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The Monster has landed: MHI is in stores now

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Correia, Jul 27, 2009.

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  1. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

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    The little internet gun-forum self-published novel that could, is now available in bookstores everywhere from Baen books.

    If you haven't followed the saga of Monster Hunter International, it was written by a THR member, inspired by a TFL thread on horror movies lines, filled with accurate gun usage, proof read and edited by THR mods and members, and then self published and sold mostly on THR.

    The little POD version of this novel did fairly well and got onto a best seller list in April '08. Baen Books, publisher of extreme awesomeness, came along and bought the rights to MHI, and it is now available everywhere.

    This is the gunblogosphere handbook of monster killing goodness, and it has gone mainstream. :)

    Thank you THR, I couldn't have done it without you. :D
     
  2. ArfinGreebly

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    Woo Hoo!

    Larry, congratulations, man!

    That is most excellent.

    I'm looking forward to scoring a copy of my own.

    Maybe two. One of them might need to be autographed.

     
  3. zombienerd

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    I pre-ordered a copy a week or so ago from Amazon, no idea if it has come in yet, as I'm out to sea at the moment.

    I read the first seven chapters online, and was hooked, so had to buy the book :) Can't wait to finish it.
     
  4. lightbulb0413

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    Just ordered my copy. Cant wait to read it.
     
  5. Lightninstrike

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    Cool. I pre-ordered back in May from Amazon after reading some of it here. Gonna do a book signing Larry?
     
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    Don't hate me, Larry, but I just bought three copies for my library.

    Hopefully some of our patrons will buy their own copies when they find that all our copies are checked out... .
     
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    When we gonna have another batch of the patches run?
     
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    Gratz, Larry. Might need to get a third copy.
     
  10. BunnyPuncher

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    Congrats. Baen books has been taking up more and more shelf space in my home for years.

    I'll pick it up.
     
  11. punchdrunk

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    same as the original book or some changes?
     
  12. junyo

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    Bought it and read it off of Baen's online library. Good read; now get cracking on the sequel.
     
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    Any word on the publication date of MHI2?

    My GF went out and bought the paperback edition even though we have the POD version (and patch, thank you Larry :) ) and immediately sat down and reread it.

    Please keep writing.

    NukemJim
     
  14. Correia

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    Punchdrunk, same, except for small editing problems I missed in the first one.

    Jim, no date on 2 yet, but the rough draft is done and sitting on the publisher's desk.

    And I've kept writing. I've finished 3 books since MHI, and I'm going to try and get them all published. The Grimnoir Chronicles is an alternative history 1932 in a world where magic began to appear in the 1850s. Dead Six is a thriller based on the Welcome Back Mr. Nightcrawler mega thread from here on THR written by me and Nightcrawler.
     
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    Ordered my copy from Amazon 3 days ago - should be here in a couple of days! :D:D:D
     
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    The opening to your novel sounds reminiscent of Fight Club or Wanted but with monsters instead of people in the future. If its the mix of Fight Club (working guy in an insane situation elevating him beyond his imagination) and Sanctuary (random monster hunting, kinda like Slash Hack comics). It sounds quite good and I shall consider it greatly for purchase... now to cash my paycheck.
     
  17. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Anyone have some links to a little more background on what this is all about?
     
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    Dead Six!

    Ok, everybody chant:

    DEAD SIX!
    DEAD SIX!
    DEAD SIX!
    DEAD SIX!

    Oh man, I hope Dead Six gets published! In fact, I hope it ends up a ten-volume set. :D The "Mr. Nightcrawler" threads are some of my all time favorite reading.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=207390&highlight=nightcrawler

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=259444&highlight=nightcrawler

    My copy of MHI will be waiting for me in the mailbox when I go home to Belfair Friday. Not gonna be sleeping this weekend.... :)

    Correia & Nightcrawler: You guys rock!

    :evil:
     
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    ...

    "I never did like that rule," I said as I bent down and drew my gun from my ankle holster, put the front sight on the target and rapidly fired all five shots from my snub-nosed .357 Smith & Wesson into Mr. Huffman's body. God bless Texas.


    :)

    I like what i readf so far.
     
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    Mine came from Amazon yesterday. I'm a little blearly this AM from reading into the wee hours.

    GREAT BOOK!
     
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    I bought a copy at Barnes and Noble last night. Congratulations Larry.
     
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    Congratulations! Man, that's initiative you rarely see. I'm proud of you, Brother and will buy a copy!
     
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    I read the sample chapters posted a few months ago and have been eagerly waiting ever since. My copy shipped this morning :)
     
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    Bought the last copy at Borders on Tuesday.

    Started it last night around 8:00 PM.

    Finished it this morning.

    "'How many guns do you have?' he asked in exasperation.
    "'Lots.' CRACK." :cool: :D

    Outstanding.

    I do have to add, if only to prove my inborn geekery, that another author, Nick Pollotta, did a series about a similar monster-hunter team titled Bureau 13 that was first published in the early '90's(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Pollotta) - however, there are certain differences between Bureau 13 and MHI:

    - Unlike the private-sector MHI team, Bureau 13's monster-hunters are all Federal agents(like the Monster Control Bureau), although they are quite similar in other respects(ethnically diverse, happy-go-lucky survivors of monster attacks recruited to protect an unknowing America from supernatural threats);

    - The plot of MHI is much more fully realized than the Bureau 13 books, which read like a fictionalized synopsis of a particularly good campaign in a paper-'n-dice TSR role-playing game(which Bureau 13 is actually based on);

    - The MHI characters are much more three-dimensional than Pollotta's Bureau 13 team, which, again, read like RPG character sheets;

    - The technical details regarding firearms in MHI are significantly more accurate than in Bureau 13(major gaffe: the "S&W Model 42 ultra-lightweight .357 Magnum revolver).

    Now, having gotten that off my chest - I just gotta read the sequel(s)...
     
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