Why US americans like SUVs ! (car humor)
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‘Target Rich’ Whitman sampler of author’s worlds By MARK LARDAS Save
”Target Rich Environment: Volume I,” by Larry Correia, Baen Books, 2018, 336 pages, $25
Seventy-five years ago, science fiction authors could make livings writing short stories. Today, novels are the standard. Yet, even authors primarily writing novels create some short fiction.
“Target Rich Environment: Volume I,” by Larry Correia is proof. It’s a collection of his shorter stories.
A few, such as “Tanya: Princess of the Elves,” started out were intended a part of a novel. They didn’t fit, so they came out. Correia ran the opening of “Tanya” in his blog instead, and was then invited to complete it as a short story for publication (few authors say no to that).
A few others, such as “Bubba Shackleford’s Professional Monster Killers” and “The Losing Side” were written for short story anthologies in which Correia was asked to participate. “Shackleford” was part of the Western fantasy collection, and “The Losing Side” part of a David Drake tribute book.
A few, such as “The Bridge” and the “The Destiny of a Bullet,” were written in the setting of role-playing games. Correia is a big fan of role-playing games. “Blood on the Water,” a story set in the Corriea’s Monster Hunter International world, came out of a role-playing game Correia played with his children. It was co-written with his daughter.
There are two stories from the Grimnoire Chronicles, “Detroit Christmas” and “Murder on the Oriental Elite.” Both were originally released in audio format and appear in print for the first time in this collection.
Another audio original that appears in print in this volume is “The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Salesman.” It is eccentric humor, with a lot of in-jokes, but Corriea’s explanation of how it came to be is more eccentric as the story.
Think of it as a Whitman sampler of Corriea’s worlds. It offers a taste from just about every universe he has created. It also shows his range as a writer and showcases his ability to create both horror and humor and occasionally combine the two.
Target Rich Environment offers a good introduction to Coriea’s fiction. It is a bit of everything Correia writes with just a dash more.
Mark Lardas, an engineer, freelance writer, amateur historian, and model-maker, lives in League City. His website is marklardas.com .
Dude, Cernovich did the same thing years ago. And that fat old fuck Roseanne was fired for a tweet she made THAT DAY.
Disney now just has everyone scrub their twitter of nearly every tweet they ever made now. But the only real mistake is that they didn’t have Gunn do that already when he was in trouble before being hired for edgy humor.
And again, fuck Roseanne. She wasn’t funny in the 90s, she hasn’t gotten funny since. I’m amazed enough people have shit taste to have watched her show.