Steve Anderson


Steve Anderson is the author of the novels The Other Oregon, Liberated, Under False Flags, and The Losing Role among other works. Anderson was a Fulbright Fellow in Germany. He is also a literary translator. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Underheroes: Stories
Price: Free! Words: 28,100. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In Underheroes, various underdogs and antiheroes grapple with life’s beasts. A few sense something like hope, if they play it right. Anderson wrote most of these eight fiction shorts and two essays in the early 2000s (as "Stephen F. Anderson"). They were published in Exquisite Corpse, Elimae and 3AM Magazine among others online and in print. Two stories appear here for the first time.
The Losing Role
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,990. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Literature » War
In the last winter of World War II a failed German actor, Max Kaspar, is forced to join a desperate secret mission in which he must impersonate an enemy American officer. So Max cooks up his own fanatical plan -- he'll use his false identity to escape tyranny and war and flee to the America he'd once abandoned. The Losing Role is the prequel to Liberated: A Novel of Germany 1945 and future books.
Besserwisser: A Novel (The Know-It-Alls)
Price: Free! Words: 70,500. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Munich, 1990: American expat slacker Gordy Ford poses as a top Hitler scholar, all to impress a girl. Stuck in his scam, Gordy soon thinks he's stumbled onto a shocking historical discovery that's made him the target of a wannabe Neo-Nazi and shady Russian mafia. There's comedy, satire, and a rowdy plot. Everyone's an impostor, and all get exposed despite their best efforts.

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1940s    1944    america    americans abroad    ardennes    army    battle of the bulge    berlin wall    cold war    confederacy of dunces    creative nonfiction    espionage    essay    expat    fiction    germany    greif    historical    humor    memoir    munich    noir    oktoberfest    otto skorzeny    portland    satire    short stories    skorzeny    ww2   

Smashwords book reviews by Steve Anderson

  • A Damn Close-Run Thing: A Brief History of the Falklands War on Nov. 08, 2011

    I didn't know much about the Falklands War, and this provided a good overview of the conflict. I learned much. I didn't realize so many lost their lives, and that Argentine agents attempted to hit a British ship in Gibraltar. Russell Phillips writes straightforward narratives that convey a lot of information concisely. You can trust their accuracy. As a historical fiction author looking for topics to research, I rely on articles such as these to point me in the right direction. I look forward to more.