Kevin J. Anderson has more than 140 published books, 56 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 steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart, based on the concept album by the band Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and penned the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.
i write. i make up stuff. i adventure hard, so you don’t have to.
On Saturday, November 13, the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado Springs, CO, held a special event: A moonbase simulation adventure open to the public (all available slots sold out a few days in advance), coupled with a book signing for the new Star Challengers novel, Moonbase Crisis. June Scobee Rodgers, co-creator of the series and founder of the Challenger Centers, was there with authors Rebecca Moesta and Kevin J. Anderson.
Also as surprise guests, fully uniformed members of the international Star Wars fan club, the 501st Legion, came to show their support for the books and for the space program. (Kevin and Rebecca are both honorary 501st members.)
After the signing, June, Rebecca, and Kevin appeared at the Colorado Springs public library for lunch, talk, and another Star Challengers signing, also open to the public. At the end of the event, Kevin recorded an interview for the 501st podcast.
That evening, Kevin and Rebecca hosted June and her son Colonel Rich Scobee and his family at their castle for a home-made lasagna meal.
The second Star Challengers novel, Space Station Crisis, has just gone into production for release in January to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Challenger accident.