Kevin J. Anderson. Photo: Mark Gabbanna
Kevin J. Anderson, a best-selling science-fiction author who has published 125 books, will speak about “The Popcorn Theory of Success” at the University of Colorado Boulder this month.
Anderson’s presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the British Studies Room in Norlin Library on the CU-Boulder campus.
The talk will cover persistence and opportunity and how Anderson went from being a fan and aspiring writer in a small Wisconsin town to one of the most recognized names in the genre.
He appears at the invitation of Bradley J. Birzer, the 2014-15 visiting scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Anderson’s published books include more than 50 that have been listed as national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files and Dune universes, as well as a “unique steampunk fantasy novel,” Clockwork Angels, based on the concept album by the legendary rock group Rush.
His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. Anderson and his wife, Rebecca Moesta, are the publishers of WordFire Press.
Anderson holds a degree in physics/astronomy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He worked for 13 years as a technical writer for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory before becoming a full-time novelist. For more information on Anderson, click here:
The British Studies Room is on the fifth floor of Norlin Library, room M549. The room is wheelchair-accessible from the west entrance of Norlin via elevator to the fifth floor, but special arrangements to use this elevator must be made with library staff in advance.
Parking is available on Pleasant Street north of Norlin Library and in lot 380. After 5 p.m., the entrance gate east of Macky Auditorium and west of Sewall Hall provides access for $4.
There is also city metered parking along University Avenue north and west of Macky. City meters are free after 7 p.m.; university meters are free after 5 p.m.