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 (pocketbook size)

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Back Cover:

“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.”

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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.

CHRISTINA WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! A few nice words go a long way! Please leave your REVIEWS on Amazon, AnobiiApple iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Bol, Book Depository, eBookMall, FictionDB, Fnac, Foyles, Goodreads!Indigo, Kobo , Lulu, Lybrary, Nook, Smashwords, Takealot, 24 Symbols – or wherever you see Christina’s books – or just send her an email via the Contact form!


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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