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With COVID-19 in full swing and the world in isolation, we thought of no better time and way to show our thanks than to offer this collection of short fiction for free during the course of the crisis, and at no more than cost for the print book. Please enjoy these stories at no cost, and we hope that the worlds they bring you to is a brighter one.
For years, Engen Books has produced an annual collection of the best genre fiction that Atlantic Canada has to offer: the From the Rock series. It has seen tremendous commercial and critical success and we couldn't have done that without two groups: our spectacular writers, and our amazing readers. We've been looking to find a way to thank both for years.
From the Rock collections alternate between three main genres: Science-Fiction, Fantasy, and Chillers. This collection contains the best examples of all three, in roughly equal measure. All stories are kept to a PG-13 standard to be as widely accessible as possible.
Those who read the series regularly will notice that there are some names that show up again and again. These individuals are known as Rockers: authors who have been included in at least three different collections, and who have proven themselves excellent at each of the main three genres we've challenged them with. They are Ali House, Chantal Boudreau, Jeff Slade, Jon Dobbin, Matthew Daniels, Nicole Little, Paul Carberry, Peter J Foote, Sam Bauer, and, Shannon K Green. Collectively known as the best in genre fiction storytelling in Atlantic Canada.
Or, colloquially, as the Rock Stars.
From the Rock Stars
“Authentic New Island Experience by Ali House is perhaps one of my all time favorite short stories. It is incredibly imaginative and, as a Newfoundlander myself, it definitely gets me thinking about how we could one day become a parody of ourselves." -- Nicole Little, author of The Lotus Fountain.
Edited by Ellen Curtis & Erin Vance.
Ali House: author of The Segment Delta Archives series, The Lightbulb Forest, and, Variety Show.
Chantal Boudreau: author of the Fervor series of novels, as well as the Masters & Renegades series and The Snowy Barrens Trilogy.
Jeff Slade: renowned short story author of frequent contributor to the From the Rock series.
Jon Dobbin: bestselling author of The Starving, The Broken Spire, and frequent contributor to the From the Rock series.
Matthew Daniels: author of Diary of Knives, and frequent contributor to the From the Rock series.
Nicole Little: author of The Lotus Fountain, and frequent contributor to the From the Rock series.
Paul Carberry: international bestselling author of the Zombies on the Rock series, Carcharodon, and frequent contributor to the From the Rock series.
Peter J Foote: author of Boulders over the Bermuda Triangle, and frequent contributor to the From the Rock series.
Sam Bauer: renowned short story author of frequent contributor to the From the Rock series.
Shannon K Green: author of The Snows of Aetalus, and frequent contributor to the From the Rock series.