Space Sucks!

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Published: May 25, 2016
Pages: 166
Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
Dimensions (inches): 4.25 wide x 6.88 tall

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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 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.”

This collection features the following short stories by Christina Engela:

  1. The Devils In The Sky – a ship on deep space patrol is attacked by an unknown alien warship.
  2. A Really Bad Day In The Life Of Lance Corporal Thomas O’Blivion – an entertaining and comical tale about the adventures of a young security guard on a space station.
  3. Beyond – The commander of Earth’s first interstellar flight is recalled because it is discovered she is transgender.
  4. I, Mac – The hilarious tale of an insurance salesman exacting revenge on his abusive childhood bully of a cousin when the cousin drops in for a visit unannounced.
  5. 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…
  6. The Thirteenth Ship – A romantic and tragic vampire tale.
  7. Midnight Station – A spellbinding romantic encounter between two vampires who haven’t seen each other in 50 years.
  8. Death By Vampire – An interplanetary double agent brokering a trade-off of blood-diamonds in return for 100 Terran hostages gets more than he bargained for.

Most titles are available at Lulu, Amazon, Goodreads, Kobo (prices in ZAR sa-flag ) , iTunes and Nook.


Visit Short Stories or the links of individual items listed above for synopses of the items featured in this collection.


Reader Comments:

Your Writing Strikes A Chord

“I have read some of your work (‘Space Sux‘, the kiddy story [‘Innocent Minds‘] and ‘I, Mac‘.) Your writing strikes a chord and I would just like to say thanks.” – Len Turner,  reader, September 12, 2014.

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