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Kevin J. Anderson

Autor/a de Prodigal Son

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Sobre l'autor

Kevin J. Anderson was born on March 27, 1962. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked in California for twelve years as a technical writer and editor at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His science fiction books include Resurrection, Inc., the Star Wars Jedi Academy Trilogy, the mostra'n més Young Jedi Knights series, Ground Zero, Ruins, Climbing Olympus, Blindfold, and The Dark Between the Stars. He has also written several books with Doug Beason including Ignition, Virtual Destruction, Fallout, and Ill Wind. (Bowker Author Biography) Kevin J. Anderson has written twenty seven bestsellers and has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Reader's Choice Award. He also holds the Guinness world record for "The Largest Single-Author Signing". (Publisher Provided) mostra'n menys
Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) The penname Gabriel Moesta is used by both Kevin J. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta, and therefore should not be combined with either.

Sèrie

Obres de Kevin J. Anderson

Prodigal Son (2005) — Autor — 3,358 exemplars
Dune: House Harkonnen (2000) 3,117 exemplars
The Butlerian Jihad (2002) — Autor — 2,983 exemplars
Dune: House Corrino (2001) 2,829 exemplars
Jedi Search (1994) 2,577 exemplars
The Machine Crusade (2003) 2,458 exemplars
Dark Apprentice (1994) 2,390 exemplars
Champions Of The Force (1994) 2,296 exemplars
The Battle of Corrin (2004) 2,232 exemplars
Hunters of Dune (2006) 2,151 exemplars
Dune: House Atreides (1999) 2,122 exemplars
Sandworms of Dune (2007) 1,846 exemplars
Darksaber (1995) 1,825 exemplars
Hidden Empire (2002) 1,679 exemplars
Tales of the Bounty Hunters (1996) — Editor; Col·laborador — 1,453 exemplars
Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995) — Editor — 1,407 exemplars
Paul of Dune (2008) 1,303 exemplars
Tales from Jabba's Palace (1995) — Editor; Col·laborador — 1,283 exemplars
A Forest of Stars (2003) 1,137 exemplars
The Road to Dune (2005) 1,112 exemplars
Horizon Storms (2004) 1,030 exemplars
Ground Zero (1995) — Autor — 995 exemplars
The Winds of Dune (2009) 968 exemplars
Ruins (1996) — Autor — 915 exemplars
Heirs of the Force (1995) 904 exemplars
Scattered Suns (2005) 901 exemplars
Blood Lite (2008) — Editor — 886 exemplars
Of Fire and Night (2006) 821 exemplars
Metal Swarm (2007) 767 exemplars
Shadow Academy (1995) 715 exemplars
The Ashes of Worlds (2008) 691 exemplars
The Lost Ones (1995) 678 exemplars
Lightsabers (1995) 659 exemplars
Antibodies (1997) 649 exemplars
Jedi Under Siege (1996) 606 exemplars
Sisterhood of Dune (2012) — Autor — 590 exemplars
Darkest Knight (1996) 573 exemplars
Shards Of Alderaan (1997) 567 exemplars
Diversity Alliance (1997) 493 exemplars
Delusions Of Grandeur (1997) 481 exemplars
Jedi Bounty (1997) 458 exemplars
The Emperor's Plague (1998) 443 exemplars
Return To Ord Mantell (1998) 429 exemplars
The Last Days of Krypton (2007) 423 exemplars
Crisis At Crystal Reef (1998) 423 exemplars
Trouble On Cloud City (1998) 418 exemplars
Ill Wind (1995) 411 exemplars
The Edge of the World (2009) 378 exemplars
Mentats of Dune (2014) — Autor — 375 exemplars
Hellhole (2011) 374 exemplars
Clockwork Angels (2012) 335 exemplars
Navigators of Dune (2016) 302 exemplars
The Dark Between the Stars (2014) 295 exemplars
Death Warmed Over (2012) 267 exemplars
Assemblers of Infinity (1993) 257 exemplars
Enemies & Allies (2009) 256 exemplars
Captain Nemo (2002) 243 exemplars
War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches (1997) — Editor — 234 exemplars
Blood Lite II: Overbite (2010) — Editor; Col·laborador — 217 exemplars
Blood Lite III: Aftertaste (2012) — Editor — 206 exemplars
The Map of All Things (2010) 195 exemplars
The Jedi Academy Trilogy (1994) 195 exemplars
Resurrection Inc. (1988) 180 exemplars
Climbing Olympus (1994) 179 exemplars
Ignition (1996) 177 exemplars
Hopscotch (2002) 172 exemplars
Virtual Destruction (1996) 161 exemplars
Hellhole: Awakening (2013) 161 exemplars
Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 (2011) — Editor — 152 exemplars
Clockwork Lives (2015) 152 exemplars
Gamearth (1989) 149 exemplars
Island Realm (2006) 143 exemplars
Star Wars Omnibus: Tales of the Jedi, Volume 1 (2007) — Autor — 139 exemplars
Fallout (1997) 130 exemplars
The Key to Creation (2011) 129 exemplars
Jedi Shadow (2002) 128 exemplars
Dune: The Lady of Caladan (2021) 125 exemplars
Blindfold (1995) 123 exemplars
Blood of the Cosmos (2015) 122 exemplars
Lethal Exposure (1998) 120 exemplars
Veiled Alliances [graphic novel] (2004) 116 exemplars
Spine of the Dragon (2019) 116 exemplars
Unnatural Acts (2012) 113 exemplars
Lifeline (1990) 113 exemplars
Fantastic Voyage: Microcosm (2001) 107 exemplars
Hellhole Inferno (2014) 103 exemplars
Star Wars Omnibus: Tales of the Jedi, Volume 2 (2008) — Autor — 102 exemplars
The Trinity Paradox (2014) 95 exemplars
Artifact (2003) 84 exemplars
A Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of Stories (2014) — Editor — 83 exemplars
Dune: The Heir of Caladan (2022) 80 exemplars
Hair Raising (2013) 78 exemplars
Gameplay (1989) 76 exemplars
The Rise of the Shadow Academy (1995) 76 exemplars
Game's End (1990) 74 exemplars
Star Wars Tales Omnibus (1996) 69 exemplars
The Gorn Crisis (2000) 64 exemplars
Dune: House Atreides Volume 1 (2021) — Writer — 63 exemplars
The Dragon Business (2013) 60 exemplars
Slan & Slan Hunter (2007) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
Tau Ceti (2011) 55 exemplars
Titan A.E.: Akima's Story (2000) 49 exemplars
2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush (2016) — Editor; Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
Sky Realm (2008) 45 exemplars
Slimy Underbelly (1639) 45 exemplars
Highest Score (1996) 44 exemplars
Under Black Sun (1999) 44 exemplars
Uncharted (Arcane America) (2018) 43 exemplars
Working Stiff (2015) 43 exemplars
Titan A.E.: Cale's Story (2000) 42 exemplars
Kill Zone (2019) 37 exemplars
Gods and Dragons (2022) 35 exemplars
Afterimage (1992) — Autor — 34 exemplars
Stakeout at the Vampire Circus (2012) 34 exemplars
Born of Elven Blood (1761) 32 exemplars
The X-Files: Night Lights (1997) 31 exemplars
Vengewar (2021) 30 exemplars
Dune: House Atreides Volume 3 (2022) — Writer — 26 exemplars
Jabba's Palace Pop-up Book (1996) 26 exemplars
Veiled Alliances [novella] (2011) 23 exemplars
Dogged Persistence (2001) 22 exemplars
The Best of Penny Dread Tales (2014) — Editor — 19 exemplars
Road Kill (2013) 19 exemplars
Clockwork Destiny (2022) 19 exemplars
The X-Files, Volume Two (2005) 19 exemplars
JSA: Strange Adventures (2010) 18 exemplars
Landscapes (2006) 15 exemplars
Stake (2019) 15 exemplars
Predator Omnibus Volume 4 (2008) 14 exemplars
Tastes Like Chicken (2017) 14 exemplars
Services Rendered (2018) 14 exemplars
Alternitech (2013) 12 exemplars
Drumbeats (Expanded Edition) (2010) 12 exemplars
The Orc's Treasure (2005) 11 exemplars
Naughty and Nice (2013) 11 exemplars
Comrades in Arms (2014) 10 exemplars
Drumbeats (2020) 9 exemplars
Dune: House Atreides #3 (2020) — Autor — 9 exemplars
Grumpy Old Monsters (2004) 9 exemplars
A Fantastic Holiday Season (Volume 1) (1600) — Editor; Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Dune: A Whisper of Caladan Seas #1 (2021) — Writer; Writer — 8 exemplars
X-Files Classics: Ground Zero (2015) 7 exemplars
Afterimage [and] Aftershock (1857) 7 exemplars
Skeleton in the Closet (2023) 6 exemplars
Monsters, Movies, and Mayhem: 23 All-New Tales (2020) — Editor — 6 exemplars
Pulse Pounders (2015) — Editor — 5 exemplars
Double-Booked (2022) 5 exemplars
Escape Hatch (2018) 5 exemplars
The X-Files: Ground Zero #1 (1997) 5 exemplars
The X-Files: Ground Zero #2 (1998) 4 exemplars
Prisoner of War (2018) 4 exemplars
Clockwork Angels #1 (2014) 4 exemplars
The X-Files: Ground Zero #4 (1998) 4 exemplars
ZOMNIBUS (2017) 4 exemplars
The X-Files: Ground Zero #3 (1998) 4 exemplars
Frog Kiss {short story} (2010) 4 exemplars
Dune: House Atreides #2 (2020) — Autor — 4 exemplars
Star Wars: Jedi Academy: Leviathan #3 (1998) — Autor — 4 exemplars
Mythical Creatures (2011) 4 exemplars
XCOM 2: FACTIONS (2018) 4 exemplars
A Whisper of Caladan Seas (1999) 4 exemplars
Three Military SF Novellas (2019) 3 exemplars
Hexworld: Roll (2021) 3 exemplars
Dune 3 exemplars
Stalag-X (2018) 3 exemplars
Slimy Chicken Zomnibus (2019) 3 exemplars
Selected Stories: Fantasy (2018) 3 exemplars
The Funny Business (2023) 3 exemplars
Dune: The Waters of Kanly #4 (2022) — Writer — 3 exemplars
Star Wars: Jedi Academy: Leviathan #4 (1999) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Clockwork Angels #6 (2014) 3 exemplars
Le chevalier de la nuit (1998) 3 exemplars
Star Wars: Jedi Academy: Leviathan #2 (1998) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Clockwork Angels #4 3 exemplars
Clockwork Angels #2 (2014) 3 exemplars
Mammoth Dawn (2015) 3 exemplars
Dark Discoveries - Issue #28 (2014) 3 exemplars
Bats in the Belfry (2023) 3 exemplars
Zérópont (1996) 2 exemplars
Canals in the Sand 2 exemplars
A Delicate Balance 2 exemplars
Play: Hexworld, Book 2 (2022) 2 exemplars
Predator: Primal #2 of 2 (1997) 2 exemplars
Predator: Primal #1 of 2 (1997) 2 exemplars
Pulse Pounders: Adrenaline (2017) — Editor — 2 exemplars
Clockwork Angels #3 (2014) 2 exemplars
The Clockwork Boxed Set (2020) 2 exemplars
Clockwork Angels #5 (2014) 2 exemplars
Star Wars: Jedi Academy: Leviathan #1 (1998) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Job Qualifications (2010) 1 exemplars
The Saga of the Seven Suns (2002) 1 exemplars
Prisons 1 exemplars
Identity Crisis 1 exemplars
Loincloth 1 exemplars
Slan Hunter Part 1 1 exemplars
Newts [short story] 1 exemplars
Write Good or Die 1 exemplars
Horizon’s Storm 1 exemplars
Joe Ledger: Unbreakable (2023) 1 exemplars
Predator: Primal 1 exemplars
EL TESORO DEL ORCO (2005) 1 exemplars
Bane of the Sith 1 exemplars
Tide Pools 1 exemplars
The Hind 1 exemplars
Star Wars Karanlik Çirak (2010) 1 exemplars
Star Wars Jedi Arayisi (2009) 1 exemplars
Nebula 2011 1 exemplars
Blood Oasis 1 exemplars
Iskra (1998) 1 exemplars
Death Of The Hind 1 exemplars
End: Hexworld, Book 3 (2022) 1 exemplars
Dark Carbuncle — Autor — 1 exemplars
Tucker's Grove (2011) 1 exemplars
The SFX Files (1995) 1 exemplars
Scattered Suns #4 1 exemplars
Dark Labyrinth 2 1 exemplars
Explosão atómica (1997) 1 exemplars
The X Files Ruins 1 exemplars
Horizon Storms #3 1 exemplars
Najciemniejszy rycerz (1998) 1 exemplars
Akademia Ciemnej Strony (1997) 1 exemplars
The Authentic Touch 1 exemplars
Statues {short story} (2015) 1 exemplars
Alien Landscapes 1 1 exemplars
Hexworld 2: Play (2021) 1 exemplars
Roll: Hexworld, Book 1 (2021) 1 exemplars
Nulta tocka (1997) 1 exemplars
L'Académie Jedi - intégrale (2017) 1 exemplars

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Etiquetat

Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Anderson, Kevin James
Altres noms
Anderson, K. J.
Mesta, Gabriel
Data de naixement
1962-03-27
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Llocs de residència
Oregon, Wisconsin, USA
Monument, Colorado, USA
Educació
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Professions
Technical Writer
editor
science fiction writer
Relacions
Moesta, Rebecca (wife)
Organitzacions
Superstars Writing Seminar (cofounder)
Premis i honors
Guinness World Record (largest single-author signing, 1998)
Scribe Award (Grandmaster, Faust Award, 2012)
Agent
John Silbersack
Nota de desambiguació
The penname Gabriel Moesta is used by both Kevin J. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta, and therefore should not be combined with either.

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Ressenyes

After reading Sandworms of Dune, I can finally set down the entire Dune Chronicles. I read The Legends of Dune trilogy, The Houses of Dune trilogy, Frank Herbert’s original 6 volumes in the Dune Chronicles and the concluding two volumes by his son and Kevin Anderson. This was a reading project that took me a couple of years to complete. I was unimpressed by Legends, found Houses to be entertaining, the original Dune is still a classic and the next four to be worth reading. FH’s last volume, Chapterhouse Dune was not as good though it ended on a very interesting note that I wish (as many others do) that he had been able to follow up on it. The last two volumes, Hunters of Dune and Sandworms of Dune by BH and KJA were a slog to read - I found them frustrating.

So what annoyed me in Sandworms? The colonial attitude that the universe is for humans to do with as they wish without thought of other lifeforms. Resources are there to be used by humanity. I also found this attitude to be extended to women which was odd as women think of each other as resources to use both in breeding programs and as axlotl tanks.

Axlotl tanks! What an abhorrent idea. In the Houses trilogy and in the first couple of volumes of Frank’s original Dune books, the idea of using women simply as incubators was treated as something awful. By Sandworms, it had become normalized and offered sort of like a career choice to women. What a sad thing to suggest and it made no sense to continue with the technique. Using the axlotl tanks to resurrect characters long dead because they had special properties that might help humanity defeat the thinking machines sort of made sense when the thinking machines were a threat. But at the end of Sandworms, there has been a reconciliation between human and machine. What is the point if dehumanizing women to simply be incubators. Once the threat was removed this abhorrent technology should have been completed dismantled. It made no sense to me that it should continue.

And at the end of Sandworms the Bene Gesserit breeding program is apparently going to continue? Why? That also makes no sense! The BG breeding program had as its goal to produce the Kwisatz Haderach but by the end of Sandworms, the BG have committed to not producing another KH. So what is the point of continuing the breeding program? Why is it assumed in the book that this sort of positive eugenics is a good thing? Something that kept coming up in the books is how prescience and controlling the future becomes boring and static and that what makes life worth living is being surprised. A breeding program tries to avoid surprises - the point is to control what offspring are produced. This did not make sense to me that it should continue.

I did not like the appearance of an ultimate Kwisatz Haderach. What made the idea of a KH interesting was that the individual would be uniquely gifted and that they were the result of careful breeding. But now it seems in Sandworms that KHs are all over the place and can be engineered by ghola engineering. The KH is no longer unique and became, for me, a boring concept even though at the end of Heretics of Dune, Frank Herbert did something really interesting with Miles Teg. But the character - the idea - didn’t develop well for me in subsequent novels.

I also did not appreciate how the Dune Chronicles ends with the other memory of the BG referred to as racial memory. I thought other memory was supposed to be something developed in humanity and not localized to a particular race.

Finally, at the end of Sandworms, there is supposed to be a great rapprochement between thinking machines and humans. But the ultimate KH gives the homeworld of the thinking machines to humans to do with as they see fit. Humans yet again get to colonize a world that was not theirs to begin with. And then, “thinking machines” are simply used by humans as workers to rehabilitate/terraform/rehabilitate worlds inhabited by humans. But there is no sense that these machine “partners” with humanity are given any agency. If they are thinking machines don’t they have their own goals/dreams/aspirations?

Very disappointing end to something that had such auspicious beginnings in the original Dune.
… (més)
½
4 vota
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Neil_Luvs_Books | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Mar 30, 2024 |
I find the writing style of BH and KJA to be … hmmm… everything they describe in their writing is the greatest, the largest, the mostest… when everything’s great everything becomes mundane and boring. It lacks nuance. Also, there are passages where I wonder how did they know that? For example on page 482 of the hardcover “Within the hour, Waff flew up to orbit, where the Heighliner waited for the return of the Valkyrie attack force. The immense black vessel, larger than most cities, shimmered with reflected sunlight. Another Guildship, one obviously equipped with a no-field, circled the planet in a lower orbit.” What made it obvious that it was equipped with a no-field? Little things like that drove me nuts.… (més)
 
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Neil_Luvs_Books | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Mar 23, 2024 |

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Obres
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102
Membres
71,977
Popularitat
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Valoració
½ 3.4
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959
ISBN
1,787
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27
Preferit
38

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