Grunge will be on sale at bookstores everywhere next week.
I’ve told the story before of how Grunge came about before, but basically Ringo had read the MHI novels, loved them, and got inspired to write a story set in that world. It kind of blew up from there. Because Ringo writes books in epic fast binges, by the time I knew about the first one, he was finishing the second.
At this point I was already opening up MHI to be a shared universe, I was collaborating with Sarah Hoyt on the outline of Monster Hunter Guardian, and gathering a bunch of authors for the MH anthology of short fiction. When I asked if Ringo would be interested in kicking in a short story for the anthology, it was more like, well, I’ve got a story already, but I wouldn’t call it short…
I read it, liked it, agreed he should publish it, but there were things that needed tweaking for it to fit better into the existing established canon–seriously, there is a ton of stuff in this universe that I’ve only hinted at–and at that point it turned into a collaboration.
The Memoirs are different than the regular series in that they are the recently discovered journals of one man, Chad “Iron Hand” Gardnier, and his experiences as a monster hunter. The first book is set in Seattle, and the second and third are set in New Orleans.
The eARC has been getting great reviews, and the physical books will be on sale at bookstores everywhere next week.
If you would like an autographed copy, they are shipping me several cases to sign for Uncle Hugos http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ah-correia-larry.php However, that’s my signature only. You’d have to catch John somewhere else. He will be signing at DragonCon, but unfortunately that is the same weekend this year as Salt Lake City ComicCon, and I’ll be there. (we were both at LibertyCon this month, but sadly, the books weren’t out yet!)
The second book in the spin off series, Sinners, is available now for preorder. It will be out in December.
The third spin off series book is called Saints, but I do not know the release date on that yet. I am a faster writer than I am an editor, and I have to finish the next solo Owen novel (MHI #6) before I can work on Saints. MHI #6 will be released 4th quarter 2017.