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Kevin J. Anderson

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in Racine, Wisconsin, The United States



The War of the Worlds, Dune, Star Wars, Lonesome Dove, Gorky Park, The ...more

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March 2009


Yes, I have a lot of books, and if this is your first visit to my amazon author page, it can be a little overwhelming. If you are new to my work, let me recommend a few titles as good places to start. I love my Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. series, humorous horror/mysteries, which begin with DEATH WARMED OVER. My steampunk fantasy adventures, CLOCKWORK ANGELS and CLOCKWORK LIVES, written with Neil Peart, legendary drummer from Rush, are two of my very favorite novels ever. And my magnum opus, the science fiction epic The Saga of Seven Suns, begins with HIDDEN EMPIRE. After you've tried those, I hope you'll check out some of my other series.

I have written spin-off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E., and The X-Files, and I'm the co-author

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Kevin J. Anderson I was one of the first SW writers, so we had the movies and some gaming reference guides. I had a lot of freedom, but later authors had more outlines …moreI was one of the first SW writers, so we had the movies and some gaming reference guides. I had a lot of freedom, but later authors had more outlines and blueprints to work from.(less)
Kevin J. Anderson Thanks! Brian and I are just starting work on NAVIGATORS OF DUNE, so that will be our big project for the next year, after which we haven't made defin…moreThanks! Brian and I are just starting work on NAVIGATORS OF DUNE, so that will be our big project for the next year, after which we haven't made definite plans. I don't know if we have any further HELLHOLE books coming, but we would like to do other work besides Dune (while also continuing to write Dune much more to write.)(less)
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“A moment of consideration often prevents a thousand apologies”
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“We each have our lives... What matters is not how long those lives last, but what we do with them.”
Kevin J. Anderson, Hidden Empire

“Scully,' [Mulder] said, his voice quiet and serious, 'with the... unorthodox explanations I often find when studying the evidence, I know you're always skeptical-but every time you're at least fair to me. You respect my opinion, even when you don't agree with it.' He looked at his hands. 'I don't know if I've ever told you, but I really appreciate that.'
She looked at him and smiled. 'You've told me, Mulder. Maybe not in words... but you've told me.”
Kevin J. Anderson, Ruins


Help us pick Nothing but Reading Challenges' January 2013 Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/SciFi/Fantasy Book of the Month from among the books our members nominated. Also, please note that members can now use the Power Votes. For more information check out this post: Banking Voting Power Points: The Rules

The Shadow Reader (McKenzie Lewis, #1) by Sandy Williams
The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams
Book synopsis: There can only be one allegiance.
It’s her time to choose.

Some humans can see the fae. McKenzie Lewis can track them, reading the shadows they leave behind. But some shadows lead to danger. Others lead to lies.

A Houston college student trying to finish her degree, McKenzie has been working for the fae king for years, tracking vicious rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn’t her only secret. For just as long, she’s been in love with Kyol, the king’s sword-master—and relationships between humans and fae are forbidden.

But any hope for a normal life is shattered when she’s captured by Aren, the fierce and uncompromising rebel leader. He teaches her the forbidden fae language and tells her dark truths about the Court, all to persuade her to turn against the king. Time is running out, and as the fight starts to claim human lives, McKenzie has no choice but to decide once and for all whom to trust and where she ultimately stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war.
  22 votes 28.6%

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett
Book synopsis: According to "The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter," "Witch" (the world's only "completely" accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon--both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle--are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
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Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1) by Karina Halle
Karina Halle
Book synopsis: With all the vampire, werewolf and faerie books out there, it's easy to become numb to all things supernatural. The antidote? Darkhouse introduces two real and unforgettable characters, Perry Palomino & Dex Foray, amateur ghost hunters who are "attractive, relatable and oddly heroic," "flawed but loveable," "slightly crazy" and just the most endearing pair to ever tackle the paranormal...just don't call them normal. Darkhouse is a thrilling and sexy new take on concepts like Supernatural and The X-Files, bringing a breath of fresh air to a genre that has been inundated with the dead.
  10 votes 13.0%

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy, #1) by N.K. Jemisin
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
Book synopsis: Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history.

With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably together.
  10 votes 13.0%

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
Book synopsis: The first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers she was only five, but she knew that it was her house. And now that she’s at last become its owner, she suspects that she was drawn there for a reason.

As if Greywethers were a portal between worlds, she finds herself transported into seventeenth-century England, becoming Mariana, a young woman struggling against danger and treachery, and battling a forbidden love.

Each time Julia travels back, she becomes more enthralled with the past...until she realizes Mariana’s life is threatening to eclipse her own, and she must find a way to lay the past to rest or lose the chance for happiness in her own time.
  9 votes 11.7%

Hidden Empire (The Saga of Seven Suns, #1) by Kevin J. Anderson
Hidden Empire by Kevin J. Anderson
Book synopsis: In the 25th century, humanity is just beginning to blossom in space exploration, thanks mostly to the aid of the alien Ildirans. The only other known galactic race is the long-gone Klikiss, who've deserted a world of robots and other bizarre technology on the moon Hyrilka. However, when archaeologist husband-and-wife team Louis and Margaret Colicos activate one particular Klikiss device, they discover that they have awakened a hidden empire. The Hydrogues declare war on Earth.
  4 votes 5.2%

77 total votes

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“Somebody hates vampires, Mr. Chambeaux, but I have no idea who or why. Haven’t they read Twilight?”
Kevin J. Anderson, Death Warmed Over

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