Thursday, 19 November 2015
Just a quick update to let you know that I'm very chuffed my story "Leftovers" has been picked up for the Forever Hungry! anthology. I'll let you know more nearer to publication. Always great when your story finds an audience, so thanks to the publishers.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
My sci fi and horror collection "The Human Incident" now has a new cover courtesy of designer Richard Ellis (@bookartguy).
I decided to update the cover art as the collection is being reduced to 99c /99pence until Christmas - so get buying those short stories for the holiday season! Enjoy (links to kindle at bottom)
Monday, 2 November 2015
Just a quick update - my story "A Hero's Welcome" has been published on 101words.org - it's a bit of flash fiction I wrote after having a dream about the old movie "Planet of the Apes". Hope you like it. Link is below - and leave a comment if you like - thanks
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
BY Sean Kavanagh (c) 2015
Monday, 12 October 2015
Sorry there hasn't been an update on the blog for a while, but I've been doing a lot of work getting "The Eternity Bureau" ready for its release. I'm also looking get it released as part of the Kindle Singles programme of shorter novels, which may delay it a little longer.
In the meantime, here's the cover art by Richard Ellis
Thursday, 10 September 2015
"The Human Incident" - the book that's happening everywhere....
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
IF YOU LIKED THIS STORY, I HAVE A BIG SCI FI ANTHOLOGY OF SIMILAR STORIES AVAILABLE ON KINDLE - YOU CAN GET IT FOR JUST $2.99 - LINKS BELOW:
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
People seem to enjoy looking at the book art and covers on this blog, so I thought I'd post up a couple of variations on the cover of my science fiction anthology "The Human Incident".
All the artwork was created by Richard Ellis (www.bookartguy.com) and I may end up using one of these if I do a Kobo version of the collection - until then, enjoy
133 Pages - approx
Just £1.49/$1.49 on Kindle
Buy it here:
Monday, 3 August 2015
by Sean Kavanagh (c) 2015
IF YOU LIKED THIS STORY, I HAVE A BIG SCI FI ANTHOLOGY OF SIMILAR STORIES AVAILABLE ON KINDLE - YOU CAN GET IT FOR JUST $1.49 - LINKS BELOW:
Monday, 20 July 2015
All my short stories from various magazines. websites and previous kindle books in one place - "The Human Incident: A Sci Fi Anthology" - with brand new cover art by Richard Ellis.
133 Pages - approx
Just £1.99/$2.99 on Kindle
Buy it here:
Thursday, 25 June 2015
As much as I love reading and writing books, I'm also a complete sucker for great cover art. My bookshelf is heaving with books of all genres, especially 60s and 70s sci-fi and horror, which I bought in part due to the cover art.
Here's a few fan art covers which Richard Ellis (@bookartguy) has shared on twitter - and that I'd like to share here as I think he's really caught what these two books are about. I'd buy these if they were in print, despite already having the books. Enjoy.
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Thursday, 4 June 2015
Volume 3 of Fiction on Foreign Planets will be available very soon. A collection of shorter tales, influenced by Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison - as well as a few more offbeat tales. The artwork (again supplied by Richard Ellis) is below and I will post up the Kindle link as soon as it's live.
Friday, 15 May 2015
"Fiction on Foreign Planets vol1 and 2" are now back in Kindle Unlimited (and lending library) - and can be read for free if you have access to those services.
I decided to make them available again this way, as people seem prefer reading short fiction this way. Links are below
US Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Sean-Kavanagh/e/B00KDM3PMU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
UK Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sean-Kavanagh/e/B00KDM3PMU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Thursday, 30 April 2015
Thursday, 23 April 2015
THE PRICE OF COURAGE:
George stood over the slain dragon, his banner fluttering in the breeze. The beast at his feet motionless.
George turned to see where the angry voice had come from. “Yes? “
“Did you kill that dragon? “
“Yes, I did. “ George winked.
“Got a permit?” asked the man, who was a park ranger.
“Beg pardon? “
“Do you have a permit to kill dragons out of season? “
“Er, no. “
Sighing, the man got his fine book out.
(c) 2014 Sean Kavanagh
Sunday, 19 April 2015
I was lucky enough to get asked to at interview for Sean Smith on his blog about my new collection of short stories and other things - you can read it here - and many thanks again to Sean for asking.
Thursday, 16 April 2015
Pleased to say my short story - 'Our Better Angels ' - has been picked to appear on the FlashFloodJournal blog as part of National Flash Fiction Flood at approx 9pm (UK) Friday 17th April : http://flashfloodjournal.blogspot.co.uk/
Monday, 13 April 2015
Thought I'd share some of the reviews of they my sci-fi and horror collection "They Came For Our Eyes".
"Excellent as always by Sean Kavanagh. A darker twist than his previous two collections, but retaining the same short, sharp clarity of prose I've come to expect from his writings"
"Another wonderful collection of short stories from Sean Kavanagh. Each story has an underlying theme of something being taken from us. Sometimes the result is terrifying - sometimes it is beneficial".
"I'll keep my review short like the stories themselves. If you like quirky, dark, unusual stories with a twist much in the spirit of The Twilight Zone television series then you won't be disappointed with this book. Perfect little reads for the commute home."
"A great assortment of stories, thought provoking and entertaining. If you enjoy Philip K Dick I would definitely recommend"
You can buy the collection here on Kindle (or loan it via Kindle Unlimited):
Monday, 6 April 2015
Thanks to all those who bought my first three sci fi and horror anthologies on Kindle. After a bit of thinking, I've decided I'm going to change the way I publish my short stories in future. Kindle is a great platform for longer forms, but isn't really the place for short fiction. So, in future I plan to publish my short fiction in different ways. I've already sold several stories this year to online fiction magazines like 'Mad Scientists Journal', and I think this is probably the best way to get as many readers as possible looking at my stories (which is all any writer really wants).
So watch this space, and I'll update where my latest stories can be found.
(I may at some point collect up the stories I have sold once the rights revert back to me and do larger anthology on Kindle - but that is probably a while off).
Saturday, 14 March 2015
My new book "They Came For Our Eyes" is out still on Kindle - now £1.49/ $1.49
Sunday, 8 March 2015
"Fiction On Foreign Planet - Vol1" my first science fiction collection is still just 99p/99cents on Kindle (links below) - if you like it, why not leave a review or buy another collection? happy reading, cheers SK
Thursday, 5 March 2015
It crept up on me this year, so I've not had time to get a free story ready or schedule any giveaways, but I hope you enjoy 2015's World Book Day.
I'm going to go and buy something from my local bookshop at lunchtime. And I know that some authors in London are giving books away at various locations throughout the day - so keep an eye out on your way to and from work or school.
If you're looking for some new science fiction tales, "They Came For Our Eyes" my new collection is out too - just 99c or 99p.
Monday, 23 February 2015
My new Kindle collection is now available to buy - below is the contents and artwork - you can pick it up for just 99p or 99c for the first few weeks.
My new horror and science fiction collection "THEY CAME FOR OUR EYES" is out. 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.
UK Kindle Store: http://www.amazon.co.uk/They-Came-Eyes-Sean-Kavanagh-ebook/dp/B00U05K4SI/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
USA Kindle Store: http://www.amazon.com/They-Came-Eyes-Sean-Kavanagh-ebook/dp/B00U05K4SI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424901017&sr=1-1&keywords=they+came+for+our+eyes
The book is free to loan via Kindle Unlimited.
Sunday, 18 January 2015
I'm not sure why I didn't post up a collection of reviews at the time, but as I was updating my main website, it seemed like a sensible thing to do - so if you're after more info on my first collection of science fiction, here are some reviews: (if it sounds like your kind of book, the Kindle links are at the bottom) - Cheers, SK
EDIT: The book is now just 99c/99p and available to lend on Kindleunlimited
From Amazon UK:
"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" - 4 STARS
"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! " - 5 STARS
"Brilliant collection of short stories. Written by someone with a natural flair for drama." - 5 STARS
From Amazon USA
"Although short, this book still included eight fascinating tales. I really enjoyed this collection of short stories and would definitely read this author again! I loved the writing style and enjoyed everyone of the eight tales. Great job" - 5STARS
"This book has some unique stories. Some are really strange, and some are funny but each story has something you couldn’t probably guess before starting the book. Science Fiction readers would be interested in giving these stories a try.
It’s a quick and interesting reading; giving us a peek on visions of future" - 4 STARS
"Fiction on Foreign Planets” is a witty collection of sci-fi stories, which are well crafted and are a lot of fun. The author clearly understands and enjoys the sci-fi genre and so is able to create scenarios that every SF fan will recognise – so we get alien invasions, androids, space travel, etc, but whereas these ingredients usually end in cosmic disaster and wars in “Foreign Planets” they are mostly greeted with wry humour.
There are a couple of exceptions: “The Insurance Man” and “Android Mary” can be read as straight sci-fi, with a definite nod to Philip K. Dick. But, since Dick was the most naturally humorous of the great SF writers, anyway, it isn’t too much of a stretch and these stories add a slightly darker tone, which works well.
Most of the stories, though, end in what might almost be described as punch-lines, which makes it difficult to discuss them in detail without spoiling the effect. So, I’ll avoid doing that. What I will say is that anyone who’s a fan of “Red Dwarf” or “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” is bound to enjoy reading “Foreign Planets”." - 5 STARS
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." - 5 STARS
KINDLE US LINK:
KINDLE UK LINK:
Thursday, 8 January 2015
My new Kindle collection should be with you soon (if it's not already up by the time you read this). But until then, you have a look at a few sample shorts and bits of flashfiction which I've put the links to below. They're all sci fi or horror - and free - so why not have a look? thanks SK
Stories on 81words.net:
"The Price of Courage": http://81words.net/2014/11/28/the-price-of-courage/
"The Mighty Blade": http://81words.net/2015/01/08/the-mighty-blade/
"People are EVERYWHERE": http://81words.net/2015/01/07/people-are-everywhere/
Stories on Wattpad:
"Mr Smith is Late": http://www.wattpad.com/story/25262125-mr-smith-is-late
"We Regret to Inform You": http://www.wattpad.com/story/30132271-we-regret-to-inform-you