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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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Diplomatic Solution
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Jill 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 by Sean Monaghan, author of "To Stare Again Across the Water".
Spindlebot
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When her ship's shot down on a recon trip over Oxong, Eva Harris is stuck. No communication and no survival equipment. The guys who fired the shot are closing in. Eva's only hope is the little helper spindlebot. But it's already rushed away on a mission of its own. A science fiction story from the author of "Wake Vortex".
To Stare Again, Across the Water
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,790. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Sandi thought her time wrangling and negotiating with the visiting aliens was long over and done. But then someone-maybe the Olla themselves-vaporizes the bases on Callisto. The situation demands fast-thinking and subtle talk. Sandi might be way out of her depth this time. An Olla story by Sean Monaghan, author of "The Juniper".
Incident on Oleander
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ken Creason only wants to get the best samples. The plant chemistry on Oleander is like a treasure trove. Too bad he's picked the wrong plant, in the wrong place. The little Oleands aren't going to give him a second chance. Ken just hopes his own crew will. A science fiction story from the author of "Climbing Blind".
Extradition Chit
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Mason Reid's running transport on Dewent, helping Jean and Abe go visit Abe's grandparents. Gareth and Lesley Coites are not who they seem though. The situation slips quickly out of Mason's hands. An Expansion Space story by Sean Monaghan, author of Gravity Interference.
The Sound of Hooves in the Living Room
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Jason and Alex are on the fast track to rapidly figuring out their get-rich-quick scheme. If only they can get their printer to work. An offbeat story by Sean Monaghan.
Balance ii
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 54,480. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,280. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,960. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,790. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 96,250. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,630. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,530. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,930. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,160. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,490. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,350. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,490. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,470. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,470. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,070. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,770. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,500. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,750. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,450. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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
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Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 13,300. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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".
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