Kevin J. Anderson

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Kevin J. Anderson
Kevin J Anderson at Book Signing Toronto Aug 18 2009.jpg
Born(1962-03-27) March 27, 1962 (age 52)
Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
Pen nameGabriel Mesta, K.J. Anderson
GenreScience fiction, fantasy, horror
SpouseRebecca Moesta
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Kevin J. Anderson
Kevin J Anderson at Book Signing Toronto Aug 18 2009.jpg
Born(1962-03-27) March 27, 1962 (age 52)
Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
Pen nameGabriel Mesta, K.J. Anderson
GenreScience fiction, fantasy, horror
SpouseRebecca Moesta

Kevin J. Anderson (born March 27, 1962) is an American science fiction author with over forty bestsellers. He has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E., and The X-Files, and with Brian Herbert 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. Some of Anderson's superhero novels include Enemies & Allies, about the first meeting of Batman and Superman, and The Last Days of Krypton, telling the story of how Krypton came to be destroyed and the choice two parents had to make for their son.

Anderson serves as a judge in the Writers of the Future contest.

He is also participating in the The Stellar Guild series published by Phoenix Pick. The series pairs bestselling authors like Anderson with lesser known authors in science fiction and fantasy to help provide additional visibility to them.

His wife is author Rebecca Moesta. They currently reside near Monument, Colorado.


Kevin J. Anderson (aka Kevin James Anderson) was born March 27, 1962 in Racine, 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.

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.[1] In 1988 his first novel, Resurrection, Inc. was published.

Anderson worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for twelve years. There, he met Rebecca Moesta (his wife) and Doug Beason, with whom he frequently writes.

After the publishing of his first novels, Lucasfilm offered him a chance at writing Star Wars novels.

Since 1993, 47 of Anderson's novels have been in bestseller lists. He has more than 20 million books in print worldwide.

Awards, records and nominations[edit]



Gamearth Trilogy[edit]

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

with Doug Beason[edit]

Star Wars books[edit]

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)

Short story anthologies edited by Anderson:

Reference works:

X-Files books[edit]

Star Trek books[edit]

using materials by L. Ron Hubbard[edit]

Dune books[edit]

(all with Brian Herbert)

Prelude to Dune Trilogy[edit]

Legends of Dune[edit]


(also with Frank Herbert)

Dune 7[edit]

Heroes of Dune[edit]

Great Schools of Dune[edit]

Short stories[edit]

StarCraft books[edit]

Fantastic Voyage books[edit]

as K. J. Anderson[edit]

The Saga of Seven Suns series[edit]

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

The Saga of Shadows trilogy[edit]

Sequel trilogy to The Saga of Seven Suns

  1. The Dark Between the Stars (June 5, 2014)
  2. Blood of the Cosmos [Tentative Title] (2015?)

with Dean Koontz[edit]


Crystal Doors series[edit]

with Rebecca Moesta

Using materials by A. E. van Vogt[edit]


Terra Incognita Series[edit]

A trilogy about two countries, Uraba and Tierra, at war with each other. Set in a medieval world, both countries explore the world in order to gain an upper hand against the other. One goal is to find the sacred land of Terravitae. Anderson and musician and music producer Erik Norlander created a crossover project called Roswell Six[2] and released the album "Terra Incognita: Beyond The Horizon".[3] It combines progressive rock/metal with science fiction lyrics by Anderson and his wife.

Star Challengers Series[edit]

(with Rebecca Moesta)

Hellhole Series[edit]

with Brian Herbert

with Neil Peart[edit]

This novelization of Rush's 20th studio album was a collaboration between Anderson and the group's drummer/lyricist Neil Peart.

Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. Series[edit]

Edited volumes[edit]

He has also edited anthologies including:

Short fiction[edit]

TitleYearFirst published inReprinted in
Final performance1985F&SFDogged Persistence (Golden Gryphon Press, 2001)
New recruits1990Weirdbook 25Dogged Persistence (Golden Gryphon Press, 2001)
Much at stake1991The ultimate Dracula, ed. Byron Preiss, David Kellor and Megan Miller (Dell)Dogged Persistence (Golden Gryphon Press, 2001)
Prisoner of war2000The outer limits : armageddon dreams, ed. Kevin . Anderson (BSV Publishing)Dogged Persistence (Golden Gryphon Press, 2001)
Dune : a whisper of Caladan seas / with Brian Herbert1999Amazing Stories (Summer 1999)Dogged Persistence (Golden Gryphon Press, 2001)
Dogged persistence1992F&SFDogged Persistence (Golden Gryphon Press, 2001)
Canals in the sand1996War of the worlds : global dispatches, ed. Kevin J. Anderson (Bantam Spectra)Dogged Persistence (Golden Gryphon Press, 2001)
Human, Martian - one, two, three1993Full Spectrum 4, ed. Lou Aronica et al. (Bantam Spectra)Dogged Persistence (Golden Gryphon Press, 2001)
Scientific romance1998The UFO files, ed. Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg (DAW)Dogged Persistence (Golden Gryphon Press, 2001)
Entropy Ranch1990Starshore (Winter 1990)Dogged Persistence (Golden Gryphon Press, 2001)
Fondest of Memories1991Full Spectrum 3, ed. Lou Aronica, Amy Stout and Betsy Mitchell (Doubleday Foundation, 1991)Dogged Persistence (Golden Gryphon Press, 2001)
Music Played on the Strings of Time1993Analog 113/1&2 (Jan 1993)Dogged Persistence (Golden Gryphon Press, 2001)
Tide Pools1993Analog 113/14 (Dec 1993)Dogged Persistence (Golden Gryphon Press, 2001)
Reflections in a Magnetic Mirror / with Doug Beason1988Full Spectrum, ed. Lou Aronica and Shawna McCarthy (Bantam Spectra, 1988)Dogged Persistence (Golden Gryphon Press, 2001)
Rescue at L-5 / with Doug Beason1990Project Solar Sail, ed. Arthur C. Clarke and David Brin (Roc/Penguin, 1990)
Santa Claus Is Coming to Get You2011Deathrealm, ed. Stephen Mark Rainey (Fall/Winter, 1991)Shock Totem: Holiday Tales of the Macabre and Twisted 2011, (Shock Totem Publications, 2011)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ US. "Roswell Six | Free Music, Tour Dates, Photos, Videos". Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  3. ^ Encyclopaedia Metallum: Terra Incognita: Beyond The Horizon

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