Thursday, 31 July 2014

Reviews for" Fiction on Foreign Planets - Vol2"


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

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Cover Art: "White Lies for the Dead"


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. 



Sunday, 6 July 2014

Reviews for Fiction on Foreign Planets


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! "

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Cover Art Competition


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.