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Correia, Larry

Entry updated 20 May 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1975-    ) US author and firearms instructor, formerly an accountant and a gun shop owner, who began to publish fiction of genre interest with Monster Hunter International (2007). In this unrelentingly violent Urban Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], both the US authorities and the titular independent organization (to which the protagonist is recruited) deploy considerable firepower against infestations of Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies and other Supernatural Creatures; the Weapons are described with expertise and relish in what might be termed Fan Service for gun enthusiasts. Monster Hunter International continued as a series, with Monster Hunter Vendetta (2010) and further sequel volumes published by Baen Books. The Dead Six sequence, written with Mike Kupari and opening with Dead Six (2011), initially reads as Military SF in a Near Future setting – featuring a counter-terrorism operation in an imaginary Persian Gulf state – but also edges into the supernatural, with much battling against Monsters. A further series, the Grimnoir Chronicles beginning with Hard Magic (2011), is set in an alternate-world 1930s whose Jonbar Point of divergence from familiar history is the mid-nineteenth century emergence of magical talents which by the time of the first novel are now possessed by roughly 1% of humanity.

Correia has also written Ties to the Steampunk Wargame Warmachine [see Checklist below] and to various Shared World enterprises such as David A Drake's Hammer's Slammers. A first collection of the author's short fiction is Target Rich Environment: Volume 1 (coll 2018). He is valued by his considerable readership for fast-moving (if undemanding) action-adventure in the Pulp mode. [DRL]

Larry Correia

born El Nido, California: 20 August 1975 [raised in El Nido, but this may not be his birthplace]

works

series

Monster Hunter International

Dead Six

Saga of the Forgotten Warrior

Grimnoir Chronicles

  • Hard Magic (New York: Baen Books, 2011) [Grimnoir Chronicles: pb/Alan Pollack]
  • Spellbound (New York: Baen Books, 2011) [Grimnoir Chronicles: pb/Alan Pollack]
  • Warbound (New York: Baen Books, 2013) [Grimnoir Chronicles: pb/Alan Pollack]

Warmachine

  • Instruments of War (place not ascertained: Privateer Press/Skull Island eXpeditions, 2013) [story: ebook: tie to the Wargame Warmachine: Warmachine: The Warlock Sagas: na/Ruk Tramuta]
  • Into the Storm (place not ascertained: Skull Island eXpeditions, 2013) [ebook: tie to the Wargame Warmachine: Warmachine: Iron Kingdoms: The Malcontents: na/Marco Mazzoni]
  • Into the Wild (place not ascertained: Skull Island eXpeditions, 2016) [tie to the Wargame Warmachine: Warmachine: Iron Kingdoms: The Malcontents: pb/]

Monster Hunter Memoirs

  • Gun Runner (New York: Baen Books, 2021) with John D Brown [Gun Runner: hb/Dominic Harman]

Age of Ravens

  • Servants of War (New York: Baen Books, 2022) with Steve Diamond [Age of Ravens: hb/Alan Pollack]

collections

works as editor

  • The Monster Hunter Files (New York: Baen Books, 2017) with Bryan Thomas Schmidt [anth: introduction by Correia as Albert Lee: Monster Hunter International: hb/Alan Pollack]
  • Noir Fatale (New York: Baen Books, 2019) with Kacey Ezell [anth: hb/Dominic Harman]

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