Sci-Fi from the Rock

A daring collection of short stories from three names synonymous with science-fiction in Newfoundland.

Featuring stories taking place outside the main Engen canon, Sci-Fi from the Rock promises to take readers anywhere they can imagine and more!

Sci-Fi from the Rock (Pocket Paperback)
Hann, Lake & Collins

Sci-Fi from the Rock
Sci-Fi from the Rock



Physical copies of Sci-Fi from the Rock have all sold out, but fret not! You can still get all the action you need: digitally! Just choose any of the digital download options below:

You can choose to either download Legacy of the Full Moon, Woven by the Thief, both made available for free from Engen Books!

Title Information:

ISBN: 978-0-9784342-9-8
Release Date: April 23, 2010
Status: Available
Book Type: Pocket Paperback (4 x 6.5 in)
Cover Price: US $5.99 / CAN $5.99 / UK £5.99
Page Count: 70

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“Melanie Collins was the last book to read and I wasn’t disappointed. Melanie Collins has a wonderful way with words. Reading the stories makes me want to write again.”
Jeremy Bulloch, Boba Fett, April 2010

“Darren Hann can really write and he has an active imagination… he is inclined to include everything but the kitchen sink. I will definitely watch out for his prose in the future.”
John Robert Colombo, Colombo & Company, July 2010

“[Steve Lake’s] visit to the age-old conflict between vampires and werewolves is a good one, but too brief. I hope [he] will take this tale and develop it, hone it and publish a larger work with this story as an integral part.”
The Telegram, May 8, 2010

“Melanie Collins’ Woven by the Thief is flowery, delicate – yet layered – fantasy that depicts the nighttime relationship between dreamer and dream-taker.”
Jay Paulin, Ink’d Well Comics; June 2011

Each story has its own merits, but Hann’s interested me the most. Titled “The Time Diamond,” it felt inspired by works like Temple of Doom, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and even Newfoundland’s own Captain Canada comics. This tale envisions a twisted sense of Canadiana that I found refreshing.”
David Reynolds, author of Superheroes: An Analysis of Popular Culture’s Modern Myths; April 29, 2015

Legacy of the Full Moon

A daring short story from a name synonymous with science-fiction in Newfoundland, Steve Lake!

Experience the first story in Steve Lake’s epic Full Moon saga!

Legacy of the Full Moon
Steve Lake

Legacy of the Full Moon

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Title Information:

ISBN: 978-1-926903-09-5
Release Date: April 23, 2010
Status: Available
Book Type: Digital Download
Cover Price: PDF $0.99/ EPUB $0.99/ MOBI $0.99
Page Count: 19


“[Steve Lake’s] visit to the age-old conflict between vampires and werewolves is a good one, but too brief. I hope [he] will take this tale and develop it, hone it and publish a larger work with this story as an integral part.”
The Telegram, May 8, 2010

“Lake has the makings of a winning formula in the palm of his hand.”
Jay Paulin, Ink’d Well Comics

May the Fourth be with you

Sci-Fi on the RockIt’s mid April, and that means three things in St. Johns. Snowfall. Junos. And SCI-FI ON THE ROCK!

That’s right, Newfoundland’s first and biggest science-fiction convention is back, and Engen authors will be out if force this 17th and 18th.

Ellen Curtis will be signing copies of her newest book Compendium, while hosting writing seminars for new and upcoming authors.

Engen newcomers Steve Lake, Melanie Collins and Darren Hann will be on hand not only as organizers of the renowned convention, but also as authors of the newest Engen anthology, Sci-Fi from the Rock, launching at the con.

Lastly, Engen author and founder Matthew LeDrew will be there to lead seminars and launch the newest book in the acclaimed Black Womb series, Ghosts of the Past.

For a full list of convention Engen activities, see below:

3:00 pm – BOOK LAUNCH — Ghosts of the Past

5:00 pm – Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Horror writing with Ellen Curtis and Matthew LeDrew.

10:00am – Writer’s Toolkit — Matthew LeDrew and Ellen Curtis discusses the tools needed to be an author with a competitive edge in this day and age.

2:00pm – BOOK LAUNCH — Sci-Fi from the Rock.

Convention Re-Invention

Ellen Curtis
Ellen Curtis

It’s April, but there’s no fooling around at Engen Books as they come to the end of their drafting quarter and move into what Engen founder Matthew LeDrew refers to as the “hectic half”.

“We have about six months of the year where we’re nonstop, always on tour or editing or trying to get things done. April is the start of that, but I think we’re ready,” said LeDrew.

The “Hectic Half” starts April 17-18th with Sci-Fi on the Rock, where all five Engen staff writers will be in attendance to launch and sign books, as well as host panels for up and coming writers. It lasts until the end of October, with a genuinely hectic weak involving two major cons in two different provinces.

“It’s exciting. It’s my favorite time of year,” said Compendium author Ellen Curtis. “It’s when I get to go out and meet the fans and sell some books. There’s a lot of community with the cons. Everyone’s great, it’s always a fantastic experience.”

Curtis’ first novel, Compendium, was released at the final stop of 2009s Hectic Half, launching at the first West Coast Con in Corner Brook. 2010 will mark her first official tour as a published author, making stops in Ontario, Newfoundland and Halifax.

Despite being busy, it provides an opportunity to get feedback from the fans on the books Engen is publishing; a vital part of the creative process.

If you have any thoughts you would like to share on any Engen series or novel, please email us as . Your comments are important to the work of our authors.

The Authors speak: Darren Hann and Steve Lake

Darran Hann - Engen Bytes
Darran Hann – Engen Bytes

This weekend saw the release of the first in a new series of webisodes from Engen Books, titled (appropriately) Engen Bytes.

The series was created by Engen founder Matthew LeDrew to help give fans sneak peeks into upcoming projects, as well as delve deeper into the creative minds of our authors and editors.

The inaugural episodes featured interviews with two authors from the upcoming Sci-Fi from the Rock, launching in April. Darren Hann spoke extensively on his story Time Diamond, while Steve Lake teased about the nature and tone of his short, Legacy of the Full Moon.

“It’s not set inside the Engen Universe,” commented Lake during the interview. “But of all the stories [ in the volume] it fits the best, I think.”

Sci-Fi from the Rock is a collection of short stories from three new Engen authors, and launches this April 17-18th at the fourth annual Sci-Fi on the Rock convention at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Engen reveals 2010 events calendar

After a short holiday hiatus to draft and edit the newest books in all your favorite series’, Engen Books is back online and revealing its plans for 2010.

2010 promises to be a big year for Engen, announcing new titles and new authors, as well as the return of all your favorite series’ from the last three years.

“This year is a big leap forward for us, and a big step forward in our ‘Never Look Back’ credo,” explained LeDrew, CEO and founder of Engen Books as well as author of the Black Womb series. “We’re changing the way we do business, while still staying true to what made us great to begin with. Our business plan for 2010 is very exciting.”

See below for a month-by-month rundown of the year’s events.


April 17th and 18th sees our return to Sci-Fi on the Rock! This we be our third consecutive year at the convention, and it promises to be among their best yet, with guests such as Tony Amendola (Stargate SG1, Dexter), Nalini Krishan (Star Wars), Mike Savva (Doctor Who, Batman Begins) and Casey Biggs (Star Trek)!

Engen authors Ellen Curtis will also be present, as well as fellow writers / artists Dwain Campbell and Kevin Woolridge!

More than just an average convention, this year’s Sci-Fi on the Rock sees the launch of two new Engen Books.

Saturday April 17 will see the launch of Ghosts of the Past, the fifth novel in the Black Womb series. LeDrew has stated in interviews that this will be the darkest novel of the series thus far, but also one of the best.

Sunday April 18 sees the release of Sci-Fi from the Rock, an anthology collection from the men and women behind the convention itself! Inside are three groundbreaking stories by Melanie Collins (Woven by a Thief), Darren Hann (The Time Diamond) and Steve Lake (Legacy of the Full Moon)!


July 16-18, 2010, Engen authors Matthew LeDrew, Ellen Curtis and Darren Hann will be present for Polaris 24!

After establishing a presence at last year’s con, Engen hopes to come back and make it even bigger this year with more titles and more authors! LeDrew will be signing books and hosting panels again this year, after the highly successful turnout last year!

Many authors will be in attendance, but none should be as well to Engen readers as Iceberg authors Kenneth Tam and Wes Prewer, authors of too many series’ to name between them.

“I’m looking forward to working with Ken again, as always,” remarked LeDrew. “Anyone who knows me or has read the dedication to any of my books knows how highly I regard him, and how important his involvement was to the formation of Engen. The whole Iceberg team is amazing. Wes, Jaqui, Peter, Charles… it really wouldn’t be Polaris without them.”


Officially the busiest month in Engen history.

In addition to celebrating our third anniversary on October 15th, Engen staff members will be present for not one but two landmark conventions in October 2010.

The first is Newfoundland’s West Coast Con in Corner Brook, taking place October 23-24, 2010. The Con is in its second year and will feature double the guests, double the books and double the fun with actors Paul Kennington (Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Sherlock Holmes) and Peter Roy (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, James Bond) attending, as well as all five Engen authors!

NWCC2 will also feature the launch of the newest book in the Black Womb series, Ignorance is Bliss, and give fans a first sneak peak at Infinity.

Speaking of Infinity, it gets launched the following weekend, October 29-31 in Halifax at the first Hal-Con!

With a slew of authors, actors, and artists attending this groundbreaking convention, Matthew LeDrew was bestowed a rare and special honor: the author Guest of Honor.

Joining him will be Sci-Fi on the Rock alum Jeremy Bulloch (Return of the Jedi), as well as Walter Koenig (Star Trek TOS) and Denise Crosby (Star Trek TNG, Dexter), as well as many others.

Comics artists attending include Michael Golden and Joe Jusko, while the author lineup again reunites Engen with Kenneth Tam, as well as David C. Rhind and Sandra Staple.

So, that’s it! An amazing year for Engen authors already, and we have yet to pencil in book signings and other events. Keep your eyes on this website for further updates, and Never Look Back!

Ghosts of the Past: Unveiling Engen secrets

Ghosts of the Past
Ghosts of the Past

Over the past four months, details have been slowly leaking about the newest chapter in the Black Womb saga: Ghosts of the Past.

Leaks began on September 10th when series author Matthew LeDrew appeared on the internet-broadcast Sci-Fi on the Rock TV.

“At the (Sci-Fi on the Rock IV) convention we’re launching Ghosts of the Past.” said LeDrew. “It’s probably going to be our darkest one yet. We’re actually a little bit worried about it. This is definitely one where younger fans should beware.”

After that interview LeDrew remained tight-lipped on the subject of Ghosts while preparing for the launch of Roulette and Compendium, but is now ready to open up on what’s in store for 2010.

Ghosts of the Past is going to reveal secrets about Engen that could only now come to light. There are forces at work against Xander and his friends that he doesn’t see coming… and I doubt the readers are either.”

With promises that this book will shake-up the Engen status quo, be sure to pick up Ghosts of the Past, on sale this April from Engen Books!