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Kevin J Anderson

(Kevin James Anderson)
USA flag (1962 - )
Husband of Rebecca Moesta

aka Kem Antilles, Gabriel Mesta

Kevin J. Anderson has written more than 125 books, including 52 national or international bestsellers. He has over 23 million books in print worldwide in thirty languages. He has been nominated for the Nebula Award, Bram Stoker Award, Shamus Award, and Silver Falchion Award, and has won the SFX Readers' Choice Award, Golden Duck Award, Scribe Award, and New York Times Notable Book; in 2012 at San Diego Comic Con he received the Faust Grand Master Award for Lifetime Achievement.

He has written numerous bestselling and critically acclaimed novels in the Dune universe with Brian Herbert, as well as Star Wars and X-Files novels. In his original work, he is best known for his Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita trilogy, the Dan Shamble, Zombie PI series, and Clockwork Angels: The Novel with Neil Peart.
Gamearth Trilogy
1. Gamearth (1989)
2. Gameplay (1989)
3. Game's End (1990)
Gamearth Trilogy (omnibus) (2011)


Crystal Doors (with Rebecca Moesta)
1. Crystal Doors (2006)
     aka Island Realm
2. Ocean Realm (2007)
3. Sky Realm (2008)
Crystal Doors Omnibus (omnibus) (2013)

Dune (with Brian Herbert)
continued from the original series by Frank Herbert
7. Hunters of Dune (2006)
8. Sandworms of Dune (2007)
Heroes of Dune (with Brian Herbert)
1. Paul of Dune (2008)
2. The Winds of Dune (2009)


Clockwork Angels (with Neil Peart)
1. Clockwork Angels (2012)
2. Clockwork Lives (2015)
Dragon Business
1. The Dragon Business (2013)

Dune: Red Plague (with Brian Herbert)
1. Dune: Red Plague (2016)


Graphic Novels
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Series contributed to


Anthology series
Blood Lite
1. Blood Lite (2009)
2. Overbite (2011)
3. Aftertaste (2012)
Anthologies edited

Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Kevin J Anderson
Short stories
Reflections in a Magnetic Mirror (1988) (with Doug Beason)
Rest in Peace (1989)
Fondest of Memories (1991)
Much at Stake (1991)
Dogged Persistence [short story] (1992)
Bringing the Family (1993)
Human, Martian - One, Two, Three (1993)
Drumbeats (1994) (with Neil Peart)
A Boy and His Monster: The Rancor Keeper's Tale (1995)
Just Like Normal People (1995)
Sea Dreams (1995) (with Rebecca Moesta)
Swap Meet: The Jawa's Tale (1995)
Canals in the Sand (1996)
TechnoMagic (1996)
Therefore I Am: The Tale of IG-88 (1996)
Scientific Romance (1998)

Bram Stoker Best First Novel nominee (1989) : Resurrection, Inc.
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1994) : Assemblers of Infinity
Hugo Best Book nominee (2015) : The Dark Between the Stars

Kevin J Anderson recommends
The Spellstone of Shaltus
The Spellstone of Shaltus (1980)
Linda E Bushyager
"An outstanding fantasy. Superb, marvelous, exciting, refreshing, brilliant."

Battlefield Earth (1982)
L Ron Hubbard
"'Battlefield Earth' is like a 12-hour 'Indiana Jones' marathon. Non-stop and fast-paced. Every chapter has a big bang-up adventure."
Standard Candles
Standard Candles (1996)
Jack McDevitt
"In both his novels and his short fiction, Jack McDevitt has shown a terrific range of skills and imagination and speculation. Only one thing remains the same from piece to piece to piece - they're all damn fine stories. "
Children of the Dusk
Children of the Dusk (1997)
(Madagascar Manifesto, book 3)
Janet Berliner
"Children of the Dusk is a highly unusual and frightening depiction of a little-known aspect of the Holocaust."
Fragments (1997)
James F David
"Literate, creepy, and full of secrets, written with a clean, precise prose as deceptively simple as an iceberg."
Fortress on the Sun
Fortress on the Sun (1997)
Paul Cook
"Provocative. A chilling and intriguing puzzle ... an unexpected and original resolution - and a great climax!"

The Sum of All Men (1998)
(Runelords, book 1)
David Farland
"With The Runelords, David Farland breaks new ground in fantasy fiction and wakes up anyone who thought they'd read everything the genre had to offer. Definitely a new name to watch in the field."

Strangewood (1999)
Christopher Golden
"If Clive Barker had gone Through the Looking Glass, he might have come up with something as imaginative and compelling as Strangewood."

Deathday (2001)
(Sauron Duology, book 1)
William C Dietz
"Great reading for anyone who loved Independence Day or The War of the Worlds."

The Red Church (2002)
(Sheriff Littlefield, book 1)
Scott Nicholson
"Scott Nicholson writes with a mixture of Clive Barker, H.P. Lovecraft and Manly Wade Wellman."

Dhampir (2003)
(Noble Dead Saga 1, book 1)
Barb Hendee and J C Hendee
"...LORD OF THE RINGS and BUFFY... with a healthy dose of THE STING... "
Matriarch (2006)
(Wess'Har, book 4)
Karen Traviss
"Avid SF readers have a new 'must-read' series, and her legions of Star Wars fans are in for a treat."

Plague Year (2007)
(Plague , book 1)
Jeff Carlson
"A grim and fascinating new twist on the post-holocaust story."
Empyre (2007)
Josh Conviser
"Empyre is edgy, entertaining, and frightening. We can only hope the scary technology Conviser proposes is the purest fiction!"
Lamentation (2009)
(Psalms of Isaak, book 1)
Ken Scholes
"Ken Scholes's Lamentation is an iconic SF story cloaked in fantasy, drawing raw material from classics such as A Canticle for Liebowitz and Earth Abides, but forging something new, with colorful characters, compelling scenes, and unfolding miracles."

Servant of the Underworld (2010)
(Obsidian and Blood Trilogy, book 1)
Aliette de Bodard
"An Aztec priest of the dead tries to solve a murder mystery, and finds that politics may be even more powerful than magic - a truly fresh fantasy novel."

Silver (2010)
(Ogmios Team Adventure, book 1)
Steven Savile
"SILVER is a wild combination of Indiana Jones, The Da Vinci Code, and The Omen."

Shadow Prowler (2010)
(Chronicles of Siala, book 1)
Alexey Pehov
"Shadow Prowler is a fresh, exuberant take on territory that will be familiar to all fans of classic high fantasy. Alexey Pehov introduces a cast of charming, quirky, unsavory, even loathsome characters in a fast-paced, entertaining adventure."

The Pharos Objective (2010)
(Morpheus Initiative, book 1)
David Sakmyster
"THE PHAROS OBJECTIVE is Indiana Jones meets the X-Files -- an archaeologist adventurer with psychic powers of remote viewing who can see the past, ancient treasures, historical mysteries, action and adventure that crosses the world, and a damned good story."

The Desert of Souls (2011)
(Dabir and Asim, book 1)
Howard Andrew Jones
"A grand and wonderful adventure filled with exotic magic and colorful places - like a cross between Sinbad and Indiana Jones."

Only Superhuman (2012)
Christopher L Bennett
"Only Superhuman is a heady comic-book fix for the discerning SF reader."

SEAL Team 666 (2012)
(SEAL Team 666, book 1)
Weston Ochse
"SEAL Team 666 is like the X-Files written by Tom Clancy."

The Chaplain's War (2014)
Brad R Torgersen
"Brad R Torgersen writes the kind of hardcore SF with heart that readers have been looking for. It's as if Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Heinlein merged."

Trial of Intentions (2015)
(Vault of Heaven, book 2)
Peter Orullian
"An ambitious story in the mold of Robert Jordan and Terry Goodkind."

Spirit of the Ronin (2015)
(Ronin Trilogy, book 3)
Travis Heermann
"Lovely details, an honorable character, and great action...a rich and entertaining story."

Altered America (2016)
Cat Rambo
"Cat Rambo is endlessly innovative, ingenious, and just plain entertaining. Read her stories."

Down to Dirt (2016)
(Dirt and Stars, book 1)
Kevin Killiany
"YA hard science fiction with an attitude...I was immediately drawn into the story."

Witchy Eye (2017)
(Witchy, book 1)
D J Butler
"WITCHY EYE is an intricate and imaginative alternate history with a cast of characters and quirky situations that would make a Dickens novel proud."

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