some weird reason, some people seemed to think that owning such a thing was a smart investment – or that it would somehow end well for them!
“The Jug Of Death” is a FREE preview of “Panic! Horror In Space” – a series of sci-fi-horror misadventures in deep space with the crew of the I.S.S. Mercury – which, of all the starships in the elite Terran Space Fleet, is probably the unluckiest ship in history! Not once, not twice, but many times over, the same hapless crew – give or take a 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…
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