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Kevin J. Anderson

Date of birth : 1962-03-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Oregon, Wisconsin, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2011-05-14

Kevin J. Anderson is an American science fiction author. 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.


Science fiction author Kevin J. Anderson gained attention for writing Star Wars novelizations and graphic novels skewed toward the youth market. Anderson was later paired with Brian Herbert to co-author the second generation of Dune novels. Other Anderson projects have included three X-Files novels, as well as a handful of stand-alone works, among them Climbing Olympus, Resurrection, Inc., and Blindfold. Critical response to Anderson's work has varied wildly, but since 1993 thirty-two of Anderson's novels have appeared on national bestseller lists. Kevin J. Anderson holds the distinction of breaking the Guinness World Record for "Largest Single-Author Signing" during the promotional tour of his comedy/adventure novel AI! PEDRITO!. AI! PEDRITO! was based on an ealier short story by L. Ron Hubbard.

Author of books:

Climbing Olympus (1994, novel)
Blindfold (1995, novel)
Heirs of the Force (Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights, Book 1) (1995, juvenile)
House Atreides (Dune: House Trilogy, Book 1) (1999, novel, with Brian Herbert)
Resurrection Inc: 10th Anniversary (2000, novel)
Dogged Persistence (2001, collection)
The Butlerian Jihad (Legends of Dune, Book 1) (2002, novel, with Brian Herbert)
Hidden Empire (The Saga of the Seven Suns, Book 1) (2002, novel)
The Machine Crusade (Legends of Dune, Book 2) (2003, novel, with Brian Herbert)
A Forest of Stars (Saga of Seven Suns, Book 2) (2002, novel)
Horizon Storms (The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 3) (2004, novel)

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