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Bigfoots, man! and Dead Six gets recognized by the Audies.

A couple of quick updates.

Dead Six was just announced as a finalist for Best Thriller for the Audie Awards. It is because my coauthor, Mike Kupari, and narrator, Bronson Pinchot, are amazing talents. The Audies are like the Oscars of audiobooks.

I’ve been nominated for best novel five times now, and have won two. Since I was mocking a dude with 45 Hugo noms yesterday to demonstrate just how stagnant that pond is, let me save my detractors some Google time, The Audies are a pro, juried award. They’re more like the Academy for the Oscars. So I’ve never campaigned for it, nor would I even know where to start.

Up next, Bigfoots man!

Epic Mysteries 2

I’ll post more about this next week, but I’m on a show about monsters. To clarify, I talk about the myths, legends, and cultural influence of Bigfoot, I don’t actually play Bigfoot.

Moving Spark
LTUE starts tomorrow
frompennsyltucky
Guest
2 years 1 month ago

The Audies that your books receive are always deserved. You have some of the best narrators (though I really wish that Oliver Wyman would be recognized one of these days for MHI), combine that with a truly epic story, and it is seriously magical.

SirShadesDrake
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SirShadesDrake
2 years 1 month ago

I agree, Wyman does as good a job with MHI as Pinchot does with Grimnoir / Dead Six, and he earned some recognition for Nemesis, if for no other reason that performing a Franks-centered book and being able to speak after…

Nomad
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Nomad
2 years 1 month ago

Larry, I have a very off-topic question; Is any “fantasy” work originally published in 14 eligible for the 15’s Hugos?

bluesun
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2 years 1 month ago

“…but I could if I wanted to.”

T.L. Knighton
Guest
2 years 1 month ago

But, the question is: If confronted with Bigfoot, is it OK to set him/her on fire?

Since you haven’t said otherwise, I’m gonna go with “sure, why the hell not.” 😀

Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard
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Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard
2 years 1 month ago

Well, you could try… [Very Big Evil Grin]

T.L. Knighton
Guest
2 years 1 month ago

After what happened with the last critter I lit up…:/ (see Sad Puppies 3 Addendum post for more info)

The Feds have been covering up an entire community being leveled, after all.

Pete
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Pete
2 years 1 month ago

Yeah, but a Sasquatch is not a small furry animal. It’s a LARGE furry animal… A completely different ball of wax.

Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard
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Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard
2 years 1 month ago

Plus, they are “large furry animals” who remain uncaptured. That means that they are *smart* large furry animals. That makes them more dangerous to try to kill/capture.

Note, saying that they’re animals doesn’t mean that they can’t be as Smart (or Smarter) than humans. [Note added because I don’t want them mad at me.]

Bruce
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Bruce
2 years 1 month ago

I’m going to recommend against. Big Foot gets a little upset when you throw things at him, too.

T.L. Knighton
Guest
2 years 1 month ago

Oh sure. Kill my fun.

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basara549
2 years 1 month ago

Yeah, they’ve been known to throw end-loader tires across ravines – with the wheel hubs still in them…

Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard
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Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard
2 years 1 month ago

Oh, Jim Butcher introduced a Bigfoot character in some Dresden short stories.

He is intelligent and possesses magic on a level that Harry doesn’t want to mess with.

Fortunately, he’s a nice guy and hired Harry to look after his son by a human woman. Note, she was a willing partner of the Bigfoot. [Wink]

Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik
2 years 1 month ago

Ah, so that’s where all that Bigfoot porn comes from . . . 😉

Shadowdancer Duskstar / Cutelildrow
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Well, yeah. You know what they say about foot size and… a certain other male attribute’s size in relation to foot size…

I wonder now if that Bigfoot has a PUFF exemption.

Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard
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Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard
2 years 26 days ago

Different universes, but I suspect his people would have a PUFF exemption. IE they don’t cause trouble unless the person “asks for it”. [Evil Grin]

T.L. Knighton
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2 years 26 days ago

VICTIM BLAMING! 😀

Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik
2 years 1 month ago

Well, Steve Austin tore Bigfoot’s arm off the first time they met.

Don
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Don
2 years 1 month ago

Yeah but he was a stinking robot. Or his arm was at least. One thing I noticed was that despite that it was a hollywood tv production and ten plus years later the Patterson film was still more realistic.

Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik
2 years 25 days ago

’70s TV. (shrugs)

Waldors
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Waldors
2 years 1 month ago

Why would you want to set bigfoot on fire, they are like The Dude of the natural world, they actually come pretty close to being that hairy too!

T.L. Knighton
Guest
2 years 1 month ago

Simply because Larry didn’t tell us we couldn’t.

I mean, isn’t that enough of a reason?

Patrick Chester
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Patrick Chester
2 years 1 month ago

…have you seen what happens to those pesky kids in the “Messin’ With Sasquatch” commericals?! O_o

T.L. Knighton
Guest
2 years 1 month ago

Those kids aren’t as well armed as the average visitor to MHN.

c taylor
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c taylor
2 years 1 month ago

Congratulations! Do you get a little gold statue of Major Murphy if you win?

Guess
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Guess
2 years 1 month ago

John scalzi got nominated in the SF category. Hope you both win.

cspschofield
Guest
2 years 1 month ago

Anyone here like the Barry Ween version of Bigfoot?

richard mcenroe (@richard_mcenroe)
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As the Creator of MHI, Larry, you are obligated to at least wrestle a Bigfoot on-camera. Wear something distinctive so the audience doesn’t get confused.

Guest
2 years 1 month ago

Yeah, maybe the Destro getup from Halloween a couple of years ago. That’s a fitting look for the International Lord of Hate.

Nomad
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Nomad
2 years 1 month ago

can someone tell me why this image is the top one when I search for a picture using ” reflective harness on a gorilla ” as my search string… So much for the gag I guess…

http://www.robinsonsequestrian.com/hyviz-waistcoat.html

pseudotsuga
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pseudotsuga
2 years 1 month ago

Gee, Larry, you sound like a regular scholar! Where’d you go to school to get your BA in Bigfoot myths and legends? 🙂
(I wonder why the producers decided you’d be a good source for this, if it wasn’t for your size and murder-hobo-Sasquatch demeanor? )

Tim Sipes
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Tim Sipes
2 years 1 month ago

Sorry, but Andre the Giant’s Bigfoot vs The Six million Dollar Man (Couch Change Man by today’s government standards) set a bar that no one’s been able to meet since.

David M
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David M
2 years 1 month ago
Larry, Lord of the Correa’s stood upon his porch and surveyed his domain, Yard Moose Mountain, and it was good. A rustle in the shrubbery startles Larry, and before him is a large hairy hominid. “Chill , Larry! For I am your long lost cousin, Snowflake. Get thee to a Bigfoot show and tell your minions to stop fucking shooting at us. And don’t set us fire and shit like that. The large caliber bullets sting real bad, and pisses us off.” Larry nods, “Forsooth, I will tell my minions, and they will suffer my wrath if they disobey me.”
speaker4thedead
Guest
2 years 1 month ago

I was very disappointed, overall, with the choices this year. They are not bad picks, but there are BETTER picks… The newest Iron Druid book not being on this list is just plain shameful. But even ignoring the fantasy side of it, the sci-fi choices are… just plain silly.

Guest
2 years 1 month ago

Nominate what YOU want. Who knows, there may be a silent majority out there who agrees with you.

Keith Glass
Guest
2 years 1 month ago

Well, just spent two of my Audible Credits, got both Dead Six and Swords now. ..

grendel
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grendel
2 years 1 month ago

Larry I love MHI and Grimnoir, but I think Dead Six and Swords of Exodus are your best work. Heart thumping action, I tell ya. One quibble though: the protagonists always punch their gun out and take aim even when fighting at arms length, which seems awkward. Maybe that’s how pros do, but me, I’d occasionally take a shot from an awkward position if I was fighting for my life in a small room. That’s all, that’s my only beef with all your work, so there ya go.

richard mcenroe (@richard_mcenroe)
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That’s a good way to wind up with asymmetrical love handles.

Mike
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Mike
2 years 25 days ago

Congrats! Personally I loved “Dead Six” and am really looking forward to the 3rd in the series.

Cadeyrn
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Cadeyrn
2 years 23 days ago

Mark this as an additional vote in favor of the third book in the series. There was a bit of a cliffhanger and my manicure isn’t really holding up well under the strain…

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