Kevin Lauderdale (born in Los Angeles, California) is a science fiction author primarily known for his Star Trek short stories, which began with publication in the Strange New Worlds anthology series. His stories appeared in three successive volumes of the series, making him eligible for a "Wardy," named for fellow Strange New Worlds veteran Dayton Ward.
In addition to his Star Trek work, he has published essays and articles in The Dictionary of American Biography (now known as The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives), the Los Angeles Times, Bride Again, Animato!, Pulse!, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency, as well as poetry in Andrei Codrescu's Exquisite Corpse. He is the primary book reviewer at Author Magazine.org.
He was formerly the writer of "The Kevindex," a book review website, from 1996 to 2001. That site is now down, and only one piece of content is still available online in archived form: "An Annotated Guide to The Two Georges by Richard Dreyfuss and Harry Turtledove."
Lauderdale holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature from UCLA and a master's degree in the same field from San Francisco State University, as well as a Master of Library and Information Science degree (also from UCLA). He currently lives in northern Virginia with his wife, two daughters, and a dog.
Star Trek Fiction
- Strange New Worlds VIIC (June 2004)
- "A Test of Character"
- Strange New Worlds 8 (July 2005)
- "Assignment: One"
- Strange New Worlds 9 (August 2006)
- "The Rules of War"
- Star Trek: Constellations (September 2006)
- "Devices and Desires"
- "The Flatboat", Lissette's Tales of the Imagination, issue 6. June 2013
- "America's! Next!! Zombie!!!", Zombies Ain't Funny, ed. Greg Crites, Veinarmor (June 2011)
- "James and the Gentry", Twit Publishing Presents: PULP!: Summer/Fall 2011 (Volume 3), ed. Chris Gabrysch, Twit Publishing (June 2011)
- "James and the Dark Grimoire", Cthulhu Unbound, ed. John Sunseri and Thom Brannan, Permuted Press (March 2009).
- This story was released as a full-cast audio drama on episode 93 of The Chronic Rift podcast on August 5, 2010.
- In August 2010 the story was nominated for the WSFA Small Press Award by the Washington Science Fiction Association.
- This story made Ellen Datlow's honorable mention list for Best Horror published in 2009.
- "The Laughing C'rell", Neo-Opsis, issue 15. September 2008.
- "'Penny Lane' by the Beatles," McSweeneys Internet Tendency: Short Essays on Favorite Songs, Inspired by Nick Hornby's Songbook, (May 23, 2005)
Lauderdale does a monthly pop culture podcast on The Chronic Rift network titled “It Has Come to My Attention.”
- Crockett Johnson's 1940s comic strip Barnaby  June 2013
- Darl Larsen's annotated guide to Monty Python's Flying Circus  January 2013
- Children's books for Christmas  November 2012
- Children's books for Halloween  October 2012
- The Malaysian cartoonist Lat  July 2012
- The Beatles' animated film Yellow Submarine  June 2012
- The many incarnations of Judge Dee, especially in Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame  May 2012
- The Mote in God’s Eye, the Aubrey-Maturin books of Patrick O’Brian, and Star Trek  January, 2012