Books by Kevin J. Anderson

HAIR RAISING by Kevin J. Anderson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 30, 2013

"Dan (Unnatural Acts, 2012, etc.), who'll clearly do anything for a laugh, seems to be having the time of his afterlife. The result is like an early, funny Woody Allen film with zombies, ghosts, vampires and werewolves."
A serial scalper threatens to ignite a full-scale war between two bands of werewolves in Dan Chambeaux's Unnatural Quarter. And there's much, much more. Read full book review >
AWAKENING by Brian Herbert
Released: March 26, 2013

"A routine entry in a mediocre series, strictly for fans already hooked with volume one."
Part two of the interstellar war/alien contact series that kicked off with Hellhole (2011). Read full book review >
UNNATURAL ACTS by Kevin J. Anderson
Released: Dec. 24, 2012

"As exhaustingly inventive and jokey as Dan's debut. Think of the entire first season of True Blood on fast forward."
Another full caseload for Dan Shamble, the zombie detective who was just warming up when he solved his own murder in Death Warmed Over (2012). Read full book review >
DEATH WARMED OVER by Kevin J. Anderson
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Like Alexander McCall Smith's Mma Precious Ramotswe, the sleuths really do settle most of their cases, and they provide a lot of laughs along the way. It's hard to disagree with Dan's verdict: 'Never a dull moment.'"
Tireless sci-fi chronicler Anderson (Enemies & Allies, 2009, etc.) creates a day-after-tomorrow world in which a zombie sleuth prowls the mean streets as he works a half-dozen seriously weird cases. Read full book review >
SISTERHOOD OF DUNE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"McDune, sure, but the universe conceived by Frank Herbert is so vast, complex and fascinating that the magic lingers, and even Herbert-Anderson detractors will be hard put to resist the allure."
Another entry in the latter-day Dune saga, this one beginning a trilogy about the origins of the Bene Gesserit, Mentats and Swordmasters. Read full book review >
NEBULA AWARDS SHOWCASE 2011 by Kevin J. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2011

"For readers who like their fantasy and science fiction short and punchy."
As voted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America: 15 stories, three poems and two appreciations, plus listings of all the other awards from 2009—although the year appears to be flexible, since several of the works first appeared in 2008. Read full book review >
HELLHOLE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2011

"Ho-hum—it's on to volume two."
A new far-future trilogy from the latter-day Dune wizards (The Winds of Dune, 2009, etc.), bristling with revolution and alien contact. Read full book review >
THE WINDS OF DUNE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Slim pickings, even for Dune fanatics."
With all the main events of Frank Herbert's Dune universe now in the bag, all that remains is for his team of successors (Paul of Dune, 2008, etc.) to fill out the corners. Read full book review >
ENEMIES & ALLIES by Kevin J. Anderson
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2009

"<\b>Injects a welcome dose of retro exuberance into the capes-and-tights routine."
Caped Crusader meets Man of Steel in the early 1950s. Read full book review >
THE LAST DAYS OF KRYPTON by Kevin J. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Sci-fi of Miltonic ambition."
Apocalypse Then. Its prose aptly—on occasion annoyingly—portentous, this Superman prequel is action-packed, depicting a lost world in fanatic detail. Read full book review >
SANDWORMS OF DUNE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Dune lite—but for all that, a rare, rattling page-turner that no Dune adherent will pass up."
Final installment—chronologically, anyway—in the Dune series (Hunters of Dune, 2006, etc.) begun by the late Frank Herbert in 1965 and continued by his son, Brian, and collaborator Anderson. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"But, as in that one, this fun read will appeal to middle-school fantasy fans. (Fiction. 11-13)"
This second page-turner in the Crystal Doors trilogy begins right after the gigantic battle that ended the first volume. Read full book review >
CRYSTAL DOORS by Rebecca Moesta
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Unchallenging but entertaining fare for middle-schoolers. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The world called Elantya, a wannabe Atlantis with some faux Greco-Roman nomenclature, runs on telepathic powers that are magnified by special crystals. Read full book review >
HORIZON STORMS by Kevin J. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 29, 2004

"While the series has been compared to Robert Jordan's apparently endless Wheel of Time, the Star Wars movies (which Anderson has novelized) are equally plausible models."
Third in Anderson's sprawling space-opera series (A Forest of Stars, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
A FOREST OF STARS by Kevin J. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 17, 2003

"Anderson models his darkening epic on Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series—now in its 11th volume. Quo vadis, Kevin?"
Ultraprolific Anderson has penned a forest of novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune, not counting entries with L. Ron Hubbard, Doug Benson, and the solo effort Hopscotch (2002). Read full book review >
DUNE: THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Ideas aplenty, but shallow, unsubtle, and tepid: the pitch here is precisely Star Wars: Dune."
With three Dune books under their collaborative belt (Dune: House Corrino, 2001, etc.), the boys go back 10,000 years to tackle the epic conflict that shaped the entire Dune universe: humanity's struggle with the thinking machines. Read full book review >
HIDDEN EMPIRE by Kevin J. Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2002

"Loyalists will leap aboard and groan with delight at a cliffhanger ending that arrives all too soon."
Anderson has keyboarded installments beyond number of the Star Wars, X-Files, and, with Brian Herbert, Dune series, hitting the bestseller lists, which he's also hit in novels with L. Ron Hubbard, Doug Beason, the SF anthology Dogged Persistence (2001), and, most recently, a solo novel, Hopscotch (2002). Read full book review >
HOPSCOTCH by Kevin J. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"But beware of being bodynapped, as happens to Eduard, who then must race about swamped by paranoia while seeking his old existence."
Ingenious SF fantasy about bodyswapping. Read full book review >
DUNE: HOUSE CORRINO by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Even though the cracks are beginning to show, and the sheer narrative power of the superb original series is lacking, Dune in any guise is as addictive as the spice itself."
Third in the Dune prequel series from originator Frank Herbert's son Brian and collaborator Anderson (Dune: House Atreides, 1999, and Dune: House Harkonnen, 2000). Read full book review >
DOGGED PERSISTENCE by Kevin J. Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Shining invention and talent and style."
Eighteen fantasy and SF stories by Anderson, a veteran novelizer and author with Doug Beason of several thrillers (Ignition, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >
DUNE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 10, 2000

"Still, the scenario's extraordinarily well developed and continually fascinating, and most fans will conclude that ersatz Dune is better than no Dune."
Second installment of the authors' prequel (Dune: House Atreides, 1999) to Frank Herbert's mighty Dune series. Read full book review >
DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 12, 1999

"In a word, satisfying: all Dune fans will want to investigate, newcomers will be tempted, and it should promote fresh interest in the magnificent original series. (Author tour)"
Since Frank Herbert, author of the mighty Dune series (ending with Chapterhouse: Dune, 1985) died in 1986, rumors have been circulating that his son Brian (Sudanna, Sudanna, 1985) would continue the saga. Read full book review >
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 26, 1998

"Dreadful preadolescent plotting in comic-strip prose."
Before his self-glorification as the founder of Scientology, Hubbard was an inhumanly prolific pulp-fiction hack. Read full book review >
IGNITION by Kevin J. Anderson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 26, 1997

"Even Steven Seagal's standards are higher than this, but blowing up the Vehicular Assembly Building ought to look good on the screen. (Film rights to Universal)"
Terrorists seize Cape Canaveral at the time of a shuttle launch in a new technothriller from Anderson and Beason (the eco-disaster novel Ill Wind, 1995; etc.). Read full book review >
ILL WIND by Kevin J. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

"Style and characterization are often clunky, but the fast- moving story pushes all the right emotional buttons for mass success: It's almost un-put-downable."
A big, near-future disaster novel straddling the border between science fiction and technothriller, likely to appeal to fans of both. Read full book review >