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After an enforced hiatus due to moving, the TOS Rewatch is back with "Wink of an Eye." Gives a whole new meaning to Kirk being fast-moving...

An excerpt:
Worse, McCoy comes up with a cure for the acceleration, and at no point does anyone think to mention this to Deela. Spock doesn’t even say he has it until after Deela and Rael beam down. Which makes you wonder what, exactly, Kirk intended to do with himself and Spock for the rest of their lives while functioning at high speeds. But more fundamental than that, why didn’t anyone mention this possible cure to the Scalosians, which might have solved at least some of their problems? The best way for this episode to end would be for our heroes to respond to the Scalosians’ attack on them with compassion and help. Instead, they just send them home with a finger-wagging.

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Somehow I missed this -- a review by Ian Mond, a.k.a. "Mondyboy," of my Star Trek: The Next Generation novel Q & A from shortly after the novel came out in 2007.

Money quote:
This is the Q we know and love and he’s being his old impish self. At the same time there’s something BIG going on. What makes it all cleverer is that Keith somehow (and I’m still not sure how) ties in all of Q’s previous appearances (and I do mean all… I’m sure he also references other Q books and comics, and probably playing cards, fan fiction, musing from mates and something he heard someone say at a bus stop one day) in this book. And it’s bloody clever.

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Two NYC icons, Paul Simon and Dion, collaborating on a song that hits me particularly close to home, quite literally as I move from one spot in the Bronx to another spot in the Bronx: "New York is My Home."

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Life continues to be batshit crazy. I've gotten all but one of my deadlines wrangled, at least, and I'm plugging away at the other one tonight. It's hard, though, because I'm TOTALLY FUCKING EXHAUSTED, and we haven't even finished moving yet. *sigh*

However, the past few days were very productive. When I was away at MALcon, Wrenn and Dale did some preliminary stuff, then we spent Tuesday and Wednesday packing stuff -- mostly books. Dale has his own room and his own stuff, so he's been going through stuff and packing stuff on his own at his own pace. Wrenn and I have been doing what we can when we can.

We rented a truck on Thursday and again on Saturday, and had the assistance of Wrenn's cousin Matt, Matt's friend John, Wrenn's old buddy Nokona, Nokona's writing partner David, Nokona's daughter Ohana, and Nokona's friend Bree. We have so far moved the following: nine bookcases, 95% of our books, all our stuffed animals, Wrenn's guitar, a bunch of kitchen stuff (including one of the sideboard cabinet thingies), four of our dining room table chairs, the recliner, and one of the two pieces of the sectional couch I bought from Laura Anne (the other piece is bigger and is sitting in our garage until such a time as our across-the-hall neighbor is back home from a trip, as we need to open her door in order to get the piece in) -- plus a mess of Dale's stuff.

It feels like we've moved a ton of stuff, although that's partly because books are very heavy. *wry grin* We still have to move over the two televisions, the computers, Dale's and Wrenn's desks (I'm getting a new one that will be delivered to the new place), our dining-room table, the two beds, the Yogibo, the remaining 5% of the books, the DVDs, the DVD cabinet, the TV stand, our clothes, our bureau, the rest of the kitchen stuff, the bathroom stuff, the living room air conditioners, and all the stuff in our closets that we aren't throwing out. Oh yeah, and whatever's in the garage that we aren't throwing out/getting rid of. And the cats and their stuff. Wheeeee!

Today was a day of some rest -- Wrenn had to sit around the new place waiting for cable and internet to be installed, which was done smoothly if slowly. Meanwhile, I took Nokona, David, Ohana, and Bree to the Bronx Zoo, where none of them had been before. They loved it, and I enjoyed playing tour guide for them. And I saw a tiger, which automatically makes today a win.

We'll be spending this week going through the remainder of the stuff left in the apartment (many things will be gotten rid of/thrown out). Some things are being replaced with items that we've already placed in the apartment or will have delivered there, like the shelving we'll be putting in the living room, the wall-mount for the living room TV, the bedroom air conditioners, my new desk, and some other stuff. Some things are just being gotten rid of because we don't really need them.

It is our fond hope that we'll be sleeping there Saturday night. A truck is being rented for the weekend, and we should be able to get most of the big stuff over there. Whatever's left -- and I'm sure a few things will be -- will be dealt with on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the following week. They kinda have to be, since the 31st is the day we've been told we have to vacate by.

Meanwhile, I plan to get the rewatches back on track -- they've fallen by the wayside in the moving mishegoss, but I plan to get "Wink of an Eye" up for the TOS Rewatch on Tuesday and "That Darn Catwoman"/"Scat, Darn Catwoman!" up for the Bat-rewatch on Friday.

Okay, back to the grind............

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Joe Books has had to revise the release dates for the second two books in my "Tales of Asgard" trilogy due to some issues that came up that are all settled now. :)

Marvel's Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings (Tales of Asgard Book 2) is now scheduled to be released on 15 November 2016.
Marvel's Warriors Three: Godhood's End (Tales of Asgard Book 3) is now scheduled to be released on 6 December 2016.

So yay! And meantime, Marvel's Thor: Dueling with Giants (Tales of Asgard Book 1) is readily available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, and Kobo, as well as your local bookstore.

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Congrats to the Hugo winners! This year's slate (ahem) of winners is, just like last year, a magnificent repudiation of the attempt to hijack the awards by the canine contingent. The four major writing awards, the two editing awards, and Best Artist are all women, among them two African-American women and an Asian woman. The Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) went to a female superhero (the "AKA Smile" episode of Jessica Jones, which was the final episode of its first season, and the one in which Jessica finally got her agency back from Killgrave), The categories that had the most puppy chow (Best Related Work and Best Fancast) went to No Award.

Once again, quality won out over an attempt at an appallingly regressive agenda. And it's getting recognition to authors and artists who truly deserve it. (All four of the people who won the writing awards are superb writers........)

(Also pleased to see "The Roads Must Roll," one of my favorite Heinlein stories, win the Retro Hugo for Best Novelette.)

Tor.com has the full list of winners.

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The alternate Sherlock Holmes anthology Baker Street Irregulars, edited by Michael A. Ventrella & Jonathan Maberry, and which has my Shirley Holmes & Jack Watson story "Identity," is now available for preorder! (Thanks to the anthology's agent, Marisa Corvisiero, for the heads up on the Book of Face....)

The other authors, besides me, Michael, and Jonathan, include Heidi McLaughlin, Martin Rose, Mike Strauss, Jody Lynn Nye, Ryk E. Spoor, Hildy Silverman, David Gerrold, Jim Avelli, Austin Farmer, Gail Z. Martin, and Beth Patterson.

Check it out!

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I am pleased to say that editors Jonathan Maberry and Bryan Thomas Schmidt both loved my story for the Joe Ledger anthology Unstoppable, in which Jonathan has let a bunch of other folks play in his sandbox. My story is called "Ganbatte," and it focuses on Lydia "Warbride" Ruiz, providing some more of her background as she goes home to the Florida Keys to relax between missions, only to find herself forced to help out an old friend.

Always good when your editor says things like, "knocked it out of the park." *happy dance*

Anyhow, Jonathan also posted the full table of contents on Facebook, and here they are:
    Foreword by Tony Eldrige (producer of The Equalizer)
    Introduction by Jonathan Maberry
    "The Honey Pot" by Steve Alten
    "Confusion" by Nicholas Steven
    "Target Acquired" by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon
    "Vacation" by Scott Sigler
    "Banshee" by James A. Moore
    "Red Dirt" by Mira Grant (a.k.a. Seanan McGuire)
    "Black Water" by Weston Oches
    "Instinct" by Bryan Thomas Schmidt and G.P. Charles
    "No Guns at the Bar" by Aaron Rosenberg
    "Strange Harvest" by Jon McGoran
    "No Business at All" by Javier Grillo-Marxuach
    "Ganbatte" by Keith R.A. DeCandido
    "White Flame on Sunday" by James Ray Tuck
    "Wet Tuesday" by David Farland
    "Prince of Peace" by Jeremy Robinson
    title TBD by Joe McKinney
    "Three Times" by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks
    "Psych Eval" by Larry Correia
    "Crash Course" by Dana Fredsti
    "Atoll" by Jonathan Maberry

That's a damn fine lineup. Can't wait to read the rest of the book, which will be published by Griffin in 2017.

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Hey look, a meme!

Snurched from Sebastian Andrew Benjamin​ on Facebook.............

Let's have some fun & learn about each other!

1. ARE YOU NAMED AFTER SOMEONE? Not really. My mother just really liked the name Keith.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Probably the day we found out our lease was being terminated. I went through a lot of emotion that day......

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? No, and neither does anyone else. *shudder*

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Sweet sopresatta.

5. DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS? Nope.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS W/YOU? Probably.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM? Gee, I don't know, do I? (I'm a New Yorker, it's practically a second language....)

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE? Probably not. But you never know.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Honey Combs.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Nope.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU'RE STRONG? I think so, yeah.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby.

14. WHAT'S THE 1ST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT SOMEONE? I try to notice lots of things about people, as they are complex.

15. RED OR PINK? Red.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF? My tendency to overcommit.

17. WHAT COLOR PANTS & SHOES ARE YOU WEARING RIGHT NOW? Dark blue and none, respectively.

18. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? A salad last night.

19. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Arlo Guthrie singing "Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)."

20. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Red.

21. FAVORITE SMELL? My home-made tomato sauce simmering.

22. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Meredith Peruzzi​ a.k.a. woofiegrrl.

23. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? Baseball.

24. REAL HAIR COLOR? Brown.

25. EYE COLOR? Blue.

26. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Never have.

27. FAVORITE FOOD? Pasta with my aforementioned homemade tomato sauce.

28. SCARY MOVIE OR HAPPY ENDING? A scary movie with a happy ending!

29. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Cut.

30. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Not wearing one.

31. SUMMER OR WINTER? Spring.

32. HUGS OR KISSES? Yes, please.

33. FAVORITE DESSERT? Ice cream.

34. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING? I actually can't say because of an NDA.

35. WHAT IS YOUR PROFILE PIC? A caricature I created online years ago.

36. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST? Monday's episode of Major Crimes on the DVR.

37. FAVORITE SOUND? Music.

38. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Yes.

39. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU'VE BEEN FROM HOME? Melbourne, Australia.

40. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Yes.

41. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Bronx, NY.

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The one and only good thing about being forced to postpone the wedding (thanks to the enforced move) is that now we're free to attend Intervention 7! I will be a guest at this nifty-keeno convention, which will be held in Rockville, Maryland from 16-18 September.

Other guests include actors Arthur Darvill, Rene Auberjonois, Juliet Landau, Gigi Edgley​, and Dwight Schultz; musicians Thomas Dolby and Ego Likeness; voice actors Todd Haberkorn, Robert Axelrod, and Jon St. John; fellow authors David Gerrold​, John Peel, and James Suriano; cartoonists Pete Abrams, Joe Wos, Shaenon Garrity, Michael Terracciano, Garth Graham, Chris Flick, Liz Staley, and Rob Balder; filmmakers Mary Ratliff and Shannon Strucci; podcaster Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg; webmaster Matt Blum; bellydancers Antipode; and tons more!

Hope to see folks there!

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I'm working hard on several things at once, one of which is the third of three Super City Cops novellas that will be released later this year. These will be in the same universe as my 2011 novel The Case of the Claw and my stories in the anthologies With Great Power and The Side of Good/The Side of Evil.

The first two, Avenging Amethyst and Undercover Blues, are done. I'm jamming to finish Secret Identities, and I just finished a chapter that includes a lengthy discussion on the subject of secret identities between one of the cops -- Lieutenant Therese Zimmerman -- and Spectacular Man, a.k.a. Marc McLean. Zimmerman and McLean dated for a while, but she only just found out that he's really Spectacular Man. This bit comes toward the end of their rather contentious talk on the subject.....
"It means that everyone Marc McLean knows, loves, is friends with, cares about—you lie to them every single day. And except for—what, Mercury and the Bengal?—that's true of everyone Spectacular Man knows, loves, is friends with, and cares about, too. You call yourself a hero, yet your entire life—really, two entire lives—involve you repeatedly and constantly lying to those closest to you. Every day, you have to deceive the people you love most. What's so damn heroic about that?"

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For the record, I have never liked Rudy Giuliani. He was a good prosecutor, but that's the last job at which I thought he showed skill. I never liked him as a mayor -- nor did I ever vote for him -- nor have I thought much of how he's comported himself since leaving office. (For the record, I also have no use for current NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, whom I view as an empty shirt, and who has impressed me not at all since taking office.)

His current position as shill for Donald Trump is perhaps his nadir as a human being, and what's really hilarious is this comment made when introducing the Republican nominee at a rally in Ohio:
Under those eight years, before Obama came along, we didn’t have a successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States. They all started when Clinton and Obama got into office.

Inexplicably, the former mayor of New York has somehow totally forgotten about the incredibly successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States in the city for which he was mayor in the fall of 2001 (which was, in fact, seven years and four months "before Obama came along," and so in Giuliani's arbitrary eight-year window). Given that his stewardship of NYC on 9/11 and afterward was pretty much his entire platform when he unsuccessfully ran for president in 2008 (Jon Stewart referred to him as having "9/11 Tourette's" at the time), this is even more mind-boggling than usual.

(H/t to etoile for the heads-up about the ex-mayor's latest doofery.)

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I'm pleased to see that "The Book Girl" has favorably reviewed my Thor novel Dueling with Giants on her book blog.

Money quote:
Thor: Dueling with Giants turned out better than I could have hoped. Besides the interesting story, this book's greatest strength lies in the author exploring the rich history of the Thor comics and its characters. Not to be overlooked are the action scenes filled with drama and suspense.

For those interested in reading this but only know about Thor from the movies, don't be afraid to give this a chance. The story is easy to follow and the writing will not make you feel as if you need to have had prior comic book knowledge to understand what's going on. But for fans of the Thor comics you will feel as if the author truly did a good job with writing this and actually put in the time to include research. Although this was written for young adults, I think older reads will enjoy it as well.

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These screen grabs are from "The Ballad of Big Charlie," which appeared in V-Wars in 2012 (and which was reprinted in Without a License in 2015). The first one is the end of a sermon about the title character (who, in the midst of a re-election campaign, stated in a press conference that he has the virus that is turning people into various types of vampire), the other three are from a followup talk show.

See if you can figure out why I'm posting this today.........................







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For the second year in a row, I will be attending the Myths And Legends Convention (a.k.a. MALcon) in Denver this coming weekend. I wasn't 100% sure I'd be able to do it, but since we got our apartment hunt settled last weekend, and since we won't even get the keys to the new place until next week, I'm going ahead with it. I will have a table where I'll be selling and signing books, plus I'll be on programming.

Here's my schedule:

Friday
9-10pm: "Writing Combat in SF & Fantasy," w/Eneasz Brodski, Richard Friesesn, and Kal Spriggs (Lawrence, KS)

Saturday
11am-noon: "Self-Defense Against the Dark Arts," w/Galen Pereira (McAnally's Pub)
2-3pm: "Great Women Authors of the Past," w/Van Aaron Hughes (The Shire)
3-4pm: "Whedonverse," w/Lou J. Berger, Kathryn Renta, and Aaron Michael Ritchey (Serenity)
6-7pm: "Book and Media Tie-ins," w/Quincy J. Allen, Sam Knight, Jacob Mayfield, and Catherine Winters (Lawrence, KS)
11pm-midnight: "How Not to Get Published," w/Jim Butcher, J.A. Campbell, and Sam Knight (Helms Deep)

Sunday
3-4pm: "Pitching to the Editor," w/Aaron Michael Ritchey (The Shire)

Hope to see Colorado folks there!

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Finally got around to seeing Batman v. Superman, and all I can say is that the people responsible for creating this movie have absolutely no understanding of, affection for, or interest in the character of Superman. Which is mostly what I thought after seeing Man of Steel, too.

It's a decent Batman movie (though I'm not fond of a Batman who blithely kills people), it's a good Wonder Woman movie (or, at the very least, a good WW tease), but it's a completely misguided and wrongheaded Superman movie. Superman is completely passive and reactive in this movie, spending far too much time standing around looking pained and not nearly enough time doing anything. Since Kevin Costner's awful Jonathan Kent is dead (though he makes a dream sequence cameo), it's left to Diane Lane's Martha to be the shitty Kent parent this time, telling Superman that he doesn't owe the world anything, which is 100% counter to what Superman and his parents are supposed to be about. The whole point of Superman is that he was raised by honest farm folk who see the best in the world, not demi-Objectivists who think that it's important for Clark to hide who he is for fear of how people will respond. A Superman who operates because of fear isn't Superman -- maybe it's Dr. Manhattan or Batman, but not a guy who flies in primary colors through the air.

Perhaps the biggest problem is encapsulated by when the bomb goes off in the Capitol: Superman is just standing there in the flames, not doing anything for several seconds. Then, belatedly, he decides to try to rescue people -- for a little bit, then buggers off. That's not Superman.

But this film isn't interested in heroes, it's interested in damaged people with abilities. Ben Affleck plays an excellent Bruce Wayne, and Jeremy Irons is brilliant as his long-suffering Alfred, but his Batman is far too bloodthirsty.

And ultimately the movie is just an incoherent mess, not aided by a simply dreadful performance by Jesse Eisenberg, who's doing Kevin Spacey's Lex Luthor turned up to 11, which is a problem, as Spacey was doing Gene Hackman turned up to 11, and it just results in him coming across as a psychotic Carrot Top.

The only thing I really liked besides Irons and the previews for what we'll get in Justice League was Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. She was fantastic, her music was fantastic, and I'm even more eager to see her movie next year.....

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So, as those of you who've been following me on Facebook know, a couple weeks ago, we were notified by our landlords that our lease was being terminated as of 31 August 2016.

Now, we don't have a formal lease in place, which under New York State law means we're on what's called a "month to month" lease. The advantages of this are that we don't have to do a new lease every year, and it also means our rent hasn't gone up in all the time I've been here. It also means that we can break the lease and are only obligated to give 30 days' notice. The disadvantage is that the landlord has that same privilege -- and our landlord actually gave us 40 days. Now, our apartment hasn't been remodeled in, um, a while, and it rather desperately needs it. Our landlord can do those renovations (which would of necessity include an overhaul of the kitchen) and charge about $800/month more than we're paying right now. I can't really blame them for wanting to make more money off the place, especially since the apartments around us (we're in a row of identical townhouses, so there are about a dozen apartments exactly like ours on either side) are charging that much.

As a result, the last couple of weeks have been one big stress-ball of apartment hunting. We've been looking both in our neighborhood and in my parents' neighborhood, and we have looked at a lot of places.

Our first choice was in our neighborhood, through a broker. It was a bit small, but it had a huge kitchen (seriously, I've never seen a kitchen this big in an NYC apartment), on a ground floor, laundry in the building, a parking space, and back yard access. We thought everything was good, we gave our financials over to the broker, and we just had to meet with the owner, which we were told would just be a formality. And then the owner kept putting off the meeting, and nothing was happening, and then the broker admitted that the owner hadn't even looked at our financials yet, and then we were told -- a week later! -- that the owner decided to give the apartment to a friend of his, thus screwing not only us, but the broker.

Our second choice was in our parents' neighborhood, and it was truly magnificent. If it had been in our neighborhood, had a parking spot, and was on the ground floor, it would've been perfect, honestly. But the owner looked at our financials and was not impressed -- we're both freelance, and our nontraditional and inconsistent income stream made him nervous, so he turned us down.

Our third choice was actually the first place we looked at, and the one we actually got. It has several disadvantages: no parking spot, no laundry in the building, and the kitchen is not great (then again, so's our current kitchen). It's a duplex, taking up part of a house that's been subdivided into three units. We have half the second floor, which has the kitchen and living room, then you go upstairs to the three bedrooms and the bathroom.

There's a lot to like about the place, including a landlord we like very much (and who likes us -- he pretty much held the place for us while we got dicked around by our first choice), and enough space for our stuff. And the cats will love it. In particular, the largest bedroom will make a great home office/guest room. Wrenn and I will set up our desktops there and we'll put a sofa bed and the bean bag in there for guests.

Our lease starts on the 15th, which gives us a two-week overlap between the two apartments, which will make moving much less stressful.

This mishegoss forced us to postpone the wedding and for me to cancel Dragon Con, which is horrible, but at least we'll be settled in a new place by the end of Labor Day weekend. Wheeeeeee!

Meanwhile, the deadlines don't care about moving stress. I'm jamming to finish one project today and tomorrow, then it's the next Super City Cops novella, then back to the thriller.....

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It's the worst Star Trek episode ever. Yes, worse than "Spock's Brain" or "Profit and Lace" or "Threshold" or "Shades of Gray." Seriously, this is just awful. SOMEONE RIDES KIRK LIKE A HORSE! WHILE HE WHINNIES! The TOS Rewatch wants nothing to do with "Plato's Stepchildren."

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And then there’s the entire middle part of the episode during which William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy abandon all pretense of dignity and act like total fools in a manner that is supposed to be humiliating to the characters, but is far more humiliating to the actors, from Kirk slapping himself over and over and over and over as we fade to commercial to the mind-bogglingly awful “Maiden Wine” to Kirk’s fun with bullwhips to Spock’s flamenco dancing. The moment when Alexander rides Kirk like a horse while the latter whinnies every four seconds is quite possibly the absolute nadir of Star Trek as a franchise, and yes, that includes “Profit and Lace.”

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Sooper-seekrit project. This is a rush project that I'm basically going to be doing this week. It's a very cool thing, but I signed an NDA, so all I can say is COOL THING! It's a 30,000-word project, and it's -- well, modular, so it should be easy to work on around packing and apartment hunting and stuff.

Thriller. Still working on this. Need to do some research before diving into the next chapter.

Super City Cops. We've rebranded SCPD as Super City Cops, and the three serialized novellas I'm doing in the series are in progress. Avenging Amethyst is all done, Undercover Blues is awaiting editorial feedback, and I'll be working on Secret Identities once I'm sure the second one is kosher.

The Bram Gold Chronicles. The first Bram novel, A Furnace Sealed, is about five chapters in. I'll dive back into it once the thriller is finished. I'm under contract for two novels following that, which I have thumbnail plots for, but no detailed plots or titles. I'll do that once Furnace is finished.

Dragon Precinct. Mermaid Precinct is on the docket for after A Furnace Sealed is done. I also still have to write "Baker's Dozen."

Shirley & Jack. I've written a story called "Identity" for Baker Street Irregulars, a story featuring a young white woman in modern NYC named Shirley Holmes, who solves crimes with the help of an African-American med student at Columbia named Jack Watson. There will be a second BSI anthology, and I should have a Shirley & Jack story in that one as well. And I have an idea for a third story as well....

Cassie Zukav, weirdness magnet. I'll be doing a Cassie story for TV Gods: Summer Programming, which is due in October or so. I also have a few other ideas for Cassie stories, including two untold tales that have been mentioned (Cassie and Rance finding a UFO in Dry Tortugas, Cassie dealing with a dragon in the Bottroff House garden), as well as a story called "Ragnarok and a Hard Place." And I want to do a spring break story.....

Various tie-in short stories. "Ganbatte" for Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, "Deep Background" for Aliens: Bug Hunt, and "Live and on the Scene" for Nights of the Living Dead have all been turned in, and are awaiting approval.

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HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS, THIS IS AN ACTUAL RESTAURANT IN NYC!!!!!!!!!!



#BaccoLives

(If you don't know what I'm talking about, click here.....)

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As one of the many things celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the fine folks at Entertainment Weekly have put out The Ultimate Guide to Star Trek, which is a look back at the franchise from a variety of perspectives.

My own contribution was to do six "Must-Watch Episode" lists, one for each of the Star Trek TV series -- original, animated, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. Basically these were five or six essential episodes that are the ones to pick if you can only watch a few episodes of each series to capture that show's essence.

Other contributors to the magazine include Star Trek Beyond co-writer Simon Pegg, who also now plays Scotty, Trek novelist John Jackson Miller, Ted Rall, Benjamin Svetkey, Chris Nashawaty, Nancy R. Lambert, David Van Biema, Douglas Wolk, Darren Franich, and Alyssa Smith.

The magazine is available at finer newsstands everywhere, and is available in print or Kindle form from the fine folks at Amazon as well. I had a lot of fun pulling the list together.....

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It's a Joker-Penguin team-up that needs three episodes to contain its amazingness! The Bat-rewatch does "The Zodiac Crimes"/"The Joker's Hard Times"/"The Penguin Declines."

An excerpt:
Unfortunately, Penguin is just as unconvincingly tacked onto this story as Catwoman was in “The Sandman Cometh”/”The Catwoman Goeth.” You could remove Pengy from the story and it changes absolutely nothing of consequence—his only real significant scene is when he tries to seduce Venus, but even that could have been done in other ways. Heck, you could just have had the Joker claim to have come around to Venus’s point of view about reforming.

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I've written some stuff...........................

BattleTech
short stories

"Three Sides to Every Story," BattleTech: 25 Years of Art and Fiction, Catalyst Games Lab, 2009
"Meiyo," Battlecorps.com, 2008

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Blizzard Games
novels

StarCraft: Ghost: Nova, Pocket, 2006
World of Warcraft: Cycle of Hatred, Pocket, 2006

comic books
StarCraft: Ghost Academy #1, TokyoPop, 2010

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Bram Gold
novels

A Furnace Sealed, WordFire Press, 2017

short stories
"Under the King's Bridge," Liar, Liar, Mendacity Press, 2011 (reprinted in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015)

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
novels

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Deathless, Simon Spotlight, 2007
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Blackout, Simon Spotlight, 2006

novelizations
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Xander Years Volume 1, Pocket, 1999

nonfiction
(w/Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder) Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watchers Guide Volume 1, Pocket, 1998

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Cassie Zukav
short stories

"Behind the Wheel," TV Gods: Summer Programming, Fortress Publishing, 2017
"William Did It," Story of the Month Club, 2015 (reprinted in A Baker's Dozen of Magic, Story of the Month Club, 2016)
"Seven-Mile Race," Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015
"Down to the Waterline," Buzzy Mag , 2015
"Fish Out of Water," Out of Tune, JournalStone, 2014
"God of Blunder," Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2013
"Love Over and Over," Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2013
"Undine the Boardwalk," Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2013 (reprinted in Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental, Dark Quest Books, 2014)
Cayo Hueso, a Tale of Cassie Zukav Part 3: Twisting Fate, Plus One Press, 2013 (reprinted in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2013; Cayo Hueso: A Tale of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Story Bundle, 2015)
Cayo Hueso, a Tale of Cassie Zukav Part 2: The Buck Stops Here, Plus One Press, 2013 (reprinted in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2013; Cayo Hueso: A Tale of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Story Bundle, 2015)
Cayo Hueso, a Tale of Cassie Zukav Part 1: A Farewell to Cats, Plus One Press, 2013 (reprinted in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2013; Cayo Hueso: A Tale of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Story Bundle, 2015)
"I Believe I'm Sinkin' Down," Tales from the House Band Volume 2, Plus One Press, 2012 (reprinted in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2013)
"Ragnarok and Roll," Tales from the House Band Volume 1, Plus One Press, 2011 (reprinted in Apocalypse 13, Padwolf Press, 2012; Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2013)
"How You Can Prevent Forest Fires...," Urban Nightmares, Baen, 1997 (reprinted in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2013)

short story collections
Cayo Hueso: A Tale of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Story Bundle, 2015
Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2013

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Doctor Who
short stories

"Life from Lifelessness," Doctor Who: Short Trips: Destination Prague, Big Finish, 2007
"Raymond's Room," Doctor Who: Missing Pieces, Outpost Gallifrey, 2001
"UNITed We Fall," Doctor Who: Decalog 3: Consequences, Virgin, 1996

articles
"A Moment of Heroism: Thinky Thoughts on Doctor Who's 'The Day of the Doctor'," Tor.com, 2013

anthology editing
Doctor Who: Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership, Big Finish, 2008

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Dragon Precinct
novels

Mermaid Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2017
Gryphon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013
Goblin Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2012
Unicorn Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2011
Dragon Precinct, Pocket, 2004 (reprinted by Dark Quest Books, 2011)

short stories
"Baker's Dozen," Kickstarter-supported, 2016
"Partners in Crime," Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015
"Gan Brightblade vs. Mitos the Mighty," Kickstarter-supported, 2014
"Heroes Welcome," Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013
"Blood on the Water," Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013
"Brotherly Love," Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013
"Catch and Release," Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013
"When the Magick Goes Away," Kickstarter-supported, 2012 (reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013)
"Fire in the Hole," Dragon's Lure, Dark Quest Books, 2010 (reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013)
"A Clean Getaway," Pandora's Closet, DAW, 2007 (reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013)
"House Arrest," Bad-Ass Faeries, Marietta Publishing, 2007 (book reprinted by Mundania Press, 2009; story reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013)
"Crime of Passion," Hear Them Roar, Wilder Publications, 2006 (book reprinted by Marietta Publishing, 2008; story reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013)
"Getting the Chair," Murder by Magic, Warner Aspect, 2004 (reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013)

short story collections
Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013

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The Executioner
novels

(uncredited) Don Pendleton's the Executioner #379: Deep Recon, Gold Eagle, 2010
(uncredited) Don Pendleton's the Executioner #373: Code of Honor, Gold Eagle, 2009

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Farscape
novels

Farscape: House of Cards, Tor, 2001

comic books
(w/Rockne S. O'Bannon) Farscape (ongoing) #1-24, BOOM! Studios, 2009-2011 (reprinted in Farscape Volume 4: Tangled Roots, Volume 5: Red Sky at Morning, Volume 6: Compulsions, Volume 7: The War for the Uncharted Territories, BOOM! Studios, 2011-2012, 2014)
Farscape: D'Argo's Quest #1-4, BOOM! Studios, 2009-2010 (reprinted in Farscape: Uncharted Tales Volume 3: D'Argo's Quest, BOOM! Studios, 2011)
Farscape: D'Argo's Trial #1-4, BOOM! Studios, 2009 (reprinted in Farscape: Uncharted Tales Volume 2: D'Argo's Trial, BOOM! Studios, 2010)
(w/Rockne S. O'Bannon) Farscape: Gone and Back #1-4, BOOM! Studios, 2009 (reprinted in Farscape Volume 3: Gone and Back, BOOM! Studios, 2011)
Farscape: D'Argo's Lament #1-4, BOOM! Studios, 2009 (reprinted in Farscape: Uncharted Tales Volume 1: D'Argo's Lament, BOOM! Studios, 2009)
(w/Rockne S. O'Bannon) Farscape: Strange Detractors #1-4, BOOM! Studios, 2009 (reprinted in Farscape Volume 2: Strange Detractors, BOOM! Studios, 2009)
(w/Rockne S. O'Bannon) Farscape #1-4, BOOM! Studios, 2008-2009 (reprinted in Farscape Volume 1: The Beginning of the End of the Beginning, BOOM! Studios, 2009)

short stories
"Ten Little Aliens," Farscape role-playing game, Alderac Entertainment Group, 2002
"Brotherly Love," Farscape: The Official Magazine Vol. 1 #2, 2001
"Many a Mile to Freedom," Farscape: The Official Magazine Vol. 1 #1, 2001 (reprinted in Farscape: Uncharted Tales Volume 1: D'Argo's Lament, BOOM! Studios, 2009)

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Firefly/Serenity
novelizations

Serenity, Pocket, 2005

essays
"'The Train Job' Didn't Do the Job," Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds, and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly, BenBella Books, 2005

role-playing games
"Merciless," Firefly: Echoes of War Supplement #2: Things Don't Go Smooth, Margaret Weis Productions, 2014

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Marvel Comics
novels

Marvel's Warriors Three: Godhood's End (Tales of Asgard Book 3), Joe Books, 2016
Marvel's Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings (Tales of Asgard Book 2), Joe Books, 2016
Marvel's Thor: Dueling with Giants (Tales of Asgard Book 1), Joe Books, 2015
Spider-Man: Down These Mean Streets, Pocket, 2005
(w/José R. Nieto) Spider-Man: Venom's Wrath, Boulevard, 1998

short stories
"Diary of a False Man," X-Men Legends, Boulevard, 2000
"Playing it SAFE," The Ultimate Hulk, Boulevard, 1998
"Arms and the Man," Untold Tales of Spider-Man, Boulevard, 1997
"Improper Procedure," The Ultimate Silver Surfer, Boulevard, 1995
(w/John Gregory Betancourt) "An Evening in the Bronx with Venom," The Ultimate Spider-Man, Boulevard, 1994

essays
"Avengers Assemble--in the Bookstore!" Assembled! 2: The Unauthorized Guide to Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Villains, White Rocket Books, 2009
"Introduction," Assembled!: Five Decades of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, White Rocket Books, 2007
"Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man," Webslinger: Unauthorized Essays on Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, BenBella Books, 2007
"Pryde and Joy," The Unauthorized X-Men, BenBella Books, 2006

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Resident Evil
novelizations

Resident Evil: Extinction, Pocket, 2007
Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Pocket, 2004
Resident Evil: Genesis, Pocket, 2004

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Star Trek
novels

Star Trek: A Singular Destiny, Pocket, 2009
A Gutted World, in Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Echoes and Refractions, Pocket, 2008
Star Trek: Klingon Empire: A Burning House, Pocket, 2008
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q & A, Pocket, 2007
The Mirror-Scaled Serpent, in Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Obsidian Alliances, Pocket, 2007
Star Trek: Articles of the Federation, Pocket, 2005
Star Trek: I.K.S. Gorkon Book 3: Enemy Territory, Pocket, 2005
Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed, in Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Volume 3, Pocket, 2005
Star Trek: A Time for War, a Time for Peace, Pocket, 2004
Star Trek: I.K.S. Gorkon Book 2: Honor Bound, Pocket, 2003
Star Trek: I.K.S. Gorkon Book 1: A Good Day to Die, Pocket, 2003
Star Trek: The Lost Era: The Art of the Impossible, Pocket, 2003
Star Trek: The Brave and the Bold Book 2, Pocket, 2002
Star Trek: The Brave and the Bold Book 1, Pocket, 2002
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Gateways Book 4: Demons of Air and Darkness, Pocket, 2001 (reprinted in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Twist of Faith, Pocket, 2007)
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Diplomatic Implausibility, Pocket, 2001

novellas
The Unhappy Ones, Star Trek: Seven Deadly Sins, Gallery, 2010
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Slings and Arrows Book 6: Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment, Pocket, 2008
Star Trek: S.C.E. #66: Many Splendors, Pocket, 2006 (reprinted in Star Trek: Corps of Engineers: What's Past, Gallery, 2010)
Star Trek: S.C.E. #54: Security, Pocket, 2005 (reprinted in Star Trek: Corps of Engineers: Wounds, Pocket, 2008)
Star Trek: S.C.E. #28: Breakdowns, Pocket, 2003 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 7: Breakdowns, Pocket, 2005)
Star Trek: S.C.E. #22: War Stories Book 2, Pocket, 2002 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 6: Wildfire, Pocket, 2004)
Star Trek: S.C.E. #21: War Stories Book 1, Pocket, 2002 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 6: Wildfire, Pocket, 2004)
Star Trek: S.C.E. #10: Gateways Epilogue: Here There Be Monsters, Pocket, 2001 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 3: Some Assembly Required, Pocket, 2003)
Horn and Ivory, Star Trek: Gateways Book 7: What Lay Beyond, Pocket, 2001 (reprinted in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Twist of Faith, Pocket, 2007)
(w/David Mack) Star Trek: S.C.E. #8: Invincible Book 2, Pocket, 2001 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 2: Miracle Workers, Pocket, 2002)
(w/David Mack) Star Trek: S.C.E. #7: Invincible Book 1, Pocket, 2001 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 2: Miracle Workers, Pocket, 2002)
Star Trek: S.C.E. #6: Cold Fusion, Pocket, 2001 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 2: Miracle Workers, Pocket, 2002)
Star Trek: S.C.E. #2: Fatal Error, Pocket, 2000 (reprinted in Star Trek: S.C.E. Book 1: Have Tech, Will Travel, Pocket, 2002)

comic books
Star Trek: Captain's Log: Jellico, IDW, 2010 (reprinted in Star Trek: Captain's Log, IDW, 2011)
Star Trek: Alien Spotlight: Klingons, IDW, 2009 (reprinted in Star Trek: Alien Spotlight Volume 2, IDW, 2010; Star Trek 100 Page Special 2012, IDW, 2012)
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Perchance to Dream #1-4, WildStorm, 1999-2000 (reprinted in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Enemy Unseen, WildStorm, 2001; IDW, 2012)

short stories
"Family Matters," Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows, Pocket, 2009
"Four Lights," Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Sky's the Limit, Pocket, 2007
"Letting Go," Star Trek: Voyager: Distant Shores, Pocket, 2005
"loDnI'pu' vavpu' je," Star Trek: Tales from the Captain's Table, Pocket, 2005
"The Ceremony of Innocence is Drowned," Star Trek: Tales of the Dominion War, Pocket, 2004
"Revelations," Star Trek: New Frontier: No Limits, Pocket, 2003
"Broken Oaths," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Prophecy and Change, Pocket, 2003

articles
"'I Think You're Underestimating Humanity'—Star Trek Beyond Spoiler Review," Tor.com, 2016
"'We Will Find Hope in the Impossible'—Star Trek Beyond Non-Spoiler Review," Tor.com, 2016
"Must-Watch Episodes 2001-2005: Enterprise," Entertainment Weekly: The Ultimate Guide to Star Trek, 2016
"Must-Watch Episodes 1995-2001: Voyager," Entertainment Weekly: The Ultimate Guide to Star Trek, 2016
"Must-Watch Episodes 1993-1999: Deep Space Nine," Entertainment Weekly: The Ultimate Guide to Star Trek, 2016
"Must-Watch Episodes 1987-1994: The Next Generation," Entertainment Weekly: The Ultimate Guide to Star Trek, 2016
"Must-Watch Episodes 1973-1974: The Animated Series," Entertainment Weekly: The Ultimate Guide to Star Trek, 2016
"Must-Watch Episodes 1966-1969: The Original Series," Entertainment Weekly: The Ultimate Guide to Star Trek, 2016
"Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch," Tor.com, 2015-present
"Embracing the Entire Universe: The WildStorm Era," New Worlds and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics, Sequart, 2014
"Shall We Begin?: Star Trek Into Darkness Spoiler Review," Tor.com, 2013
"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch," Tor.com, 2013-2015
"'The Line Must Be Drawn Here': Star Trek: First Contact," Tor.com, 2013
"Star Trek Nemesis," Star Trek Magazine #166, 2012
"Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch," Tor.com, 2011-2013
"'I Feel Fine': Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," Tor.com, 2011
"The Ultimate Guide to the Star Trek: The Next Generation Movies," Star Trek Magazine #164, 2011
"The 45s: 'Accession'," Star Trek Magazine #162, 2011
"Picard & Crusher," Star Trek Magazine #160, 2011
"Dr. Selar," Star Trek Magazine #156, 2010
"The Proud Forehead: Klingons in Books and Comics," Star Trek Magazine #151, 2010
"Kang," Star Trek Magazine #149, 2009
"Mirror Universe Timeline," Star Trek Magazine #142, 2009
"Just Following Orders," Star Trek Magazine #141, 2008
"Third Time Has Occasional Charm," Star Trek Magazine #140, 2008
"When 42 Isn't the Answer," Star Trek Magazine #138, 2008
"Embracing the Star Trek Universe," Star Trek Magazine #137, 2008
"Anti-Star Trek?" Star Trek Magazine #134, 2007
"Klingon Empire," Star Trek Magazine, #133, 2007
"Corps of Engineers," Star Trek Magazine #133, 2007
"Voyager," Star Trek Magazine #133, 2007
"The Ideas Factory," Star Trek Magazine #80, 2005

anthology editing
Star Trek: Tales from the Captain's Table, Pocket, 2005
Star Trek: Tales of the Dominion War, Pocket, 2004
(w/Peter David) Star Trek: New Frontier: No Limits, Pocket, 2003

other
Star Trek: The Klingon Art of War, Simon & Schuster, 2014

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Star Wars
essays

"Top Ten Positives About the Prequel Trilogy," A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe, Sequart, 2015
"The Madness of King George," Star Wars on Trial, BenBella Books, 2006

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Stargate
novels

Stargate SG-1: Kali's Wrath, Fandemonium, 2016

short stories
"Time Keeps on Slippin'," Stargate SG-1/Atlantis: Far Horizons, Fandemonium, 2014

articles
"The Stargate Rewatch," Tor.com, 2015

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Super City Cops
novels

The Case of the Claw, Crossroad Press, 2011

novellas
Secret Identities, Bastei, 2016
Undercover Blues, Bastei, 2016
Avenging Amethyst, Bastei, 2016

short stories
"Send in the Clones," The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, eSpec, 2015
"Stone Cold Whodunit," With Great Power, Dark Quest Books, 2014

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Supernatural
novels

Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon, Titan, 2010
Supernatural: Bone Key, HarperEntertainment, 2008
Supernatural: Nevermore, HarperEntertainment, 2007

essays
"Not Just a Pretty Face (or Two)," In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural, BenBella Books, 2009

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V-Wars
short stories

"Streets of Fire," V-Wars: Night Terrors, IDW, 2016
"The Ballad of Big Charlie," V-Wars, IDW, 2012 (reprinted in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015)

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Xena/Hercules
novels

Young Hercules: The Ares Alliance, Pocket, 1999
Young Hercules: Cheiron's Warriors, Pocket, 1999

short stories
"Recurring Character," The Further Adventures of Xena Warrior Princess, Ace, 2001

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Other
novels

Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution, Broadway Books, 2014
Leverage: The Zoo Job, Boulevard, 2013
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun: Under the Crimson Sun, Wizards of the Coast, 2011
Guilt in Innocence: A Tale of the Scattered Earth, Crossroad Press, 2011
CSI: NY: Four Walls, Pocket, 2008
Command and Conquer: Tiberium Wars, Del Rey, 2007
Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda: Destruction of Illusions, Tor, 2003

novelizations
Darkness Falls, Pocket, 2002
(as "K. Robert Andreassi") Gargantua, Tor, 1998

short story collections
Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015

novellas
Heroes Reborn: Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World, Bastei, 2015 (reprinted in Heroes Reborn Event Series Collection Two, Titan, 2016)
(w/Steven Savile) Viral: -30-, FoxRain AB, 2012 (reprinted in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015)

short stories
"Live and On the Scene," Nights of the Living Dead, Griffin, 2017
"Ganbatte," Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, Griffin, 2017
"Identity," Baker Street Irregulars, Diversion, 2017
"Deep Background," Aliens: Bug Hunt, Titan, 2017
"Right on, Sister," Limbus, Inc. Book 3, JournalStone, 2016
"We Seceded Where Others Failed," Altered States of the Union, Crazy 8 Press, 2016
"Back in El Paso My Life Will be Worthless," The X-Files Volume 1: Trust No One, IDW, 2015
"Behold a White Tricycle," Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015
"Wild Bill Got Shot," Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015
"The Stone of the First High Pontiff," Defending the Future 5: Best-Laid Plans, Dark Quest Books, 2012 (reprinted in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015)
"Letter from Guadalajara," More Tales of Zorro, Moonstone Books, 2011
"Sunday in the Park with Spot," Furry Fantastic, DAW, 2006 (reprinted in Dance Like a Monkey, Silence in the Library, 2014; Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015)
"A Vampire and a Vampire Hunter Walk Into a Bar," Amazing Stories #608, February 2005 (reprinted in The Town Drunk, 2006; Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015)
(w/Marina Frants) "A Bone to Pick," Did You Say Chicks!?, Baen, 1998
"Editorial Interference," The Fedoras Literary Review Volume 1, #2, 1996 (reprinted in Circles in the Hair, BookLocker, 2006; Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015)
"God Sins," Magic: The Gathering: Distant Planes, HarperPrism, 1995

comic books
(w/Gregory A. Wilson) Icarus, Silence in the Library, 2016
"Contest of Chompions," Kung Fu Panda: Tales of the Dragon Warrior #1, Ape Entertainment, 2013
Cars: Adventures of Tow Mater #1-4, BOOM Kids!, 2010 (reprinted in Cars: Rust Bucket Derby, BOOM Kids!, 2011)

essays, reviews, etc.
"Holy Rewatch, Batman!," Tor.com, 2015-present
"Gaming the Novel," Kobold Guide to Combat, Kobold Press, 2014
"The Pinstriped Bible" (weekly blog entry), SB Nation, 2013
"12 and 12 in '12," In the Dugout: Yankees 2013, Lindy's Sports, 2013
"Redshirts: Of All the Metafiction in the World, This is the Metafictioniest," Tor.com, 2012
"Play It at 11," Yankees Yearly 2012, Changeup Publications, 2012
"Warehouse 13 reviews," Sci-Fi Bulletin, 2011
"Do Blades Dream of Electric Runners?," Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #19, BOOM! Studios, 2010 (reprinted in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Volume 5, BOOM! Studios, 2011; Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, BOOM! Studios, 2016)
"The Team(s) of the Decade," Yankees Annual, Maple Street Press, 2010
"Actor and Superactor," The Man from Krypton, BenBella Books, 2006
"'Twas Stupidity Killed the Beast," King Kong is Back!, BenBella Books, 2005
"The Red Sox Fan's Guide to Surviving Yankee Stadium," The Red Sox Fan Handbook, 2005
"You Set Loose What?: Australia, 1859," You Did What?: Mad Plans and Great Historical Disasters, Perennial Currents, 2004
"Adam-Troy Castro: The Best Writer in the Entire World," A Desperate Decaying Darkness, Wildside Press, 2000
"How to Write a Media Tie-In Novel in Six Easy Steps," iUniverse.com, 2000
(w/Marina Frants) "Down by the Bayou: The 20th Annual World Fantasy Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana," Wilson Library Bulletin, 1994
"Word Balloons: Trade Comics," Wilson Library Bulletin, 1993
(uncredited) "Elayne Boosler," Current Biography Yearbook, 1993
"Get the Picture?: A Serious Look at Comics in Libraries," Library Journal, 1991
(w/GraceAnne A. DeCandido) "Orson Scott Card," Publishers Weekly, 1990
"Picture This: Graphic Novels in Libraries," Library Journal, 1990
ALSO: reviews for The Chronic Rift, SFRevu, Peter Parker's Pad, the official Spider-Man listserv page, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Horror, and The Comics Journal; questions for The Sci-Fi Channel Trivia Game book and CD-ROM; a short-lived comic book column for Creem; and entries for the Women of Marvel Comics and Villains of Marvel Comics web sites

anthology/collection editing
Liar Liar, Mendacity Press, 2011
Imaginings: An Anthology of Long Short Fiction, Pocket, 2003
(w/Robert Silverberg & Byron Preiss) Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester, Vintage, 1997
(w/Josepha Sherman) Urban Nightmares, Baen, 1997
(w/Laura Anne Gilman) OtherWere: Stories of Transformation, Ace, 1996
(w/Byron Preiss & John Betancourt) The Ultimate Alien, Dell, 1995
(w/Byron Preiss & John Betancourt) The Ultimate Dragon, Dell, 1995

music discography
Boogie Knights, Wasted Days and Wasted Knights, 2013 (percussion, vocals, recorder, kazoo)
Boogie Knights, Many a Sleepless Knight, 2006 (percussion)
Steven Rosenhaus, A Man Like Me, 2002 (percussion)
David Honigsberg, Ten the Hard Way, 2001 (percussion, vocals)
The Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, Blues Spoken Here, 1999 (percussion, vocals, songwriting)
The Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, TKB, 1996 (percussion, vocals)

voice work
A Vampire and a Vampire Hunter Walk Into a Bar, Gypsy Cove Productions, 2012
Gypsy Cove, Gypsy Cove Productions, 2011-2012
HG World, 3015 North Productions, 2009-2015
The Dome: Avatar, Lucky Shot Productions, 2006, 2011-2012

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished
Current Music: "Green Green Rocky Road" by Kate & Anna McGarrigle

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kradical
On sale this week: Limbus Inc. Book 3, the latest in this shared-world series of horror anthologies about a powerful, mysterious company that hires people in need -- for very odd work........

Featuring novellas by Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, David Liss, Laird Barron, and me! Edited by Brett Talley and published by the fine folks at JournalStone.

Here's the back cover copy:
The Limbus saga continues with five more stories of horror, science fiction, and fantasy from some of the industry's brightest stars -- Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Laird Barron and David Liss.

Thomas Malone thought he'd seen it all during his twenty-five years in the Birmingham homicide division. But then they found the body of a woman suspended above the opening of the mineshaft known as the Vertical, blood dripping into the chasm below. At the bottom of that shaft, two clues -- a typed manuscript and a business card, blank but for a name on the front and a single sentence on the back. Malone couldn't know that those two enigmatic items would lead him on a manhunt around the world, on the trail of a murderer and an organization of myth and legend. But he shouldn't have been surprised.

The business card said it all.

LIMBUS, Inc. How lucky do you feel?

My story is called "Right on, Sister," and it mostly takes place in New York City in the late 1970s featuring a woman named Wanda Jackson.

Check it out!

Current Mood: happy happy
Current Music: "Masters of War" by Eddie Vedder

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kradical
The cover to Marvel's Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings (Book 2 of my "Tales of Asgard" trilogy) has at last been revealed!



Here's the back cover copy:
In the action-packed Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings, Marvel's Tales of Asgard trilogy tells the adventures of another of the realm's greatest warriors.

When the nearby village of Flodbjerge is terrorized by a dragon, one of its citizens races to Asgard seeking the help of Thor. But with the God of Thunder incapacitated following a battle, it is Sif who must answer the call -- much to the villager's dismay. Despite being one of Asgard's most skilled fighters, Sif is used to being doubted.

She's also used to overcoming those doubts.

There's a reason Sif is known as the Unstoppable. But both her reputation and her life are on the line as she faces the fearsome dragon, Oter. The face-off won't be straightforward, either -- the winged beast has a secret that Sif will have to unravel in order to defeat him before the village and its people go up in flames.

Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings will be followed shortly by the final volume of the Tales of Asgard trilogy, Warriors Three: Godhood's End, also written by Marvel veteran and popular fantasy author Keith R.A. DeCandido

The book is available for preorder from Amazon, and will go on sale in August.

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