Kevin J. Anderson’s Blog

i write. i make up stuff. i adventure hard, so you don’t have to.

Superstars Kobo Scholarship and Class MP3s

| November 25, 2013

If you’re interested in attending this year’s Superstars Writing Seminar in Colorado Springs, don’t forget that time is running out to sign up for the Kobo scholarship. Kobo Writing Life, one of the staunch supporters and sponsors of Superstars, has offered a generous opportunity for YOU to attend the next seminar in Colorado Springs, CO, February […]


Making Stories Happen: Two Kickstarter Anthologies

| November 23, 2013

I’ve agreed to write a new short story for two new anthologies that are now up as separate Kickstarter projects, WINTER IN THE CITY and CARS, CARDS, AND CARBINES.  Each of these projects has a very cool high concept and a great cast of authors. But the stories will only happen if the projects fund. […]


CLOCKWORK ANGELS: The *Graphic* Novel

| November 21, 2013

If you’ve looked at the hardcover of CLOCKWORK ANGELS: The Novel, or seen the images from the Rush “Clockwork Angels” tour, you know how lavish and visually interesting the story and the world is. So it was natural to think about a graphic novel adaptation as well.  BOOM! Studios, one of the largest comics publishers […]


One Piece at a Time: THE DRAGON BUSINESS now being offered as a Kindle Serial

| November 20, 2013

This is an innovative way to read a story.  I was invited to be one of the authors in the new Amazon Kindle Serials program, where readers will get a new book of mine one piece at a time, each week for eight weeks. Kindle Serials commissioned me to write THE DRAGON BUSINESS, which I […]



| November 19, 2013

Another free sample of one of my SF novels, CLIMBING OLYMPUS, just reissued in trade paperback and all eBook formats by WordFire Press. As humans transform a planet, the planet transforms them… This novel is also part of a name-your-own-price bundle, running for only ten more days, BookBale, which includes books by Frank Herbert & […]


Things to Do

| November 18, 2013

Writers portrayed in movies often have endless hours to sit alone, stare off toward the horizon, mulling over a poem (okay, or maybe a story or novel) they’ve been working on for the past couple of years. Must be nice. Most successful working writers I know have a number of different plates spinning on sticks, […]


LIFEBOAT FOUNDATION—Inducted to the Advisory Board

| November 16, 2013

Last June at the Campbell Conference in Lawrence, Kansas, I received the first-ever “Lifeboat to the Stars” Award for my book TAU CETI, with Steven Savile.   The Lifeboat to the Stars award is given by the Lifeboat Foundation for the best work of science fiction contributing to an understanding of the benefits, means, and difficulties […]


MENTATS OF DUNE final cover and jacket text

| November 15, 2013

As I’m busy proofreading the typeset galleys for MENTATS OF DUNE, I realized I haven’t officially posted the final cover and jacket text.  The book will be released in the US and UK in March 2014. You can preorder your copy at your favorite bookstore, or on amazon at this link. Jacket text: The struggle […]


A Convention and Book Tour in Poland, Part 3

| November 12, 2013

Next day, Sunday, I had another interview in the morning, then a two-hour author panel, this time with an interpreter (which I found much more difficult, trying to listen to the questions and the simultaneous translation), but we did just fine.  This time more than a hundred people were in the audience, and I had […]


A Convention and Book Tour in Poland, Part 2

| November 11, 2013

In coming to Falkon, I had stuffed my suitcase with hardcover books, which I signed for some of my special English-speaking companions, and for those whose English wasn’t so good (but still better than my non-existent Polish), I brought copies of my Tales from the Trail 2014 calendar, featuring photos from my hikes with brother-in-law […]