Shore Leave 43 Guest: Keith RA DeCandido

Keith RA DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido's recent and upcoming work includes the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine short story "You Can't Buy Fate" in issue #7 of Star Trek Explorer; Phoenix Precinct, the latest novel in his fantasy/police procedure series; the Star Trek Adventures role-playing game mission Incident at Kraav III (with Fred Love); Feat of Clay, the second book in his urban fantasy series that takes place in his home borough of the Bronx, New York; the Resident Evil comic book miniseries Infinite Darkness: The Beginning, a prequel to the Netflix animated series; the urban fantasy short story collection Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet; a novella in Sherlock Holmes: Cases by Candlelight Volume 2 (debuting at Shore Leave this year); All-the-Way House, the secret origin of the Jersey Devil, part of the Systema Paradoxa series about cryptids; and two collaborative novels, Animal with Munish K. Batra, MD, FACS, a thriller about a serial killer who targets people who harm animals, and To Hell and Regroup with the late David Sherman, a military science fiction novel.


He's also written tons of short fiction, with tales in Every Human Creature and Season of Darkness, the first two books in the shared-world superhero anthology series Phenomenons, created by fellow Shore Leave guest Michael Jan Friedman, and short stories in The Eye of Argon and the Further Adventures of Grignr the Barbarian, The Fans are Buried Tales, Joe Ledger: Unbreakable, Tales of Capes and Cowls, Three Time Travelers Walk Into..., Thrilling Adventure Yarns 2022, Zorro's Exploits, and The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny. He also co-edited two new anthologies (which he also has stories in), The Four ???? of the Apocalypse (with Wrenn Simms), and Double Trouble: An Anthology of Two-Fisted Team-Ups (with Jonathan Maberry). Keith writes regularly about pop culture for the award-winning webzine, for his Patreon (, for collections published by Sequart and Crazy 8 Press, and for the Outside In, Subterranean Blue Grotto, and Gold Archives series.


Keith is also a fourth-degree black belt in karate (he not only trains regularly, but also teaches both kids and adults), a professional musician (currently percussionist for longtime Shore Leave musical guests, Boogie Knights), and a professional editor of more than 25 years' standing (though he usually does it sitting down). Find out less at his mediocre web site at


Books by Keith RA DeCandido:

Title ISBN Date Publisher
978-142786-842-8 Tokyopop
979-838826-687-3 Independent Publisher
978-195646-317-0 Espec Books
978-173204-066-3 Crazy 8 Press
979-837225-504-3 Independent Publisher
978-151544-788-7 Fantastic Books
978-173245-774-4 Crazy 8 Press
978-163789-802-4 ‎ Mystique Press
978-151544-779-5 Fantastic Books
979-883663-021-8 Independent Publisher
979-840807-360-3 Independent Publisher
979-879192-699-9 Independent Publisher
979-847462-811-0 Independent Publisher
978-194969-171-9 Neoparadoxa
978-168057-161-5 WordFire Press
978-194299-046-8 Espec Books
978-173204-061-8 Crazy 8 Press
978-107226-316-6 Brave New Girls
978-194969-103-0 Espec Books
978-194299-019-2 Paper Phoenix Press
Zlonk! Zok! Zowie! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman '66 (Season 1)
978-168383-328-4 Insights
978-194299-092-5 Espec Books
978-161475-946-1 WordFire Press LLC
978-151542-384-3 Fantastic Books
978-098822-109-3 ATB Publishing
Outside In Takes a Stab: 139 New Perspectives on 139 Buffy Episodes by 139 Writers 978-098822-107-9 ATB Publishing
978-194892-949-3 Mystique Press
978-098368-778-8 Crazy 8 Press
Outside In: Make It So 978-098822-104-8 ATB Publishing
978-190558-679-0 Fandemonium Books
978-193988-837-2 Crazy 8 Press
978-190558-675-2 Fandemonium
1-63140-272-2 IDW Publishing
1-93705-176-5 Dark Quest
1-63140-278-1 IDW Publishing
Mermaid Precinct Dark Quest
978-194058-905-3 Sequart Publishing
1-47675-739-9 Pocket
1-90558-667-1 Fandemonium Books
1-93705-167-6 Dark Quest
0-98600-856-7 Plus One Press
978-194892-947-9 Mystique Press
978-160886-637-3 Boom Studios
978-160886-636-6 Boom Studios
978-098261-979-7 Dark Quest, LLC
1-43919-486-6 Pocket
1-45371-610-6 Int. Assoc. Media Tie-In Writers
1-60886-514-2 BOOM! Studios
1-60010-612-9 Pocket
1-43910-944-3 Pocket
Seven Deadly Sins (hc) 1-43958-112-6 Gallery Books
978-184856-600-2 Titan Books
1-60886-513-4 Boom Studios
1-42781-612-3 TokyoPop
978-037364-373-8 Gold Eagle
1-93450-698-2 BOOM! Studios
1-93450-699-0 Boom! Studios
978-193485-753-3 Catalyst Game Labs
1-93450-675-3 BOOM! Studios
0-98413-920-6 White Rocket Books
1-93377-163-1 Smart Pop
1-41655-850-0 Pocket
1-41659-495-7 Pocket
1-41658-909-0 Pocket
978-006143-503-4 HarperEntertainment
1-41657-181-7 Pocket
1-60010-179-8 Pocket
978-184435-269-2 Pocket
1-84435-269-2 Big Finish
1-41651-343-4 Pocket
1-41655-647-8 Pocket
0-74349-255-2 Pocket
1-41652-741-9 Pocket
0-75640-437-1 DAW
1-41654-498-4 Pocket
0-06137-090-8 HarperEntertainment
1-41654-489-5 Pocket
1-41653-415-6 Pocket
1-41693-630-0 Pocket
1-41652-471-1 Pocket
1-41652-576-9 Pocket
0-75640-381-2 DAW
1-41691-917-1 Pocket
978-193210-089-1 BenBella
1-93210-074-1 BenBella
0-74347-134-2 Pocket
0-74347-136-9 Pocket
0-74349-253-6 Pocket
1-93210-064-4 BenBella
1-41650-968-2 Pocket
1-41650-755-8 Pocket
1-41650-520-2 Pocket
1-41650-015-4 Pocket
1-41650-326-9 Pocket
1-93210-043-1 BenBella Books
1-41650-014-6 Pocket
0-74348-353-7 Pocket
0-74349-179-3 Pocket
0-44667-962-3 Warner Aspect
0-74349-349-4 Pocket
0-74349-171-8 Pocket
0-74346-770-1 Pocket
0-74349-291-9 Pocket
0-74345-716-1 Pocket
0-74345-714-5 Pocket
0-74347-707-3 Pocket
0-74346-405-2 Pocket
0-74347-073-7 Pocket
0-74346-665-9 Pocket
0-74346-443-5 Pocket
0-74346-442-7 Pocket
978-076530-483-4 Tor
0-74349-661-2 Pocket
War Stories Book 2 Pocket
0-74341-922-7 Pocket
0-74341-923-5 Pocket
0-74346-632-2 Pocket
War Stories Book 1 Pocket
0-74345-683-1 Pocket
0-74344-412-4 Pocket
0-74350-945-5 Pocket
0-74350-944-7 Pocket
Here There Be Monsters [Gateways Epilogue] Pocket
978-074343-112-5 Pocket
0-44100-852-6 Ace
Invincible #2 Pocket
0-74341-852-2 Pocket
Invincible #1 Pocket
Cold Fusion Pocket
0-81256-162-7 Pocket
0-67178-554-0 Pocket
0-74343-996-1 Pocket
Fatal Error Pocket
0-42516-574-4 Berkeley