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Friday, 26 December 2014

Welcome to 2015 Science Fiction & Thriller Readers

Hello.


Just a quick line to thank all those who bought books in 2014 and to wish you all a happy 2015.

Whether you're a long time reader or got a Kindle this Christmas, if you like science fiction, horror or thrillers, I hope I can put a smile on your face in 2015. (There's plenty planned).

A few links below, if you're looking for something:

US - Kindle Author Page:
http://www.amazon.com/Sean-Kavanagh/e/B00KDM3PMU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1


UK - Kindle Author Page:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sean-Kavanagh/e/B00KDM3PMU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Kobo:
No longer available - apologies to any Kobo readers

cheers
SK


Sunday, 7 December 2014

FICTION ON FOREIGN PLANETS - VOL2

Hello

Just an update to let you know that my collection previously known as "A Country Fit For Zeros" is now being re-issued with a new cover and a new title (though the contents are unchanged).

Meet "Fiction on Foreign Planets - Volume 2"

Why?

Well, I decided I'd like to keep all my sci fi shorts under one banner - and also do an anthology when there is enough volumes.  Also, the cover art on the old "Country Fit For Zeros" was a bit off putting for people outside the UK, despite it getting decent reviews. 

Here's the new cover courtesy of Richard Ellis (@bookartguy) and the volume should be available Monday morning.  If you enjoyed volume one of "Fiction on Foreign Planets" why not take a look at the follow up?

USA KINDLE LINK: http://www.amazon.com/Fiction-Foreign-Planets-Sean-Kavanagh-ebook/dp/B00LMI4K6O/ref=asap_B00KDM3PMU_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418055470&sr=1-3


UK KINDLE LINK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiction-Foreign-Planets-Sean-Kavanagh-ebook/dp/B00LMI4K6O/ref=asap_B00KDM3PMU_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418055391&sr=1-3


Monday, 1 December 2014

Kindle Anthology - 81 Words..the Best of 81 Words.net

Hello

The excellent micro fiction site 81words.net has put together Kindle book of some of its most popular stories (including a four of mine) - and the good news is it is just 77p.

81words.net is one of my favourite micro fiction sites and its well worth a look and a download of the free book that they've kindly compiled.

(I've added the book to Goodreads too - so vote away on this great collection)


UK AMAZON Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Very-Best-Words-Far-81words-net-ebook/dp/B00Q7H53I4/ref=asap_B00KDM3PMU_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1417433545&sr=1-3


USA AMAZON Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Very-Best-Words-Far-81words-net-ebook/dp/B00Q7H53I4/ref=asap_B00KDM3PMU_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1417433736&sr=1-3

cheers
SK





Thursday, 20 November 2014

Nation Short Story Week is here!!

Hello

I was embarrassed that I only found out it's 'National Short Story Week' after it had started (seeing as I spend most of my free time writing short stories).  I'll post up a story over the weekend here and on Wattpad.

Importantly, there is a very good charity reason behind all this - the link below will give you details - but it's for the worthy cause of fighting teenage cancer.

nationalshortstoryweek.org.uk 


So READ, WRITE and CELEBRATE the humble short story!

cheers
SK

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Coming in Jan 2015! THEY CAME FOR OUR EYES - a horror collection on KINDLE

Hello

My new horror and science fiction collection "THEY CAME FOR OUR EYES" is out very soon.  This collection is slightly different than my previous two, with stories pitched at the sweet spot where horror meets science fiction - inspired by the likes of John Carpenter and David Cronenberg.

Below is the cover art by the ever excellent Richard Ellis (@bookartguy) and I'll be posting up a Kindle link very soon.  (NB: There may be a Kobo version too if people want one. This book isn't in Kindle Select, so there won't be any free promotions or free loan versions on Kindle Unlimited)





cheers
SK

Sunday, 26 October 2014

KOBO VERSION NOW AVAILABLE - FICTION ON FOREIGN PLANETS

EDIT - PLEASE NOTE MY BOOKS HAVE CURRENTLY BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM KOBO - MY UPCOMING TITLES MAY BE PUBLISHED ON KOBO, DEPENDING ON WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE PLATFORM AS IT GOES FORWARD.  SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. CHEERS SK

Hello.


The KOBO version of "Fiction on Foreign Planets" is now available for KOBO folk out there (link below).  It's 99p/ $1.49 same as the Kindle version.

I'm aiming to bring my other short collection onto KOBO next week - and as long as people are interested - will publish KOBO version of all my future books at the same time as the Kindle and other versions from now on.

Hope you enjoy the stories:

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/fiction-on-foreign-planets

cheers
SK

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Good Writing, Bad Blogging

Hello

Been hard at work on my novel "The Handover" recently, hoping still to get it on Kindle for Christmas.  One of the downsides of being deep in the writing zone, is that you don't have a lot of time for blogging, twitter and doing promo for old books.

I've hopefully got a few short stories being published on various web magazines soon too - more on those as they are confirmed.

Back to the qwerty grindstone....

cheers
SK

Thursday, 11 September 2014

What next? Books from Sean Kavanagh

Hi.

I realize things have chopped and changed a bit recently - mainly due to things beyond my control - so as a few people have asked, here is a run down of my books.


> 'Fiction on Foreign Planets': (short story collection)  Published on Kindle now /Kobo version  TBC


> 'A Country Fit for Zeros':(short story collection)   Published on Kindle now /Kobo version TBC


> 'The Human Incident':(short story collection)   To be published 1st October 2014/ Kobo version 15th October


> 'The Handover': (novel)  To be published on Kindle 15th December 2014


> 'White Lies for the Dead':(novel)  To be published late spring 2014


cheers
SK

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

New thriller 'The Handover' coming 2016

Hello

I've been forced to slightly change my publishing schedule due to the mighty God of Re-Writes, so my  thriller  "The Handover"  should be with you Winter 2016.

'The Handover' is an off-beat cold war thriller set in the early 70s. ( Fans of the TV series '24' and 'The Americans' will get a real buzz from it.   )

more details soon, including the cover art...

cheers
SK

Monday, 18 August 2014

New Cover Art for "A Country Fit for Zeros"

Hello.

As it's been out for a couple of months, I thought it might be fun to refresh my second science fiction short collection with a new cover, courtesy of Richard Ellis (@bookartguy).

It follows the same theme as before - 70s textbook style - but with bolder colours ( as you can see below).

If you're interested, I've also included the Kindle links.

thanks for reading
cheers
SK
 
Kindle Links:

UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Country-Fit-Zeros-Sean-Kavanagh-ebook/dp/B00LMI4K6O/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404895694&sr=1-1&keywords=a+country+fit+for+zeros

USA
http://www.amazon.com/Country-Fit-Zeros-Sean-Kavanagh-ebook/dp/B00LMI4K6O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1404896201&sr=8-2&keywords=sean+kavanagh

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The Death of the Short Story?

Short stories.
I've loved them since, well, since I could read.  And growing up, they made a huge impact on me.  I usually had a short story book on the go most of the time.  Stephen King's 'Skeleton Crew', Clive Barker's 'Books of Blood' or some other short collection was always on my beside table alongside whatever novel I was reading.

But then, for a variety of reasons, they went out of fashion.  Or at least they disappeared from the shelves of my local bookshops (before the bookshops themselves disappeared.). The magazines I also bought for their short fiction also dropped out view one by one. 

When I first heard about e-books a few years back, my first thought (hope?) was: hey, maybe short stories will make a comeback! Thinking about it logically: people are busier, looking for ever quicker forms of entertainment.  Surely, short stories fit that bill perfectly?

Seems not.  Books have, against trend, been getting longer and longer sprouting series and spin-offs as they go.  People seem to like big, complex books. That's where 'the market' is.

So, why to I still write and publish short stories?  Simply: I love them. I love the way they let you experiment.  Sometimes, they're short and almost silly.  And that is part of their charm.  Plus, they don't outstay there welcome:  an idea that needs only a few pages to bloom, should, only be a few pages long. 

I'm not though a zealot or stupid (or that stupid).  I've a finished long form crime novel "White Lies for the Dead" finished and being prepared for a launch at the end of the year - and I'm halfway through writing a second one "The Handover".

 But I'll still keep putting out short fiction e-books from time to time, hoping that the other fans of short stories out there get a kick out of them.

cheers
Sean


Sunday, 3 August 2014

People are Strange?

Hello

A few of the recent reviews and conversations I've had with people about my writing have hit on the buttons labelled 'strange' or 'warped'.   Which, I think, is a compliment as it's better than saying your work is the product of a banal mind.  Or maybe they just did think I was weirdo.

Truth is, I've always thought that the banality of day to day life - and my life is rather ordinary - pushed your mind into odd flights of fantasy.  For me that started when I was a kid.

Sitting my English language exams at the age of 15, I remember being given the essay title 'The Last Bus Home".  I dutifully scribbled out my 1500 words of imagination and scraped home with a 'C' grade.   I remember afterward discussing what we'd all written in the exam.  Most people had written fairly normal stories (no doubt with better grammar and structure than mine). 

I wrote about being snowed into Croydon bus station with zombies.  Of course, I didn't really know what zombies were back then - this is 20 years before they became fashionable - so my zombies were mutants from leaks at the local gas plant (which had exploded a few years earlier in real life).

I imagine the person from the exam board who marked my paper would probably have failed me on most days, but the story of a schoolboy evading zombies as a blizzard raged was probably a respite from the other essays about journeys to see grannie or going to the vet with a sick dog.  I'm convinced that my early foray into weirdness probably got me through English and let me continue my education.

I'd love to get that essay back from the exam board one day.  I know it would be awful, but that's OK.

Stay strange.

SK



Thursday, 31 July 2014

Reviews for" Fiction on Foreign Planets - Vol2"

Hello.

Thought I'd share some reviews for my new collection "Fiction on Foreign Planets - Vol2" which is averaging about 4.75/5 on Amazon across their sites.


From Amazon UK

"I liked everything about this collection. From the dark tone of the stories to the pop culture references hidden in the text (spot the Pet Shop Boys reference if you can. I heartily recommend this book. Only problem is it is too short, want more good sci-fi now"

"A good little collection of short stories. Fog of Wharr and Old boys network were in my opinion both excellent reads making this book easy to recommend to others. Based on those two stories alone I rate this book 5 stars as they certainly highlight the imagination of this upcoming author. "

From Amazon USA:

"These were some of the strangest, most odd stories I've come across in a while. I think I liked them! Mr. Kavanagh seems to be a slightly warped individual! By the way, that last story about the suicide note? Yeah, it totally cracked me up! Yep, I'd recommend these stories and this author. "

From Book Blogger - Sean Smith:

Very like Sean Kavanagh's previous effort, Fiction on Foreign Planets Vol1, (also reviewed on this blog) this is a collection of very witty, very sharp, very short short stories.
Kavanagh's style of writing is excellent and perfectly suited to this genre. The brevity of the pieces is also perfectly aligned with the subject matter, as there is no wasted set-ups, or superfluous dialogue.
Each story is unique, and straight to the point. This is certainly an advantage here as the book can, and probably will, be devoured in one sitting.
As with Kavanagh's previous effort, highly recommended


Kindle Links:

UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiction-Foreign-Planets-Sean-Kavanagh-ebook/dp/B00LMI4K6O/ref=asap_B00KDM3PMU_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418299476&sr=1-3

USA
http://www.amazon.com/Fiction-Foreign-Planets-Sean-Kavanagh-ebook/dp/B00LMI4K6O/ref=asap_B00KDM3PMU_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418294083&sr=1-3



cheers
SK

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Cover Art: "White Lies for the Dead"

Hello.


My new full length crime thriller "White Lies for the Dead" is now complete - and is currently being edited and formatted for an autumn launch.  But here is a sneak of possible cover art, done by the brilliant Richard Ellis (@bookartguy) for the Kindle edition. 

 
 



cheers
Sean

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Reviews for Fiction on Foreign Planets

Hello.

I haven't really been posting reviews for my first collection, but it's been getting 4.5/5 on average on Kindle - so if you're thinking of picking the collection up, hopefully these might be useful to you.

From Amazon Australia:

"At turns high concept, satirical and frivolous.
Full of the promise, wit and ambition of the early Iain M Banks short collection.
Looking forward to more from Sean Kavanagh"


From Goodreads

"A short story collection where the word 'short' really does not do it justice. Very short, snappy slices of sci-fi, and very funny in places. The stories all follow a similar pattern, a standard sci fi set up, alien setting, or alien characters, or both, with a quirky twist at the end of each, all of which are very satisfying in their own way.
My personal favourite is one which tries (hilariously) to blame global warming on tge Roswell landings. Another about a sentient android spreading disease throughout the galaxy is intelligently written.
Overall a very quick, enjoyable read. Recommended."


From Kindle UK

"An excellent collection of imaginative and well written short stories.
It's fair to say that this stands up well against any of the recent bookshop titles I've purchased in this genre and I look forward to reading more of this authors work.
Great value for money and highly reccomended! "


UK Kindle Link:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiction-Foreign-Planets-Quick-Reads-ebook/dp/B00JOTG5BG/ref=la_B00KDM3PMU_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407429239&sr=1-1

US Kindle Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Fiction-Foreign-Planets-Quick-Reads-ebook/dp/B00JOTG5BG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407429275&sr=8-1&keywords=Sean+Kavanagh

Cover Art Competition

Hello

I'm looking at different covers for my crime novel which is being published in the autumn.  My wonderful designer Richard Ellis is coming up with 3 or perhaps 4 alternatives, and I'm going to hold a poll on my twitter feed @bookishchap - so keep an eye out on the blog, and on twitter, and let me know which cover you like best. 

cheers
SK

Friday, 27 June 2014

White Lies for the Dead - crime novel

Hello

With my second Sci Fi collection up on Kindle now (hopefully), I'll be turning my eyes back to editing and polishing my completed crime book "White Lies for the Dead".  It's not a science fiction book, but it is set in the very near future, in a London that is both familiar and slightly alien.

The story centres around Rhys Soloman, a London police detective, who seems to be the only person taking a series of seemingly racial killings seriously.  But the arrival of a new coroner - Dr Muna Mian - helps Soloman to start getting closer to the truth.

Essentially a story about a city that has decided it is more interested in finding scapegoats than actual killers, "White Lies for the Dead" will be published in the autumn.

(I'm also going to be running a competition on twitter to let reader vote on the final cover artwork)

cheers
SK

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

My Author Pages and contacts on the Interweb - come say hello

Hello all,

As well as this blog, I'm all over the internet, so if blogs are not your poison of choice why not check out one of the below? 


Twitter: @bookishchap  (and @SolomanNovels for my crime thrillers)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeanKavanaghAuthor?ref_type=bookmark

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8177661.Sean_Kavanagh

My Website: http://kavanaghauthor.moonfruit.com/

Author Central: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sean-Kavanagh/e/B00KDM3PMU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1


I'll update this as I join or leave things - but do feel free to say hello.

cheers
SK


Friday, 20 June 2014

A Country Fit For Zeros - Story List

Hello

Thought I'd share the list of stories in my new collection with you today.  A real eclectic mix of sci fi, horror, satire and points in-between.  Out on Kindle later today. Other formats soon after.



Lifeforms of the Rich and Famous
Satellite 1
The Fog of Wharr
The Not Quite Long Enough Goodbye
Kim 4
The Last Bookshop
Mr Smith Is late
The Old Boys's Network
No World for Old Men


Hope you enjoy them
cheers
SK

Monday, 16 June 2014

a starship is not a dragon

Hello.  Bit of a memory fragment on the blog today:

Go into any bookshop (if you can find one still) or online, and when you look for science fiction books, you'll find them there on the shelf with the fantasy books in some weird forced marriage.

I worked in a bookshop when I was 16 and remember asking the manager why that was.  He shrugged, "Same sort of crowd buy them I suppose. " (I think he just wanted the goths and 'aromatics' at the back of the shop)

He didn't know I avidly liked  science fiction, so I kept it quiet, but I always felt SF and fantasy fans were getting a shoddy deal.  Many, like me, enjoy science fiction , but are not really into fantasy ( and I know  of others who liked fantasy but not SF).  Working in the bookshop, I also saw people buy crime and romance books in one purchase, but I never saw THOSE genres squashed on the same shelf.  And rightly so.

And so it goes today.

I know it's a sales thing.  It's probably a good sales thing or businesses wouldn't do it.  But a starship is not a dragon and a wizard is not a robot. 

Still, as long as we're all reading, no harm done. 

cheers
SK




Thursday, 12 June 2014

3 Microfiction Stories - horror and humour in 81 Words

Hello

Thought I'd share the links to three of my stories that are up on 81words.net.  These are my favourites that I've posted there.  Hope you enjoy them.

The Angel's Share: http://81words.net/2014/05/04/the-angels-share/

Begins Forty Days: http://81words.net/2014/01/29/begins-forty-days/

A Funny Sort of Death: http://81words.net/2014/02/24/a-funny-sort-of-death/

The voters on the site seem to (mostly) like them - see what you think.

cheers
SK

Goodreads: The Good, The Bad and the Trashy

Hello

I've spent quite a bit of time on Goodreads lately, looking at peoples' lists and uploading books I've read and rated.

It's addictive, and great to be in the 'company' of fellow book heads.

But something I found myself doing is only posting books I liked.  Generally I'm giving around 4 stars.  Now, the site is called Goodreads after all, but should I be posting up stinkers as well to warn people off? If there's genuinely terrible - or worse BORING - books on my bookshelf, should I tell the world my opinion? 


You can find me here on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8177661.Sean_Kavanagh


cheers
SK

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Covers that ALMOST made it - Book ART

Hello

Thought I'd share with you some of the covers that almost made it for my new sci fi collection "A Country Fit For Zeros".  All courtesy of Richard Ellis (@bookartguy) - enjoy



Tuesday, 10 June 2014

New Book update

Hello.

Just a little info burst:

Firstly, the new collection "A Country Fit for Zeros" has been delayed a week or so for various reasons too dull to go into (ie: editing!)

Secondly, to make up for it, I'm going to post a free story here soon ( from the collection) called "The Old Boys Network. "  I hope you enjoy it.

( You can of course still pick up my old collection for the bargain price of 77p or 99c here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiction-Foreign-Planets-Science-Quickies-ebook/dp/B00JOTG5BG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398334477&sr=8-1&keywords=sean+kavanagh  )

best
SK

Thursday, 5 June 2014

NEW BOOK LAUNCH - REVISED DATE AND FINAL ARTWORK

Hello,

Updated Launch Info:  I'm pleased share the final revised artwork to my new book: " A Country Fit For Zeros", which will be out on Kindle Tues 24th June , and on Kobo and other formats shortly after.  Story list to follow very shortly...


The book is a satirical collection of sci fi, horror, zombies and politics - ( a collection of stories that I'm very proud of.)  And zombies.  Did I mention zombies?

The book will be available at a reduced price of 77p/99cents  for the first week or so.   ( I won't be offering it for free at any point unlike previous books.)

cheers
Sean

Monday, 2 June 2014

NEW ARTWORK: Fiction on Foreign Planets

Hello

Fiction on Foreign Planets has a new cover courtesy of designer Richard Ellis (@bookartguy). 

The book is here on Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiction-Foreign-Planets-Science-Quickies-ebook/dp/B00JOTG5BG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398334477&sr=8-1&keywords=sean+kavanagh


I've also commissioned Richard to do the cover for my next collection, "A Country Fit For Zeros" and he's also working on some ideas for my novel cover - will share those too at some point.

Enjoy


New Cover:

Sunday, 1 June 2014

TWITTER feeds for Author Sean Kavanagh

Hello.

For those of you who like the 140 beast, I am on twitter with news and other info about my writing, reading and other things of (some) interest.

My main twitter is: @bookishchap  - but I also have a separate twitter for each of book series - @SolomanNovels is the feed for my upcoming Rhy Soloman crime novels set in near future London.  

Look forward to following you (not literally of course, that would be weird).

cheers
SK

Friday, 30 May 2014

NEW BOOK: A Country Fit for Zeros

Hello.
Quietly (mainly as nobody is probably reading this) announcing my new short collection today: "A Country Fit For Zeros". 

This new collection is a bit different from the last one, still sci fi, but more satire, more politics, more comedy and even a few zombies...
 
I've trailed the artwork here and on twitter (@bookishchap) and will announce exact launch date very soon.  (art by @bookartguy)

(If you're a book a review site, I'll be happy to arrange review copies (you can leave a comment or DM on my twitter listed above.)

Will be available on Kindle - and if I can work out what buttons to mash, perhaps Kobo and Smashwords etc.

cheers,
SK

Friday, 23 May 2014

Microfiction - small stories, big ideas

Hello.

 If you've not got time to read any of my short stories at the moment, why not have a look at some of my micro-fiction? Most of which is posted on 81words.net (@81words on twitter).

http://81words.net/2014/05/04/the-angels-share/

Here's a link to my latest micro story - The Angel's Share -  which was inspired by research I did for a whisky advertising campaign. 

Enjoy,
SK

Monday, 19 May 2014

New Collection at End of May

Hello

I have a new short fiction collection (still sci fi, but more speculative/satirical than before) coming out in a couple of weeks.  Title to be announced.

In the meanwhile, you can still grab 'Fiction on Foreign Planets' for just 77p or 99cents on Kindle.  Less than the price of a Mars Bar and better for your teeth!

Kindle link:   http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiction-Foreign-Planets-Science-Quickies-ebook/dp/B00JOTG5BG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1398282345&sr=1-1&keywords=sean+kavanagh

cheers
SK

Monday, 5 May 2014

The Angel's Share - free micro fiction story

Hello

Got a new 81 words story up on the great site 81words (link below).  Why not have a quick read and a vote? It's free

http://81words.net/2014/05/04/the-angels-share/

cheers
Sean

Monday, 21 April 2014

Free Short Story 'Leftovers' out next week

EDIT: As I've done a 48hour give away, I'm going to hold off on the below.  Hope that's OK, but 8 free stories in one week is pretty good!  cheers SK


Hello.

To celebrate the Kindle version of my short story collection 'Fiction on Foreign Planets - Vol1', I'm going to be putting a free short story called 'Leftovers' up on this blog next week.  'Leftovers' is a new standalone story, something a bit different from me, horror and social satire. 

Meanwhile you can still grab the short story collection at the below link:


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiction-Foreign-Planets-Volume-ebook/dp/B00JOTG5BG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1397648561&sr=1-1&keywords=sean+kavanagh

cheers
SK

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Now out on Kindle - Fiction on Foreign Planets - vol1

Hello All.

After a slight delay, Fiction on Foreign Planets Vol1 is now out on Kindle (link below).

It features eight tales of science fiction - the perfect read for that commute or late night reading sessions. 

I hope you enjoy it.  Volume 2 is following very soon.

Kindle link:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiction-Foreign-Planets-Volume-ebook/dp/B00JOTG5BG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1397648561&sr=1-1&keywords=sean+kavanagh


cheers
SK

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Douglas Adams: The Monty Python of science fiction?

It would have been Douglas Adams' birthday the other day.  I felt I had to write a few lines to mark day as Adams' was one of the writers to fired my imagination.

As a schoolboy I devoured the Hitchhikers books, delighting in their sense of the absurd and their overflowing imagination.  Adams' wasn't a writer of great flair, he was something more - an ideas fountain.  His books overflowed with witty, smart and sometimes downright odd notions.  He blended the mundane and the amazing so well you couldn't see the stitches. The Monty Python of science fiction? Maybe.  But I like to think of Adams as Adams.  And I'm still not panicking.

 

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Fiction on Foreign Planet - more artwork

Hello again,

As volume one of Fiction on Foreign Planets is due soon, thought I'd share the cover for volume2 with you.   Again courtesy of designer Richard Ellis. The collections will all have a similar cover to make them easy to find on Kindle store.

I'll be doing more on Richard's design and photography on my website over the year, as he's also doing the cover for my novel 'White Lies for the Dead'

thanks
SK

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

My Website - http://kavanaghauthor.moonfruit.com/

Hello

It's still under construction, but I now have a website (link below) - where you can find out more about upcoming projects and myself.  There will also be some free stories from time to time and links to my upcoming Kindle books for purchase. 

http://kavanaghauthor.moonfruit.com/

cheers
SK

Monday, 24 February 2014

A Funny Sort of Death - very short story

Hello.

I've another micro short up on 81words.net - this one is titled 'A Funny Sort of Death'.  Links below - hope you enjoy it (and the other stories on the site).  Please vote too.

http://81words.net/2014/02/24/a-funny-sort-of-death/

thanks
SK

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Fiction on Foreign Planets - coming March 2014

Hello


Just a quick update: the short story collection Fiction on Foreign Planets (Vol1) should be up on the Kindle store by the end of the month (March).   I'll do a longer blog post with the final title list tomorrow.  Hope you enjoy reading the stories - already writing stories for Vol2.

cheers
SK

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Interviewed by 81words

Hello.


I was lucky enough to have a chat this week with the addictive and fast growing micro fiction site 81words.net ( see link below).  Why not take a look, and then read some the stories too? 

http://81words.net/blog/

cheers
SK

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Fiction on Foreign Planets - as featured on 365 Tomorrows

Hello again.

As the Sci Fi short collection is due very soon, thought I'd share the lead story with you.  It was originally published online by the lovely folk at 365 Tomorrows, so I've included the link below to the story as it appears on their site.  Hope you enjoy it  - and the rest of the collection when it arrives.

http://365tomorrows.com/11/26/fiction-on-foreign-planets/

take care,
SK

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The Last Politician on Earth...

Hello again,

posted for your micro reading pleasure on 81words.net, another short bit of sci fi.

http://81words.net/2014/02/12/election-day/

Enjoy

cheers
Sean

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Begins Forty Days

Hello again,

there's another bit of micro fiction up on 81word.net  : 'Begins Forty Days'



cheers
SK

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The Martians and the Man from the Ministry.

Hello again.

Finished a new story for the upcoming collection last night:
"The Martians and the Man from the Ministry."  Alien invasions aren't always what they seem...
The Gods of Kindle allowing, you'll be able to read the whole collection in mid February.
cheers
SK
 

Friday, 24 January 2014

In the 'Field of Dreams' - very short story

Hello again.


There's another of my micro fiction stories up on 81words.net - why not take a minute to read it and maybe vote?  It's from one of their 'set title' challenges and is called 'Field of Dreams'.

Link below:

http://81words.net/2014/01/23/field-of-dreams-4/

Hope you like it

cheers
SK

EDIT: thanks to the people voting on this story too - from the ratings people seem to be enjoying these - which is what it's all about.  More stories soon.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

New story added to 'Fiction on Foreign Planets'

Hello again.

Took a break from formatting the short story collection to do a bit more writing, and have decided to add the new story 'Temps Fugit' to 'Fiction on Foreign Planets - Vol1'.  The story started out as an outline for a short film script, but - before I knew it - I'd written it as a short story instead.  These things happen. 

(Also thanks to everyone who voted for my story 'Mr Grimsley' on 81words.net - currently it's getting 4.25 stars out of 5)

cheers
SK

Monday, 20 January 2014

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Provisional story list for 'Fiction on Foreign Planets - Volume One'

Hello again.

A quick post today, with the provisional story list for 'Fiction on Foreign Planets - Volume One'.  It's subject to a bit of tinkering, but Volume One should include all the below stories:
 
 
We Regret to Inform You
 
Trading Pride
 
The Hugger Muggers and the Long List
 
The Insurance Man
 
The Sculptors
 
The Rosetta Nebula Co Ltd
 
Fiction On Foreign Planets
 
Strangely Alien Weather


cheers
SK

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Art Work for Sci Fi Collection

Hello, thought I'd share the artwork for the cover of my upcoming science fiction short story collection with you.  It was designed by a talented photographer/designer called Richard Ellis (he's also doing the artwork on my novel).


 

cheers
SK

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Welcome book fans

Hello and thanks for stopping by.

This is the blog of author Sean Kavanagh.  I write screenplays, short stories and genre novels (mostly crime and thrillers).

My screenplays 'Snatching Angels' and 'Jet Trash' are both under option and will (hopefully) see the light of a cinema screen one day soon.

I currently have two upcoming projects that are going to be published on Kindle:  the science fiction short story collection 'Fiction on Foreign Planets', which will be published in feb and the near future crime thriller 'White Lies for the Dead', which is due to be published in early march.

I hope you enjoy them all.

cheers,
Sean K.