Kevin J. Anderson's blog
Yesterday I hit 50, and had a terrific (and exhausting) day. Even more surprisingly, I actually took the day off from writing!
Tallying up some numbers (time for a retrospective, I suppose): I’ve published 113 books, so that averages out to 2.3 novels per year from the time I was born (although the first few years weren’t very productive).
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The entire writing and publishing world has changed dramatically over the past few years, so when we planned the upcoming Las Vegas Superstars Writing Seminar (April 30-May 2), we had to look carefully at the past lectures and panel discussions, giving the curriculum a thorough update and overhaul.
Last Saturday Rebecca and I were guests riding on the Star Wars-themed float in the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We joined members of the Rocky Mountain Fan Force, the 501st Legion, the Mandalorian Mercs, and the Rebel Legion — which included plenty of Stormtroopers in kilts, Boba Fett, Jango Fett, Leia, Luke, various Jedi Knights, Tusken Raiders, Twi’lek dancing girls, an Ithorian Hammerhead, Greedo, the Rancor keeper, and other Star Wars favorites.
Frank Herbert’s never-published novel HIGH-OPP is now available! $4.99 in all eBook formats, all countries. (We will have the print version in a couple of weeks.) This science fiction dystopia is one of many manuscripts Frank Herbert wrote after the publication of his first novel, The Dragon in the Sea, and before he sold his masterpiece Dune.
My hard-SF novella TAU CETI is now available for free Kindle download, courtesy of the publisher Arc Manor, along with a sequel novelette written by Steven Savile.
Brad Torgersen is one of my former students both at Writers of the Future and Superstars Writing Seminars. I thought other aspiring writers would particularly enjoy this essay Brad wrote. Brad will also be attending the upcoming Las Vegas Superstars Writing Seminar.
If you’re an aspiring or established author who takes your career and the business seriously, our three-day Superstars Writing Seminar could take you to the next level. After two successful Superstars Seminars in Pasadena and Salt Lake City, our next one will be held at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, April 30–May 2.
He showed us a galaxy far, far away. Ralph McQuarrie, legendary Star Wars concept artist passed away last night at age 82. Ralph changed not only the Star Wars universe, but he changed ours with his incredible imaginative creations that have impacted our culture worldwide. Ralph designed Darth Vader, See Threepio, the Jawa Sandcrawlers on Tattooine, Cloud City on Bespin, and countless other images familiar to practically every person on planet Earth.