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Kevin J Anderson Kevin J. Anderson has published more than 175 books, 58 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-files, and Dune universes, as well as two unique steampunk fantasy novels with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart.

Anderson writes fantasy, science fiction, and horror, among other genres. His original works include the Saga of the Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita Trilogy, and the Wake the Dragon Trilogy. His latest novel, Gods and Dragons, is the final book in the Wake the Dragon Trilogy, featuring a politically charged adventure of swords, sorcery, vengeance, and the awakening of sleeping giants.

Two continents at war: the Three Kingdoms and Ishara have been in conflict for a thousand years. But when an outside threat arises―the reawakening of a powerful ancient race that wants to remake the world―the two warring nations must somehow set aside generations of hatred to form an alliance against a far more deadly enemy.

In addition to writing solo, Anderson has collaborated with authors such as Dean Koontz (Frankenstein: Prodigal Son). He also collaborates with Brian Herbert, son of the legendary creator of the Dune universe, Frank Herbert, writing new installments of the internationally bestselling Dune series.

He first approached a publisher as a freshman in high school, but it took him two years and 80 rejections before he finally saw one of his stories in print.

Anderson graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a degree in Physics and Astronomy and worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 13 years doing technical writing. During this time, he also published his first full-length novel, Resurrection (1988) before leaving to focus on his writing. His career has been a study in the importance of persistence. Despite his eventual rampant success, he has collected more than 750 rejection slips over the course of his career.

Born in 1962 in Racine, Wisconsin, Anderson spent his childhood in a little town south of Madison. He knew he wanted to create fiction before he even learned to write and wrote his first work of fiction on his father's typewriter at age 8. By age 10 he had saved enough money that he could either buy himself a bicycle or his own typewriter. He chose a typewriter...and has been writing ever since.

Besides writing, Anderson is a Board member of the Challenger Centers for Space Science Education and the Lifeboat Foundation, and an avid mountain climber. He has climbed every peak over 14,000 feet in the State of Colorado and visited 6 continents.

Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press. They live in a castle in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.

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Author's website: www.wordfire.com
Similar authors: Terry Goodkind, Brandon Sanderson, Dan Simmons, Tad Williams
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Dune: The Heir of Caladan
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Dune: The Heir of Caladan by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

DUNE: The Graphic Novel, Book 2
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DUNE: The Graphic Novel, Book 2 by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Sands of Dune
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Sands of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Dune: House Atreides Vol. 3
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Dune: House Atreides Vol. 3 by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Clockwork Destiny
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Clockwork Destiny by Kevin J. Anderson

Gods and Dragons
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Gods and Dragons by Kevin J. Anderson
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Hellhole | Anderson, Kevin J. & Herbert, Brian | Double-Signed 1st Edition Anderson, Kevin J. & Herbert, Brian | Hellhole | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Veiled Alliances | Anderson, Kevin J. | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Anderson, Kevin J. | Veiled Alliances | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

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Ill Wind | Anderson, Kevin J. & Beason, Doug | Double-Signed 1st Edition Anderson, Kevin J. & Beason, Doug | Ill Wind | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Captain Nemo: The Fantastic History of a Dark Genius | Anderson, Kevin J. | Signed 1st Edition Mass market Paperback Book Anderson, Kevin J. | Captain Nemo: The Fantastic History of a Dark Genius | Signed 1st Edition Mass market Paperback Book

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Hair Raising | Anderson, Kevin J. | Signed First Edition Book Anderson, Kevin J. | Hair Raising | Signed First Edition Copy

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Hellhole: Awakening | Anderson, Kevin J. & Herbert, Brian | Double-Signed 1st Edition Anderson, Kevin J. & Herbert, Brian | Hellhole: Awakening | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Ai! Pedrito! | Anderson, Kevin J. | Signed First Edition Book Anderson, Kevin J. | Ai! Pedrito! | Signed First Edition Copy

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Horizon Storms | Anderson, Kevin J. | Signed First Edition Book Anderson, Kevin J. | Horizon Storms | Signed First Edition Copy

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Blood of the Cosmos | Anderson, Kevin J. | Signed First Edition Book Anderson, Kevin J. | Blood of the Cosmos | Signed First Edition Copy

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Hidden Empire | Anderson, Kevin J. | Signed First Edition Book Anderson, Kevin J. | Hidden Empire | Signed First Edition Copy

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X-Files, The: Ruins | Anderson, Kevin J. | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Anderson, Kevin J. | X-Files, The: Ruins | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

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Anderson, Kevin J. | Stake | Signed UK First Edition Book Anderson, Kevin J. | Stake | Signed UK First Edition Book

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Anderson, Kevin J. | Spine of the Dragon | Signed First Edition Copy Anderson, Kevin J. | Spine of the Dragon | Signed First Edition Copy

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Hellhole | Anderson, Kevin J. & Herbert, Brian | Double-Signed 1st Edition Anderson, Kevin J. & Herbert, Brian | Hellhole | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Scattered Suns | Anderson, Kevin J. | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book Anderson, Kevin J. | Scattered Suns | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book

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Anderson, Kevin J. & Beason, Doug | Kill Zone | Double-Signed First Edition Copy Anderson, Kevin J. & Beason, Doug | Kill Zone | Double-Signed First Edition Copy

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Anderson, Kevin J. | Dark Between the Stars, The | Signed Book Anderson, Kevin J. | Dark Between the Stars, The | Signed Book

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Map of All Things, The: Terra Incognita Book Two | Anderson, Kevin J. | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Anderson, Kevin J. | Map of All Things, The: Terra Incognita Book Two | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2011, The | Anderson, Kevin J. (Editor) | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Anderson, Kevin J. (Editor) | Nebula Awards Showcase 2011, The | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

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Hellhole: Inferno | Anderson, Kevin J. & Herbert, Brian | Double-Signed 1st Edition Anderson, Kevin J. & Herbert, Brian | Hellhole: Inferno | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Death Warmed Over | Anderson, Kevin J. | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Anderson, Kevin J. | Death Warmed Over | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

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Kevin J. Anderson Bibliography


Wake the Dragon

  1. Spine of the Dragon - 2019
  2. Vengewar - 2021
  3. Gods and Dragons - 2022

Arcane America

  • Uncharted - May 2018 (with Sarah A. Hoyt)

Gamearth Trilogy


  1. Gamearth - 1989
  2. Game Play - 1989
  3. Game's End - 1990

Novels with Doug Beason

  • Lifeline - 1990
  • The Trinity Paradox - 1991
  • Assemblers of Infinity - 1993
  • Ill Wind - 1995
  • Virtual Destruction - 1996
  • Fallout - 1997
  • Ignition - 1997
  • Lethal Exposure - 1998
  • Kill Zone - August 2019

Star Wars Books

  • Darksaber - 1996

Jedi Academy Trilogy

  1. Jedi Search - 1994
  2. Dark Apprentice - 1994
  3. Champions of the Force - 1994

Young Jedi Knights Series (with Rebecca Moesta)

  1. Heirs of the Force - 1995
  2. Shadow Academy - 1995
  3. The Lost Ones - 1995
  4. Lightsabers - 1996
  5. Darkest Knight - 1996
  6. Jedi Under Siege - 1996
  7. Shards of Alderaan - 1997
  8. Diversity Alliance - 1997
  9. Delusions of Grandeur - 1997
  10. Jedi Bounty - 1997
  11. The Emperor's Plague - 1997
  12. Return to Ord Mantell - 1998
  13. Trouble on Cloud City - 1998
  14. Crisis at Crystal Reef - 1998

Star Wars Short Story Anthologies (as editor)

  • Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina - 1995
  • Tales from Jabba's Palace - 1996
  • Tales of the Bounty Hunters - 1996

Star Wars Reference works

  • The Illustrated Star Wars Universe - 1995
  • The Essential Chronology - 2000 (with Daniel Wallace)

X-Files Books

  • Ground Zero - 1995
  • Ruins - 1996
  • Antibodies - 1997

Star Trek Books

  • Highest Score - 1996 (with Rebecca Moesta under the joint pseudonym Kem Antilles)

Prelude to Dune Trilogy (with Brian Herbert)


  1. Dune: House Atreides - 1999
  2. Dune: House Harkonnen - 2000
  3. Dune: House Corrino - 2001

Legends of Dune (with Brian Herbert)

  1. Dune: The Butlerian Jihad - 2002
  2. Dune: The Machine Crusade - 2003
  3. Dune: The Battle of Corrin - 2004

Dune 7

  • Hunters of Dune - 2006
  • Sandworms of Dune - 2007

Heroes of Dune

  • Paul of Dune - 2008
  • The Winds of Dune - 2009

Great Schools of Dune

  • Sisterhood of Dune - 2012
  • Mentats of Dune - 2014
  • Navigators of Dune - 2016

The Caladan Trilogy


  1. Dune: Duke of Caladan - 2020
  2. Dune: The Lady of Caladan - 2021
  3. Dune: The Heir of Caladan - 2022

Dune: House Atreides Graphic Novels


  1. Dune: House Atreides Vol. 1 - June 2021
  2. Dune: House Atreides Vol. 2 - 2021
  3. Dune: House Atreides Vol. 3 - 2022

Dune: The Graphic Novel Series

  1. DUNE: The Graphic Novel, Book 1 - 2020
  2. DUNE: The Graphic Novel, Book 2: Muad'Dib - 2022

Dune Short Stories

  • "Dune: A Whisper of Caladan Seas"
  • "Dune: Hunting Harkonnens"
  • "Dune: Whipping Mek"
  • "Dune: The Faces of a Martyr"
  • "Dune: Sea Child"
  • "Dune: Treasure in the Sand"
  • The Road to Dune - 2005 (collection, with Frank Herbert)
  • Sands of Dune - 2022 (collection, with Brian Herbert)

StarCraft Books

  • StarCraft: Shadow of the Xel'Naga - 2001 (as Gabriel Mesta)

Fantastic Voyage Books

  • Fantastic Voyage: Microcosm - 2001

As K. J. Anderson


  • Captain Nemo: The Fantastic History of a Dark Genius - 2002 (based on Jules Verne's character Captain Nemo)
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - 2003 (novelization)
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - 2004 (novelization, with Kerry Conran)

The Saga of Seven Suns Series

  1. Prequel: Veiled Alliances - 2004 (graphic novel)
  2. Hidden Empire - 2002
  3. A Forest of Stars - 2003
  4. Horizon Storms - 2004
  5. Scattered Suns - 2005
  6. Of Fire and Night - 2006
  7. Metal Swarm - 2007
  8. The Ashes of Worlds - 2008

The Saga of Shadows Trilogy (Sequel trilogy to The Saga of Seven Suns)

  • The Dark Between the Stars - 2014
  • Blood of the Cosmos - 2015
  • Eternity's Mind - 2016

Novels with Dean Koontz

  • Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book One: Prodigal Son - 2005

Crystal Doors Series (with Rebecca Moesta)

  • Island Realm - 2006
  • Ocean Realm - 2007
  • Sky Realm - 2008

Harper Entertainment

  • The Last Days of Krypton - 2007
  • Enemies & Allies - 2009

Terra Incognita Series

  1. The Edge of the World - 2009
  2. The Map of All Things - 2010
  3. The Key to Creation - 2011

Star Challengers Series (with Rebecca Moesta)


  1. Moonbase Crisis - 2010
  2. Space Station Crisis - 2011
  3. Asteroid Crisis - 2011

Hellhole Series (with Brian Herbert)

  1. Hellhole - 2011
  2. Hellhole Awakening - 2013
  3. Hellhole Inferno - 2014

Steampunk Trilogy with Neil Peart

  • Clockwork Angels - 2012
  • Clockwork Lives - 2015
  • Clockwork Destiny - 2022

Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. Series

  1. Death Warmed Over - 2012
  2. Unnatural Acts - 2013
  3. Hair Raising - 2013
  4. Slimy Underbelly - 2014
  5. Tastes Like Chicken - 2017

Other Novels

  • Resurrection, Inc. - 1988
  • Climbing Olympus - 1994
  • Blindfold - 1995
  • Ai! Pedrito! - 1998 (using materials by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Hopscotch - 2002
  • The Martian War - 2005 (as Gabriel Mesta)
  • Slan Hunter - 2007 (sequel based on the novel Slan by A. E. van Vogt)
  • Stake - 2020
  • Drumbeats - 2020

DC Comics

  • JSA Strange Adventures #16 - 2005

Edited Volumes


  • War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches - 1996
  • Blood Lite - 2008
  • Blood Lite II: Overbite - 2011
  • Blood Lite III: Aftertaste - 2012

Short Story Collections

  • Tales of Dune: Expanded Edition - 2017
  • Unmasked - 2021 (Editor)

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