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Knew I forgot to do something in April.............

Here's what's been on my other blog since early March:

On our karate discipline's "Go Ju Kata," which was all our dojos from all over the country doing 50 katas together over two hours.

SHE RIDES! I finished and turned in Systema Paradoxa: All-the-Way House.

My piece for Tor.com on how WandaVision explored consequences in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

On the new novel by my friend Melinda M. Snodgrass.

Talkin' Turning the Tied, with some details about my story in the anthology.

From the virtual Farpoint: me, Mary Fan, and Kelli Fitzpatrick talkin' Star Trek: Discovery.

On getting my second shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Two books with me in them on sale!

Monday music: "Brewing in Elsinore."

The audio of Spider-Man: Down These Mean Streets is out!

Monday music: a rap of the Canterbury Tales prologue.

Midweek music: "Walkin' Like Brando."

Icarus, a graphic novel I scripted, was one of the three finalists for the Ben Franklin Award for Best Graphic Novel, given by the Independent Book Publishers Association. (It won Silver.)

On being fully vaccinated from COVID-19.

I'm on The Captain's Table Podcast talking about my Star Trek novel The Art of the Impossible.

Monday music: "Open All Night."

An open letter to Balticon, which I am not attending.

Stuff I put on my Patreon in March.

Friday fanfare: "Kodachrome" by Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem.

Monday music: "New York State of Mind" by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.

Midweek music: "Sweet-Tooth Jam."

I put 11 thoughts about the new Star Trek announcements on "First Contact Day" on my Patreon.

Margaret Wander Bonanno, RIP.

Friday fanfare: "Can You Picture That?"

I say it's my birthday! And it's way better than last year's!

On Wrenn's and my fourth wedding anniversary.

IT'S A BOOK! I got my copies of Systema Paradoxa: All-the-Way House!

I'm going to be a guest at Pensacon in May, my first in-person convention since the apocalypse started. (Ironically, my last in-person convention was also Pensacon in February 2020...)

Stuff I've posted to Patreon in April.

I have autographed books for sale!

I never could get the hang of Thursdays, in which my wife breaks a bone.

My Sunday feeling: Happy Mothers Day!

A decade of writing for Tor.com.

Jupiter's Legacy is a huge disappointment.

My first in-person event of 2021 is helping inaugurate readings at Ample Hills Creamery in Brooklyn on Tuesday the 18th!

The compleat bibliography of Keith R.A. DeCandido.

Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours, an omnibus that includes Down These Mean Streets, is out in eBook format!

I'm on two nifty Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track panels, one on The Addams Family movie at 30, one speculating on what the MCU would've been like if it had started in 1988 instead of 2008.

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch:

"Dark Frontier," "The Disease," "Course: Oblivion," "The Fight," "Think Tank," "Juggernaut," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "11:59," "Relativity," "Warhead," "Equinox," Fifth Season Overview, "Equinox, Part II," "Survival Instinct," "Barge of the Dead," "Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy," "Alice," "Riddles," "Dragon's Teeth," and "One Small Step."

KRAD COVID readings:

Star Trek: S.C.E.: Invincible Book 1: Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.
Star Trek: S.C.E.: Invincible Book 2: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.
Star Trek: S.C.E.: Here There Be Monsters: Part 1 and Part 2.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier:

A brief history of the title characters in the comics, plus reviews of "New World Order," "The Star-Spangled Man," "Power Broker," "The Whole World is Watching," "Truth," and "One World, One People."
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Me on the Dice Geeks podcast talking about writing and stuff.

I'm on a panel for Dragon Con's American Sci-Fi Classics Track about the 1990 Dick Tracy.

Monday music: "Weeping in the Promised Land" by John Fogerty.

Midweek music: "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World" by Neil Young.

Me on Kingdom of Graph.

Friday fanfare: "Slippery People" by Talking Heads.

Me on Mary Robinette Kowal's "My Favorite Bit" talking about Animal.

Me on The Mystery Hour with Con Sweeney on Second Life.

Monday music: "Pride (In the Name of Love)" by U2 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Also in honor of MLK Day, his famous "I have a dream" speech from 1963.

Cover reveal: my Systema Paradoxa novella All-the-Way House, coming out this summer.

Stuff what I'm writing in 2021.

An interview with me and my coauthor Dr. Munish K. Batra on Animal.

At last, a new President. (This was posted on Inauguration Day.)

Midweek music: "Presidential Rag" by Arlo Guthrie.

Friday fanfare: "Angelsea" by Cat Stevens.

The latest stuff I've posted to my Patreon.

Me, Derek Tyler Attico, and Jarrah Hodge talking about Star Trek with Russ Colchamiro on Russ's Rockin' Rollercoaster.

Monday music: "Bohemian Rhapsody" on trombones.

On rewatching old Aaron Sorkin shows, Sports Night and The West Wing.

Midweek music: "Bohemian Rhapsody" by the Muppets.

I never could get the hang of Thursdays, on writing, the pandemic, and The West Wing.

Friday fanfare: Bruce Springsteen's solo acoustic version of "Land of Hopes and Dreams" from President Biden's inauguration.

Me on Criminal Element talking about procedurals and Animal.

Monday music: "Hey Jude" by the NC State Marching Band.

I did a Reddit AMA! (And hey, you can still ask questions there if you want....)

The table of contents for the upcoming charity anthology from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, Turning the Tied.

Midweek music: Bach on boomwhackers.

My article for Tor.com on the way WandaVision is mining the history of American sitcoms, the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and most especially the history of the characters in their original comics form.

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatches:

"One," "Hope and Fear," fourth season overview, "Night," "Drone," "Extreme Risk," "In the Flesh," "Once Upon a Time," and "Timeless."

Star Trek: Discovery reviews:

"That Hope is You, Part 2" and the third season overview.

KRAD COVID readings:

Star Trek: S.C.E.: Fatal Error Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

Star Trek: S.C.E.: Cold Fusion Part 1.
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My 2005 Spider-Man novel Down These Mean Streets will be released in audio, and Blizzard has reissued my 2010 StarCraft manga Ghost Academy.

Friday fanfare: "Italian Christmastime."

I get my hot-offa-da-presses copy of Animal, the thriller I wrote with Dr. Munish K. Batra.

I did a Q&A on superhero movies as one of Dragon Con's American Sci-Fi Classics Track's "Quarantine Panels," along with Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel.

A money-saving tip for cat owners.

Midweek music: "A Christmas Carol" by Tom Lehrer.

Friday fanfare: "New York State of Mind" by Billy Joel on the one-year anniversary of my seeing him in concert.

Dave Galanter, RIP.

Paul Semel interviews me about Animal.

My Sunday feeling on the impending holiday, a weekend full of Zoom gatherings, putting up our tree, and more.

The traditional winter solstice posting of Susan Cooper's poem "The Shortest Day."

43 years of Christmas Eve (kind of).

What I put on my Patreon between mid-November and late December.

Stuff what I wrote in 2020.

Star Trek has put out its 800th installment!

Happy New Year!

A look back at 2020, primarily at the positives, even though the negatives were, um, a lot.

Happy book birthday to Animal!

The compleat bibliography of Keith R.A. DeCandido.

KRAD COVID readings:

"Unguarded" from Horns and Halos, "The Fall of Iaron" from the Dragon Precinct universe, "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas, and Star Trek: S.C.E.: Fatal Error Part 1. Plus an announcement on the 2021 plan for the channel.

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch:

"The Killing Game" Part 1 and Part 2, "Vis à Vis," "The Omega Directive," Unforgettable," "Living Witness," and "Demon." I also posted highlights from the year's Voyager Rewatch posts, covering season one, season two, season three, and what I did of season four.

Star Trek: Discovery reviews:

"The Sanctuary," "Terra Firma" Part 1 and Part 2, "Su'Kal," and "There is a Tide..."

4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch:

The Old Guard and The New Mutants.
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I appeared on SciFi4Me's "Live from the Bunker," talkin' writin' and stuff...

An update on what I've put on my Patreon.

Both the Electoral College and the Reapportionment Act of 1929 suck rocks, and here's why.

The traditional Veteran's Day running of "In Flanders Fields."

Animal, my collaboration with Dr. Munish K. Batra, is available for preorder! And if you preorder it from WordFire Press before Christmas Eve, you get a free short story!

Another update on what I've put on Patreon.

I did an "ask me anything" thread on the blog, and also on Facebook and Twitter. Only got one question on the blog, and a few on Twitter. Most were, unsurprisingly, on Facebook.

A holiday sale from eSpec Books, publishers of my "Precinct" series, Without a License, To Hell and Regroup, and several anthologies I'm in!

On Thanksgiving, the traditional "stuff for what I'm thankful" post, as well as the traditional posting of Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant."

From Patreon: my review of Star Wars: The Clone Wars from May 2020.

Coming in 2021: Turning the Tied with a story by me featuring Ayesha, a.k.a. "she who must be obeyed" from H. Rider Haggard's She.

Irons in the fire update.

KRAD COVID readings

"Sun-Breaker" from Stargate SG-1/Atlantis: Homeworlds, "Down to the Waterline" from BuzzyMag.com Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3, "The Midwinter of Our Discontent" from Release the Virgins, "Playing it SAFE" from The Ultimate Hulk, "Raymond's Room" from Doctor Who: Missing Pieces, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3, and "In Earth and Sky and Sea Strange Things There Be" from Turning the Tied.

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatches

"Concerning Flight," "Mortal Coil," "Waking Moments," "Message in a Bottle," "Hunters," "Prey," and "Retrospect."

Star Trek: Discovery reviews

"Forget Me Not," "Die Trying," "Scavengers," and "Unification III."
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Here's what I've posted on DeCandido.wordpress.com over the last five and a half weeks:

A panel on the 50th anniversary of The Eye of Argon, the famously awful fantasy novella, with Michael A. Ventrella, Gail Z. Martin, Ian Randal Strock, and Hildy Silverman.

Cover reveal: To Hell and Regroup, the new book by me & David Sherman.

A nice review of my Leverage novel The Zoo Job.

Monday music: "Everyone Else is an Asshole" by Reel Big Fish.

I have autographed books for sale! They make dandy gifts!

Midweek music: "Cry No More" by Rhiannon Giddens, et al.

New cover reveal for Animal by me & Dr. Munish K. Batra.

Today in weird e-mails............

A review in German of one of my earliest works of Star Trek fiction, the Starfleet Corps of Engineers novella Fatal Error.

Monday music: Kicking off a mess of songs by Yusuf a.k.a. Cat Stevens with "Longer Boats."

Midweek music: more Yusuf/Cat Stevens with "Peace Train."

My schedule for the virtual Capclave. (This has since come and gone, of course....)

Friday fanfare: more Yusuf/Cat Stevens with "Morning Has Broken."

A good week!

Preorder links for To Hell and Regroup by self and David Sherman, as well as The 18th Race Omnibus. As a bonus, a kudo from my collaborator.....

Monday music: more Yusuf/Cat Stevens with Moonshadow.

Midweek music: "Success Story" by The Who.

My Sunday feeling on karate, teaching, writing, and voting.

Gratuitous cover post!

I join the folks at Sci-Fi Diner for a chat about Star Trek: Voyager in general and "Caretaker" in particular.

My Sunday feeling about a particularly crappy Hallowe'en weekend.

I join the weekly gabfest about the latest episode of Supernatural for the Dragon Con Urban Fantasy Track, in this case discussing "Unity" with Gail Z. Martin, Beth Dolgner, Damian Allen, Kristin Jackson, and moderator Carol Malcolm.

KRAD COVID readings:

"Three Sides to Every Story" from BattleTech: 25 Years of Art & Fiction, "Chaos Theory" from the Dragon Precinct universe, "Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World" Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4 and Part 5 from Heroes Reborn: Collection Two, "Revelations" from Star Trek: New Frontier: No Limits, "Wild Bill Got Shot" from Without a License, "Crime of Passion" from Hear Them Roar, "Fish Out of Water" from Out of Tune, "Seven-Mile Race" from Without a License, "Behind the Wheel" from TV Gods: Summer Programming, "Horn and Ivory" Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 from Star Trek: Gateways: What Lay Beyond, "UNITed We Fall" from Doctor Who: Decalog 3: Consequences, "Gan Brightblade vs. Mitos the Mighty" from the Dragon Precinct universe, "House Hunting" from They Keep Killing Glenn, "Live and on the Scene" from Nights of the Living Dead, and "Family Matters" from Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows.

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch entries:

Third season overview, "Scorpion, Part II," "The Gift," "Day of Honor," "Nemesis," "Revulsion," "The Raven," "Year of Hell" Part 1 and Part 2, and "Random Thoughts."

Star Trek: Lower Decks reviews:

"Veritas," "Crisis Point," "No Small Parts," and the first season overview.

Star Trek: Discovery reviews:

"That Hope is You," "Far from Home," and "People of Earth."
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Continuing my efforts to drum up more support on my Patreon, I posted a sample of one of the vignettes that I write for folks who support at $10/month or higher and a sample of a completed first-draft chapter that $20/month supporters get to see. I also posted a list of what I did in August on Patreon, as well as links to all the samples I put up.

Friday fanfare: U2, Mick Jagger, will.i.am, and Fergie performing "Gimme Shelter."

One of Dragon Con's American Sci-Fi Classics Quarantine Panels that they did over the course of the past few months: "Novelization Readings," featuring me, Gary Mitchel, Joe Crowe, Sue Kisenwether, John Hudgens, Michael Bailey, Alison Sky Richards, and Darin Bush both talking about and reading from our favorite movie novelizations. I read from Serenity, and the high point was Sue reading one of the more turgid passages from Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek: The Motion Picture novelization....

From the archives: my review of 42, presented in memory of Chadwick Boseman.

More remembering Chadwick Boseman with quotes from my reviews of his performances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

I was supposed to be Author Guest of Honor at Bubonicon 52 last month, but the convention was cancelled for obvious reasons. They did, however, hold a virtual con, as many cons have done, and I still got to be a guest. My programming was all archived, too: a reading from A Furnace Sealed, "Writing 101" with me, Susan R. Matthews, Lauren C. Teffeau, Walter Jon Williams, and Connie Willis, and "Mythology & Gods in Fiction: When Deities Matter" with me, Reese Hogan, Chaz Kemp, Rebecca Roanhorse, and Lauren C. Teffeau.

Receiving my contributor copies of the graphic novels Icarus and Jellinek, which I adapted into comic book form from Gregory A. Wilson's novel.

Talkin' anthologies with Randee Dawn and Michael A. Ventrella for the Pocono Liars Club.

Dragon Con was also cancelled in person this year, but they too did a massive virtual con, and I was on a ton of programming over the course of Labor Day weekend. All of it is archived in this post, including panels, readings, gab-fests, etc. on subjects ranging from music to Doctor Who to Sherlock Holmes to superhero movies to stuff that happened in 1985 and much more.

The only thing I really had to say on 11 September.

New stuff on Patreon since my previous update.

My appearance on "The Rotunda" radio show on WBOB 990 FM, conveniently archived.

KRAD COVID readings: "The Ceremony of Innocence is Drowned" from Star Trek: Tales of the Dominion War, "Partners in Crime" from Without a License, "Identity" from Baker Street Irregulars, "Cayo Hueso: A Tale of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet" Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5, "The Stone of the First High Pontiff" from Defending the Future: Best Laid Plans, "Alien Invasion of Earth!" from Thrilling Adventure Yarns, "A Bone to Pick" from Did You Say Chicks!?, "Four Lights" from Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Sky's the Limit</a>, "A Clean Getaway" from Pandora's Closet, "God of Blunder" from Ragnarok and Roll</a>, and "Ten Little Aliens" from the Farscape Role-Playing Game.

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: "Rise," "Favorite Son," "Before and After," "Real Life," "Distant Origin," "Displaced," "Worst Case Scenario," and "Scorpion."

Star Trek: Lower Decks reviews: "Moist Vessel," "Cupid's Errant Arrow," "Terminal Provocation," and "Much Ado About Boimler."
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I've been trying to drum up business for my Patreon. Please, consider supporting, as you get lots of nifty stuff. I've been posting samples from each tier, and so far we've got a movie review (John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum from the $1/month tier, cat pictures from the $2/month tier, a TV review (Jessica Jones season three) from the $5/month tier, and some excerpts from various works in progress from the $7/month tier.

Friday fanfare is Rhiannon Giddens performing "Build a House."

Video of the two panels I did for Shore Leave 41.5: "The Mandalorian," along with Christopher D. Abbott, Mary Fan, Glenn Hauman, and Laura Ware; and the Summer Book Release party, alongside Christopher and Mary again, plus Rigel Ailur, Christopher L. Bennett, Greg Cox, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Paul Kupperberg, David Mack, John Jackson Miller, Joshua Palmatier, and Dayton Ward.

An interview with me on the Brasilian gaming web site Evil Hazard about my three Resident Evil movie novelizations.

"Got A Minute?" interviews me at Pensacon, the last con I attended in person before the pandemic....

An episode of "Hot Off the Press" from Con-Tinual: The Con That Never Ends, as various folks from eSpec Books talk about their new and upcoming releases, including me, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, James Chambers, Megan Mackie, and Robert E. Waters.

Friday fanfare is Arlo Guthrie, Jim Wilson, Vanessa Bryan, Stanley Clarke, Brad Cole, Charlie Morgan, Andy McKee, and a gospel choir featuring Dasha Chadwick, Nic Jackson, and Dillon O’Brien collaborating virtually to produce a new version of “Hard Times Come Again No More.”

Announcing a new Kickstarter for what is initially a double crowdfund for Megan Mackie's The Devil's Day and Michelle D. Sonnier's An Unceasing Hunger, and which later hit the two stretch goals that made it a quadruple crowdfund, including Ty Drago's Dragon and the anthology Horns and Halos, which includes a story by me!!!

My review of Umbrella Academy season two for Tor dot com.

I never could get the hang of Thursdays -- on losing power for (at that point) two days and counting. However, power was eventually restored, thank fuck....

Video of an alternate history workshop run by JL Gribble that I participated in with fellow author Maria V. Snyder and comedian/podcaster Jay Whittaker.

What Wrenn and I did for GISH this year.

Monday music is Leadbelly's classic "Midnight Special."

From the archives: the redshirt phenomenon.

Midweek music is a different version of "Midnight Special," this one by Little Richard.

On sale now: Pangaea Book 3: Redemption, which includes my story "Journalistic Integrity."

Friday fanfare is a superb live version of "Rubberband Man" by the Spinners.

More from the eSpec Books Reading Series, with readings by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Mary Fan, John Hemry, Paul Kupperberg, Gordon Linzner, Megan Mackie, Lisanne Norman, Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg, Joanna Schnurman, Denise Sutton, Robert E. Waters, Jeff Young, and me!

My current ranking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.

Irons in the fire update!

Midweek music is Merry Clayton's version of "Gimme Shelter."

The latest eSpec Books Author Spotlight is on me, talking about my story in Horns and Halos.

Available for preorder, and coming next spring: Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours Omnibus featuring Spidey novels by Jim Butcher, Christopher L. Bennett, and me (my 2005 novel Down These Mean Streets).

KRAD COVID readings: "Blood in the Water" from Tales from Dragon Precinct, "The Silent Dust" from Brave New Girls: Adventures of Gals and Gizmos, "Streets of Fire" from V-Wars: Night Terrors, "Brotherly Love" from Farscape: The Official Magazine, "An Evening in the Bronx with Venom" from The Ultimate Spider-Man (my first-ever work of published fiction, done for the landmark 50th episode of the series), "Getting the Chair" from Murder by Magic, "How You Can Prevent Forest Fires..." from Urban Nightmares, "Journalistic Integrity" from Pangaea Book 3: Redemption, and "Right On, Sister!" Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 from Limbus Inc. Book 3.

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: "The Q and the Grey," "Macrocosm," "Fair Trade," "Alter Ego," "Coda," "Blood Fever," and "Darkling."

Star Trek: Lower Decks reviews: "Second Contact," "Envoys," and "Temporal Edict."
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