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Kevin J. Anderson

Born March 27, 1962 (1962-03-27) (age 47)
Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
Pen name Gabriel Mesta, K.J. Anderson
Occupation Author
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy

Kevin J. Anderson (born March 27, 1962) is an 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. Some of Anderson's superhero novels include Enemies and 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.

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. 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 several of his early novels were published and met with critical acclaim, 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. 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.


Bibliography (incomplete)


Star Wars books

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:

Dune books

(all with Brian Herbert)

Short stories:

  • "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)
  • Assemblers of Infinity (1993) ISBN 0-553-29921-2
  • Ill Wind (1995)
  • Virtual Destruction (1996)
  • Fallout (1997)
  • Ignition (1997)
  • Lethal Exposure (1998)

using materials by L. Ron Hubbard

  • Ai! Pedrito! (1998)

using materials by A. E. van Vogt

  • Slan Hunter (2007)

with Dean Koontz

  • Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book One: Prodigal Son (January 25, 2005). Future editions of this book removed Anderson's name from the cover.

X-Files books

  • Ground Zero (1995) ISBN 978-0002254489
  • Ruins (1996) ISBN 978-0006482536
  • Antibodies (1997) ISBN 978-0002246385

StarCraft books

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

Fantastic Voyage books

  • Fantastic Voyage: Microcosm (2001)

as K. J. Anderson


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

Gamearth Trilogy

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

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, December 2007 US)
  7. The Ashes of Worlds (June 2008)

Terra Incognita series

  • The Edge of the World (June 2009)
  • The Map of All Things (June 2010)


  • The Last Days of Krypton (2007)
  • Enemies & Allies (2009)

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

External links


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