Kevin J. Anderson's blog
Three blows, each one harder than the last.
Wednesday I learned that prolific and popular horror writer James Herbert died. He had a great influence on the genre, with his huge mass-market hits The Rats, Fluke, The Fog, Lair. Critics might have thought he wrote garish horror; he had the last laugh when he received the Order of the British Empire as well as the Grand Master Award at the World Horror Convention. Alas, I never met him.
Then on Friday, within an hour, I learned of the loss of two more, much closer friends.
Here’s the official press release of a major new project:
Gestalt Comics are pleased to announce a major new science fiction comic series, STALAG-X, a candid tale of human soldiers struggling to survive in an alien concentration camp.
Yes, he is a “well preserved” zombie detective, and handsome in his own way.
Romantic Times just posted a terrific review of Dan Shamble #3, HAIR RAISING:
This could be a disaster!
We’ve produced colorful and cool sticky-notes for HELLHOLE AWAKENING, and we’d like to give you a pack *free*. Just send a self-addressed business envelope (at least 4 x 8.5″) with 46¢ postage to AnderZone, PO Box 767, Monument CO 80132.
A week from tomorrow, Hellhole Awakening hits US bookstores, and Brian and I launch our book-signing tour.
Please stop by to see us at one of our stops on the tour. We’ll be hitting nine cities total—
When I was starting out as an aspiring writer, I tried to decipher the business, but I felt like an explorer stranded in a strange land where I didn’t speak the native language.
Dan Shamble, Zombie PI is back from the dead and back on the case. He’s a well-preserved zombie, doggedly shambling along to solve cases featuring werewolves, mummies, ghosts, and other things that go bump—or Thud!— in the night. But sometimes he needs a little shove.
Kensington Books is doing just that, offering an amazing special for the next couple of weeks only—you can read DEATH WARMED OVER, the first full-length Dan Shamble novel, for a mere $1.99!
I remember when I got my new first name—March 1994. I had just attended a convention in Las Vegas, and when I headed home through McCarran Airport I stopped at one of the bookstands. There, I saw my just-released paperback of Jedi Search, prominently displayed right there in the #7 slot on their bestseller rack.