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Digging into HELLHOLE

The following brief article was written for the Tor newsletter:

HELLHOLE: There’s No Place Like Home

Who says the galaxy has to be a pleasant place to settle down?  I grew up reading space opera stories set on strange alien planets filled with lush flora and exotic creatures, steamy dinosaur-filled jungles on Venus, bleak but poignant lost civilizations on Mars.

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Free Audio Excerpt of HELLHOLE: Prologue & Chapter 1

MacMillan Audio has made available an excerpt of the unabridged audiobook of Hellhole, the prologue and first chapter—read by our long-time narrator Scott Brick, whose voice will be familiar to listeners of our previous books.

To listen to the excerpt, click here.

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Writers of the Future: The First 25 Years Included Among Year’s Best

Locus Magazine just gave us a very nice nod in their Year in Review:  “Coffee table book L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future: The First 25 Years, edited by Kevin J.

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New Dallas signing added to HELLHOLE tour

Due to Borders Books closing some of their stores, we’ve had to move my Dallas-area signing and talk for Hellhole.  the new event will be:

Wednesday, March 30
7 PM

Borders Books #246
965 West Bethany Drive
Allen, TX  75013

I hope to see some of you there!  (Note, although this book-signing tour is to promote Hellhole, Brian and I will sign any of our other books you choose to purchase or bring.)

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Library Journal Review of HELLHOLE

Library Journal just released their review of Hellhole:

Herbert, Brian & Kevin J. Anderson. Hellhole. Tor.Mar. 2011. c.544p. ISBN 9780765322692. $25.99. SF

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US Tour Dates for HELLHOLE Announced

Tor Books has just announced the dates and locations for the 12-city book tour for HELLHOLE.  The book hits stores on March 15.  We hope to see you at one of our signings.


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Excerpt from HELLHOLE

Tor Books has posted the jacket copy and the prologue from my new novel Hellhole with Brian Herbert.  It’s free—sign in and read it at

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Escaping Into Science Fiction

I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin in the US, a rural area with farms, big red barns and tall grain silos . . .

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A Day in Rye

After our panels, signings, and interviews at the SFX Weekender, Rebecca and I had a free day on Saturday to explore the medieval town of Rye, not far from Dover.

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London Booksignings and SFX Weekend

Our official activities on Thursday didn’t begin until 11 AM, so I had plenty of time to go down the street to Starbucks for our morning coffee, then I finished the last of the thirty signed/sketched copies of Hellhole and packaged the boxes for pickup, and found I had time to edit a chapter in the room.  Time for the other duties.

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