Monster Hunter International NEW PATCH CONTEST!!!! Represent your town!


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Correia
July 15, 2009, 03:49 PM
Many of you have read the original version of the little gun-culture book that could, and many more have ordered the upcoming Baen version. (shipping in 2 weeks) So now is your chance to become a part of the official Monster Hunter International universe.

In the MHI universe, teams of Hunters are divided up into different regions of the country. They kill monsters for a living, and get paid good doing it.

http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/monster-hunter-international-patch-contest/

I'm having a contest. Design a patch for your own MHI team. Details are at the link above. The winners patch will be mentioned in MHI:2 and become canon.

All those monsters aren't going to kill themselves. Flex your artistic muscle and represent your region in the battle against the forces of evil! :D

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BMF500
July 15, 2009, 03:50 PM
I'm lost?

1KPerDay
July 15, 2009, 04:08 PM
The winners patch will be mentioned in MHI:2 and become cannon.
Canon. Ahem.

Correia
July 15, 2009, 04:18 PM
Thanks. That's why us professional writer types have editors. :)

BMF, Monster Hunter International was a novel that was born back on The Firing Line. It was written by a THR mod, the alpha readers and proofers were all THR members. When no regular publisher would touch it because it was too libertarian/gun-nutty/long, it was self published and sold on THR. (after said Mod/author i.e. me, wrote a big online fiction serial here to prove that I was literate enough to spend money on). The self-published book was a huge success, sold like hotcakes, got on a national bestseller list, and was then picked up by Baen books, who will be re-releasing it in less than two weeks.

Read the link to explain the patches. Lots of THR members are already in on it. I got permission from the mods before I stuck this up.

Justin
July 15, 2009, 05:19 PM
Canon. Ahem.

If the patch has a cannon, then it will be canon.

1KPerDay
July 15, 2009, 05:20 PM
Right you are. LOL :D

1KPerDay
July 15, 2009, 05:22 PM
That's why us professional writer types have editors.
That's also why we editors usually aren't professional writer types. :D

Congrats on the book! :cool:

max popenker
July 16, 2009, 04:14 AM
Okay, are foreign members allowed to join?

In fact, i have an idea for a short fan-fic, which would bring the reader to 1969, somewhere on Sino-Soviet border, then to some place in the middle of the Soviet Union, same year ;)
Now all i need is some free time to write it, actually ;)
http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/522/embl22619145.jpg

PS Larry, are there any plans on the e-book version of the MHI:2?

Correia
July 16, 2009, 10:51 AM
Max, if that place has monsters, then there will be hunters! :D Go for it.

The e-book version of #1 is now completely available from Baen. #2 is sitting on the publisher's desk, and I've got no schedule for that one yet.

The_Shootist
July 16, 2009, 09:24 PM
Do Texas Sasquatch/Swamp Monsters qualify, or does it have to like a dragon or something?

Five of Clubs
July 16, 2009, 11:21 PM
Larry, I LOVED the book. I've read it three times and enjoyed it still. I won't go all fanboy on you, but if MHI:2 and 3 don't get published I'm totally going to trade you a pistol I don't want for your notebooks. Do you like .22lr revolvers?

flynlr
July 17, 2009, 12:43 AM
I am not an artist ....proof,,,
.

http://www.njrod.com/images/mhia.jpg

beardownwildcat
July 17, 2009, 03:01 AM
kinda looks like the monster hunter got a dirty sanchez.....

the book seems pretty interesting. think i might pick it up.

Correia
July 17, 2009, 10:11 AM
I'm not much of an artist either, so that's why I became a writer. :)

Shootist, go to the link and check out some of the other ones, folks are doing all sorts of different things. So far there are about twenty-five or so. You can do whatever you want, that's kind of the fun of it.

Five of Clubs, #2 is done and sitting on the publisher's desk, awaiting her feedback. No contract for it yet though. I think she's waiting to see how well #1 sells, but I think I'm going to be okay. I've been in the top 100 of Epic Fantasy for two days now on Amazon.

AKAMac
July 17, 2009, 08:05 PM
I'm not sure on the release date but you can get it on-line for cheap at
Baen on the down load now.
I'm at chapter 13 now and I love the Abomination........
Good job Larry!

The_Shootist
July 17, 2009, 08:34 PM
Well I guess if I get stopped by the cops cruising the forest roads around Huntsville wearing a MHI patch I won't be mistaken as making a delivery to the local cooks.

Might still prompt a frank and animated discussion with the local constabulary, tho.

jobu07
July 19, 2009, 05:31 AM
Is there a link to where I can purchase and download a copy of this book?

Correia
July 19, 2009, 01:07 PM
Sure thing. Baen's Webscriptions: http://www.webscription.net/p-1024-monster-hunter-international.aspx

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