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Old August 31, 2012, 09:04 AM   #1
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New fiction by a Shooter for Shooters.

For those who haven't already I recommend looking into Larry Correia's writing. His latest Monster Hunters book kicks off at of all places, The SHOT Show. Technically it is at a convention timed to coincide with SHOT and across the street.

Larry's books, both the Monster Humter series and Grimnoir series are great Monster, Magic and shooting fun. Larry has been a gun dealer, competitive shooter and CCW instructor and it shows in his writing. Check out his page here: http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/

Shooters WILL enjoy this, trust me.
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Old August 31, 2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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For your reference Larry is also the author of this infamous HK commentary
"HK because you suck and we hate you" that was on The High Road.
http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/20...d-we-hate-you/
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Old September 1, 2012, 08:53 AM   #3
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And Mouseqeteer pretty much said it all.

What's not to like with a story where John Moses Browning is not dead and kicks (shoots) butt in a fight against the non-dead?

But anybody know what happened to Nightcrawler? Years back he and Correia wrote some great fiction on, I think it was, the original High Road forum.

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Old September 1, 2012, 09:33 PM   #4
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Turns out Nightcrawler is "Mike Kupari" unless that's a psuedonym...and they went and PUBLISHED the final version:

http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Six-Larry.../dp/1451637586

First eight chapters are online:

http://www.baenebooks.com/chapters/9...1451637588.htm

And yeah, I've read the actual book, still have it. Not bad. John Ringo's "Ghost" remains the most over-the-top lunatic thing ever written in this kind of "ultra-combat genre". There's an infamous review online of THAT:

http://hradzka.livejournal.com/194753.html

WARNING! ADULT WRITING! AND THEN IT GETS WORSE! AND THEN GOES BERZERK!

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Old September 9, 2012, 03:48 AM   #5
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I lucked into a signed copy of Monster Hunters, Inc.

Almost made me want a Saiga 12 guage.

I did wonder how normal humans survived before the invention of modern firearms though with the descriptions of vampires ...
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Old September 10, 2012, 05:18 PM   #6
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I met Larry Correia at a signing on Long Osland last Saturday and can attest he is a cool and graceious dude that really appreciates the shooting community. Mike Kupari is also his best friend and was in Afghanistan when their joint book was published. I got my Monster Hunter Omnibus signed and his publisher sent over free hardcovers of Legion which I got signed. Score!
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Old September 10, 2012, 05:48 PM   #7
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I devoured all three of the Monster Hunter books over the course of a weekend. The first one gets off to a bit of a shaky start, but from there, it's giddy, gory, and funny stuff.

His work demands that Sam Raimi make it into movies.
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Old September 11, 2012, 04:44 PM   #8
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Sam Raimi - what an excellent idea!

If you want a slightly skewed version of how Sam Raimi got started read Bruce Campbell's book 'If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor' it's a hoot.

http://www.amazon.com/If-Chins-Could...ins+could+kill
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Old September 13, 2012, 01:10 PM   #9
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At his book signing he related the tale of some Hollywood types tossing actors around for possible movies. They actually threw out Toby McGuire as a possibility for Owen Pitt...

Flim rights for a possible show are owned now by the company responsible for The Walking Dead. Fingers Crossed.
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Old September 13, 2012, 09:28 PM   #10
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They actually threw out Toby McGuire as a possibility for Owen Pitt.
Not so sure about that.

Gary Oldman as Earl Harbinger would be apt.
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Old September 14, 2012, 01:36 PM   #11
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Larry said he envisioned Earl played by Robert Patrick (liquid terminator). He was surprised to hear he actually plays a werewolf on True Blood.
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Old September 14, 2012, 06:46 PM   #12
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The guy that should play Earl should, hands down, be the head Merc in Under Siege 2.
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Old September 14, 2012, 10:53 PM   #13
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Larry said he envisioned Earl played by Robert Patrick
I'll allow it. Steve Buscemi can be Skippy.
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