Straight Out of Tombstone

I am in this anthology of “weird west” stories, and it is a Monster Hunter story. Not only is it an MHI story, but it is chronologically the first MHI story. I finally got to write about Bubba Shackleford and the original Professional Monster Killers.



It is available for pre order now, and has got a great line up.

Forward                                                         David Boop
Bubba Shackleford’s Professional Monster Killers                Larry Correia
Trouble in an Hourglass                                         Jody Lynn Nye
The Buffalo Hunters                                             Sam Knight
The Sixth World                                                 Robert E. Vardeman
Easy Money                                                      Phil Foglio
The Wicked Wild                                                 Nicole Kurtz
Chance Corrigan and the Lord of the Underworld                  Michael A. Stackpole
The Greatest Guns in the Galaxy                                 Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Ken Scholes
Dance of Bones                                                  Maurice Broaddus
Dry Gulch Dragon                                                Sarah A. Hoyt
The Treefold Problem                                            Alan Dean Foster
Fountains of Blood                                              David Lee Summers
High Midnight                                                   Kevin J. Anderson
Coyote                                                          Naomi Brett Rourke
The Key                                                         Peter J. Wacks
Fistful of Warlocks                                             Jim Butcher

Also, Jack asked me to mention tat we are currently offering $10 off shirts in the MHI Swag shop to make room for new swag in 2017! Offer valid while supplies last.

Updates, Christmas Noun tomorrow
Run Forrest Run!

What, no link to the pre order? Making me take an extra step to give you money? Where is the real Larry the C and what have you done with him?


Since I normally hate Westerns, this one is going to have to wait until I’ve scoped a library copy. But dang, that’s a tempting line up….


I am sure they will not be ordinary western in any way.


Clicketh yon imagery in the aboveness, and marvel at the Zon of Ama’s offer to let you order such a tome of wonder fully eight mo.. EIGHT MONTHS? OK, someone track down MHI’s pet Internet Troll, he’s gotta fix this. (Or it’s one of his gags, and thus he’s gotta FIX this.)


I guess it’s a bit early to ask for kindle version link again…

Steven Schmekel

So many books so little time…


First billing in an anthology with Kevin J Anderson and Jim Butcher.

Not bad for a D-list author.


It’s published by Baen, so it’s unsurprising that they gave top billing to one of their top authors. But then again, being unsurprising doesn’t mean it’s undeserved…

Overload in CO

Deadlands Weird West? Or more generic Wild West +?


Wow, that is quite the line up!
Can’t wait to read it.

Ben Smith

The origin story of MHI? Count me in on that. Not to mention some of the other big names out there. Thanks for the heads-up. Looking forward to it!

Daniel Neely

I don’ think it’s going to be the actual origin story, because Bubba started hunting around his home in Alabama; just the oldest one to see print (so far).


I’m a bit surprised that Weston Ochse doesn’t have a story in this anthology, given that he currently lives here in Cochise County, AZ.

Gareth A


Silly question – one of the other series I collect publishes some short stories as novellas and e-books, and later prints them as a collection.

Any chance we’ll see the Monster Hunter short stories like this one as separate novellas? Not saying I won’t buy this book, but I’d like the stories to add into the series on my bookshelf.


I’d like to see all the MHI shorter works collected in a single volume (including the “news interview” transcript from a few years back). I assume at some point that will happen, its just a matter of when theres enough material to justify such a release (though if you throw in the Grimnoir novellas to date, its probably there already).

av willis

well they’re putting together an anthology of stories…


$10 off shirts in the MHI Swag shop to make room for new swag in 2017!

And now you made three birthday presents great. Thanks, Jack!



Also, if Fistful of Warlocks is a Dresden Files story, I expect that Harry and his duster and .45 will cop so much teasing given that everyone’s made the snark that he looks like he walked off the set of El Dorado…

Luke Powell

I believe it’s a Anastasia Luccio story, though maybe he’ll show up in a framing bit…


Both Butcher and Larry C. I will certainly buy it. I can’t wait to see both of them turn in a Western.


Maybe I missed it?

Will there be an EARC.

If so, when?