Projects and Rumors of Projects

Okay, some of you have seen John Ringo posting snippets of an MHI related story he’s written on Facebook, and you’ve been asking me about it.

Can’t comment yet. Business stuff.

But yes. It is awesome. :)

And there are two, well, actually three, MHI related projects that I can’t talk about yet because the contracts aren’t all done. But they are also really cool.

I can confirm the new stuff is not the TV show. Those rights are still with Entertainment One and Sky Network, and I’ve not heard anything new from them since the last update where they’d brought in screen writers and moved it from option limbo into development. However, if it isn’t in production soon, that contract is almost up and movie rights will be coming back to me.

Son of the Black Sword eARC available now

The early advanced reader copy of my new fantasy novel Son of the Black Sword is out now from Baen

http://www.baenebooks.com/p-2688-son-of-the-black-sword-earc.aspx

eARCs are the early,not fully proof read, advance copy that goes out to reviewers, but Baen puts them out there for anybody who can’t wait to get their fix. The book isn’t out until October, so this one is out even earlier than usual.

cover by Larry Elmore

cover by Larry Elmore

I’m really excited to see what everyone thinks of this one. I’m really proud of it, and I’ve got a pretty nifty trilogy planned.

Writing Updates, what I’ve done, what I’m working on next

You might have noticed that the blog has been a little weird over the last few days, but that’s because we were moving to a new server. I’ve got some cool stuff I want to start doing on here, but we couldn’t do it on the basic WordPress program.

What I’m working on now:

Last week I wrote two short stories. One about Practical Shooting for Galactic Games (I get to be in an anthology with George Martin and Robert Silverberg?) and a Hammer’s Slammers story for a David Drake anthology (I started reading Hammers Slammers in 1985, so I really nerded out on this one). If you follow me on FB or Twitter then you know the three weeks before that I was doing crazy word counts every day, but that was so that I could get the sequel to Into the Storm out the door for Privateer Press.

Yesterday I did tax stuff. Yay.

Today I am working on a fantasy short story for the upcoming Champions of Aetaltis anthology.

Tomorrow, I am working on the next book after Dead Six and Swords of Exodus with Mike Kupari. (and by work, I mean painting minis while listening to 40 hours of audio books to get myself immersed back into the world, because I have the best job ever). Mike is doing the final edits on his solo space opera that is coming out later this year. I believe the space opera is going to be called Her Brother’s Keeper, but I’m not sure that’s the final title or not, but anyways, it is awesome. Toni loved it.

After the last D6 book is done, then I’ll be concentrating on the next two Monster Hunter novels. I’m doing something a little bit different for those, and I can’t talk too much about them yet, but the plan is to release them within a few months of each other. There are still more books in the series after that.

Sons of the Black Sword will be coming out in October. I’ll be doing another month long book tour for that. There are currently two more planned for that series.I am really excited for you guys to read this. I don’t know the eARC date yet, but as soon as I do I’ll let you know.

I got my Larry Emore cover for Sons, and holy moly, it is cool.

I have plans for another Grimnoir trilogy set in the 1950s, as well as two stand alone novels set in the same universe. Tokyo Raider and Murder on the Orient Elite both gave peeks into what I’ve planned for those.

After that I’ve still got a bunch more books under contract to Baen, but they are further down the line after the stuff that pays all my bills. I’ve got a bunch more books planned.

In related to writing news, I’m going to be teaching a creative writing class at Weber State in May. It will be taught at the Layton campus, but it will also be streamed on the internet. More details to come later. I believe registration starts in a couple of weeks. I’ll post more about the class soon.

What I’ve done in total:

I posted this on Facebook the other day. Curious, I added it up. Since 2008 I’ve written 13 novels:

Monster Hunter International
Monster Hunter Vendetta
Monster Hunter Alpha
Monster Hunter Legion
Monster Hunter Nemesis
Hard Magic
Spellbound
Warbound
Dead Six – with Mike Kupari
Swords of Exodus – with Mike Kupari
Sons of the Black Sword
Into the Storm
Into the Storm 2 (haven’t finalized title)

I’ve also written and sold 23 works of shorter fiction, though I’m suspicious I’m forgetting something on there.

The Losing Side (a Hammers Slammers story for a David Drake anthology forthcoming)
Shooter Ready (Galactic Games forthcoming)
Absence of Light (V Wars 3)
Hold Back the Dark (Privateer Press)
Force Multiplier (V Wars 2)
Father’s Day (Shared Nightmares)
Tokyo Raider (Baen Big Book of Monsters)
Murder on the Orient Elite (Audible)
Detroit Christmas (Baen)
The Worthy (Privateer Press)
Great Sea Beast (Kaiju Rising)
Step Outside (Privateer Press)
Murder in the Honor Fields (Privateer Press)
Dead Waits Dreaming (Space Eldritch 2)
Destiny of a Bullet (Privateer Press)
The Keeper of Names (Shattered Shields)
Instruments of War (Privateer Press)
Sealed with Fire (Crimson Pact)
Son of Fire, Son of Thunder (Crimson Pact)
That Which We Fear (Crimson Pact)
Sweothi City (Baen)
Tanya Princess of the Elves (Baen)
Christmas Noun (Wordfire Press)

There is also the MHI RPG from Hero Games that has several short pieces of MHI fiction that I wrote

At Your Service
Maxim-um Fun
Reckoning Day (love that one, Shelly the Orc will return in another book)
Lawyer Fight

There there is the stuff that I just wrote for fun and stuck on the blog. (though as you can see above, I did end up getting paid for a Christmas Noun)

The Christmas Noun
Christmas Noun 2 The Nounening
Christmas Noun 3D The Gritty Reboot
Christmas Noun 4 Occupy Christmas Noun
Christmas Noun 5 Fifty Shades of Noun Choose Your Own Adventure Edition
Christmas Noun 6 Yes Wendell There Really is a Christmas Noun
Christmas Noun 7 Attack of the Social Justice Noun
The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimenstional Insurance Agent
TAoTS: Arbitration at Mordor Station
TAoTS: Live From KhanQuonCon

Then I wrote all the game fic for Writer Nerd Game Night. My share of those came out to a small novel, but of them there were a few pieces that I was as proud of them as anything I’ve ever written in my life, like:
The Toy Maker’s Craft
Tenets of Bushido
In the Shadow of a Pale Oak
Lessons from the Dojo of the Crab.

And a thousand blog posts.

That’s a lot of words. I’m tempted to add up the actual word counts, but I know that down that path waits only madness.

Final Reminder for Sad Puppies, Hugo Noms are due today!

If you bought a membership, today is the cut off to get your nominations in. You should have your ID and PIN from Sasquan.

Here is our suggested slate.

https://bradrtorgersen.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/sad-puppies-3-the-2015-hugo-slate/

Sad Puppies 3: Nomination DEADLINE and an audio interview with me and Brad.

First and most importantly, if you bought your membership, don’t forget to nominate. We are at the deadline.

Again, here is our suggested slate of nominees. We’ve Book Bombed everything on there. Now go forth and do whatever you want. :)

https://bradrtorgersen.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/sad-puppies-3-the-2015-hugo-slate/ 

And here is an interview with me and Brad Torgersen, where we talked about Sad Puppies.

http://www.adventuresinscifipublishing.com/2015/03/aisfp-289-larry-correia-brad-r-torgersen-sad-puppies/

And interesting little thing to think about, over the last few years of me messing with the system, I think this is the only time I was actually interviewed about the subject and questioned, as opposed to people just guessing or making stuff up. For that reason alone, bravo, Adventures In SciFi Publishing. Well done.

Reminder, Kickstarters with me in them!

I’m a guest in two different projects right now that are being Kickstarted.

Bigfoots!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cinemadirect/epic-mysteries-bigfoot

Redshirts!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1704270231/redshirts-2-leprechauns-revenge

Sad Puppies BOOK BOMB! Best Related Work and Campbell Award for Best New Writer

BOOK BOMB!

This is our last Sad Puppies 3 Book Bomb. Remember, you’ve only got a few more days to get your nominations in for the Hugo awards.

If you are just joining us, a Book Bomb is where we get as many people as possible to get a book on Amazon on the same day, in order to spike the sales rating as high as possible, so that it will end up on some bestseller lists and show up in front of all new readers who wouldn’t normally see it.  Success breeds success, and the author gets new fans.

The Sad Puppies bombs are special because these are the works in the different categories that the Evil Legion of Evil has put forth as suggestions for our Hugo nomination slate. The last two we did went amazing.

Note, not all of these are available on Amazon. If that is the case then we put a link to where you can get it, or something else, so that the author can GET PAID. :)

**Best Related Work** 

This is one of those weird little catch all categories that is often dominated by some really cliquish nonsense. We’ve got some big brain essays, hard science, philosophy, military strategy, and of course Mad Mike.

Transhuman

*****
The Hot Equations: Thermodynamics and Military SF
[Kindle Edition]
by Ken Burnside

RidingTheRedHorse

*****
Wisdom From My Internet
[Kindle Edition]
by Michael Z. Williamson

WisdomFromMyInternet

*****

LettersFromGardner

*****

Why Science is Never Settled
Part 1, Part 2
by Tedd Roberts (BAEN)

*****
**The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer**
The Campbell isn’t actually a Hugo, but is nominated and voted on at the same time, and the award is given at the same time, so it is pretty much the Hugo for best new author. This is the one that I came in dead last for, which was lucky because we were warned if I had won it would have ended literature forever.

Kary English

*****

Eric S Raymond

*****

Jason Cordova

Edit: I accidentally put up the wrong book for Jason Cordova at first. The publisher actually put this one on sale for today’s Book Bomb.

*****
Remember, Amazon has changed how they calculate the sales rank. There is a long delay now. We won’t see any ranking movement until this evening, and hit the highs during the night or tomorrow morning. That has turned out okay because it just gives the authors more attention later. I’ll put the initial rankings up here in a minute.
Transhuman and Subhuman: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,347 Paid in Kindle Store
Riding the Red Horse: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,475 Paid in Kindle Store
Wisdom from My Internet: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,295 Paid in Kindle Store
Letters from Gardner: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,066,078 in Books
Flight of the Kikayon: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,432,174 Paid in Kindle Store
Kaiju Apoclypse: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #315,080 in Books
EDIT: It is now tomorrow. Let’s see how we did:
Transhuman and Subhuman:

Riding the Red Horse:

Wisdom from my Internet

Letters from Gardner

Flighty of the Kikayon

Kaiju Apocalypse

Good work. :)

That’s it. No more Book Bombs. I know you guys are tired.

Remember that there are only a few days left to get your nominations in!

Sad Puppies short story update, free Championship B’tok and Tuesdays with Molakesh eligibility

Apparently Edward’s publisher was so happy about the results of the Book Bomb last week that they put together a FREE Kindle version of the story that was actually nominated. Check it out.

Championship B’tok

[Kindle Edition]

by Edward M. Lerner

Championship


And we had some question about whether Megan Grey’s Tuesdays with Molakesh the Destroyer would be eligible or not.  She cant’ get a straight answer, but it looks like it won’t be eligible until next year.

Hi all! Thanks so much to Larry and Brad for picking my Tuesdays with Molakesh the Destroyer story for the Sad Puppies slate and for sharing the link again here, and thanks to all of you that are checking it out! I just heard from my editor that Molakesh had a huge spike in views, which is pretty amazing. The Hugo Committee wasn’t able to tell me specifically whether it will be eligible this year or next (they have a policy against commenting on specific eligibility), but based on the wording in the rules that an earlier commenter mentioned, my guess is that it will actually be eligible next year. But regardless of all that, I am just so honored that so many of you are enjoying the story. Thanks again!

Mark Your Calenders, Wednesday BOOK BOMB for Sad Puppies Campbell nominees

Our last Sad Puppies 3 Book Bomb will be this Wednesday. This time we’ll be taking a look at the Campbell nominees for best new writer and the best related works.

Mad Mike’s Trigger Warning Shirts, MHI approved

Mad Mike is performing a community service by providing valuable trigger warnings.  http://www.sharppointythings.com/tshirts-Trigger%20Warning.html

Because Mike did these as a result of my provoking people over trigger warnings, with a lack of trigger warnings, by posting pictures of actual triggers, he even used my favorite gun in the whole wide world. (inside joke for those of you who’ve been reading this blog for a LONG time).