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Sean Monaghan is a New Zealand writer, though most of his stories are published elsewhere. With more than one hundred stories, in print, online, on broadcast radio and podcast, he varies from literary to science fiction. His stories include "Walking Gear" in Asimov's, and "Quisic Smith and the Russian Puzzle Doll" in Perihelion. He was the 2014 Grand Prize winner in the Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest. Web: seanmonaghan.com

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Balance ii
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 54,480. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
From 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".
Gravity Interference
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,280. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Timothy Monte's come out to Dewent to for a simple audit. Rules had been broken. He had no idea the local researchers were panicking over an alien signal. And that they were expecting him to go and take a look. An Expansion Space story by Sean Monaghan, author of Extradition Chit.
A Robbery at Jupiter
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Tony Shuster was the best squeeze man in the business. He could get into any ship without the crew knowing he'd even been nearby. Right now, Tony just wants to to enjoy a quiet vacation, but Val, his old boss, has got other ideas. And it's not just any vessel Val wants him to raid. It's alien. A giant Olla filigree ship. How can Tony say no? An Olla story by Sean Monaghan, author of "The Juniper".
Still Air
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Ben Easton's bringing his new son and girlfriend halfway around the world to meet his father and his father's new girlfriend. Naturally Ben's half-crazed mother is going to crash the party. A New Zealand literary story by Sean Monaghan, author of "Fog".
The Impact Viewers
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,960. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Excursions around the galaxy for paying customers to watch asteroid impacts is Jeb Curtis's bread and butter. Paying customers have been in short supply lately. So when a researcher walks in offering enough cash to keep the creditors away, Jeb doesn't ask too many questions. Maybe he should have. A science fiction novelette by Sean Monaghan, author of The Shipbreakers and Walking Gear.
Time Plus
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Meeting her twin is the last thing Bettina expects. After years working in the accelerated time labs and farms the differences between them are more than just physical. But somehow there's still a sense of kinship. A science fiction story by Sean Monaghan, author of Walking Gear and Stacey7.
Eltanin Hoop Anomaly Rescue
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Patrick’s daughter has disappeared on a deep space research mission. Now he’s trying to get her back from the site. But with the tech altering time, he hardly knows what he’s racing against. A Barris Space story from the author of The Wreck of the Emerald Sky and Wake Vortex.
Stacey7
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Getting mugged on the way to the upgrade hall puts a big slowdown on Stacey's day. All she wanted was to get her upgrade and go home for dinner. Too bad the mugger's got underworld connections. A science fiction story by Sean Monaghan, author of "Quisic Smith and the Russian Doll Puzzle".
The Juniper
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
The Juniper's a trusty old ship. But Braden Collins quickly realizes she's not up to a raid on the Olla's giant vessel. Especially when he and Mikey get get trapped on board the alien ship. An Olla story by Sean Monaghan, author of "Walking Gear".
The Shipbreakers
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,790. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Amy's dream trip to Gandani is about to be shattered by Ray's obsessions. Above a world littered with the wrecks of thousands of spaceships, Ray's about to turn into the very person she feared. A science fiction novelette by the author of The Wreck of the Emerald Sky.
Defensive Position
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Adelle Finde is working on the best alien archaeological site ever. She doesn't need the distraction of a needy ex-boyfriend messaging her constantly. Then she finds out Rob's on his way. And the site is revealing dangerous details that means everyone needs to keep clear. Even Rob.
Traditional Proposal
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Gail knows Danny's going to propose. She's not sure. With the death of her parents and a scholarship opportunity, she feels more like escaping. For a time anyway. The last thing she expects if for him to escape with her. Into orbit. A Redcord Macro-Nano-Engine story by Sean Monaghan, author of Xuento.
Wake Vortex
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
As captain of a Barris space ship, the last thing Sally King expects is a man overboard emergency. But when some zealous researchers stuff a man in a suit out through a hatch, the whole ship might be compromised. Sally's going to have to push the Blue Needle to the very limits and pray it works out. A Barris space story from the author of The Wreck of the Emerald Sky.
Targets
By Jill Pastone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Selling real estate on Kepler 185c should be an easy proposition for Shirelle. Off-world colonies are booming, land is plentiful. What she hasn't counted on is Brian, her ex-husband showing up. With a gun.
The Lily in the Gutter
By Jill Pastone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Living in the Oort cloud should have been a dream for Katya and Barry. But with Chuapa's out of whack gravity and busted infrastructure they wish they'd never come. A single flower grows at the edge of their tower home and Katya believes it symbolizes something. She just doesn't know what.
This is the Perfect Way to Wake
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 96,250. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Allan McFarlane used to be halfway famous, his paintings selling for hundreds of thousands, his name celebrated, his time in demand. Times change. Broke and broken, he paints generic pictures for cafes and teaches night school classes. When he takes in Lilly, one of his students, as a boarder, he's in for the ride of his life. If things don't get better, they're sure going to get worse.
Balance
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,630. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
From right here on Earth to deep space, from action to literary, Sean Monaghan presents a varied balance of science fiction stories. This book-length collection includes the stories "Her Crystal Husband", "The Painting that Became a Portal", "The Librarian and the Return of the Nightingale", "To Take a Breath" and "High Wire".
High Wire
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
High wire artist Gerry Lathan's meeting up with his estranged teenage son for the first time in years, wondering if it will be the last time ever. Gerry's about to learn there's a whole more more to his boy than he'd ever expected. A science fiction story by Sean Monaghan, author of The Wreck of the Emerald Sky.
To Take a Breath
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,530. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Claire Benjamin's got three minutes to live. If she can get the busted hatch on the crippled ship to open she might get a few more minutes and time to think out her next move. A science fiction adventure story from Sean Monaghan, author of Climbing Blind and Vaporize Marineris.
Don't Switch It On
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Debney just wanted to make a quick treasure run to collect some alien tech, make a quick profit and get home to Melissa. When one of his crew activates a field, it looks like none of them are getting home at all. A Barris Space universe side-story by Sean Monaghan, author of The Wreck of the Emerald Sky.
Climbing Blind
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Melissa's visit to Caspar II on a regular survey should have jump-started her career. When a strange energy fluctuation shuts down all the expedition's equipment-including her artificial eyes-she's got to feel her way, literally, out of the situation. A companion story to Point Interruption by Sean Monaghan, author of Extraction Plan and The Tunnel.
Point Interruption
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
A survey expedition to Caspar II should have been a simple, easy payday for Adrienne and her team: fly in, grab some samples, get on home. But when someone in her team finds an ancient structure, and people start dying, it becomes anything but easy. A companion story to Climbing Blind by Sean Monaghan, author of Extraction Plan and The Tunnel.
Extraction Plan
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,930. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Sean Monaghan's Hidden Dome series, begun with the novel The Tunnel, spans a huge universe with many stories. Extraction Plan is one of the side stories, a novelette following Geri Harrigan, determined stowaway, in a bold attempt to wrench her husband free from alien control.
The Painting that Became a Portal
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
What if a landscape painting could transport you right to the very spot? Jan Mulligan's about to find out, when her crazy neighbor gets himself stuck in Morocco. A science fiction story by Sean Monaghan, author of "Her Crystal Husband".
The Librarian and the Return of the Nightingale
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,160. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
The librarian's dead. It looks like the murderer is a space traveler who's accidently returned to the moon after 60,000 years. Saskia's been training to be the new librarian, but she was never trained for this. A science fiction novelette from the author of The Wreck of the Emerald Sky.
Fog
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Michelle fled the house in a panic, after dark. Now Graham's got to drive halfway down the Waikato to find her. A New Zealand literary story by Sean Monaghan, author of "Back from Vermont".
Wing
By Len Stone
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,490. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Sometimes when someone's stealing your design's, you've just got to steal them back. What Paul Brennan hadn't reckoned on was having to fly halfway around the world into a war zone to do it. A dieselpunk story from Len Stone, author of the Bren Taylor series.
A Bad Day at the Airdock
By Jill Pastone
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,350. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Former secret security officer Jason Mehrman just wanted to retire to a quiet life of fishing and raising his family. Sure he takes occasional jobs-they're quick and they pay well. But when Nesser's gang comes looking for him, that last job might just cost Jason his life.
Her Crystal Husband
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Anita's a prisoner on the patrol ship Nelson. She needs to get back to the Persephone and stop her husband's experiments before the disruptions destroy him, the Nelson and everything else in radius. If she's lucky one of the crew is going to start breaking all the rules to get her there. A science fiction novelette from the author of "Deadstick".
Grounded Berg
By Michael Shone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Mostly the residents of the island tolerate Polly's presence. As an off-worlder she's never going to be quite accepted, and the pilot Abigail is her worst antagonist. Being stuck in an aircraft with her is not Polly's idea of a good time.
2am, Blue Depths
By Len Stone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,490. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Bren's on a Pacific atoll as Tammy's rehab support person when he gets a call from DeMason. A rocket launch platform's capsized and they're the closest team. Bren's hardly about to pull Tammy out halfway through her program, but there are people trapped underwater. A Bren Taylor sci-fi adventure.
A Man Walks Through
By Jill Pastone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Gerstner's crossing the wastelands, starving and parched, his horse about to collapse. When he sees the forest of giant, artificial mushrooms, he thinks he might make it. Then the locals arrive. A post-apocalyptic story by Jill Pastone, author of "Uphill".
Burying Closterval
By Michael Shone
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Jeff Cougan's got plans for a big payday, a trip back to Earth and a long, long break. But when he wrecks his toboggan and finds an illegal miner he might have just created more problems than he can handle.
Dig Deeper
By Michael Shone
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,470. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
When Sam Clerin fled Brousk he was escaping creditors and bankruptcy. Now he's back, with a plan to make more money than ever. Too bad there's a bounty hunter on his tail. A science fiction novelette from Michael Shone, author of "The Flower Garden" and "Big Banger Rentals"
Intelligent Graffiti
By Michael Shone
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,470. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Nic Davison's under seige. Someone's dropped a letterbomb through her front door and she thinks she knows who. If she can survive long enough, she's going to make sure the assassin's stopped for good. A sci-fi novelette from Michael Shone, author of "Big Banger Rentals".
The Wreck of the Emerald Sky
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,070. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Light years from Earth, the liner The Emerald Sky is trapped in a Barris Space rift. No one's ever seen anything like it. Derel Larson's the go-to guy for Barris anomalies, but he's on compassionate leave. The only way he's going to rescue the passengers is if he takes his daughter along with him. A Barris Space novella from Sean Monaghan, author of "Turtles".
Ganglion Trains
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,770. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Lett's got a delivery to make. Stolen paintings. The cops are on his trail and he's throttling his train up through the artificial synapse network. The tubes are narrowing and the train's coming to pieces around him. Still, he might make it. Ganglion trains includes five science fiction stories - Stone Goddess, To a Pile of Ashes, Vaporize Marineris, Ground-Based Optics and Ganglion Trains.
A Visit to the Theatre
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Nikki's got a an urgent telex for an easy bounty. Niemann's in town. All she's got to do is find him. The trouble is, Niemann wants to be found. A dieselpunk story by Sean Monaghan, author of Deadstick and Rotations. Includes bonus flash fiction story, The Neuron Thieves. Cover illustration by Ateliersommerland.
Low Light
By Sidney K Lerner
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,500. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Faivl's in a race against time to stop his sister marrying the wrong man. If he can survive the wilds of Cordel, his brother's bickering, and Tragul's grouchiness, he might just do it. A young adult fantasy novel from the author of Black Feather, Black Castle.
5am, Serpent Cave
By Len Stone
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,750. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Half-awake, Bren's on a jet to Norway to rescue a kidnapped royal. The bad guys' hideout is deep in an underground theme park, but the princess might not be all she seems.
Ice Slide
By Anton Espe
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,450. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Ron Wilder's Gulfstream flames out over a remote Norwegian lake. He's got a prisoner on board and his routine flight just turned into the worst day of his life. Sheriff Jonas Gessen can only hope to pick up the pieces. If he can keep everyone alive. A Jonas Gessen thriller.
Jacob's Naked Aquarium and other stories
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Flashpack number three. Seyma's got bad news for Jacob, but he surprises her with his magical aquarium. How can she break up with him now? Flash fiction by Sean Monaghan, author of "Fledgling". Includes four more magical flash fiction stories.
Back from Vermont and other stories
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Larry's building a grand scale railway on the sidewalk right out in front of the house. And all along the street. Lisa's furious, but the neighbors all want to ride. A short story by Sean Monaghan, author of "Sarah's Ghost". Includes bonus stories "Norwegians" and "Steam Furnace".
Pipe Dive
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 13,300. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
A Daron story. Pieter thought divorcing Mel would have been the end of it. Now he's trapped in an artificial cavern deep in the structure. With Mel. And there's no way to get back. A short story by Sean Monaghan, author of The Tunnel and Rotations. Includes bonus story "Skinny Joe".
Skinny Joe
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 13,300. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
A Daron story. Skinny Joe's on a deadline. And he can't wait to get home to see Paula. But when he triggers something in the depths of the structure, it looks like he'll be lucky to get out alive. A short story by Sean Monaghan, author of The Tunnel and Rotations. Includes bonus story "Pipe Dive".
Xuento and other stories
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Five short science fiction stories by Writer's of the Future finalist Sean Monaghan. The cargo ship Xuento runs into trouble, but the crew might make it to safety, if they can convince the owner not to risk everything to try to save the cargo. The collection includes three flash fiction stories, and one short-short story, all featuring some of the same characters.
Tanglethorn Tales
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 10,050. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Two short stories by Sean Monaghan. New lodgings for Bernie Wishman seem to be perfect, even if others in the boarding house seem a little odd. Lila Penchan seems the most normal, even seductive, though Bernie wonders if she's the oddest of them all. In "The Wasps' Nest", Richard finds a blessing may be a curse, as Dr Polkinghorne tries to save a patient with a most unusual complaint.
Black Feather, Black Castle
By Sidney K Lerner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,010. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Prince Liam is in a bind. He's thirty-eight and unmarried. With his father on his deathbed Liam has to chose risking a constitutional crisis in Selvesk by journeying to court Princess Athena. Caught in a war between witches, facing a dragon and and magic that would turn Selvesk into a dead land. Will his choice prove to be the end of everything? A fantasy novella by Sidney K. Lerner.
Imaginary Maid Forgets She is Late for a Banquet
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Bianca's had about enough of Paulette, the school bully. But when she calls up magic to help out, both girls are in for more than they bargained for. Much more. A magic-fantasy short story from the author of "Akio Draws Manga"
Uphill
By Jill Pastone
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction
Patty needs to know why Damon keeps winning the quarter mile uphill races in his Charger. She knows he's up to something, just doesn't know what. When she's forced to race him, she has to choose between winning, and finding out.
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