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Kevin J. Anderson Talks Writing

Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert kicked off separate multi-city book tours on January 3 in support of their just-released collaborative novel, Sisterhood of Dune. Check out this inspirational video from Kevin’s tour stop in Denver, CO.

And if you’re looking for more inspiration, follow Kevin on Twitter and Facebook. The man is a writing machine!

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And the Contest of Dune Winner is…

Desmond Warzel

Desmond figured this one our real quick. About an hour had elapsed between the time we posted the contest and he correctly guessed the answer.

This was a very simple cipher. The letters represented their corresponding numerical place in the alphabet—A being 1, B being 2, Z being 26, etc. Below < and Below _ referred to keys on a keyboard—the comma being below the less-than symbol, and the dash being below the underscore. Dots were just that, dots (i.e. periods).

There were a couple other minor hints, but once the rest was deciphered, you had this:


Coordinates for the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The Oregon Dunes, for those who don’t know, was the inspiration—or the inspirational catalyst—for the original Dune novel, published in 1965, by Frank Herbert.

So congratulations to Desmond!

Until next time…

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Contest of Dune

Update: Contest was over nearly before it began. See the comments for the answer.

Interested in winning an audiobook copy of Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert’s upcoming book, Sisterhood of Dune?

If so, solve this:

[ it’s not as tough as it looks ]

Post your answers in the comments section below. First person to get it right wins the Sisterhood of Dune audiobook. If you have an e-reader, we’ll throw in a copy of our special holiday e-issue, which features Kevin’s short story “Santa Claus Is Coming to Get You.”

Good luck!

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Sisterhood of Dune Tour

New York Times bestselling authors Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert—son of the legendary Dune author, Frank Herbert—will soon be hitting to road for a book tour supporting their latest book, Sisterhood of Dune, their twelfth collaboration in the popular long-running series.

The tour is a “double tour,” meaning Kevin and Brian will be touring at the same time but at different locations across the United States.

The tour kicks off on January 3—with Brian signing at University Book Store in Seattle, WA; and with Kevin at Barnes & Noble in Lone Tree, CO—and runs through January 11. For the full list of dates, click here. If you live near one of the tour locations, stop by and pick up a book.

And if you have our special holiday e-issue, which features Kevin’s short story “Santa Claus Is Coming to Get You,” I’m sure he’d be glad to sign your e-reader.

[ Release date: January 3, 2012 ]

To win an audiobook copy of Sisterhood of Dune, put on your thinking caps, and check out our latest contest.

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