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Unholy Trinity: Alien and the Three Stages of Fear

It’s the fortieth anniversary of the release of Alien. In its honour, I’d like to try and breakdown why it’s arguably the most effective horror movie ever movie. Much like how the xenomorph has different evolutionary forms, so too does horror

In the introduction to his short story collection Maps in a Mirror, Orson Scott Card identifies three stages of fear: 1) Dread 2) Terror and 3) Horror. Continue reading Unholy Trinity: Alien and the Three Stages of Fear

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Prize-Winner JRH Lawless announced as a Flights from the Rock author!

Engen Books is proud to announce that JRH Lawless, winner of the February 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Prize, is bringing his story ‘The White Bird Dives’ to the Flights from the Rock anthology.

J.R.H. Lawless writes Science Fiction full of dark humour and hope, set in a consistent Universe. Continue reading Prize-Winner JRH Lawless announced as a Flights from the Rock author!

Michelle F Goddard announced as a Flights from the Rock author!

Engen Books is proud to announce the inclusion of Michelle F Goddard in Flights from the Rock!

Goddard is originally from Trinidad currently living in Ontario, Canada. She has been honored as an honorable mention in Writers of the Future and has had her short fiction included in both the Water anthology and the Blood is Thicker anthology, from Reality Skimming Press and Iguana Books, respectfully.

She brings with her her short story ‘To Soar Above a Fearsome Road.’

Flights from the Rock is the fifth entry in the Bestselling From the Rock series. This collection focuses on stories to do with flight and aviation to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Trans-Atlantic flight, which took off from Newfoundland in June 1919.

Flights from the Rock PREORDER!

27 short stories celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the first Trans-Atlantic Flight! Stories by wonderful bestselling authors as well as new talent, and edited by Erin Vance, Lisa Daly, and Ellen Curtis!

C$20.00


Three other authors will be joining Michelle F Goddard, John Burnham, Sara Burke, Shannon Green, Sherry D. Ramsey, Jennifer Shelby, Matthew Daniels, Heather Reilly, Peter Gillet, Amanda Labonté, Paul Moffett, Jennifer Combden, Jeff Slade, Bronwynn Erskine, Peter J. Foote, Lindsay Kitson, Stacey Oakley, Teresita Dziadura, Nicole Little, Carolyn R Parsons, Lisa Daly, Ellen Curtis, & Erin Vance for the 2019 Flights on the Rock collection! They include prize winning talents and bestselling novelists! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


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Pilot and author John Burnham to write for Flights from the Rock!

Engen Books is proud to announce the next author to lend their talents to ‘Flights from the Rock,’ author and pilot John Burnham!

John Burnham is a professional bush pilot and flight instructor originally from Denver, Colorado, currently living in Red Deer, Alberta. He is an accomplished author with more than ten story credits to his name, including “Alternate Meats” in Red Deer Living, “Decision Time” in the poetry anthology Across the River, and “The Girl With Forever Eyes” in Moon Magazine. He is the author of The Kitten Burgler, a crime novel published by Strategic Books, and is co-author of the short story collection Change. Continue reading Pilot and author John Burnham to write for Flights from the Rock!

Engen to release novel from Gareth Mitton!

Gareth MittonEngen Books is proud to announce the upcoming release of Gareth Mitton’s first novel, Pedestal, a philosophical science-fiction novel set in a far-future where expanding technology has altered the human condition.

“We are exceptionally proud to have Gareth on board,” says Engen founder Matthew LeDrew. “His work is thoughtful and elegant, and he brings a style to the genre that few others have.”

A native of Rochdale, England, Mitton made his fiction debut in Dystopia from the Rock with his tale: Watcher. He also contributed to About Face from Breakwater Books, and is one of the founders of Some Good Living.

Look for further announcements regarding Pedestal in the coming weeks and months.

Introducing Sara Burke, Flights from the Rock author!

Engen Books is proud to introduce Sara Burke, one of the exciting new authorial talents joining us for Flights from the Rock!

Born in Alberta and a long-time resident of Newfoundland, Burke has had two writing credits thus far, both in Kit Sora: The Artobiography. She won both the May and August 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction contests with her stories “Bubbly” and “One Up, One Down.” Both were later included in the collection. Continue reading Introducing Sara Burke, Flights from the Rock author!

Author Shannon Green returns for Flights from the Rock!

Engen Books is proud to reveal one of the true talents in Newfoundland genre fiction will be joining us again in 2019’s Flights from the Rock collection: Shannon Green!

A gifted author with a talent for the strange, Green has been recognized in both the genre community and the contemporary literary community for his pursuits. In the past he has been shortlisted for the 1996 Arts and Letters Award and well as won the 2015 Audience Choice Steampunk Newfoundland Showcase.

Green received praise last year for his short story “The Wine Dark Sea” in Chillers from the Rock,  and has also had short fiction published in Fantasy From The Rock, Dystopia from the Rock, and January 2019’s The Hamthology.

In Flights from the Rock he brings with him his new short story “Sadie’s Mechanical Bird,” a steampunk story perfectly capturing the excitement of early flight.


Six other authors will be joining Shannon Green, Sherry D. Ramsey, Jennifer Shelby, Matthew Daniels, Heather Reilly, Peter Gillet, Amanda Labonté, Paul Moffett, Jennifer Combden, Jeff Slade, Bronwynn Erskine, Peter J. Foote, Lindsay Kitson, Stacey Oakley, Teresita Dziadura, Nicole Little, Carolyn R Parsons, Lisa Daly, Ellen Curtis, & Erin Vance for the 2019 Flights on the Rock collection! They include pilots, award-winning talent, and bestselling novelists! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


For exclusive content and FREE books, be sure and check out the Engen Books Patreon.