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Kevin J. Anderson
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Pseudonym: Gabriel Mesta
Born: March 27, 1962 (1962-03-27) (age 45)
Oregon, Wisconsin, U.S.
Occupation: Author
Genres: Science fiction
Debut works: Resurrection, Inc
Influences: The War of the Worlds

Kevin J. Anderson (born March 27, 1962) is a prolific American science fiction author. He has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E., and The X-Files, and is the co-author of the Dune prequels. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series and the Nebula Award-nominated Assemblers of Infinity. He has also written several comic books including the Dark Horse Star Wars collection Tales of the Jedi written in collaboration with Tom Veitch, Predator titles (also for Dark Horse), and X-Files titles for Topps. A pseudonym (Greek: , pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons legal name. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oregon is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article is about work. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... A literary genre is one of the divisions of literature into genres according to particular criteria such as literary technique, tone, or content. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... The War of the Worlds (1898), by H.G. Wells, is an early science fiction novella which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... This article is about the series. ... “Starcraft” redirects here. ... Titan A.E. is a 2000 animated science fiction adventure film from Fox Animation Studios and Twentieth Century Fox. ... During such a big The X-Files TV-series popularity, there have been lots of books based on it and about it written, including three series of short novels based on single episodes and one series of longer novels, as well as series of comic books. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... The Saga of Seven Suns is a series of science fiction novels written by Kevin J. Anderson as of November 2006. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years (see rolling eligibility below). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the series. ... Tales of the Jedi is a series of comic books (published by Dark Horse Comics) that are part of the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. ... The creature as seen in Predator (1987) Predators (known in the fictional expanded universe as Yautja or Hish-qu-Ten) are a fictional species featured in the films Predator (1987), Predator 2 (1990), Alien vs. ... X-Files intro from first 8 seasons The X-Files was a popular 1990s American science fiction television series created by Chris Carter. ... The Topps Company, Inc. ...


Anderson serves as a judge in the Writers of the Future contest. Writers of the Future (WOTF) is a science fiction and fantasy story contest that was originated by L. Ron Hubbard in the early 1980s. ...


His wife is author Rebecca Moesta. They currently reside near Monument, Colorado. Rebecca Moesta Anderson, born November 17, 1956, in Heidelberg, West Germany is the author of several science fiction books. ... Monument is a town located in El Paso County, Colorado. ...

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Biography

Kevin J. Anderson was born March 27, 1962 in Oregon, Wisconsin. The War of the Worlds greatly influenced him. He wrote his first story at eight years old entitled Injection. At ten, he bought a typewriter and has written ever since. is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oregon is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... The War of the Worlds (1898), by H.G. Wells, is an early science fiction novella which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars. ...


In his freshman year in high school, he submitted his first short story to a magazine, but it took two more years before one of his manuscripts was accepted. When it was accepted, they paid him in copies of the magazine. In his senior year, he sold his first story for money for $12.50. In 1988 his first novel, Resurrection, Inc. was published. The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


Anderson worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for twelve years. There, he met Rebecca Moesta (his wife) and Doug Beason, who he frequently writes with. Aerial view of the lab and surrounding area, facing NW. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), a limited liability consortium comprised of Bechtel National, the University of... Rebecca Moesta Anderson, born November 17, 1956, in Heidelberg, West Germany is the author of several science fiction books. ... Doug Beason is a somewhat well known science fiction author, and he has worked on a few books, (eg. ...


After ten of his science fiction novels were published and met with wide critical acclaim, Lucasfilm offered him a chance at writing Star Wars novels. Lucasfilm Ltd. ... This article is about the series. ...


Since 1993, 32 of Anderson's novels have been in bestseller lists. He has 16 million books in print worldwide. His books have been translated into Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... “Hebrew” redirects here. ...


Awards

The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years (see rolling eligibility below). ... The Bram Stoker Award is a recognition presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for superior achievement in horror writing. ... The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ... SFX is a British science fiction magazine, published every four weeks. ... Guinness World Records 2008 edition. ... General Colin Luther Powell, United States Army (Ret. ... This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... The Jedi Academy trilogy is a trilogy of novels set in the Star Wars galaxy. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years (see rolling eligibility below). ... The American Physical Society was founded in 1899 and is the worlds second largest organization of physicists. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... X-Files intro from first 8 seasons The X-Files was a popular 1990s American science fiction television series created by Chris Carter. ... This article is about the series. ... X-Files intro from first 8 seasons The X-Files was a popular 1990s American science fiction television series created by Chris Carter. ... The first book in the Young Jedi Knight series, Heirs of the Force Young Jedi Knights is a Star Wars series by science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...

Bibliography (incomplete)

Star Wars books

Jedi Academy Trilogy Darksaber is a 1995 bestselling fictional Star Wars novel written by Kevin J. Anderson. ... The Jedi Academy Trilogy is a Star Wars series by Kevin J. Anderson. ...

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

Young Jedi Knights series (with Rebecca Moesta): The Jedi Academy Trilogy is a Star Wars series by Kevin J. Anderson. ... The Jedi Academy Trilogy is a Star Wars series by Kevin J. Anderson. ... The Jedi Academy Trilogy is a Star Wars series by Kevin J. Anderson. ... The first book in the Young Jedi Knight series, Heirs of the Force Young Jedi Knights is a Star Wars series by science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta. ... Rebecca Moesta Anderson, born November 17, 1956, in Heidelberg, West Germany is the author of several science fiction books. ...

  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)

Short story anthologies edited by Anderson: Heirs of the Force is the first book in the Young Jedi Knights series, by Kevin J. Anderson. ... Young Jedi Knights is a Star Wars series by science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta. ... The Lost Ones is the third book in the Young Jedi Knights series by bestselling author, Kevin J. Anderson. ... Lightsabers is the 4th book of the Young Jedi Knights series. ... Darkest Knight is the fifth book in the Young Jedi Knights series. ... Shadow Academy is the sixth book in the Young Jedi Knights series and the final book of Volume One of the Young Jedi Knights series. ... Shards of Alderaan is the seventh book in the Young Jedi Knights and the first book of Young Jedi Knights Part 2. ... Diversity Alliance is the eighth book in the Young Jedi Knights series and the second book of Part Two of the Young Jedi Knights series. ... Delusions of Grandeur is the ninth book in the Young Jedi Knights series. ... Jedi Bounty is the 10th book in the Young Jedi Knights series. ... The Emperors Plague is the 11th book in the Young Jedi Knights series by Kevin J. Anderson. ... Return to Ord Mantell is the 12th book in the Young Jedi Knights series. ... Book Blurb Lando Calrissian offers the young Jedi Knights a rare opportunity-a vacation on Cloud City. ... Crisis at Crystal Reef is the 14th and final book in the Young Jedi Knights series. ...

Tales From the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995) is an anthology of short stories set in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Tales From Jabbas Palace (1995) is an anthology of short stories set in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Tales of the Bounty Hunters (1996) is an anthology of short stories set in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...

Dune books

(all with Brian Herbert) Brian Patrick Herbert (born 1947) is a best selling American author who lives in Washington state. ...

Short stories: House Atreides is the first book in a prequel trilogy to the Dune series, set before the events of Frank Herberts original works. ... House Harkonnen is the second book in a prequel trilogy to the Dune series, set before the events of Frank Herberts original works. ... House Corrino is the third book in a prequel trilogy to the Dune series, set before the events of Frank Herberts original works. ... This page is about the novel Dune: The Butlerian Jihad. ... Dune: The Machine Crusade (2003) is a book in the Dune series. ... Dune: The Battle of Corrin is the third book in the Legends of Dune series. ... The Road to Dune is a science fiction companion book to the Dune chronicles by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. ... Hunters of Dune is the first part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the original Dune series, along with Sandworms of Dune. ... Sandworms of Dune is the second part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the classic Dune series, along with Hunters of Dune. ...

  • Dune: A Whisper of Caladan Seas
  • Dune: Hunting Harkonnens
  • Dune: Whipping Mek
  • Dune: The Faces of a Martyr
  • Dune: Sea Child

with Doug Beason

  • Lifeline (1990)
  • The Trinity Paradox (1991)
  • Nanospace (1992)
  • Ill Wind (1995)
  • Virtual Destruction (1996)
  • Fallout (1997)
  • Lethal Exposure (1998)
  • Ignition (1997)

Doug Beason is a somewhat well known science fiction author, and he has worked on a few books, (eg. ...

using materials by L. Ron Hubbard

  • Ai! Pedrito! (1998)

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986), better known as L. Ron Hubbard, was an American author in numerous pulp fiction genres[2][3][4][5] as well as a prolific writer of non-fiction[6][7] works, creator of Dianetics, and founder of the Church of Scientology. ...

using materials by A. E. van Vogt

  • Slan Hunter (2007)

Alfred Elton van Vogt (April 26, 1912 – January 26, 2000) was a Canadian-born science fiction author who was one of the most prolific, yet complex, writers of the mid-twentieth century Golden Age of the genre. ...

with Dean Koontz

Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania), also known under a number of pseudonyms, including Leigh Nichols, is an American writer. ... Dean Koontzs Frankenstein is the collective title of a trilogy of novels co-written by Dean Koontz. ...

X-Files books

  • Ground Zero (1995)
  • Ruins (1996)
  • Antibodies (1997)

StarCraft books

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

Fantastic Voyage books

  • Fantastic Voyage: Microcosm (2001)

as K. J. Anderson

This article is about the French author. ... Captain Nemo is a fictional character featured in Jules Vernes novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) and The Mysterious Island (1874). ... The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a 2003 steampunk/adventure novel by Kevin J. Anderson. ... The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a 2003 film adaption of the comic book limited series. ... Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is a film released on September 17, 2004 in the United States. ...

Original

  • Resurrection, Inc. (1988)
  • Climbing Olympus (1994)
  • Blindfold (1995)
  • Hopscotch (2002)
  • The Martian War (2005)

The Martian War: A Thrilling Eyewitness Account of the Recent Invasion As Reported by Mr. ...

Gamearth Trilogy

  1. Gamearth (March 1989)
  2. Game Play (October 1989)
  3. Game's End (September 1990)

The Gamearth Trilogy is a series of sword and sorcery fantasy novels by Kevin J. Anderson, comprising Gamearth, Gameplay and Games End. ...

Saga of Seven Suns series

Prequel: Veiled Alliances (Graphic Novel) (2004)
  1. Hidden Empire (2002)
  2. A Forest of Stars (2003)
  3. Horizon Storms (2004)
  4. Scattered Suns (18 July 2005)
  5. Of Fire and Night (2006)
  6. Metal Swarm (July 2007 UK/Australia, due December 2007 US)
  7. The Ashes of Worlds (Due June 2008)

The Saga of Seven Suns is a series of science fiction novels written by Kevin J. Anderson as of November 2006. ... The Saga of Seven Suns is a series of science fiction novels written by Kevin J. Anderson as of November 2006. ... Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Saga of Seven Suns is a series of science fiction novels written by Kevin J. Anderson as of November 2006. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Saga of Seven Suns is a series of science fiction novels written by Kevin J. Anderson as of November 2006. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Saga of Seven Suns is a series of science fiction novels written by Kevin J. Anderson as of November 2006. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Saga of Seven Suns is a series of science fiction novels written by Kevin J. Anderson as of November 2006. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Saga of Seven Suns is a series of science fiction novels written by Kevin J. Anderson as of November 2006. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Saga of Seven Suns is a series of science fiction novels written by Kevin J. Anderson as of November 2006. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Saga of Seven Suns is a series of science fiction novels written by Kevin J. Anderson as of November 2006. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Short story collections

  • Dogged Persistence (2001)
    • 18 stories, including: Canals in the Sand, Dogged Persistence, Dune: A Whisper of Caladan Seas, Final Performance, Fondest of Memories, The Ghost of Christmas Always, Human, Martian One, Two, Three, Prisoner of War, Reflections in a Magnetic Mirror, Scientific Romance
  • Landscapes

Edited volumes

He has also edited anthologies including:

  • War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches (1996, ISBN 0-553-10353-9)

See also

The FidoNet Star Wars Echo was a FidoNet echomail message forum distributed on bulletin board systems in the 1990s. ...

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