Shore Leave 39 Guest: Keith RA DeCandido

Keith RA DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido was kidnapped by a roving pack of itinerant librarians who trained him in their vile and depraved ways. A career in publishing was inevitable. He's been writing fiction professionally since 1994, and 23 years later, he's got more than 50 novels, almost 100 short stories, a mess comic books, and more unleashed on a panting reading public.

 

His recent and upcoming work includes the Marvel's "Tales of Asgard" trilogy of prose novels, including Thor: Dueling with Giants, Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings, and Warriors Three: Godhood's End; the Stargate SG-1 novel Kali's Wrath; the Heroes Reborn novella Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World; Mermaid Precinct, the latest in his fantasy/police procedural series; A Furnace Sealed, the first in his new urban fantasy series about a nice Jewish boy from the Bronx who hunts monsters; three novellas in the Super City Cops series, Avenging Amethyst, Undercover Blues, and Secret Identities; the short-story collection Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido; and short stories in the anthologies Aliens: Bug Hunt, Altered States of the Union (which debuted at Shore Leave 38), Baker Street Irregulars Volumes 1 & 2, A Baker's Dozen of Magic, Humans Wanted, Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, Limbus Inc. Book 3, Nights of the Living Dead, The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, TV Gods: Summer Programming, V-Wars: Night Terrors, and The X-Files: Trust No One.

 

In 2009, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, which means he never needs to achieve anything ever again. His rewatches of classic TV shows (various series in the Star Trek and Stargate franchises, as well as the 1966 Batman) have been appearing twice weekly on Tor.com since 2011.

 

He's also a professional musician (currently the percussionist for Shore Leave regulars the Boogie Knights), an editor of more than 25 years' standing (working for clients both corporate and private), a second-degree black belt in karate (which he teaches to both children and adults), and probably some other stuff that he can't remember due to the lack of sleep. Find out less at DeCandido.net.

Books by Keith RA DeCandido:

Title ISBN Date Publisher
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
JournalStone
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
978-160886-637-3 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
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