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Keith Robert Andreassi DeCandido (born April 18, 1969) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and musician, who works on comic books, novels, role-playing games and video games, including numerous media tie-in books for properties such as Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Andromeda, Farscape, Leverage, Spider-Man, X-Men, Sleepy Hollow, and Stargate SG-1.

Keith R. A. DeCandido
DeCandido at the New York Comic Convention in October 2010
DeCandido at the New York Comic Convention in October 2010
Born (1969-04-18) April 18, 1969 (age 50)
New York City, United States
OccupationWriter
NationalityAmerican
Period1994–present
GenreScience fiction, fantasy
Website
Official website

Early lifeEdit

 
(From left to right:) David Alan Mack, Will Sliney and DeCandido at a signing at Forbidden Planet in Manhattan, April 22, 2010

DeCandido was born in the Bronx in New York City, the son of Robert L. DeCandido (not the birder) and GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido. He claims to have been a Star Trek fan even before his birth, as his parents were fans of Star Trek: The Original Series.[1]

DeCandido attended New Rochelle Academy, and then Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx before attending Fordham University. While attending Fordham University, DeCandido worked as an editor and writer of one of the college newspapers, called simply the paper.[2]

CareerEdit

After graduation, DeCandido worked as editor at several publishing companies. Along with John Drew, in the 1990s he co-produced a public-access television cable TV show in Manhattan about science fiction called The Chronic Rift, which he also co-hosted.[3] DeCandido and Drew and others revived the show as a podcast in 2008.[4] DeCandido also used to host his own monthly podcast, Dead Kitchen Radio, on hiatus as of February 2019.

While DeCandido spent much of his career writing Star Trek fiction, he has written tie-ins for other popular sci-fi and fantasy series as well, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Stargate SG-1, Sleepy Hollow, Farscape, and Leverage as well as comic books (Spider-Man, X-Men), movies (Cars, Serenity), role-playing games (Dungeons & Dragons), and video games (World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Command & Conquer). He has also written fiction in universes of his own creation, including that of the 2004 novel Dragon Precinct, a high-fantasy police procedural, and a series of short stories about Cassie Zukav, a scuba diving tour guide in Key West who learns she is a Dís. Other worlds of DeCandido's own creation include The Adventures of Bram Gold and the Super City Cops series. He has also edited various anthologies, including OtherWere, Urban Nightmares, Imaginings, the Doctor Who collection Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership, and the Star Trek anthologies New Frontier: No Limits, Tales of the Dominion War, and Tales from the Captain's Table.

In 2009, DeCandido was named Grandmaster by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.[5]

He has written rewatches for Tor.com since 2011, including Star Trek: The Next Generation,[6] Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,[7] Star Trek: The Original Series,[8] Stargate,[9] Batman 1966,[10] and "4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch,"[11] about every live-action superhero movie based on a comic book. DeCandido also writes reviews and commentary for Tor.com, including reviews of many of the Marvel Netflix series and of each episode of Star Trek: Discovery and Short Treks as they are released.

BibliographyEdit

Star Trek novelsEdit

  • The Next Generation - Diplomatic Implausibility (2001), ISBN 0-671-78554-0
  • Deep Space Nine - Gateways: Demons of Air and Darkness (2001), ISBN 0-7434-1852-2
  • The Brave and the Bold (2002), ISBN 0-7434-1922-7 (Book 1), ISBN 0-7434-1923-5 (Book 2)
  • The Lost Era - The Art of the Impossible (2003), ISBN 0-7434-6405-2
  • I.K.S. Gorkon - A Good Day to Die (2003), ISBN 0-7434-5714-5
  • I.K.S. Gorkon - Honor Bound (2003), ISBN 0-7434-5716-1
  • The Next Generation - A Time for War, A Time for Peace (2004), ISBN 0-7434-9179-3
  • Ferenginar: Satisfaction Is Not Guaranteed in Worlds of Deep Space Nine Volume 3 (2005), ISBN 0-7434-8353-7
  • I.K.S. Gorkon - Enemy Territory (2005), ISBN 1-4165-0014-6
  • Articles of the Federation (2005), ISBN 1-4165-0015-4
  • The Mirror-Scaled Serpent in Mirror Universe - Obsidian Alliances (2007), ISBN 0-7434-9253-6
  • The Next Generation - Q&A (2007), ISBN 1-4165-2741-9 (nominee, Best Speculative Fiction Novel, Scribe Awards)
  • Klingon Empire - A Burning House (2008), ISBN 1-4165-5647-8
  • A Gutted World in Myriad Universes - Echoes and Refractions (2008), ISBN 1-4165-7181-7
  • A Singular Destiny (2009), ISBN 1-4165-9495-7 (nominee, Best Speculative Fiction Novel, Scribe Awards)

Star Trek novellas, short stories, comic books, etc.Edit

  • The Next Generation - Perchance to Dream (four-issue comic book miniseries, art by Peter Pachoumis and Lucian Rizzo, with Scott Benefiel, February–May 2000) -- collected in Enemy Unseen (2001), ISBN 1-61377-131-2, alongside "The Killing Shadows" and "Embrace the Wolf"
  • "Horn and Ivory" in Gateways: What Lay Beyond (2002), ISBN 0-7434-5683-1
  • "Broken Oaths" in Deep Space Nine - Prophecy and Change (2003), ISBN 0-7434-7073-7
  • "Revelations" in New Frontier - No Limits (2003), ISBN 0-7434-7707-3
  • "The Ceremony of Innocence Is Drowned" in Tales of the Dominion War (2004), ISBN 0-7434-9171-8
  • "loDnIpu' vavpu' je" ("Brothers and Fathers") in Tales from the Captain's Table (2005), ISBN 1-4165-0520-2
  • "Letting Go" in Voyager - Distant Shores (2005), ISBN 0-7434-9253-6
  • "Four Lights" in The Next Generation - The Sky's the Limit (2007), ISBN 0-7434-9255-2
  • "Family Matters" in Mirror Universe - Shards and Shadows (2009), ISBN 1-4165-5850-0
  • Alien Spotlight: Klingons: Four Thousand Throats... (comic book, art by JK Woodward, 2009; winner, Best Single Issue of a Comic Book, TrekMovie.com) -- collected in Alien Spotlight Volume 2 (2010), ISBN 1-60010-612-9, alongside Q, Romulans, Tribbles, and Cardassians.
  • "The Unhappy Ones" in Seven Deadly Sins (2010)
  • Captain's Log: Jellico (comic book, art by JK Woodward, 2010) -- collected in Captain's Log (2011), ISBN 1-60010-887-3, alongside Sulu, Pike, and Harriman.
  • The Klingon Art of War (2014), ISBN 1-4767-5739-9

Star Trek eBooksEdit

  • S.C.E. (Starfleet Corps of Engineers) series (2000–2006)
    • Fatal Error (2000)
    • Cold Fusion (2001)
    • Invincible Books 1-2 (w/David Mack, 2001)
    • Gateways epilogue: Here There Be Monsters (2001)
    • War Stories Books 1-2 (2002)
    • Breakdowns (2003)
    • Security (2005)
    • What's Past Book 6: Many Splendors (2006)
  • The Next Generation - Slings and Arrows Book 6: Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment (2008)

Precinct novelsEdit

  • Dragon Precinct (2004), ISBN 978-1942990826, a high fantasy police procedural story and DeCandido's first original novel
  • Unicorn Precinct (2011), ISBN 978-1942990840, sequel to Dragon Precinct
  • Goblin Precinct (2012), ISBN 978-1942990864, sequel to Unicorn Precinct
  • Gryphon Precinct (2013), ISBN 978-1942990888, sequel to Goblin Precinct
  • Mermaid Precinct (2019), ISBN 978-1-942990-92-5, sequel to Gryphon Precinct
  • Phoenix Precinct (forthcoming in 2020), sequel to Mermaid Precinct
  • Manticore Precinct (forthcoming in 2021), sequel to Phoenix Precinct

Precinct short storiesEdit

  • "Getting the Chair" in Murder by Magic (2004; reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, 2013), ISBN 0-446-67962-3
  • "Crime of Passion" in Hear Them Roar (2006; reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, 2013), ISBN 0-9773040-1-9
  • "House Arrest" in Bad-Ass Faeries (2007; reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, 2013 and The Best of Bad-Ass Faeries, 2017)
  • "A Clean Getaway" in Pandora's Closet (2007; reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, 2013)
  • "Fire in the Hole" in Dragon's Lure (2010; reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, 2013)
  • "When the Magick Goes Away," released to Kickstarter supporters only (2012; reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, 2013)
  • "Catch and Release" in Tales from Dragon Precinct (2013)
  • "Brotherly Love" in Tales from Dragon Precinct (2013)
  • "Blood in the Water" in Tales from Dragon Precinct (2013)
  • "Heroes Welcome" in Tales from Dragon Precinct (2013)
  • "Gan Brightblade vs. Mitos the Mighty," released to Kickstarter supporters (2014)
  • "Baker's Dozen," released to Kickstarter supporters (2017)
  • "Chaos Theory" in reissue of Gryphon Precinct (2018)
  • "The Fall of Iaron," Kickstarter-supported (2019)
  • "The Midwinter of Our Discontent" in Release the Virgins! (2019)

Other novelsEdit

NovelizationsEdit

Short story collectionsEdit

  • Tales from Dragon Precinct (2013), ISBN 1-9370-5143-9
  • Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet (2013), ISBN 0-9860-0856-7
  • Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido (2015), ISBN 978-1-937051-76-1
  • Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet (forthcoming in 2020)
  • More Tales from Dragon Precinct (forthcoming in 2022)

Other comic booksEdit

  • Farscape: The Beginning of the End of the Beginning (cowritten with Rockne S. O'Bannon, art by Tommy Patterson, four-issue miniseries, December 2008-April 2009)
  • Farscape: Strange Detractors (cowritten with O'Bannon, art by Will Sliney, four-issue miniseries, April–July 2009)
  • Farscape: D'Argo's Lament (art by Neil Edwards, four-issue miniseries, April–July 2009)
  • Farscape: Gone and Back (cowritten with O'Bannon, art by Patterson, July–October 2009)
  • Farscape: D'Argo's Trial (art by Caleb Cleveland, August–November 2009)
  • Farscape (monthly series, cowritten with O'Bannon, art by Sliney, November 2009–October 2011)
  • Farscape: D'Argo's Quest (art by Cleveland, December 2009-March 2010)
  • StarCraft: Ghost Academy Volume 1 (manga, art by Fernando Furukawa, 2010)
  • Cars: Adventures of Tow Mater #1-4 (art by Travis Hill, four-issue story arc, August–November 2010)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Tales of the Dragon Warrior #1 (art by Massimo Asaro, backup story, 2013)
  • Icarus #1-2 (cowritten with Gregory A. Wilson, art by Matt Slay and Mark Dos Santos, two-issue miniseries, 2017-2018)

Short fictionEdit

  • "An Evening in the Bronx with Venom" in The Ultimate Spider-Man (1994), ISBN 1-57297-103-7, with John Gregory Betancourt
  • "Improper Procedure" in The Ultimate Silver Surfer (1995), ISBN 1-57297-299-8
  • "God Sins" in Magic: The Gathering: Distant Planes (1995), ISBN 0-06-105765-7
  • "UNITed We Fall" in Doctor Who: Decalog 3: Consequences (1996), ISBN 0-426-20478-6
  • "Arms and the Man" in Untold Tales of Spider-Man (1997), ISBN 1-57297-294-7
  • "How You Can Prevent Forest Fires" in Urban Nightmares (1997; reprinted in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, 2013), ISBN 0-671-87851-4
  • "A Bone to Pick" in Did You Say Chicks?! (1997), ISBN 0-671-87867-0, with Marina Frants
  • "Playing It SAFE" in The Ultimate Hulk (1998), ISBN 0-425-16513-2
  • "Diary of a False Man" in X-Men: Legends (2000), ISBN 0-425-17082-9
  • "Raymond's Room" in Doctor Who: Missing Pieces (2001)
  • "Recurring Character" in The Further Adventures of Xena: Warrior Princess (2001), ISBN 0-441-00852-6
  • "A Vampire and a Vampire Hunter Walk Into a Bar" in Amazing Stories #608 (2005; reprinted in The Town Drunk, 2006; reprinted in Without a License, 2015)
  • "Editorial Interference" in Circles in the Hair (2006; reprinted in Without a License, 2015)
  • "Sunday in the Park with Spot" in Furry Fantastic (2006; reprinted in Without a License, 2015), ISBN 0-7564-0381-2
  • "Life from Lifelessness" in Doctor Who: Short Trips: Destination Prague (2007)
  • "Meiyo" on the Battlecorps.com web site (2008)
  • "Three Sides to Every Story" in BattleTech: 25 Years of Art and Fiction (2009)
  • "Letter from Guadalajara" in More Tales of Zorro (2011)
  • "Under the King's Bridge" in Liar Liar: Short Stories from Members of the Liars Club (2011; reprinted in Without a License, 2015)
  • "Ragnarok and Roll" in Tales from the House Band Volume 1 (2011; reprinted in Apocalypse 13, 2012, and in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, 2013)
  • -30-, part of the Viral series (2012; reprinted in Without a License, 2015), with Steven Savile
  • "The Ballad of Big Charlie" in V-Wars (2012; reprinted in Without a License, 2015)
  • "I Believe I'm Sinkin' Down" in Tales from the House Band Volume 2 (2012; reprinted in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, 2013)
  • "The Stone of the First High Pontiff" in Defending the Future: Best-Laid Plans (2013; reprinted in Without a License, 2015)
  • "Undine the Boardwalk" in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet (2013; reprinted in Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental, 2014)
  • "Love Over and Over" in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet (2013)
  • "Cayo Hueso Part 1: A Farewell to Cats" in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet (2013)
  • "Cayo Hueso Part 2: The Buck Stops Here" in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet (2013)
  • "Cayo Hueso Part 3: Twisting Fate" in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet (2013)
  • "God of Blunder" in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet (2013)
  • "Stone Cold Whodunit" in With Great Power (2014)
  • "Fish Out of Water" in Out of Tune (2014), a tale of Cassie Zukav, weirdness magnet
  • "Time Keeps on Slippin'" in Stargate SG-1/Stargate Atlantis: Far Horizons (2014)
  • "Down to the Waterline" in Buzzy Mag Online (2015) [1], a tale of Cassie Zukav, weirdness magnet
  • "Partners in Crime" in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido (2015), set in the same universe as Dragon Precinct
  • "Seven-Mile Race" in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido (2015), a tale of Cassie Zukav, weirdness magnet
  • "Wild Bill Got Shot" in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido (2015)
  • "Behold a White Tricycle" in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido (2015)
  • "Back in El Paso My Life Will Be Worthless" in The X-Files: Trust No One (2015)
  • "William Did It" on StoryOfTheMonthClub.com (2015; reprinted in A Baker's Dozen of Magic, 2016), a tale of Cassie Zukav, weirdness magnet
  • "Send in the Clones" in The Side of Good/The Side of Evil (2015)
  • Heroes Reborn: Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World (2015; reprinted in Heroes Reborn Collection Two, 2016)
  • "Streets of Fire" in V-Wars: Night Terrors (2016)
  • "We Seceded Where Others Failed" in Altered States of the Union (2016)
  • "Right on, Sister!" in Limbus Inc. Book 3 (2016)
  • Super City Cops: Avenging Amethyst (2016)
  • Super City Cops: Undercover Blues (2017)
  • Super City Cops: Secret Identities (2017)
  • "Identity" in Baker Street Irregulars (2017)
  • "Deep Background" in Aliens: Bug Hunt (forthcoming in 2017)
  • "Behind the Wheel" in TV Gods: Summer Programming (forthcoming in 2017), a tale of Cassie Zukav, weirdness magnet
  • "Live and On the Scene" in Nights of the Living Dead (forthcoming in 2017)
  • "Ganbatte" in Joe Ledger: Unstoppable (2017; winner, Best Short Story, Scribe Awards)
  • "Sun-Breaker" in Stargate SG-1/Atlantis: Homeworlds (2017)
  • "Six Red Dragons" in Baker Street Irregulars, Volume 2 (2018)
  • "House Hunting" in They Keep Killing Glenn (2018)
  • "Rán for Your Life" in Unearthed (forthcoming in 2019), a tale of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet
  • "Alien Invasion of Earth!" in Thrilling Adventure Yarns (forthcoming in 2019)
  • "The Silent Dust" in Brave New Girls: Adventures of Gals & Gizmos (forthcoming in 2019)

Reference booksEdit

  • John Winchester Hardcover Ruled Journal (2017)
  • Orphan Black: Classified Clone Report (2017)
  • Poison Ivy Hardcover Ruled Journal (2018)
  • Batman: Quotes from Gotham City (forthcoming in 2019)
  • Wonder Woman: Quotes from Paradise Island (forthcoming in 2020)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Star Trek books and comics" Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine, Dead link as of July 14, 2017
  2. ^ "So Who is Keith R.A. DeCandido, Anyhow?" Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine, Dead link as of July 14, 2017
  3. ^ "WEDDINGS; Marina Frants Has Wedding". New York Times. May 3, 1992. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  4. ^ "The Chronic Rift Podcast Network". Indiegogo. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ The Fourth Annual Scribe Awards (2009) Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine, International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, accessed July 15, 2011.
  6. ^ " Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch" Retrieved July 8, 2013
  7. ^ "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch" Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  8. ^ "Star Trek: The Original Series Rewatch". tor.com. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Stargate Rewatch". tor.com. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Holy Rewatch Batman!". tor.com. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  11. ^ "4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch". tor.com.

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