The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent by Larry Correia
The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent is a fun, silly, sometimes clever, sometimes hilarious, sometimes stupid story with lots of geeky SFF in-jokes. Some readers will absolutely adore it while others will absolutely loathe it.
As the story begins, one of the Earths in the multiverse is being overrun by Purple People Eaters who are (of course) eating people. Fortunately, this particular Earth has a policy with Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent. He’ll take care of it quickly and easily because if there’s one thing that Tom Stranger is serious about, it’s excellent customer service. That’s why he’s really annoyed that his new intern is a sissy Millennial crybaby who majored in gender studies, occupied Wall Street, and thinks that all interdimensional crises can be solved with diplomacy. Tom Stranger prefers his big guns. As he likes to say: “It’s time to kick ass and adjust claims!”
If your name is Rachel Maddow, or if you enjoy her show, The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent is NOT for you. The constant denigration of things that liberals like will probably drive you nuts. Here’s an example:
“Sadly, that version of America hadn’t kept current on their policy and they were harvested. It was a strange planet. You see, they spent all their budget on odd things, like tarps, or buying perfectly good cars so they could destroy them so they could buy new cars, or acorns, or Canadian style healthcare.”
“What’s a Canadian?” Secret Service Agent #1 whispered to #2.
The plot of The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent is fast moving and mostly entertaining but, in contrast to the other Correia stories I’ve read, the anti-liberal jokes, though often funny, are relentless. I’m not a liberal (I’m fairly middle-of-the-road with a slight libertarian bent), and I am completely aware of and prepared for Larry Correia’s political opinions, but the liberal bashing in this novella got on my nerves. I almost didn’t finish it and wouldn’t have if it wasn’t so short.
However, if you’re riding the Trump train, if you’ve ever called someone a libtard, or if you’re a fan of Correia’s blog, and especially if you’ve ever had a book signed by him at a convention, you are going to love The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent. It’s totally for you.
Adam Baldwin (who played Jayne Cobb in Firefly) perfectly narrates The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent. It was produced by Audible Studios and is 2 hours long.
Since I do not read Larry Correia’s blog, I do not know if there will be more stories about Tom Stranger.