Winner: “To Tire of Rest” by Matthew Daniels | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the December 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Matthew Daniels with the story, To Tire of Rest!

Daniels has been in every From the Rock book thus far. His story ‘Healer’s Hoards’ appeared in 2016’s Sci-Fi from the Rock, ‘Living and Learning’ in 2017’s Fantasy from the Rock, ‘Grow Gold Together’ in 2018’s Chillers from the Rock, ‘Eggshell Revolution’ in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock, and ‘Rooftop Statistics’ in Flights from the Rock.

In December 2019 he was named a member of the Engen Books Board of Directors.

His first novel, Diary of Knives, is set for a November 2020 release from Engen Books.

We had three judges for this collection: Continue reading Winner: “To Tire of Rest” by Matthew Daniels | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

Rising Star Melissa Bishop announced as a Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock author!

Engen Books is proud to foster new, exceptional talent in it’s bestselling From the Rock anthology of short fiction. To that end, we are pleased to announce the inclusion of Melissa Bishop in 2020’s Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock.

Born and raised in the St. John’s /Mount Pearl area, Bishop is a newcomer to the genre fiction scene in Atlantic Canada whose fantastic prose has taken the provinces community by storm. Her work won two Kit Sora awards in 2019: July 2019 ‘Cycles’ and September 2019 ‘Huntress of the Woods,’ and has placed numerous other times. Continue reading Rising Star Melissa Bishop announced as a Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock author!

Engen thanks Kelly Rose

Kelly, buying the first 5 Black Womb books at Sci-Fi on the Rock 9, along with Cubecraft Steve.We love all our fans here at Engen, but every so often we think its a good idea to highlight a fan in a special way, because really: they keep things going over here. If there wasn’t anyone reading our books, we’d have no reason to keep writing them. With that in mind, we’d like to thank a longtime fan of our work: Kelly!

Kelly has been a longtime supporter of Engen Books, as evidenced by this photo from the longago times, when the local science-fiction convention was held at the Holiday Inn! She’s been there ever since the early, tiny, black-and-white cover books, reading, commenting, and reviewing. And just plain being awesome! Continue reading Engen thanks Kelly Rose

Prize-Winner Corinne Lewandowski announced as a ‘Pulp from the Rock’ author!

Dystopia from the RockCorinne Lewandowski is an award-winning author and poet from Halifax Nova Scotia, whom we are proud to announce as a contributor to Dystopia from the Rock. She is a recipient of The Joyce Marshall Hsia Memorial Poetry Prize. Her previous work includes poetry, radio dramas, and the short story ‘Family Business’ in Dystopia from the Rock.

She brings with her ‘The Final Invasion,’ a intricate exploration of pulp science-fiction!


Twelve other authors will be joining Corinne Lewandowski, JRH Lawless, Lisa Daly, Andrew Pike, Julie Aubut Gaudet, Daniel Windeler, Alissa Hickox, Andrew McDonald, CS Woodburn and Steve Power for the 2020 Pulp Sci-Fi on the Rock collection! We have established authors, award-winners, bestsellers, and returning From the Rock alumni left to announce! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


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Prize-Winner JRH Lawless announced as a Pulp 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 ‘Breaking the Ice’ to the Pulp Sci-Fi 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 Pulp from the Rock author!

‘The Love of Summer’ by Sarah Thompson debuts to incredible success

‘The Love of Summer’ by Sarah Thompson of Corner Brook, Newfoundland has debuted to incredible success in its opening 24 hours.

During the title’s preorder phase it attained Bestseller status in its category on Amazon on January 8, 2020. In the 24 hours since its initial release the novel has had nearly 5,000 page views on Kindle Unlimited, an estimated 30 copies read cover to cover at a rate of a copy read per hour. Continue reading ‘The Love of Summer’ by Sarah Thompson debuts to incredible success

Lisa Daly announced as a Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock author!

Engen Books is proud to introduce one of the exciting talents in genre fiction returning for 2020’s Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock collection: Lisa Daly!

Daly is an Archaeologist, historian, professional ballroom dance instructor, crafter, and avid baker.

She has published an extensive library of non-fiction works, the most recent including Sacrifice in Second World War Gander, in Canadians and War, Vol. 3. Lammi Publishing, Canada and An Empty Graveyard: The Victims of the 1946 AOA DC-4 Crash, Their Final Resting Place, and Dark Tourism, in AP Online Journal in Public Archaeology, 8(2): 79-98. Continue reading Lisa Daly announced as a Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock author!