Kevin J. Anderson's blog
WordFire Press is pleased to release the novel based on the forthcoming major fantasy film, THE CROWN AND THE DRAGON. The novel was written by one of our writing students and Superstars alumni John D. Payne. For fans of high fantasy and epic fantasy—the start of the Paladin Cycle.
It’s my 25th anniversary! A quarter century ago my very first novel, RESURRECTION, INC., was published in paperback by Signet Books. It was just a mass-market original, got nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, garnered good critical acclaim, but went out of print before long. Then Overlook Connection Press published a hardcover 10th Anniversary Edition with a new Bob Eggleton cover, which also sold out. Eventually, we reissued the novel at WordFire Press in eBook and print format.
As a great cap for the summer season, Tim and I drove down to the mining town of Silverton deep in the San Juan Mountains to do two more segments on the Colorado Trail, 20 miles and 11 miles, two days in a row. It was spectacular.
Twenty-two years ago I married Rebecca Moesta, a fellow technical editor at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, who was also the president of the science fiction club at the Lab. Because I had two books published (RESURRECTION, INC. and GAMEARTH), Rebecca had invited me to speak to their group. When I met Rebecca at the doorway to the auditorium, it was love at first sight (that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it). The rest, as they say, is history.
Daily Science Fiction just posted my new dark fantasy short story, “Dark Angel, Archangel.” (This is the first on-spec story I have written in years!)—about a duel to the death between two incarnations of Death. Read it at Daily Science Fiction.
Science fiction just suffered two great blows last week, losing two influential writers and wonderful people, Frederik Pohl and A.C. Crispin. I knew them both well and admired their work.
I fell in love with Frank Herbert’s writing back when I first read DUNE at age 12, and I have been pleased for years to be working with Brian Herbert and the Herbert estate to keep Frank’s works and his memory alive. Our work in continuing the DUNE saga is the most obvious success, but at my small publishing house WordFire Press, we are continuing to bring back ALL of Frank’s other classic works, including several novels that have never before been published.
It’s an annual pilgrimage to DragonCon in Atlanta. Rebecca and I counted, and we think this is our 18th one—and it certainly won’t be our last. Of all the cons we go to, year after year, DragonCon never disappoints. It is vibrant, crowded, and full of joyful fans. You can tell that everybody loves to be there, and we always look forward to seeing the 75,000-person family.
If you’re looking for a great selection of new military science fiction, we’ve got five new short novels for you. FIVE BY FIVE 2: No Surrender contains five military SF novellas by five masters of military SF, just out now in print and in eBook form from WordFire Press. This volume has action-packed works by William C. Dietz, Kevin J. Anderson, Aaron Allston, Brad R. Torgersen, and R.M. Meluch.
The world is about to explode—and I mean that in the best possible way. A major change is happening right now in international reading and book-buying. For most people, this is occurring under the radar, but it’s big.