Keith DeCandido

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Keith R. A. DeCandido
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DeCandido at the Singularity & Co. panel at the 2013 Wizard World New York Experience in Manhattan.
Born (1969-04-18) April 18, 1969 (age 45)
New York, United States
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Period 1994–present
Genre Science fiction, fantasy
Website
decandido.net

Keith Robert Andreassi DeCandido (born April 18, 1969 in New York, United States) 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, and Sleepy Hollow.

Early life[edit]

(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.[citation needed]

While attending Fordham University, DeCandido worked as an editor and writer of one of the college newspapers, called simply the paper.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

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. (The podcast of the same name is a revival of the show, with many of the same people involved in the production, including DeCandido and Drew.)[citation needed]

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, Andromeda, Farscape, and Leverage as well as comic books (Spider-Man, X-Men), movies (Cars, Kung Fu Panda), 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, most notably that of the 2004 novel Dragon Precinct, a high-fantasy police procedural. 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.[1]

He recently completed a Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch on Tor.com.,[2] and is now doing a similar one twice a week for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.[3] on the same site.

Bibliography[edit]

Star Trek novels[edit]

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)

Star Trek eBooks[edit]

  • 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)

Other novels[edit]

Novelizations[edit]

Short Story Collections[edit]

  • Tales from Dragon Precinct (2013)
  • Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet (2013)

Other comic books[edit]

  • 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, forthcoming)

Short stories[edit]

  • "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
  • "Getting the Chair" in Murder by Magic (2004; reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, 2013), ISBN 0-446-67962-3, set in the same universe as Dragon Precinct
  • "A Vampire and a Vampire Hunter Walk Into a Bar" in Amazing Stories #608 (2005; reprinted in The Town Drunk, 2006)
  • "Editorial Interference" in Circles in the Hair (2006)
  • "Crime of Passion" in Hear Them Roar (2006; reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, 2013), ISBN 0-9773040-1-9, set in the same universe as Dragon Precinct
  • "Sunday in the Park with Spot" in Furry Fantastic (2006), ISBN 0-7564-0381-2
  • "House Arrest" in Bad-Ass Faeries (2007; reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, 2013), set in the same universe as Dragon Precinct
  • "Life from Lifelessness" in Doctor Who: Short Trips: Destination Prague (2007)
  • "A Clean Getaway" in Pandora's Closet (2007; reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, 2013), set in the same universe as Dragon Precinct
  • "Meiyo" on the Battlecorps.com web site (2008)
  • "Three Sides to Every Story" in BattleTech: 25 Years of Art and Fiction (2009)
  • "Fire in the Hole" in Dragon's Lure (2010; reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, 2013), set in the same universe as Dragon Precinct
  • "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)
  • "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), with Steven Savile
  • "The Ballad of Big Charlie" in V-Wars (2012)
  • "When the Magick Goes Away," released to Kickstarter supporters only (2012; reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, 2013)
  • "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)
  • "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)
  • "The Stone of the First High Pontiff" in Defending the Future 5: Best-Laid Plans (2013)
  • "Undine the Boardwalk" in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet (2013; reprinted in Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental, 2013)
  • "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)
  • "Witness for the Prosecution" on the Story Portals: Lady Kat web site (forthcoming)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Fourth Annual Scribe Awards (2009), International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, accessed July 15, 2011.
  2. ^ " Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch" Retrieved July 8, 2013
  3. ^ "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch" Retrieved August 26, 2013.

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