Search Results: "Kevin J. Anderson"


BOOK REVIEW

SLIMY UNDERBELLY by Kevin J. Anderson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Anderson's obviously found his niche. Readers who share it will be in zombie heaven, or wherever zombies would go if there were life after undeath."
Dan Chambeaux, zombie private eye (Hair Raising, 2013, etc.), once again juggles a series of cases as deftly as if he were equipped with the same tireless tentacles as his chief suspect.Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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THE DARK BETWEEN THE STARS by Kevin J. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 3, 2014

"Avoid. Unless you're an Anderson addict."
The beginning a new doorstopper sequel series to Anderson's fantasy space opera The Saga of the Seven Suns (The Ashes of Worlds, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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MENTATS OF DUNE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2014

"The magic lingers, even when the final chapters have already been written."
Another prequel (Sisterhood of Dune, 2012, etc.) piecing together the developments by which the Bene Gesserit Reverend Mothers, human-computer Mentats, legendary-warrior Swordmasters and interstellar navigators of the Spacing Guild created the universe of the original Dune. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >