Arms Wide – short story collection

18 01 2016

arms wide coverWhat does a respectable father do when his teenage daughter keeps stealing cars? How does a librarian deal with a stalker? Can an offbeat student rescue his friend when she doesn’t even know she’s in danger? A collection of fifteen stories from prize-winning writer Sean Monaghan.

Collection – short stories

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Steel Wagons

19 03 2015

Steel WagonsSean Monaghan’s new contemporary novel is out now.

When a university prank to steal a railway wagon almost goes terribly wrong, David doesn’t know if his friendship with Ryan will survive.
The pair have always been competitive. Sports, art, girls, craziness. But this time David wonders if they’ve gone too far. When Ryan wins the contest on his own–with a full-sized railway engine–David knows they’re never going to stop.

Contemporary fiction – novel

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Diplomatic Solution

10 09 2014

ds cover 3Jill Berlac’s stuck trying to avoid all out war between Ceres and everyone else-from Earth to Mars to Ganymede-over who owns the contract with the Olla. The aliens’ deep space vessel is almost complete. Too bad Jill’s just an aide to the ambassador, and someone’s hacked her eye data. An Olla story – part one.

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Balance ii

7 04 2014

balance ii cover 4From near future to distant, from the far reaches of space to home on Earth, Jim Baen Memorial Grand Prize winner, and Writers of the Future finalist Sean Monaghan presents his second balanced collection of unusual science fiction stories. This book-length collection includes the stories “Defensive Position”, “Stacey7”, “The Shipbreakers”, “Time Plus” and “The Impact Viewers”. Cover image by Victor Habbick.

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Canyon Rim – short story available now

11 01 2012

“Canyon Rim” is a new literary story available now. Ernie is a sleepwalker. Quite possibly this is going to become a problem. It begins like this:
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Ernie Freiden had been born to a Canadian father and an Australian mother. Both had been vacationing through the national parks of Utah and Colorado when they met in 1982. Shirley had quickly abandoned the German tourist she’d been traveling with, and taken up with Thomas, in Moab, near Arches National Park. The German, Shirley later told Ernie, though through into his adult life he heard different and increasingly unlikely versions of the story, had flown back to Germany, almost immediately, and years later had been crushed to death in a museum accident by a part of the Berlin wall he was helping to put on display after the reunification.
Thomas, Ernie’s father, had quickly (though not as quickly as the German’s departure from U.S. soil) had his name abbreviated to Tom, and complained little about that, after all Shirley was as decisive a woman as Tom had ever encountered and what was a slight adjustment to his name in comparison to her company?
“Thomas,” he’d said to her a few times, his mother would relate to Ernie as he grew up. “And I would say, ‘Tom’, never calling him Thomas.”
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The story is scheduled for publication in the Static Movement anthology Sleepwalkin’ and Picklockin’ sometime in 2012 and I’m grateful to editor Chris Bartholomew for releasing it to Triple V so it might garner a few readers in the meantime.