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Kevin J. Anderson - R.I.P.

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 04:25
by Mr. Teg
Writer Kevin J. Anderson dies at 46

By RAVI NESSMAN, Associated Press Writer
19 minutes ago

MONUMENT, Colorado- Kevin J. Anderson, a prolific science fiction writer who won worldwide acclaim with more than 32 of his books on bestseller lists selling more than 20 million copies, died in his home on Monday after a long battle with Chronic Encephalitis.

In his freshman year in high school, he submitted his first short story to a magazine, but it took two more years before one of his manuscripts was accepted. When it was accepted, they paid him in copies of the magazine. In his senior year, he sold his first story for money for $12.50. Early in his writing life he was awarded the ‘Writer With No Future' trophy because he'd collected more rejection slips per weight than any other author.

In 1988 his first novel, Resurrection, Inc. was published.

Anderson worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for twelve years. There, he met Rebecca Moesta (his wife) and Doug Beason, with whom he frequently writes.

After ten of his science fiction novels were published and met with wide critical acclaim, Lucasfilm offered him a chance at writing Star Wars novels.

He is also famous for setting the Guiness World Record for "Largest Single Author Signing" with the publication of his first collaboration with the science fiction grandmaster L. Ron Hubbard, titled, Ai! Perdito: When Inteligence Goes Bad.

Subsequently, Anderson co-wrote numerous bestselling prequels and sequels in the science fiction genre, most notably continuing the saga of Slan Hunter by A. E. van Vogt and Dune by Frank Herbert, which he is credited with raising these franchises to new levels of appreciation by young fans.

Services will be held at the Church of Scientology of Colorado.
3385 S. Bannock Street
Englewood, CO 80110
Tel: 303-789-7668
Fax: 303-781-9973

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On the Net:

The Kevin J. Anderson Foundation: http://www.scientology-denver.org/

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 04:39
by inhuien
I'll have to look out my Black armband.

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 05:07
by SandChigger
OH, THE HUMANITY! :cry:

QUICK, ROB, GRAB A FEW BOTTLES OF BAD SCOTCH AND MEET ME AT THE CEMETERY!

WE'VE A GRAVE TO PISS ON! :twisted:

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 07:24
by Freakzilla
God, I hope he didn't leave any notes or outlines behind! Burn the mini-cassettes!

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 08:07
by inhuien
It is and you are but I'm sure you'll get over it :)

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 08:33
by Tleilax Master B
Freakzilla wrote:God, I hope he didn't leave any notes or outlines behind! Burn the mini-cassettes!


:lol: :lol:

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 09:45
by Spicelon
Okay, that had me for about 7 seconds. You effing bastard. ;)

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 09:48
by orald
I'm too damn suspicious this day to believe to any especially good/bad news, with this one obviously falling into the first category. :twisted:

Sorry it's not real, should damn well be though.

P.S Is he a scientologist or...? :?

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 10:01
by Tleilax Master B
orald wrote:P.S Is he a scientologist or...? :?


Oh, you have to see Mr. Teg's stellar work on that little investigation.....is it posted here somewhere Teg?

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 10:08
by Robspierre
SandChigger wrote:OH, THE HUMANITY! :cry:

QUICK, ROB, GRAB A FEW BOTTLES OF BAD SCOTCH AND MEET ME AT THE CEMETERY!

WE'VE A GRAVE TO PISS ON! :twisted:



Bladder full and ready to cut loose!!!!!!!! :twisted:

Rob

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 10:17
by GamePlayer
This should have been posted yesterday. Too many are on the defensive today :)

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:13
by Omphalos
Tleilax Master B wrote:
orald wrote:P.S Is he a scientologist or...? :?


Oh, you have to see Mr. Teg's stellar work on that little investigation.....is it posted here somewhere Teg?


Yea, what ever happened to that white paper?

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:17
by orald
Probably taken down in the name of Ron L. Hubbard. :lol:

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:29
by Mr. Teg
Omphalos wrote:
Tleilax Master B wrote:
orald wrote:P.S Is he a scientologist or...? :?


Oh, you have to see Mr. Teg's stellar work on that little investigation.....is it posted here somewhere Teg?


Yea, what ever happened to that white paper?


Oh? I had already reposted from Keen next door in the Prequel/Sequel forum in the thread "Scientology and the Legends of Dune."

(I am currently trying to hunt down one source that has Brian's glowing review of Ai! Perdito by KJA.)

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 11:33
by Mandy
:D If only this were true!

lol.. that's a horrible thing to say, I'm sure.

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 12:24
by Omphalos
Mr. Teg wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Tleilax Master B wrote:
orald wrote:P.S Is he a scientologist or...? :?


Oh, you have to see Mr. Teg's stellar work on that little investigation.....is it posted here somewhere Teg?


Yea, what ever happened to that white paper?


Oh? I had already reposted from Keen next door in the Prequel/Sequel forum in the thread "Scientology and the Legends of Dune."

(I am currently trying to hunt down one source that has Brian's glowing review of Ai! Perdito by KJA.)


Thanks, Teg! I thought you had moved it here, I just could not remember where. Here it is, folks!

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 12:40
by Tleilax Master B
Follow the link above Orald, and see the TRUTH!! :wink:

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 13:59
by Simon
Not funny! :P

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 15:12
by Tleszer
I tried not to laugh as I read the obit but I couldn't help myself :D

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 16:18
by orald
Thanks. :D

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 22:59
by orald
If KJA gets shot in the forest, does he make a sound? :twisted:

Posted: 01 Apr 2008 23:55
by Omphalos
Simon wrote:Not funny! :P


See? You preeks have no sense of humor. :wink:

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 04:31
by SandChigger
orald wrote:If KJA gets shot in the forest, does he make a sound? :twisted:

Unless the shot killed him outright, or destroyed his tape recorder, I imagine the bastard would keep on "writing" until he either was rescued or bled out.

He's THAT FUCKING dedicated to his "art".

(Says Kevin: People just don't know how hard Art is.
Asks Rebecca: Who's Art? :shock: )

Posted: 02 Apr 2008 05:41
by Serkanner
For 5 seconds I thought my wishes had come true.

Life hates me! ... but not as much as I hate KJA's work.

Posted: 03 Apr 2008 01:35
by Simon
Omphalos wrote:
Simon wrote:Not funny! :P


See? You preeks have no sense of humor. :wink:


I won't lie, my first thought was "You are shitting me."

I bought it, hook,line and sinker! :oops: