Larry Correia

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Larry Correia
Larry Correia.jpg
Born Larry Correia
1977 (age 37–38)
United States
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Genre Urban fantasy, thriller
Website
monsterhunternation.com

Larry Correia is an American fantasy novelist, known for his Monster Hunter and Grimnoir Chronicles series.

Career[edit]

Correia's first novel, Monster Hunter International, despite being self-published, reached the Entertainment Weekly bestseller list in April 2008, after which he received a publishing contract with Baen Books. Monster Hunter International was re-released in 2009 and was on the Locus bestseller list in November 2009. The sequel, Monster Hunter Vendetta, was a New York Times bestseller.[1] The third book in the series, Monster Hunter Alpha, was released in July 2011 and was also a New York Times bestseller.[2] Correia was a finalist for the John W. Campbell award for best new science fiction/fantasy writer of 2011. Warbound, the third book in Correia's The Grimnoir Chronicles series, received a nomination for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2014.[3] Monster Hunter Nemesis was chosen as a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2015, but Correia declined the nomination.[4]

The Dead Six series started as an online action fiction collaboration with Mike Kupari (Nightcrawler) at the online gun forum "The High Road" as the "Welcome Back Mr Nightcrawler" series of posts. These works predated the publishing of Monster Hunter International through Baen.[5]

Correia's works use strong magical themes and often include mythical monsters, such as vampires and werewolves. His stories are typically action-oriented and are noted for the detailed accuracy of firearms usage.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Based in Utah, Correia used to be an accountant, as well as a part-time firearms instructor.[7] He retired from the accounting job in 2013 and is now a full-time writer.[8]

Works[edit]

Monster Hunters series[edit]

  1. Monster Hunter International (ISBN 0-74144-456-9, Infinity Publishing, December 2007; republished, ISBN 978-1-43913-285-2, Baen Books, July 2009)
  2. Monster Hunter Vendetta (ISBN 1-43913-391-3, Baen Books, September 2010)
  3. Monster Hunter Alpha (ISBN 1-43913-458-8, Baen Books, August 2011)
  4. Monster Hunter Legion (ISBN 978-1-4516-3796-0, Baen Books, September 2012)
  5. Monster Hunter Nemesis (ISBN 978-1476736556, Baen Books, July 2014)
  6. Monster Hunter Guardian (planned, Baen Books)
  7. Monster Hunter Omega (planned, Baen Books)
  • "Tanya: Princess of the Elves" (short story)[9]

The Grimnoir Chronicles[edit]

  • "Detroit Christmas" (prequel short story)[10]
  1. Hard Magic (ISBN 1-43913-434-0, Baen Books, May 2011)
  2. Spellbound (ISBN 1-45163-775-6, Baen Books, November 2011)
  3. Warbound (ISBN 978-1-4516-3908-7, Baen Books, August 2013)
  • "Murder On The Orient Elite" (sequel short story)
  • "Tokyo Raider" (sequel short story)

Dead Six series[edit]

  1. Dead Six (with Mike Kupari) (ISBN 1-45163-758-6, Baen Books, September 2011)
  2. Swords of Exodus (with Mike Kupari) (ISBN 978-1-47673-611-2, Baen Books, September 2013)
  3. Project Blue (with Mike Kupari) (planned, Baen Books)

Iron Kingdoms[edit]

  • Instruments of War (ebook and audiobook only, Skull Island Expeditions, April 2013)
  • Into the Storm (ebook and audiobook only, Skull Island Expeditions, August 2013)
  • Called to Battle: Volume One (with Erik Scott de Bie, Orrin Grey, and Howard Tayler) (ebook and audiobook only, Privateer Press, September 2013)
  • Iron Kingdom Excursions (multiple volumes, authored with various) (ebook and audiobook only, Skull Island Expeditions, March-November 2014)

Saga of the Forgotten Warrior[edit]

Other[edit]

In addition to his novels, Correia has written a satirical Christmas story, "The Christmas (Noun)", and its sequel, "The Christmas (Noun) 2: The Nounening". He has recently written another sequel, "The Christmas (Noun) 3D: The Gritty Reboot", and published several short stories from Baen Books and the Crimson Pact. Correia also authored several shorts in the on-line series "Tom Stranger, Inter-dimensional Insurance Agent".[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best Sellers: Paperback Mass-Market Fiction". The New York Times. 17 October 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Best Sellers: Paperback Mass-Market Fiction". The New York Times. 14 August 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "2014 Hugo Awards". April 20, 2014. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ Larry Correia (April 4, 2015). "The Nominees Announced and Why I Refused My Nomination". 
  5. ^ "Reservist, best-selling author team up for action-thriller". USAF. 12 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Larry Correia Biography". Fantasy Book Review. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ Correia, Larry (December 20, 2012). "An opinion on gun control". Monster Hunter Nation. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ Correia, Larry (2013). "About me". Monster Hunter Nation. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Tanya: Princess of the Elves". Baen Books. 
  10. ^ Correia, Larry. "Detroit Christmas". Baen Books. 

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