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Christina Engela

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in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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"Christina Engela is a South African editor and author of horror, fantasy and science fiction novels. Her books are never short of suspense, adventure and humor, while her colorful characters and thought-provoking settings take readers into another world, making her one of the most gifted and creative storytellers. A firm supporter of the LGBT community, Christina believes that Sexual and Gender Minority characters aren’t reflected enough by authors due to a number of reasons. As such, Christina's writing isn’t stereotypical, and her characters aren’t stereotypes, regardless of their sexuality or gender." - Booksradar.com, June 21, 2021. You can find out more on ChristinaEngela.com ...more

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Christina Engela That would be Gary Beck and Cindy-Mei Winter - main characters in my Quantum Series ;)

Why? Because I know both of them intimately - both are ultimatel…more
That would be Gary Beck and Cindy-Mei Winter - main characters in my Quantum Series ;)

Why? Because I know both of them intimately - both are ultimately made up of parts of myself, including some of their experiences, dreams, schemes and might-have-beens.(less)
Christina Engela Hi Wendy! :)

Oh, there were many! When I was a child I read voraciously!

Top of the list is definitely Terry Pratchett of course - although I only sta…more
Hi Wendy! :)

Oh, there were many! When I was a child I read voraciously!

Top of the list is definitely Terry Pratchett of course - although I only started reading him in my last year of high school! I also found writers like Harry Harrison, Tom Sharpe, Tom Holt and E.C. Tubb inspiring. George Orwell and Tolkien also inspired me, though not in terms of writing style, definitely in terms of how to tell a bigger story behind the vista of the scene playing out in the story.

A hugely underrated writer is a man called James Blish, who I remember best for his adaptations of the original Star Trek TV series, which I also read from cover to cover many times over!

W.E. Johns and his "Biggles" character would be another - I once had the whole series of books and had read every one of them more than once too!
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A Peek At My Week! #70

Good morning, friends and fans!

Welcome to a “Peek Into My Week”! Here’s a look at some of my latest news: September 26, 2022!

Here are some things that happened in my life this past week:

News About Writing & Publishing: This Is The Current State Of Things

I have almost no news for you this week, and what little news I do have is not good. Sorry folks, but it is what it is. I’m not too happy about it

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Loderunner by Christina Engela
“Democracy is government by the people, for the people. Without the responsibility of the people, and without the involvement of the people - all you have left is GOVERNMENT.”
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“Rejecting your gay or transgender child won't make them straight. It will only mean you will lose them.”
Christina Engela, Inanna Rising: Women Forged in Fire

“Sorry to disappoint you, parents - but when your kids come out as gay, bi or transgender, it is not about you.”
Christina Engela, Fearotica: An Anthology of Erotic Horror

“In the process of helping others, I helped myself. In acting out of my own brokeness I became whole again. It's the kind of strength and determination you find when you have hit rock bottom and you realize you could die right now - and want to, but realize that even death won't make the difference you were hoping for.”
Christina Engela, Blachart

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“So rich a client having suffered such a messy death was an unsettling embarrassment to Captain Harald Biscay. It was bad for business. He had the murder hushed up immediately, his security staff investigating the matter covertly but thoroughly. Five and a half thousand souls onboard. Five and a half thousand suspects. Three days. So far, nothing. Now it would be taken further by the planetary authorities on the colony world below. A forensic team (cunningly disguised as a cleaning crew) was now rummaging through Smiffs apartment, examining every single particle. He had a feeling -- a strong feeling, about what they were going to find. Somehow, Biscay was of the opinion that this was going to be another contender for the Unsolved Murders show.”
Christina Engela, Dead Man's Hammer

“Beaming into the thick of a tree without becoming a lifelong tree hugger was a tricky business. A precision job. Scrooby’s job at the Time Saving Agency was a tough one. Billions of lives depended on him not screwing up. Literally billions and billions. Once, he’d screwed up in only a very small way and people wore those little yellow smiley faces on t-shirts for decades afterwards – and that was just a small screw up. He sighed. Here he sat, in the branches of an apple tree in an apple tree orchard – and without a single apple in sight. Below him, Isaac was waiting to get bonked on the noggin with an apple so that he could fulfill history by toddling off to invent gravity and shape scientific and mathematical principles for generations to come. Only one problem – no apples.”
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“Swallowing, he entered the second code. Then there was a sound like a marble dropping on the floor - bouncing slowly, gradually getting faster as it dropped lower and lower… The thing was toying with him! Where was it? He strained his hearing, but all was again silent. He wanted to shout and scream obscenities at it, but he fought the impulse. It might not really know his location after all - and that would've led it right to him. It must be coming for him! It must be by the door by now, looking for a way in. Time was running out. He hastily keyed in the third and last code.
Death the destroyer never is late!”
Christina Engela, Demonspawn

“Democracy is government by the people, for the people. Without the responsibility of the people, and without the involvement of the people - all you have left is GOVERNMENT.”
Christina Engela, Loderunner

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