Baen Announces Correia’s European Book Tour

Baen Books bwLarry Correia, author of the epic fantasy novel The Son of the Black Sword as well as the Monster Hunter International series, including such titles as Monster Hunter International, Monster Hunter Vendetta, and Monster Hunter Nemesis, will be on tour in Europe in April 2016. This is his first European tour.

Correia will be appearing at Forbidden Planet flagship megastore at 179 Shaftesbury Avenue in London at 13:00 (1:00 PM) on April 9, for a book signing (with Baen editor Jim Minz in attendance).

Then Correia will be signing at Librairie L’Atalante in Nantes, France at 16:30 (4:30 PM) on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

After that, he will be a guest of the United States Air Force at Ramstein Air Base in Ramstein, Germany. This event will run from 1600-1900 hours (4:00-7:00 PM) on Wednesday, April 20.

Correia then wraps up his tour with two signings in Prague on Friday, April 22, from 4:00-5:00 PM at the Luxor Book Palace on Wenceslas Square followed with a signing from 6:00-6:30 PM at Knihkupectví Fantasya.

For more information about Baen author appearances, check out the publisher’s calendar.

13 thoughts on “Baen Announces Correia’s European Book Tour

  1. Ramstein AFB has to be the coolest placename ever – not only an AFB, but also a metal band – rock on! And good for him or the publishers throwing in a military stop.

    Hope he (and his fans) have a great time, Prague is supposed to be fantastic.

  2. What fun. I loved the 3 months I spent in Germany back in 1984 at 17. I believe conditions are much better since the wall came down. Hope he has a great tour. The troop visit should be good. American troops in Germany know how to have fun I’ve heard. Books are always welcome.

  3. @Chris C

    In fact, “Ramstein having the name of a rock band”, is not as cool as it looks like, I’m afraid.

    Because the place wearing the name of the rock band is no coincidence : the band is named after the place, more precisely the very air base where Larry Correia is invited. And because the band chose the name in reference to the horrifying Ramstein air show disaster that killed 70 and injured hundreds in 1988.

    And Rammstein, the band, did this because… Well, I guess that being Rammstein, they are suckers for anything spectacular.

    BTW, Rammstein, the band, takes two “m” due to an initial spelling error the group chose not to correct at a latter date.

  4. On a side note, “L’Atalante” is one of the first place where I got to love science-fiction, funny. Wouldn’t make the bus ride to see Correia, even if I was still in Nantes, though.

    I really can’t see Correia having much success here, honestly. Not because of the puppy controversy (I don’t expect many French fans to know or care about this). But I really can’t see monster hunting gun-porn fitting the local tastes. Maybe I am misguided.

  5. @ Vivien

    It only takes a few people to make an author reading and signing a lot of fun. And while gun focused adventures may be even more of a niche market in Europe than in the US, within that niche, Correia seems to be pretty big, and there are a *lot* of people in Europe. I bet his tour will be just fine.

  6. Larry’s books actually have done very well in Europe (hence the tour). The covers for some of his foreign translations look especially “epic” and, honestly, I much prefer them to the American versions.

  7. Sean on March 25, 2016 at 7:25 am said:
    Larry’s books actually have done very well in Europe (hence the tour).

    I’ve honestly never seen his books on the shelves in the UK or in Turkey.

    Good for him though, it’s good that he’s connecting with his fans on this side of the pond.

    I wish more genre authors would make it over, even if I’m unlikely to get to see any myself in Istanbul for the foreseeable future (thanks ISIS).

  8. I was intrigued and did a bit a bit of checking… And yes, Correia did receive good critics in France for the Grinmoir chronicles… “Good pulp” could summarize the comments, and I can understand that has a public here. The “Monster Hunter” serie wasn’t translated, as far as I can tell.

    Still not my cup of tea, but like everyone else, I’m glad he found his public and the occasion to connect to them.

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