Okay, by popular demand, here are the Monster Hunter Nation posts that you folks seem to love. Fiction and short stories are over on the other tabs.
“What the Hoon?” A guide for newcomers to some of the more common inside jokes around here.
Book Bomb Shelter
A consolidated list of all the Book Bombs from the past
Book Bomb Shelter
Analyzing My Royalties
What defines a successful author?
Correia on the Classics, or why I think high school English sucks: https://monsterhunternation.com/2011/01/12/correia-on-the-classics/
What do fans and authors owe each other? https://monsterhunternation.com/2017/11/13/a-capitalist-novelists-guide-to-fan-expectations-and-how-not-to-be-a-douche/
How Writers Get Paid- a Fisking
Why are there so many Mormon writers?
How to Write Your Author Bio
How to Deal With Review Assassins https://monsterhunternation.com/2021/05/12/writer-advice-how-to-deal-with-review-assassins/
These are big posts that I’ve done when somebody has had a How To writing question. These started kind of small, and then went completely nuts. Sometimes the discussion in the comments is way smarter than anything I said.
#1 1st vs. 3rd Person https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/04/30/ask-correia-writing-stuff-1st-vs-3rd-person/
#2 Gun Stuff for Writers https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/05/05/ask-correia-2-writing-gun-stuff/
#3 Sci-Fi Weapons https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/05/14/ask-correia-3-sci-fi-weapons/
#4 Idea Management https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/05/27/ask-correia-4-idea-management/
#5 Writing Villians that Rock https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/06/14/ask-correia-5-writing-villains-that-rock/
#6 Writing Action https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/06/25/ask-correia-6-writing-action/
#7 The Ending https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/07/14/ask-correia-7-the-ending/
#8 The evils of Mary Sue https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/08/04/ask-correia-8-the-evils-of-mary-sue/
#9 Character Development https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/08/27/ask-correia-9-character-development/
#10 How do you get published? https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/11/18/ask-correia-10-how-do-you-get-published/
#11 Time Management for Writers https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/12/21/ask-correia-11-time-management-for-writers/
#12 The Writing Process https://monsterhunternation.com/2011/04/14/ask-correia-12-the-writing-process/
#13 Ripping Off Ideas https://monsterhunternation.com/2013/04/29/ask-correia-13-ripping-off-ideas/
#14 How to be a Professional Writer https://monsterhunternation.com/2013/07/18/ask-correia-14-how-to-be-a-professional-author/
#15 Pacing https://monsterhunternation.com/2013/08/27/ask-correia-15-pacing/
#16 Outlining vs Pantsing https://monsterhunternation.com/2014/03/20/ask-correia-16-outlining-vs-pantsing
#17 Writing for the ear https://monsterhunternation.com/2017/01/18/ask-correia-17-writing-for-the-ear-tweaking-your-writing-to-work-better-in-audiobook-form/
#18 World Building https://monsterhunternation.com/2017/04/27/ask-correia-18-world-building/
Random Funny Stuff
Lagoon, it’s what fun is until it kicks you in the groin: https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/06/17/lagoon-its-what-fun-is-until-it-kicks-you-in-the-groin/
The WALL OF FLAME Challenge!!!!! My account of how I tried to eat the hottest thing on Earth. https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/02/23/wall-of-flame-challenge/
Shopping at Ikea. https://monsterhunternation.com/2008/11/18/ikea-sweadish-for-wait-in-line/ I was #1 on Google for the misspelling of the word Swedish!
Gun Related Stuff
I spent many years as a firearms instructor and owning a gun store, so I’m pretty opinionated on these topics. These are some of my favorites that ended up on the MHN.
An Opinion on Gun Control. This is the one that got read over a million times in 3 weeks. This is the monster post of all posts: https://monsterhunternation.com/2012/12/20/an-opinion-on-gun-control/
An Opinion on Suppressors. https://monsterhunternation.com/2017/09/26/an-opinion-on-suppressors-and-the-hearing-protection-act/#comments
A Handy Guide for Liberals Who Are Suddenly Interested in Gun Ownershiphttps://monsterhunternation.com/2016/11/14/a-handy-guide-for-liberals-who-are-suddenly-interested-in-gun-ownership
HK. Because you suck and we hate you https://monsterhunternation.com/2007/10/09/hk-because-you-suck-and-we-hate-you/ (still the single biggest number of hits of anything I’ve ever written, and it is from 2007. Struck a nerve on this one!)
Internet Gun Culture Advice
Carbine vs. Shotgun vs. Pistol for home defense https://monsterhunternation.com/2007/09/20/carbine-vs-shotgun-vs-pistol-for-home-defense/
Roleplaying for CCW, its not just for geeks anymore! https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/09/23/role-playing-for-ccw-its-not-just-for-geeks-anymore/
Fisking the University of Utah Editorial About Guns Again
Fisking A Gun Control Editorial
Fisking Another Ignorant Gun Control Editorial
This could go into the next section for Idiot Trolls, but here is my favorite Furry the Teutonic Panda Bear https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/11/02/more-fun-with-trolls-furry-the-teutonic-panda-bear/
Fisking the Deseret News Anti-CCW Article
Politics, Fisking, and Idiot Trolls
I can get a little political at times, and I’ve really ticked off a lot of people. These are some of my personal favorite rants. Fisking stupid people is one of my hobbies. I have a 3rd degree black belt in Fisk. Can’t help myself.
English vs Social Justice
Approaching Peak Woke
Fisking one of the many dumb hot takes on the Rittenhouse case https://monsterhunternation.com/2021/11/21/fisking-one-of-the-many-dumb-hot-takes-on-the-rittenhouse-case/
People really don’t understand how audits work, and the media likes it that way https://monsterhunternation.com/2021/09/27/people-really-dont-understand-how-audits-work-and-the-media-likes-it-that-way/
This Week in Politics – It’s all Bullshit and we’re Fucked https://monsterhunternation.com/2021/09/10/this-week-in-politics-its-all-bullshit-and-were-fucked/
Where have all the Biden Voters gone? https://monsterhunternation.com/2021/08/30/where-have-all-the-biden-voters-gone/
The 2020 Election (part 1) https://monsterhunternation.com/2020/11/05/the-2020-election-fuckery-is-afoot/
The 2020 Election (part 2) https://monsterhunternation.com/2020/11/09/election-2020-the-more-fuckery-update/
George Orwell was an optimist https://monsterhunternation.com/2020/10/15/george-orwell-would-have-thought-this-weeks-plot-is-too-far-fetched/
No, You Idiots, That’s Not How Taxes Work https://monsterhunternation.com/2020/09/28/no-you-idiots-thats-not-how-taxes-work-an-accountants-guide-to-why-you-are-a-gullible-moron/
About My Tone On Social Media https://monsterhunternation.com/2020/08/25/about-my-tone-on-social-media/
The Internet Arguing Checklist https://monsterhunternation.com/2013/09/20/the-internet-arguing-checklist/
The Three Cooters Theory of Internet Discourse https://monsterhunternation.com/2019/07/16/the-three-cooters-theory-of-internet-discourse/
Here I break down why my readership is a bunch of racist hatemongers https://monsterhunternation.com/2009/09/16/it-doesnt-matter-what-we-say-anyway/
Ending Binary Gender in Fiction, or How to Murder Your Writing Career https://monsterhunternation.com/2014/01/28/ending-binary-gender-in-fiction-or-how-to-murder-your-writing-career/
My simple rules for understanding racism https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/01/13/correias-simple-rules-for-understanding-racism/
Understanding terrorism is as easy as understanding racism! https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/03/26/understanding-terrorism-is-as-easy-as-understanding-racism/
Then there the times that I’ve fought with the greatest idiot-troll of all time. Ladies and Gentlemen, NICKWOLF! https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/07/27/diary-of-an-unhinged-imbecile-by-nickwolf-with-special-commentary-by-larry-correia/
And again! https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/08/04/nickwolf-replies/
But wait, there’s MORE! https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/09/15/nickwolf-returns-again-with-special-commentary-by-larry-correia/
And from Facebook we have the special snowflake that is Forrest. https://monsterhunternation.com/2016/12/13/run-forrest-run
Why Won’t Men Read My Preachy Literati Bullshit?
Fisking Ms. Magazine vs. Ironman 2 https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/05/18/ms-magazine-vs-iron-man-2/ (yep, they still hate me over there)
Fisking the Crap Out Of Obama’s Socialized Medicine Commercial
Fisking Slate Over Public Schools
Fisking the NYT- It Isn’t Just Me, My Whole Religion Can’t Be Real Writers
Fisking the HuffPo Because JK Rowling Is Nice And I’m Not”
Fisking the Guardian’s Village Idiot (pt I)
Fisking the Guardian’s Village Idiot (pt II)
Fisking NPR About Latinos In The Movies
Fisking Tor.com- GenCon Isn’t Racist
Fisking the Guardian’s Village Idiot Again
Fisking the Guardian Again- This Time For H.P. Lovecraft
Fisking The Social Justice Warrior Racist Reading Challenge
Fisking the Huffpo- Because Writers Need To Get Paid
Fisking the Latest Diversity in Sci-Fi Freak Out
Fisking the Huffpo Snooty Rant About Self Publishing
Fisking the ‘Stop Telling Poor People to Cook’ Doofus (with Special Guest My Mom
Fisking the New Yorker in Defense of Delicious Chicken
172 thoughts on “Best of MHN”
On the evening of the full moon when Earl and Julie visit Owen at his apartment in Dallas, Earl obviously had to leave before he werewolfed out, but where did he have time to go so he wouldn’t eat anyone?
Shane, not revealed in MHI, but in MHA I go through what Earl’s fall back plans are if he is stuck away from home. 🙂
Thanks, I appreciate your answer. I bought the rtf E-ARCS for MHV and Hard Magic from Baen as well as another e-book copy of MHI. I have copies of all three in my phone. I spend sixteen plus hours a week in dialysis so it helps to have good books to pass the time. Each station has DirecTV basic, but repeats of “Charmed” & “Buffy” don’t do much for me. “Supernatural” repeats are a little better, but I’ve seen them all. You mentioned the E-ARC of MHA is coming up. I’m really looking forward to it. I’d also love to see more Tom Stranger segments. They’re great fun. I’m in the middle of “I Am Not A Serial Killer” and will pick up the other two in a few days. Thanks for pointing them out.
loved that book happy to find out about earl and his past but i cant wait to read more about my favorite character ever owen
In monster hunter alpha it says that he has a lock box in his truck that he goes to. In alpha the deputy was put in that box.
In Alpha, he discusses a portable cage that he takes with him to Michigan.
Into the holding box on the back of his truck ????
There was enough time to get a pizza delivered and to talk while eating most of the pizza, so there was probably at least an hour or two before sundown/moonrise.
Earl either drove his truck to an isolated spot and used the secure safety box he has, or there was an MHI branch with a secure room to stay in.
are the old ones in yor stories Lovecraft inspired?
Yep. They certainly are.
Larry are you going to be signing books at dragoncon?
Yep, I sure am.
Except for your 1st novel, I’ve read the rest as an ARC. I know “Dead Six” is available thru Amazon as pre-order. Will Baen (or at least a non-Kindle source) also be offering it? Thanks.
I just found your work on Audible. I drive a lot so I listen a lot. You really bring it man. I am looking forward to seeing Alpha on Audible. Any Idea when it will make it to Audible?
I believe July 26th.
You just made me a very happy Jr. Monster Hunter. (If middle aged men can be Juniors.)
I really dig your work. I hope to be a fan of your for a loooong time.
Hi Larry, My housemates and I absolutely love MHI books. I mean love them. Any way i’m a photographer and my roommate is a prop weapon modder his nerf guns are evil looking anyway. We were looking into airsoft weapons so that we can make MHI props I really want to make the abomination.
One of the things I like about your two main Z and Jake the characters are big men. I’m a big guy ex-military and I’m so tired of the wiry characters big men hit hard and not just the kung fu fodder. 🙂
We are also working on some concepts on making prop MHI body armor.
We want to do our own portrait me the big guy as Z and my housemate as Earl we’ll see how it goes.
One thing I have MHI on audible
If I remember the abomination it is a Saiga 12 Full auto shotgun with light and 40 mm grenade launcher with a side flip silver knife.
When it flips is the blade vertical or horizontal? We we’re thinking vertical because horizontal would take up to much room are we right on that? if it is horizontal what is the height of the blade.
Thank you for reading.
It flips to the side of the handguard and folds flat into a recess. So if I’m understanding the question, then it is horizontal.
Total non-gun-guy … I’d understood it as a sort of switchblade-bayonet.
Do not be standing in the arc of the blade as it deploys, eh?
Thank you Larry,
I get it now we were thinking it was directly under the barrel so it would be just off center of the barrel.
Thank you for the reply we are ordering alpha later today. When we get the mod done we’ll share 🙂
Looks like a redesign on the forearm a-comin’… so much for “Keepin’ It Simple.” LOL
Jason, are you a member at THR or WTA? If so, post your username and I’ll shoot you a note to see about putting heads together–I’m working up an Abomination build in live-iron.
Nope not a member what are they maybe I’ll join 🙂
Jason, THR is TheHighRoad.org and WTA is WeTheArmed.com , both fine Internet firearms forums. WTA is the Mecca of MHI fanfic…
just finished MHA…. WOW!!
plz keep them comming
loved the new book. cant wait for more. I really like the accurate weapon description’s. that is hard to find in a book or hollywood. keep up the good work. you have a customer for life.
Just finished MHA…Frustrating ending I must say but AMAZING freaking book. Can you say whose point of view the next book will be written in? Will it be Harbinger again or back to Owen or someone new?
Next up is Monster Hunter: Legion (written from Owen’s POV)
Then comes Monster Hunter: Nemesis (Franks’ story)
Thank you Larry just got the MHA in the mail. I really need a good read. Up to my eyeballs in work on my home and business development barely any time to go to the range. Thanks. I think the patch will go on my shooting jacket.
oohhh Franks story now that sounds interesting. Larry if I order a autographed book from you can I specify which one. I would like to get an autographed copy of the first and 2nd MHI book I just got MHA in the mail and my patches 😉
Mr. Correia, being one who enjoys both SF on many varieties (I would locate the Monster Hunters at the borderline between Science Fiction and Magical Fantasy.), and guns (Hey, pistol practice is the best fun a man can have whilst standing up and with one’s trousers on.), I wish to thank you for the Monster Hunter series. I will admit that one aspect of the world of your series made me angry, and that is the background of suppression of the “truth” (in the world of the series) by aggressive action of the government. Is that a stand-in for the attitudes of the governments of the world toward UFOs?
Too, given that I cheerfully acknowledge you know more about this, I ask you whether it is in fact true that the full-house 10mm will beat the handgun which fires it, to death? I had heard this from many people before I retired, because I had put together on paper a “dream gun,” and had started enquiries toward accumulating the parts for it; but the plans attracted critics around the same time my cash stash disappeared in the maw of a hospitalization insurance shortfall. During most of my working life, I carried a .38″ Special revolver.
If you have a solid gun designed for 10mm, it isn’t a problem. The issue was with early ones like the Delta Elite, which would start to have frame problems.
‘m sure you hear this a million times but i just finished mhi alpha and i’m already reaady for the next book. when do you expect the next one to be out?
I just finished Vendetta and I’m excited to start Alpha! Good stuff!
I absolutely LOVE your MHI books. i found them when Vendetta came out, and have thoroughly enjoyed the series, especially this last twist by producing a Harbinger based book. I look forward to you producing a lot more for this series. And i hope you will continue to find powerful inspiration to keep going.
P.S.- i’ve always wanted a book containing extensive gun battles AND high levels of detail. Thank You so much.
I just finished reading Monster Hunter Venteda, I became a fan after Monster hunter International. I would like to know if there will be any more Monster Hunters to follow.
Monster Hunter Alpha is out now. Monster Hunter Legion will be out in September 2012.
I’m almost done reading MHI and I love it. I have a couple of comments. When they came to Corinth to visit the Elf Queen, why didn’t they fly to Tupelo where they have rental car companies at the airport? Booneville’s airport is little more than a paved airstrip out in the country. Boonevegas doesn’t have any car rental places.:) It’s also dry, you can’t buy beer at the Piggly Wiggly. (There may be a few good ole boys that can hook you up, though.) You can buy beer at Walmart in Corinth.
I’ve been to Burnsville and Iuka, which are both east of Corinth on 72, I can believe that trailer trash elves live there. There’s also a “gravity hill” over there, but the first place I thought of when they were headed for a mystical place north of Tupelo, was Witch Dance off the Natchez Trace.
Witt, you got me. 😀 Alternative universe. There was a place to pick up an Escort and you could get beer at the Piggly Wiggly. :
I give you a hard time, but I’m proud that someone wrote something about my area that didn’t involve Elvis. John Ringo wrote Princess of Wands, that character was from Tupelo and lived in Ridgeland, near Jackson. Ringo made a few mistakes about Tupelo, too, so you’re in good company. 🙂
I love all your books.
Question: in the Grimnoir Chronicles why does not a Heavy or Gravity Spiker like Jake Sullivan, with his control of gravity, use it to fly through the air like Superman?
It would expend too much energy. (and Sullivan wouldn’t want to stick out or be a target) 🙂
Thanks, I now have MHA in my phone, too. I’ve been in the hospital three month as of 12/16. I finally got web access a couple of days ago, so I haven’t had a chance to download D6 and Spellbound yet. I hope to get them by Friday. I’m looking forward to MHL so keep up the good work. Have yourself a wonderful Christmas and the twelve days that follow.
As a self-proclaimed monster and myth specialist (AKA an unemployed English major), I must say that I absolutely ADORE your books! You put so much knowledge and research into your novels, not to mention love, so how can I not love them back?
Just wanted to say thank you for brightening up my life!
How did you come to use the Copper Country as the location for the Alpha novel? Have you spent time there?
Never been there, but I had a couple of friends from Calumet.
Please tell me how to pronounce Auhangamea.
Hi Mr Correia, thank you for the really wonderful books. I love both the Hard Magic and the MHI series and look forward to more books. I’m from Malaysia and hope that you will be able to incorporate some of the many myths and legends from Asia (and not only from China and Japan). I’m looking forward to the next book from you.
I’d love to mix some Malaysian mythology in there. The monster legends of south east Asia and the pacific are awesome. I can promise that there will be some in the future. 🙂
Mr Correia, that would be awesome to see monsters from South East Asia. The Malays have some really scary monsters like the Penanggalan. The Thais, Indonesians and Filipinos have variations of the same monster. Looking forward to see some of these south east Asian monsters 🙂
Are the rumors of a zombie attack at the Democratic National Convention true? I was giggling to myself about what a bunch of zombies our representative government had turned itself into. Out of the blue I wondered how your might write it….
Anyway. I am looking forward to reading more of everything you write.
Mr. Correia, I was wondering, why aren’t your books on the kindle?
Garland, they are on Kindle, go to Baen.com, his books are there and cheaper than at Amazon. 🙂
Hey Larry, I read the newest Monster Hunters online on the baen website and freakin loved it! when do you think the 5th monster hunters book will be available online? lol
It will probably be availalbe a couple of months after I finish writing it. 🙂
I can’t wait! Have you thought about writing an MHI handbook?
he did write an MHI Handbook, btw.
Correction: Steven S. Long wrote it, with Larry’s approval.
Any Idea when Monster Hunter Legion will be out on audio book format? Love you books thanks!!
Should be out in September right around the same time as the book.
Mr. Correia, I’m not on board with your politics, and I never developed the romantic attachment to firearms that you have, but I’m thinking we both spent too many of our juvenile hours watching monster movies on late night tv. I’m looking forward to the new book. Thanks for bringing the old-time scary things back, and for keeping monsters monstrous, and your heroes heroic. I’ve also enjoyed your Grimnoir series, super-people in an alternate history, what’s not to like? Great action sequences in both series. Question: why set the latter series in the 1930s? Any particular reason?
Thanks. I’ve got no problem with anyone who disagrees with me. I love to discuss politics with rational folks. I save my rants and fisking for the willfully obnoxious. 🙂
Grimnoir is set in the ’30s because I’ve always been fascinated by the time period. Then one day I was brainstorming an epic fantasy series with Mike Kupari and my son was reading an issue of Noir Spiderman.
Thanks for your reply. I also enjoy a sane, logical debate with people who disagree with me. I find it much more fun than preaching to the choir. Keeps me sharp, too. We all necessarily operate on the assumption that we are right, but, as Ben Franklin once said, every now and again we should entertain the humbling thought that we might be wrong. Again, looking forward to the next book, I’ve already pre-ordered it.
My hat is off to anyone who can weave the grit of a 40’s era gumshoe with airships, Flash Gordon style SciFi and Magic. It is good stuff IMHO, looking forward to the next installation.
Also Mr C. Those Monsters aren’t hunting themselves. We need some more OZP and company soon!
Thanks for your great work, looking forward to more.
Please get your books on the NOOK, love your writing keep it going.
They are. Go to http://www.baen.com and you can grab them for your Nook there. Cheap and DRM free.
How does that work, i have never tried to download from a different location other than Barnes and Noble?
They have detailed instructions on the Baen page. You can either dump them onto your computer, and I know there is also a way to mail them directly to the device.
love your work mr correia,glad to read on your blog that you’re diligently working on the new stuff,cause i am cought up:)
the eternal curse of a writer is fans saying”hurry up on the next novels”
the eternal curse of a fan is waiting for the next one.
keep your powder dry sir
I purchased the Monster Hunter series on Audible, and i listen to them while i paint- i must have listened to them 10 times each! Great work, very inspiring stuff- I’m actually going to be tattooing a lusca on one of my buddies tomorrow and were both super excited about it 🙂
Any chance that Dead Six will show up as an Audible book?
Not yet. That is their call, not mine.
I’ve found lines in all of the Monster Hunter books that my family has used for YEARS! Totally hilarious, since we sorta just pass the same beat up copies between us:)
Love your monster hunter books, and since your doing an RPG, here are some other series in the same genre that have RPGs. The Bureau 13 series came out as a RPG in 1983 and several great books by Nick Pollotta (I love in one book where they kill the aircraft carrier the enemy wizard animated by teleporting into the engine room and pumping 10 gallons of concentrated poison into the fuel system!). The original may be hard to find but a D20 reprint came out in 2008. Another one is a set of low budget films Demon Hunters & Demon Hunters: Dead Camper Lake by Dead Gentlemen Productions has its own RPG by Margeret Weis Productions that came out recently (Has a great introduction DVD included), and you can find it on sale at Paizo.com
In your MHI books you mention that religious items work on vampires depending on faith and type, an idea I’ve seen before and which makes sense. My question is two fold, since so many workship the stuff, could a congressman hold off a vampire with money and how large a bill would it have to be? I expect it would at least be a 50 if not a 100. The things that pop into a mind when trying to get through 8 hours at work.
Hello Larry, you are my favorite author writing at this time, in truth no one comes even close…I am currently reading Hard Magic and loving every second of it, I have to say that I was shocked that the artist who drew the pale horse “Harkeness” misspelled his name, this occurs on page 155, I almost fell out of my LazyBoy and that’s hard to do! I sincerely hope that you are never failed in this manner again…
when is the next MHI book coming out andI think a Franks book kinda like what you did with earl in alpha would be awesome.
That is what the next book is about. Monster Hunter Nemesis. Coming 2014.
sweeet 🙂 i cant wait !!!
First of all, love everything I have read from you so far. I can’t wait for more and more and more!!!!! Do have a bit of a bone to pick with you though. One would think that since your two mains are big huge dudes then you would be offering more clothes for big huge dudes. There are some shirts that come in 5xl but not many and none of the real awesome ones. How can I get some of the MHI stuff in gigantor size? And another thing, somebody really needs to proof Bronson Pinchot’s reading on the audible version. It really grates on my nerves to hear him say bar instead of B.A.R. and 30-oh 6 instead of 30-ought six. Other than that, he has done a wonderful job voicing your characters.
The reason for no big shirts is that we’ve just been using CafePress, so we’re kind of limited to what they offer.
I don’t really have any part of the audio production, so that’s out of my hands. You’ve got to admit though, he does an incredible job on it though. 🙂
Hi! New to this site (a couple of posts elsewhere), but I want to throw in my own thanks for the fun of the MHI series; especially since I’m a Birmingham, AL resident. Having such fun located in my neck of the woods is a hoot, even though you had to ‘modify’ certain names like Desoto Caverns just south of here! Looking forward to more books, both MHI and Grimnoir!
I stumbled upon the MHI audible edition by accident – best accident I have ever had! Terrific book that I couldn’t stop listening to. Not to mention, it led me here for some refreshing commentary. I have thoroughly enjoyed both and look forward to more.
Thanks and keep ’em coming!
Larry, I just want to thank you for a couple of very entertaining series. Both my husband and I listen to MHI and the Grimnoir Chronicle series from audible.com, and we try to listen at the same rate so to discuss the books, and so as not to give up spoilers to each other. My husband is a gun-nut, and I know nothing about them, so many of our conversations while listening to MHI deal with him explaining weaponry in detail to me. You are one of the rare writers that can’t put books out fast enough for our needs and desires. You are greatly appreciated!
Awesome blog & books! Here is a blog you’d like, conservative and worth the read. http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/
Aside from that, I’d like to see a short story where Owen can’t sleep because he feels guilty about Loco, so he goes to the trailer park elf queen to get access to the alp world for a rescue. Could take Ed along too…
I think this is the appropriate section to write this question, what is your policy on Fanfiction?
A few months ago I got monster hunter international for my birthday and I just finished reading Monster Hunter Legion, the monster hunter series is honestly one of the only book series I’ve ever read all the way through. Unlike most books I read these ones kept me very entertained with all the action and monster fight scenes and it wasn’t a drag to read. While I was reading it was hard for me to stop because of how mindblowingly awesome every page was. The characters were all so developed and interesting and the main character was really relateable. I was amazed with the gun detail and wasnt expecting that vivid detail out of a monster book. I think these books were all 5/5 stars. I am really loking forward ro the 5th book and will definitely pre order it if possible.
Love all of your books I work 12 hrs a day mon thurs on a factory floor so quality audio books are a must and you are the best really hope to see a new book in 2014
i love your monster hunter series, BUT i prefer buying your novels in paperback! i just wish book sellers would let us know WHEN the paperback version is coming out!
Hi Larry my wife and I met you at Uncle Hugos in Minnesota….my tattoo is on your website. Very cool! Just wondering when your going to give people the opportunity to get their name in one of your books. Im all in brother!
ps im getting the mission statement tattooed under the logo
I picked up Monster Hunter: Nemesis after generally not being as thrilled with MH as the Grimnoir Chronicles. I hope Mr Corrirra returns to that world someday, although it was wrapped up so perfectly, that its probably best left the way it is. MH has a bug for me. That “mission” of keeping muggles in the dark about spooky things. Its wrong, somehow. It really wouldn’t matter if more people knowing would”blur the lines”, and make it easier for supernatural critters to enter or what not. You could never ever have a good enough reason to keep knowledge in the hands of the elite few. That thinking is icky.
Besides, most people would be happy to find out they were going to go to Hell when they died. Its a lot better then what most of us believe deep down; That there is nothing beyond the physical. We all fear we are not going to Hell or Heaven or anywhere. Just to not existing. So no matter how scary a monster, its a lot scarier then the knowledge that there are no monsters…which also means there are no supernatural possibilities of any kind, including religion. Maybe thats too picky. Its not meant to be a serious theological work, obviously. Still, the way the Grimnoir novels dealt with pedestrian knowledge worked much better for me. Nemesis is a nice book. Franks is very funny, and a great character. Looking forward to the other things Mr Corrierra may write outside MH also.
Come to think of it…The Bible tells us that there are such things as demons and Leviathan is described in it. So if the knowledge that demons really exist is a bad thing for humanity, as it blurs these lines, and anglels hire Franks to make sure that doesn’t happen….then how come that information is in the Bible? See? Doesn’t that snag a bit? I know I’m overthinking it. But thoughts like that crop up as one reads…..
The Deal (with God) wasn’t to keep monsters secret. It was to chase them from Earth. The Contract (with Ben Franklin) was to work for the proto-MCB. I’ve never specified if the government’s First Reason is correct or not. The MCB thinks it is. Many think they’re wrong.
Now that is interesting.
So, what do you think? Is it wrong? Now I haven’t read MH in a very long time. I remember liking it, but sadly I think I read Fred Saberhagen’s Dracula Files at an impressionable age, so I never could think of vampires as evil ever again. But this makes it sound so interesting, I think I must pick them back up!
Hey Mr. Correia!
I just finished Nemesis. Now I am taking it from the top and starting through again. I really enjoyed stepping out of the MHI team for a bit and getting the perspective of another mainstay.
One thing I have been wondering about since reading your books is what political orientation many of the monsters you depict might have. It could be fun to explore sometime I suppose.
You are building quite a fun universe here. I am looking forward to my next opportunity to experience the Monster Hunter world. I sure enjoy your work and look forward to your future offerings.
Dave in Indy
I just wanted to say I have bought all you books and love them. Thanks for the great stories and hope to read more in the future. Although I was wondering if you had read any works by Michael Clary author of the Guardian Interviews series? I enjoyed them and highly recommend them to anyone who likes the Monster Hunter series.
Thanks again for the great works!!!
So when is the next MHI book coming out?
What did you think of the movie Troll Hunter?
I thought it was fun.
Just reading thru the multiple comments related to your post on rape culture and what not. I’ll admit to enjoying the discourse even though it’s limited to 140 characters. Really makes one succinct.
I really enjoyed the Grimnoir series and I’m working through Book four of MHI now. Good stuff! Glad I discovered your work.
Went to the range yesterday for the first time thanks to a Christmas gift from my wife. My friends said I did well for my first time shooting. Admittedly, I’m finding much to research while reading your novels with regards to handguns. Fascinating what’s available and in limitless combinations.
As a teacher our lockdown drills constantly hover at the surface and we live in soft lockdown mode (doors always locked). I’m not fond of the environment like this, but it seems that the local mindset requires strictures these days. Fortunately, the kids don’t seem to notice and are more concerned about hair style, shoes, the opposite sex, and, occasionally, academic pursuits.
So, please keep up the good work. I’m looking forward to reading more and hopefully meeting you at a con in the future.
Started listen to your books while working about a month or two ago. I found your books after I worked my way through all of the warmachine/hordes books, and into the storm was so so good. Besides that I have So far made it through the grimnoir books and 4 of the monster hunter books. And the MH books as the best shit ever. You just seem to hit everything I like.
So I just wanted to thank you and I hope you continue writing for at least 40 more years.
Sorry for any grammatical errors. Was a while since I wrote something in English that was longer than one sentence.
Hope to see the next MH book soon.
Regards from Sweden.
When will the next MHI book be coming out? I have been reading the series since it came out. I have all of the books and have reread them multiple times. Thank you for such a great series.
I know you’re tired of the question but is there any status to report on the next MHI book? “This is the question you are looking for”
I am at page 335 of Nemesis.
If Stricken is not down by th end of book 6 begging Franks to kill him, utterly destroyed and broken body and soul beyond recognition I am going to burn the damn books. He will NOT get of evil guy stile with “Bang, headshot, dead” I want Stricken to suffer so much that even the deamons of hell will flinch in terror.
Otherwise great series and totaly worth the money and all. Thank you for that.
Hi Larry. Thanks so much for such a fun read. Have screamed through first 4 MHI books in less than 2 months and just loving this world. Any news on a MHI movie/TV show? Be worth it just to see it open with Owen tossing a werewolf out a window. Thanks again.
I just finished Nemesis (awesome book) and was wording if you were planning or are you in the process of writing more?
Yep. Many more coming.
I guess I’ll have to contend with Ringo’s MHI offering and the next Iron Kingdom book this year.
I’m a big fan of MHI. I am a hobby sculptor and made this one for my own collection. It is on display in my living room. Starting Vendetta tonight!! – Gill
That’s awesome. 😀 Thanks for posting that.
Just one more creation I had to share: http://iith.deviantart.com/art/Harbinger-Sculpture-595086979?ga_submit_new=10%253A1457305580 Harbinger!
One more MHI sculpture I had to share…. -Gill http://iith.deviantart.com/art/Harbinger-Sculpture-595086979?ga_submit_new=10%253A1457305580
I would like to know if monster hunters will be continued.
There are 4 MHI releases in the next two years.
I was introduced to your MHI books while going to college in Alaska after my military and eggs scrambling divorce, I was/am trying to start over. I simply love the whole idea and story. Extremely fun and over the top, butch macho for the tough guy in all of us boys/men out there in America.
With all of that said, I have a suggestions for you to check out as an idea “If you so choose too.” In Colorado here is a man nicknamed “The Dragonman (“https://www.dragonmans.com/content/military_museum_dragonmans_colorado_springs). He is ex-military (Nam), has lic. to handle any and all weapons and helps the police because of the land, field, armory he has for them to play and test what they need to for defense purposes. There is also a Dragon castel in Pueblo, Colorado (http://www.bishopcastle.org/) The look alone is fantastic.
I love to write myself and in reading your books and thinking of the places and things I have seen, I could not help but to see these two as a base for a character in your story somewhere. (Of course, I am presuming that you do not know about these two.) Please forgive me if you do. I am trying to help you if I can in some small way.
C. P. B.
I think you need to post the fact that
“There are 4 more MHI book coming out in the next two years”
on the top of your web page in very bold letters for the blind to see.
That seems a VERY recurring theme on this site.
Greeting gents. Big fan of Larry’s works(especially MHI and Dead Six) but first time poster on here. I was wondering what the policy for posting links to stories that you or a friend are working on. I would like to get some feedback on a story that I’ve been writing and posting online but I’m not sure if posting links here would be viewed as “advertising” and be considered bad etiquette. If it is discouraged here, any places any of you could recommend where I can post links to the chapters I’ve been writing and get some constructive criticism?
No problem. The blog comments probably aren’t the best place though, because they are related to some different topic and sink down the page fast. The Monster Hunter Nation facebook page is probably better for that sort of thing. If it is asking for critiques no problem, even posting about your stuff once in a while is fine. Just don’t spam them. 🙂
Thank you for the clarification Mr. Corriea. I’ll be sure to check out the Monster Hunter Nation Facebook page soon then. Best of luck on your upcoming books.
I see you have 4 more books coming in the MHI series & was wondering if one of them will finish the Grunge/Sinners storyline?
Was also thinking there needed to be another Hard Magic maybe dealing with South America & Central Africa which at that time were essentially unexplored & an excellent breeding ground for growing Pathfinders into new Predators. Both great series, had to buy new books when I wore the originals out. Thanks!
Yes. Saints is coming out next year. I don’t know which month yet.
There’s one thing I dislike about your writing that appears regularly (including several of your best of blog posts, but I can recall at least one instance in your published work): The misuse of “factoid”. It’s not a fancy word for fact.
On a more happy note, had a meeting with my Congressman (Ron DeSantis FL-6) about NFA repeal* last month and he seemed receptive (one thing he really seemed to approve of was pointing out that being unable to pass it was Hillary’s excuse for non-action on tax reform), ending with that he can’t make any promises but he’d like to see the judiciary do something about guns (Also got it as one of the “memos” on bill proposal for Sen. Rubio via phone meeting with senior staff, but I doubt that will go very far). Any ideas or suggestions where to go from here for someone that wants to own a copy of Abomination someday?
*Outline I sent him (which he liked getting before the meeting) didn’t include anything about destructive devices that weren’t because of bore diameter and weren’t less lethal agents, and, to avoid spliting HPA support, silencers. Otherwise calls for killing everything NFA AND the ITAR registration tax.
Out of literally thousands of blog posts and millions of words, according to the search engine I’ve used “factoid” 13 whole times.
No idea on how to repeal the NFA.
Hi Mr. Correia, I have listened and re-listened to all of your books. I love the Z and Franks storyline in the MHI books. Franks bad assness is awesome! Loved the malcontents (sad you killed madigan). Dead six I can take or leave. Son of black sword another favorite but when is the sequel coming out? Occasionally, I have seen a reference to you working on a sequel but alas, so far only MHI books. Also, when will there be another Grimnoir book series? All of your books are brilliantly written but I would like to see more of your lesser known series’ characters make another appearance in your line up of hits. Thank you.
Mr. Correia, just wanted to say hello and thank you for the enjoyable MHI series. As a genre enthusiast, minor firearms enthusiast, and fellow CPA, it wasn’t a hard sell.
Hi Larry. You’ve got to be the most approachable author on the market today. Mark Dawson is close, but you take the cake. I’ve looked on the page here and on posts in the FB MHI Unite page, but have yet to find anything like a “My Favorite Guns” post from you. I imagine you shoot freakin’ everything, but would love to know what the LC loadout looks like. Your books are at the top of my recommend list, mate. Can’t wait to read (or listen to) the next ones.
I’m laughing at myself right now. Just purchased Seige and I wanted to take a look at the last couple of chapters of Nemesis to warm up to the storyline. So I pulled down Nemesis from my shelf, started to read, but Chad is smack dab in the middle of the storyline. What the heck? Sure enough the front of the book is Grunge, but the spine says Nemesis. Hilarious! I thought I bought Nemesis, but got Grunge. So are books like money, in that if they have a misprint they are automatically more valuable? It’d be sweet! Love the books! And Ringo adds good meat.
I’d like to read more about Julie Shackleford. I have a liking for stories about beautiful bad asses. And wouldn’t the Monster Hunter series make a great movie or tv show?
After reading this blog I’m now interested in these books.
I’m a bit sad that the Monster Hunter Memoir series has ended. I really liked Chad. I did find some hope in the last sentence in Saints however. “[SPOILER REDACTED- Jack].” I hope that means that sometime in the near future there might be a book about her. As I said before, I like stories about badass women.
First would like to say thank you for awesome series (MHI). Just found it on amazon and finished the whole series in under a week.
I am also a gunnutt , albeit I live in Canada . What are your thoughts on some of the new Turkish Ar15 based shotguns (dayria, mk1919,axor) and will they make it to your arsenal for MHI . (.308 mag pouches work great for holding their mags).
That again for great series !!!
I saw that episode of “Shooting Gallery” where you did the long range rifle training. They flashed pictures of your book covers and then they flashed a cover that said, “Monster Hunter Employee Handbook and Roll Playing Guide.” What’s that?
That’s the RPG. The older version uses Hero system rules. The new Savage Worlds version is coming out as soon as Savage Worlds releases their new rule set.
I was wondering when the next monster hunter book will come out Seige leaves us up in the air with Owen and Asag these are fantastic books I have not read the memoir books yet but I’m read for them.
Could you please pass on a GENTLE reminder to the Lovely Mrs. Correia that we sure would gratefully appreciate an update to her YMM blog . . . PLEASE (a soft nudge probably wouldn’t hurt, either)
Mr. Correia, are there any plans to continue the Dead Six Series?
Not that I can talk about currently in public.
Found out about you and your books via The Tom Woods Show. So glad I decided to give your MHI book series a chance. I’m loving them.
As a libertarian, a firearms aficionado, and a lover of sci fi/fantasy stuff, I’ve found the stories both engaging and entertaining. I appreciate the efforts made regarding firearm accuracy, and I’ll admit I’ve had to look up a few of the more obscure models and references.
I was already a big fan of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files. I’ve come to love your Monster Hunter International series just as much. I’ll be branching out to your other works soon. Keep up the solid work on all fronts.
Larry! Huge fan of the Monster Hunter books. I have audible on my phone and I listen to them over and over again while I’m at work. I enjoy them as much the 42nd time as I did the first time. I have all of the ones available from audible and just started on Vendetta again. I really want to live in the Monster Hunter world. I even have a friend that is going to school to become a cpa and informed him that if he has a monster encounter and gets recruited he has to get me in too. ???? Thanks you for what you do!
Larry, met you at the signing in KC last weekend.
I admit to getting a bit tongue tied in your presence when trying to plug my buddy’s book, Salvation Day by Russ Meyer (nom de plume, RD Meyer, since there’s also a Russ Meyer who has a series of sexploitation films…guess I can understand why he’d want to differentiate). Been kicking myself for my ineloquence ever since, and figured I’d try to leave a note for you here.
That said, I’ll try to be more articulate today by retooling my Amazon review of his book.
I met Russ last summer at work, and in getting to know each other discovered a love for many of the same authors, including you. In the course of our chatting, he mentioned he’d written a couple of books, and intrigued, I purchased this one. My comments below are unsolicited and fully my own based on a cover to cover reading (or at least the Kindle equivalent).
Truly a 5 star book. This is one of the most unique books I’ve read in a while, and once into it, I couldn’t put it down. Fortunately, I had some traveling to do, and thus had the time to consume it in uninterrupted page after incredible page.
Russ has a keen eye for detail, and developed a main character for whom you simultaneously root for and against. For, in that I could put myself in his shoes, and against, as what he set out to do was incredibly naughty. Though I sort of want to, I hesitate to use the word “evil,” as the manner in which Meyer sets the story line, it is easy to see the main character’s POV and how his actions could even be justified.
The detail was at times disturbing, but always germane to the story vice gratuitous; it was difficult to get through some passages. But, well worth it. As a Catholic Christian, I had to put aside some knee jerk reactions to the way certain events went against personal beliefs, but the story was so riveting that I plugged on through. And, it is fiction after all.
The story arc of man facing incredible tragedy, to triumphs used in the name of evil, to ultimate redemption was classic. However, it is completely different than any other story I’ve read. If I had to make a comparison, it was a bit like Dante’s Inferno meets Monster Hunters International (told from the baddies side) with the technology of Ghostbusters (but not the jokes). Absolutely fantastic.
I know you’re a pretty busy fellow, but I hope you can find time to take a look at Salvation Day. Russ has a few others out there, but this was the one he considers his best work and the one he specifically recommended to me. And again, thanks for coming to Kansas City. It was truly an honor to meet you!
Please keep up the outstanding work. I have read a good portion of your works and I love all of them. Saga of the Forgotten Warrior quickly became my favorite of your series. It is my all time second favorite series ever! (only behind Lord of the Rings). I haven’t fallen in love with a series in a long time and SOTFW made me really (REALLY) fall in love with your works. I have already read ‘House of Assassins’ 6 times since it came out 3 months ago. I am so excited for book 3! I can’t wait. You do amazing work!!! I NEED to see what happens to Ashok next! I haven’t felt like this about a series in quite a long time. Well done sir!!
I loved all your books so far .
Can’t wait till you put more MHI stuff there my favorites
And by the way does Baby Ray have a middle name .
I would suggest something that begins with an I. ????
I only want to thx u for the great work u did with the MHI universe for us!! My question is when can we see HMI the movie in cinemas around the world? This fantastic story must be filmed pls!! I’m looking forward to here more from you!!
Best of luck
Are you going to write more Bubba Shackleford stories??? I’ve listened to all of your MHI books on audible and read all the stories that aren’t and I really enjoyed the Bubba Shackleford story! I would love to have a longer one on audible!
When is the final book coming out?!?!
Is there any chance of getting Oliver Wyman to read the next Monster Hunter book? I listened to the series with Mr. Wyman and then listened to, “Monster Hunter Guardian” read by Baily Carr and it lacked the emotion and depth of character that Mr Wyman lent to the series.
My wife introduced me to the series and she loved Mr. Wyman’s reading much better, as well.
It will usually be Ollie. Guardian was different because it had a female main PoV character.
It occurred to me after watching yesterday’s news that humans are the only monsters on this planet that we know of and more than sufficient unto the day. That being the case, one reason for portraying bad or evil characters in fiction as monsters is to avoid complaints about racism, sexism, classism and other forms of prejudice.
Dude, you may need to get out more.
“Nature, red in tooth and claw” certainly can be monstrous.. even in urban areas, sometimes.
Quit trying to get the rest of us to buy into your self-loathing-as-a-worldview manure.
I don’t do guilt or self-loathing nor have I reason to. My personal monster is useful for a mad minute, nothing more.
You come to a year-dead thread and perform necromancy by talking about humans as the only monsters, bro?
You need to get out of your urban bubble more. Like .. go herd cattle in Wyoming for a summer, or – if you’re not a USAian, as you’ve hinted – perhaps Queensland.
Until you can speak from a wider experience than evident in your prior posts, mate .. you’re frankly not worth listening to.
p.s. I’m just messin’ wit’cha because some flaming asshole named Jason Sanford took away my usual scratchin’ post…
Exactly why I’m here too. I’m twittering as Seantoir on mainstream social media (can’t call it SM, that might be misunderstood!) but that’s exclusively about Irish concerns. My Doc has listed me as group 4 (People aged 16 to 69 who are at very high risk) and told me to avoid social contact as much as possible and I only get to spend time with friends & family online. Groups 1 (65 & older in long term care), 2 (frontline healthcare ) & 3 (over 70) are still being vaccinated and my cohort is next but it’s by no means clear when next is. If there is a monster worth necromancing a thread to discuss it’s the way tackling the COVID-19 epidemic is being mismanaged, to the detriment of both those who contract it and the economy..
The reason for monsters in fiction is to be entertaining.
The rules for monsters in fiction are much more restrictive than in the real world.
Mr. Correia have you ever considered a book 3 for the Malcontents series? WE love them – my husband & I.
does anyone know when the 7th volume (Monster Hunter Guardian) will be out in Germany?
I do not. Sorry.
Do you have any plans to collaborate with other authors as you did with MH: Files again? What selection process did you use to find those authors?
Thanks, and keep up the great work!
Are you planning on revealing more on The PUFF Adjuster and the PUFF adjusters? I get the sense that they’re “not from around here.”
Is “Who needs High School English when you can have Social Justice instead?” going to be added here?
Suuuure- why not?
What are ward stones made out of? It would be cool if it was lava rock from the center of the earth or something like that.
Let me stress out, both the Larry’s books (which caused me to find this site) and this site itself are just great!
There’s though one thing I wanted to ask from the very moment I’ve read the MHI Book One.
Thing which continually nags me, well, the MHI generally despise government, far as I understand. Yet, their main and most regarded source of income is PUFF.
Perhaps I’m a bit slow or just sheer dumb (sorry for that!), but to me, it does not quite figure. Shouldn’t such people strive to live from free-market bounties, turning back to subsidies only if absolutely necessary?
Have you perhaps debated it before? I’ve tried to look up, but in vain — still, it might well be just pages and pages of debate hidden from me through my not-too-good duckduck-fu.
Regardless, thanks Larry for great books and whomever does this for a great site!
I’m a former military contractor.
Smart hard working people who actively hate the government having to take the government’s incompetent dime, because otherwise the entire system would collapse and a bunch of people would die needlessly, is probably the single most accurate thing in the entire series. 😀
Thanks a lot for a quick answer!
Well I reckon for a military contractor it’s just self-evident: water is wet, the sky is blue, without embracing the government’s incompetent dime all hell will break loose (in your books, quite literally :)) Perhaps it was just since I’ve read most of them in the Czech translation, or possibly given I, quadruple alas, live in a country with ways more socialist crap than even Commiefornia is plagued by, and thus am a bit too touchy with such things; still sort of surprised me MHI (and others) seem not to accept this sad fact reluctantly, regrettably accepting any alternative would be even worse; instead it seems to me they are quite happy with the PUFF, not just for the indecent sums of money (who would object!), but also as a sound and nice principle. (To make sure, that’s definitely not a polemic the book should be different; that’s just an attempt for an explanation why it stroke me weird.)
Anyway. Thanks a big lot for both the books (lately I’ve bumped into Grimnoir which seems even better than MHI!) and the columns here: they are fun, and I’ve learnt a thing or two of guns, too (must admit I’m one of those nuts who’d like to read the original “MHI: Uncut” just for those all boring paragraphs of Riot Nerd Weapon Speak you have cleaned up :)) Do please keep up the great work!
The link to the GQ Fisk is semi-broken. It links to a preview of the article that cannot be viewed (unless you’re logged in).
I didn’t have to login- just accept cookies. If you don’t want to, it’s really not necessary for the enjoyment of the fisk 😉
I wanted to post a picture, but it doesn’t see like it’s possible. So I’ll just tell the story. I was at a gun tore the other day picking up parts for my first AR-15 that I’m building. While I was there a guy came in to get his rifle looked at and I couldn’t believe what I saw! There on the side of his AR-15 was an engraving of the Team Haven logo! I loved it and wish I had thought of doing that.
That’s awesome. He should post a picture to the fan page on Facebook.
That man is our brother.
Hello Mr. Correia,
I just finished book 8 of the MHI series and loved every single volume!
Are you working on book 9, and if so, what year do you anticipate releasing it?
Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful world to escape to!
I’m working on book 9. don’t know the date. In October is the next memoirs, Fever, with Jason Cordova.