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Putting Together a Collection of My Short Fiction

Baen is going to release a collection of my short fiction. The Correia Collection (don’t worry, that’s not going to be the real title) is going to include a bunch of the short stories I’ve written over the years and some new stuff. I’ve published thirty something short stories, and a lot of those were published in anthologies that many of my regular readers didn’t ever see.

Since I sent Monster Hunter Siege off to Reader Force Alpha yesterday, my current project is to put together which short stories I want to include. I’ve got some awesome ones that I’m really proud of.  I’ve got a few that are super bad ass, and it kills me that most of you haven’t had a chance to read them.

I started putting together the list today, but I’ve written way too many to fit them all into one book.

So throwing this out there to the fans here (and I’ll do the same thing on Facebook) which of my stories would you really like to see reprinted in the collection? 

 

 

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Justin Watson
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Justin Watson
12 days 12 hours ago

Tokyo Express and Sweothi City are my favorites. I know Sweothi City is available here, too, but it would still be nice to have it in dead tree format.

Justin Watson
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Justin Watson
12 days 12 hours ago

Ah, sorry! Tokyo Raider. Shoulda checked my audible BEFORE I typed.

Daniel Allred
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12 days 12 hours ago

I want the Vampire Green Beret story you wrote for VWars. Still haven’t been able to read it and it just sounds awesome.

Geoffrey Kidd
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Geoffrey Kidd
12 days 12 hours ago

At least include anything that’s only been available in Audible. I and my fellow hearing-challenged fans will appreciate it. Thank you.

jic
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jic
12 days 12 hours ago

Or those of us who just don’t like audiobooks (I can’t be the only one, can I?).

Ashley
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11 days 20 hours ago

You are not the only one.

jic
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jic
11 days 9 hours ago

Seems like there’s at least ten of us. Maybe we should start a support group?

The Phantom
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11 days 10 hours ago

I second that emotion. I have the audiobooks, I’d like the dead tree too. Because I’m a reader, not a listener. 🙂

Shadowdancer
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4 days 7 hours ago

Same here!

Brian Niemeier
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12 days 12 hours ago

Can you give a ballpark estimate of the release date?

Geoffrey Kidd
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Geoffrey Kidd
12 days 12 hours ago

Yes. I want to know when to start pleading with Toni for an eARC. Or should I just start now. [evil grin]

Michael Prior
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Michael Prior
12 days 12 hours ago

Can we just say all of them?

Andrew
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11 days 8 hours ago

Agreed. So that only those who are strong and worthy can wield the power of the Cjorrieanir.

detroyes
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detroyes
12 days 12 hours ago

First and foremost, any and all short works connected with MHI or Grimnoir should be included. I would even suggest including the Halloween Public Announcement segment from a few years ago (tho it might need a little tweaking for publication). Would reprinting “Weaponized Hell” be a problem, since its a crossover with another (non-Baen) property? If not, definitely include it.

Beyond that, I must confess to being ignorant of your non-MHI, Grimnoir & SotBS work, so I look forward to being enlightened.

jic
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jic
12 days 12 hours ago

” The Correia Collection (don’t worry, that’s not going to be the real title)”

I like it, you should go with it.

detroyes
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detroyes
12 days 12 hours ago

How about Blood-Bath and Beyond?

jic
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jic
12 days 7 hours ago

I have to admit, that’s perfect.

detroyes
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detroyes
12 days 2 hours ago

The cover should depict a firefight with monsters in a big box home decor store. Larry should be in there with a shopping cart full of weapons.

TRX
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TRX
10 days 19 hours ago

“Shop smart. Shop S-Mart!”

J. Carl Henderson
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12 days 11 hours ago

From a “get paid” standpoint, I would suggest having the collection consist of a majority of Monster Hunter universe stories so the book could be honestly marketed under the Monster Hunter banner.

Dan Lane
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Dan Lane
12 days 11 hours ago

Answer seems obvious to me- put in what you can’t leave out this time… and *write more short stories* so you can put together another anthology in a few years or so. Make money now, or make money later? Embrace the power of “and.”

Ygolonac
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Ygolonac
11 days 13 hours ago

I was going to say, “Too many for one? Go for two! Not enough for two? Welp, guess it’s time to fix that. :V”

Looks like we’re gonna need a bigger bookshelf…

Kevin
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Kevin
12 days 9 hours ago

Tanya, Princess of Elves

James R
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James R
12 days 9 hours ago

Murder on the Orient Elite and Tokyo Raider, please!

Hatefuelectrician
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Hatefuelectrician
12 days 8 hours ago

All of them in a 2 book series. 1 book of short fiction that ties into your novels and 1 book of other

Shin
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Shin
12 days 8 hours ago

Put all of them in the eBook version 🙂

Doug Northcote
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Doug Northcote
12 days 5 hours ago

I’d say any/all of the MHI and Grim Noir (Orient Elite For SURE) of course, but very much would like to see the Kaiju and others that I may have missed.

I even bought the Kaiju short story book you did, still haven’t read much of it. Quite a bit darker than I expected with the other stories.

RoadRunner
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RoadRunner
12 days 5 hours ago

I agree that any/all MHI and Grimnoire stories (especially Tanya, Princess of the Elves) need to be in there. I’m not so sure about the Christmas Noun stories, though. I think they deserve their own book.

Thanks for doing this. I love being able to give you my money!

Phil
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Phil
12 days 4 hours ago

It would help if I knew the titles to all of your shorts. I would say any that have been published in anthologies. Any thing that hasnt been released at all.

gbm
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gbm
12 days 4 hours ago

I do not do Audio books so I would very much like to see a print/ebook version of “Murder on the Orient Elite: A Tale of the Grimnoir Chronicles”.

Now to go and beg Toni for as many volumes as it takes to publish your Short Fiction to date.

gbm
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gbm
4 days 8 hours ago

This is from Toni Weisskopf Publisher of Baen in answerer to the above beg:

Your wish is my command (and also my wish, too): first collection will be sometime in 2018, the second 6-9 months later, probably. Note we’re already scheduling the second half of 2018, though.

–Toni

Note she said sometime in 2018.

Shadowdancer
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4 days 7 hours ago

*happy dance~!*

Shawna
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11 days 16 hours ago

I’d say the two Grimnoir shorts (oh wait, three, since there was that Christmas story too) and the Tanya story. So yeah, I guess I’d agree with those who’ve already said anything in the MHI or Grimnoir ‘verses. It’d be cool to see the Warmachine stories too, if possible.

BigFire
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BigFire
11 days 11 hours ago

The 3 Grimnoir short story is also going to be included in the super duper expensive limited edition. I’ve paid for it and now just eagerly await for them to show up on my grubby hands.

Gareth A
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Gareth A
11 days 15 hours ago

Nice idea on the short stories. Wouldn’t mind seeing some of the snippets from the RPG Rulebook, or the Halloween Documentary.

Incidentally, can anyone join Reader Force Alpha? Heard you mention it a few times and wasn’t sure if you were talking about a fan group or not.

SirShades
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SirShades
11 days 11 hours ago

There is a fan group on FB: Monster Hunter International – Hunters Unite.

Reader Force Alpha is an elite group of folks who get first crack at Larry’s novels to check for various forms of error. You don’t ask to join RFA, you get asked…

BigFire
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BigFire
11 days 13 hours ago

I presume Tanya Princess of the Enchanted Forest is going to be included?

gibreaux
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gibreaux
11 days 12 hours ago

Any story with our favorite Elf Princess and a certain orc would be a winner! Talk about star-crossed love!

Cake14N
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Cake14N
11 days 12 hours ago

Why not publish all of them in a multi-volume set? Your fans will buy them and you can go on vacation and think about writing more. Rinse, dry, repeat…

The Phantom
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11 days 10 hours ago

Gettin’ paid -twice- is twice as good as only gettin’ paid. Three times would be even better.

Go get a basket. We all going to throw money now.

Shadowdancer
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4 days 7 hours ago

Apparently, there will be at least two collections in 2018!

Lawson
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Lawson
11 days 10 hours ago

As someone who has read none, is all of them an option?

Lawson
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Lawson
11 days 10 hours ago

Also, there is no such thing as too many for one book.

jic
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jic
11 days 8 hours ago

I know you said that you’re never, ever going to publish that techno-thriller you wrote in college, but how about putting a sample chapter in the collection? Even if it really is as terrible as you say it is, it would at least be interesting to see how you started out, like reading that story H. P. Lovecraft wrote when he was seven.

Kevin Findley
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11 days 7 hours ago

In my best Gary Oldman voice …

“EVERY ONE!!!!!”

richard mcenroe
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richard mcenroe
11 days 4 hours ago

Have you hired a sensitivity editor yet to oversee this publication?

60guilders
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60guilders
9 days 15 hours ago

He has–however, said editor is a manatee (kin to Wendell), whose sole job is to ensure that all gun brands have equal representation.

Moses Lambert
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Moses Lambert
10 days 13 hours ago

ALL of them!!!

jack
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jack
10 days 12 hours ago

hi this is in reference to something you did a while ago. http://monsterhunternation.com/2015/05/06/taught-my-first-creative-writing-class-last-night/ what do i do when nothing is flowing? i’ll be writing something but all of a sudden i have no idea what i want to happen next. is it true that writers block doesn’t exist? what is my problem as far as writing goes?

Vivian Lane
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6 days 8 hours ago

It happens. If you know a scene further down the road, write that and come back to your stuck point later. Or get up and do something. Movement can shake the brain loose. I know someone that gets unstuck in the shower. Another does their best thinking in a rocking chair. The best thing is to not stress out about it or it’ll just get worse.

jack
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jack
14 hours 47 minutes ago

thanks all

Matt
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8 days 10 hours ago

I would like to know if there are some short stories about the time monster hunting was outlawed. What happened? Did Franks have to go on overtime? Were there “underground” companies keeping municipalities safe? Just curious.

Matthew
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Matthew
7 days 14 hours ago

Anything that hasn’t been in treeware, certainly.

Kevin
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Kevin
7 days 13 hours ago

Anything with Tom Stranger, Ed, trailer park elves or tsubo.

Semiba
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Semiba
5 days 13 hours ago

Can you give us a list so we can pick?

Shadowdancer
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4 days 7 hours ago

All of them!

Why yes, I’m greedy for good stories.

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