Coming Soon – “Duck Blind”!


Announcing “Duck Blind“, a new novella by Christina Engela that has it all: sci-fi, thrills, mystery, wonder, pretense, delusion, a touch of romance, philosophy, blind panic, hysteria – and cosplayers and roleplayers!

Things aren’t always as they seem. Neither is Charlie Branson.

Outwardly, Charlie appeared to be the successful, respected, somewhat over-paid Captain of a commercial space liner. Charlie loved his job, and not just because being a semi-silent partner in Intersteller Vacations LLC paid well – but also because the uniform was a babe-magnet!

In truth, it was 2025 – space liners did not yet exist, Charlie was just a roleplayer after bumming out as an aspiring porno flick extra – and the space liner Freedom was really just a very expensive set – a fancy simulator for wealthy clients! For 3 years, the company had taken passengers on simulated cruises into deep space to forget the real world for a while, to get away from it all – and they loved them for it!

Trouble was, in an atmosphere where people were locked away from reality for weeks at a time, and cos-playing and roleplaying redefined ‘normal’, telling fact and fantasy apart became more complicated than expected… For those who preferred the pleasant escape from the harsh realities of life outside, like Charlie, wishing it could all just be real became something almost like a prayer.

As it turned out, someone heard him.

The answer wasn’t quite what he expected.

Coming very soon in paperback and eBook formats! Audiobooks to follow!

Best Wishes For 2020!


I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers, friends and fans (and yes, even you lil’ ol’ haters huddling over there in the corner) a happy and peaceful new year.

2019 has been a busy and unusually productive year for me in terms of my writing, editing and publishing – and for once I find myself in an advantageous position where I can start of the new year working on writing my own stories instead of revising and editing and re-publishing! I can’t tell you exactly how it feels – but “free” would be a great place to start!

I planned to release paperback versions of all my books this coming year – and already, thanks to Brandon Mullins of Moon Books Publishing – all the titles in “Galaxii”, “Quantum” and “Panic! Horror In Space” are already available in paperback form on Amazon! Negotiations in the search for a narrator are already underway, so audiobook versions won’t be too far behind!

I don’t want to pre-empt my newsletter which will be coming out in the next day or so – I do so like to waffle – so let me cut this short and leave you to your celebrations and time spent with your families, near ones and dear ones.

Thanks again for all your support, friendship and interaction!

Until next time, keep reading!

“Duck Blind” by Christina Engela – Coming Soon!


Things aren’t always as they seem. Neither was Charlie Branson.

Outwardly, Charlie appeared to be the successful, respected, somewhat over-paid Captain of a commercial space liner. Charlie loved his job, and not just because being a semi-silent partner in Intersteller Vacations LLC paid well – but also because the uniform was a babe-magnet!

In truth, it was 2025 – space liners did not yet exist, Charlie was just a roleplayer after bumming out as an aspiring porno flick extra – and the space liner Freedom was really just a very expensive set – a fancy simulator for wealthy clients! For 3 years, the company had taken passengers on simulated cruises into deep space to forget the real world for a while, to get away from it all – and they loved them for it!

Trouble was, in an atmosphere where people were locked away from reality for weeks at a time, and cos-playing and roleplaying redefined ‘normal’, telling fact and fantasy apart became more complicated than expected… For those who preferred the pleasant escape from the harsh realities of life outside, like Charlie, wishing it could all just be real became something almost like a prayer.

As it turned out, someone heard him.

Announcing “Duck Blind“, a new novella by Christina Engela that has it all: sci-fi, thrills, mystery, wonder, pretense, delusion, a touch of romance, philosophy, blind panic, hysteria – and cosplayers and roleplayers!

Coming soon in paperback, eBook and audiobook formats!

The Tech Side #9: Tech To Die For – Sonic Pulse Weapons


In this series of articles – The Tech Side – I continue expanding on various bits of assorted tech, what gave me the ideas for them, and a little about what I did with them in various stories.

This time, I’ll be taking a quick look at sonic pulse weapons! More

The Tech Side #8: Tech To Die For – Starship Weapons Hubs


In this series of articles – The Tech Side – I continue expanding on various bits of assorted tech, what gave me the ideas for them, and a little about what I did with them in various stories.

This time, I’ll be taking a closer look at starship weapons hubs! More

The Tech Side #7: Imperial Starships – A Basic Anatomy Lesson


In this series of articles – The Tech Side – I continue expanding on various bits of assorted tech, what gave me the ideas for them, and a little about what I did with them in various stories.

This time, I’ll be taking a closer look at the Terran Empire’s starships! More

The Tech Side #6: A Basic Guide To The Transmatter


In this series of articles – The Tech Side – I continue expanding on various bits of assorted tech, what gave me the ideas for them, and a little about what I did with them in various stories.

This time, I’ll be taking a look at the transmatter system! More

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