Final Memoirs

Final Memoirs

John Ringo’s sheer volume of output is legendary. Also the fact that an idea jumps into his head, and the next thing anyone knows, there’s another book series waiting to be edited. The last is pretty much the story of how John Ringo ended up writing a series of books set in Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter universe. I’d reviewed the first book previously. The third and final book in the series – Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints – has just been released a little over a week ago. In the second book, Chad moves to New Orleans. A few…

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Ringo on ConCarolinas

Ringo on ConCarolinas

Welp. So much for considering Con Carolina. Thanks, assholes. If anyone protesting his invitation, hands down the biggest draw there, thinks that NOT inviting NYT bestselling authors, or pissing on his fans, will ever make them relevant, and that’s assuming they haven’t further stoked our hate for petty tyrants such as those, well… They just opened up some more airflow and added some more fuel to the fires. The link above is to an archive page to minimize Facebook tracking, and I’m including the whole text below for the same reason. Oh, and if you haven’t…

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On a Plague of Series

On a Plague of Series

Looking at the fantasy and science fiction landscapes these days, they are dominated by neverending series. And lo, it has become fashionable to complain that even before mediocre writers earn their craft, they are already working on neverending series, milking money one dollop at a time from the waning pool of traditional readers by pumping them full of mediocre writing, over, and over again. Insofar as it goes, it’s true. Outside of Neal Stephenson, I’m hard pressed to name a one-off I’ve read recently. Traditional (mostly Baen), or Indie Another major stumbling block is authors painting themselves…

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Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm

Aside from the Ringo book I mentioned earlier – and that the Didact took John to task about the lack of sequels – I wanted to delve deeper into the Cruxshadows song “Eye of the Storm.” Actually, I’ll be going through a lot of their songs that I enjoy, and while the order will generally be somewhat chronological, in the order I ran into them more or less, this will be an exception. On the Goth spectrum they’re more dance, less whiney, “Darkwave”, and so closer overall to the Sisters of Mercy than Bauhaus – though Peter Murphy’s Deep is…

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Review: Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge (or, The Last Paladin of Shadows of MHI)

Review: Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge (or, The Last Paladin of Shadows of MHI)

Before writing this I made the mistake of looking at the existing reviews. Heh. There was a lot of hate for Ringo in the comments. I also get it – Ringo’s sense of humor and story complements Larrys, but it’s different. I know people who can’t stand the Grimnoir books but love MHI. Go figure. So I’ll tackle complaints first: “Mary Sue” – my first hint you don’t read John Ringo, especially when you claim to like his other stuff. Have you ever met his characters? I don’t mean in the books – I mean the real-life…

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