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‘Pulp Science-Fiction from the Rock’ becomes Amazon Bestseller!

Pulp Science Fiction from the RockPulp Science-Fiction from the Rock, the sixth volume in the modern From the Rock series, hit #1 Bestseller on March 31, 2020 at 1:14 PM Newfoundland Standard Time.

The eBook is being released ahead of schedule due to shifts in schedule surrounding COVID-19. Purchasers will have it delivered on April 3, 2020.

It reached #1 in the category of ‘Science Fiction Short Stories (Books). As of this writing it has held that #1 spot for nearly 24 hours, and topped out at #522 on the overall paid Amazon ca charts.

A century ago, pulp magazines brought the fresh ideas of science-fiction and exploration to the masses with its rough, inexpensive format, and lit the imaginations of a generation on fire. Those inspired became the greatest storytellers of their time, producing stories that would shock, awe, and inspire. That legacy of the new, the different, and the strange lives on today in the minds and pens of genre writers all over the world.

Pulp Science-Fiction from the Rock seeks to honour that legacy with twenty-two short stories highlighting the best of the modern interpretations of Pulp Science-Fiction, from minds like Ali House (The Segment Delta Archives), Jon Dobbin (The Starving), and Sherry D. Ramsey (Beyond the Sentinel Stars)! With introduction from sci-fi legend Kenneth Tam!

Engen Books would like to congratulate editors Ellen Curtis, & Erin Vance on this achievement, and thank its fans and peers who helps make this possible. We also extend gratitude an congratulations to authors and contributors: Peter Foote, Ali House, Matthew Daniels, Nicole Little, Sherry D. Ramsey, Jeff Slade, Chantal Boudreau, Shannon Green, Jennifer Shelby, Jon Dobbin, Melissa Bishop, Brad Dunne, Corinne Lewandowski, JRH Lawless, Lisa Daly, Andrew Pike, Julie Aubut Gaudet, Daniel Windeler, Alissa Hickox, Andrew McDonald, CS Woodburn and Steve Power!

Your ‘Pulp Science-Fiction from the Rock’ Staff!

Engen Books is proud to formally announce the team behind 2020’s Pulp Science-Fiction from the Rock: Erin Vance, Ellen Curtis, and Ariel Marsh!

Ellen Curtis, Erin Vance

Erin Vance is an editor and a graduate of the Memorial University of Newfoundland English Honors Program. She won the Arts and Letters competition when she was just 14 years old in 2007 with her short story, “Something White.” She is featured in the Nelson Literacy 7 Homegrown (Newfoundland Edition) with her poem “Rough Draft.” Continue reading Your ‘Pulp Science-Fiction from the Rock’ Staff!

Bestselling author Ali House named as a Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock author!

Ali House Lightbulb ForestEngen Books is proud to reveal that Ali house will be appearing in 2020’s Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock anthology!

A native Newfoundlander, House is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (MUN). She currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she works in arts administration and spends more time than a person should in and around theaters.

Ali is one of only three authors to have been featured in every modern From the Rock volume.

House is an avid traveler and foodie, and uses her adventures for her inspiration when she writes. Continue reading Bestselling author Ali House named as a Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock author!

Award-Winning Author Jon Dobbin announced as a ‘Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to announce one of the authors that will be returning in 2020’s Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock collection: Jon Dobbin!

A native to the St. John’s metro region, Dobbin tied for first place in the 2017 48-Hour Writing Marathon, sponsored by THE Creative Learning, Thrive, and Engen Books. He placed second during the WANL Nightmare on Water Street event in October 2018. He describes himself as “the father of three, the husband to an amazing wife, an educator, and a tattoo and beard enthusiast.”

His first novel, The Starving, was released to rave reviews in May 2019, and constantly sits in the top list of novels in its genre. Continue reading Award-Winning Author Jon Dobbin announced as a ‘Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock’ author!

Ethuil | Kit Sora’s Storytime

This weeks snap was particularly fun, and it’s the first week in ages I feel like I have a truly exciting day to break down for you!

First off, the snap was based entirely around the fact that I picked up this INCREDIBLE witchy hat from The Realm of Fates Boutique at Sci-Fi, and it absolutely needed to be captured as soon as I physically could. The detail in it is exquisite, and while you can’t see it from the snaps because I always face the wrong direction, there’s a real wasps nest delicately attached to the hat, among other magical pieces. There will definitely be another shoot with this beauty, if nothing else to showcase the detail & magic that it possesses! I should also note that the necklace that I am wearing is also from the boutique, despite it not always being visible. Basically, go see them for any magical/witchy/fairy/elven/earthy request you may have! Continue reading Ethuil | Kit Sora’s Storytime

Slipstreamers Author Announcement | Spotlight on Peter J Foote

There are very few authors who have grown and excelled as much, while helping grown and expand the genre community in Atlantic Canada, as Peter J Foote. He has been featured in all the open-call anthologies of short fiction from Engen Books to date, and as every year the competition gets harder and harder, Foote’s skills grow and grow.

Engen Books is proud to reveal the first author announced as writing for the new Slipstreamers line of novellas, Peter J Foote! Continue reading Slipstreamers Author Announcement | Spotlight on Peter J Foote

Brad Dunne, author of ‘After Dark Vapours’ announced as writing for ‘Pulp from the Rock’!

After Dark Vapours Brad DunneEngen Books is proud to announce that Brad Dunne, author of the 2018 novel After Dark Vapours, will writing for the 2020 anthology collection Pulp Sci-Fi from the Rock with his tale ‘The Pale Horse.’

Brad Dunne is a freelance writer and editor from St. John’s, Newfoundland. He began his writing career as an intern at The Walrus magazine and has published journalism and essays in publications such as Maisonneuve, The Canadian Encyclopedia, and Herizons. His short fiction has been featured in In/Words, Acta Victoriana, and The Cuffer Anthology. His debut novel, After Dark Vapours, was released in October 2018 to great critical response, mixing literary sensibilities with genre storytelling.

His second novel, The Gut, is expected in September 2020 from Engen Books. Continue reading Brad Dunne, author of ‘After Dark Vapours’ announced as writing for ‘Pulp from the Rock’!