Sunday, January 06, 2008
Outstanding New Fiction
Friend Larry Correia's book, Monster Hunter International, has now been published and is being offered through Amazon.com
This is a really fun read. An office worker discovers there are indeed monsters – all kinds of monsters -- running loose in the world. And he's recruited into an action organization dedicated to keeping the monsters at bay. This is pure fantasy, sure, but in much the same way as much of Robert A. Heinlein's early work. The story requires only a minor suspension of disbelief. It's set in today's world, with today's technology - - No swords, sorcery, or magic spells. It reads like an action/mystery novel, with plenty of conflict to keep the proceedings lively.
I was privileged to have been one of the readers who checked the manuscript for Larry, so I got to enjoy the book early on. It was thoroughly engrossing and I concentrated on the few typographical and other technical errors. Others helped with actual editing and the book was subsequently revised. The cover design is the work of the estimable Oleg Volk.
Go to Larry's Monster Hunter Nation blog site to learn more. In the right-side margin, you'll see “Sample Chapter from MHI,” which provides an appetizer. If your reading tastes are anything like mine, you'll be hooked.