on the new blog

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    "Monkey Man" by the Mint Juleps

on the new blog

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    "Still Crazy After All These Years" by Paul Simon

on the new blog

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    "My Love Will Not Let You Down" by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

my newest Kickstarter project: “The Fall of Iaron”–a tale of the Dragon Precinct universe


"The Fall of Iaron" is a story I've already written, which takes place in the Dragon Precinct universe, but doesn't involve the Cliff's End Castle Guard. Instead, it's about the wider tapestry of life in Flingaria. It's a story about history being written by the winners, it's about storytelling, it's about what makes a villain, what makes a hero, what makes a tyrant.

And it's my latest Kickstarter project! The response to my last story in the universe that didn't involve the detectives of the Castle Guard -- "Gan Brightblade vs. Mitos the Mighty" -- was really good, and people have asked for more stories beyond the scope of Torin and Danthres and the rest of the cops. So here we are.

For two bucks, the story can be yours. (For one buck, you get your name in the acknowledgments.) And for more, there are other nifty rewards, including being a character in the story, some "Precinct" swag, an audio of me reading the story, other books of mine, and best of all, my editorial services!

So please do consider pledging! You'll be glad you did......

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    "Singin' All Day" by Jethro Tull

on the Word Press blog

Here's the latest on the Word Press blog:

Wrenn's and my contributions to the GISH 2018 Scavenger Hunt.

My Scribe Award for "Ganbatte" has arrived!

From the archives: I don't give a rat's ass what Gene Roddenberry would've wanted.

Monday music is Postmodern Jukebox and Wayne Brady doing "Thriller."

Midweek music is Mary Pender and Leo Moracchioli covering "Sultans of Swing."

On the occasion of the first anniversary of "4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch," I present some highlights of my reviews from the first twelve months of the feature.

Aretha Franklin, RIP.

Friday fanfare is Mary Spender's cover of "Dreams."

Monday music is Mary Spender's cover of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine."

The back cover copy for A Furnace Sealed.

For #trektuesday, I present President Bacco's commencement speech for the Starfleet Academy graduating class from my Star Trek novel Articles of the Federation.

Midweek music is one final Mary Spender cover, this of "Crossroads."

Friday fanfare is Eric Clapton doing "Crossroads" live in 2010.

New stuff on Patreon, including a review of BlacKkKlansman, as well as excerpts from Mermaid Precinct, a new overview of a season of M*A*S*H, and cat pictures!

An interview with me by TrekSphere, conducted at the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour.

Coming in 2019: Alien: Isolation.

The compleat bibliography of Keith R.A. DeCandido.

An announcement of my New York Review of Science Fiction reading with Angus Watson, which has already happened, but luckily, the reading was recorded and you can watch the recording!

A nice comment on Dragon Precinct.

Back from Dragon Con, off to RocCon.

A detailed look at how I make my famous tomato sauce.

My Supernatural novel Nevermore on a cool Edgar Allan Poe-related list.

And finally, my stuff for Tor.com:

There's the "4-Color to 35-Millimeter" rewatches of Watchmen, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, Logan, Kick-Ass, and Kick-Ass 2.

And with the debut of season two of Marvel's Iron Fist, we've got a reprint of my article that provides a brief history of Iron Fist in the comics, as well as my impressions of the new season based on the first three episodes.
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    "Crossroads" by Eric Clapton
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    "El Nino" by Jethro Tull

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    "This is Where I Get Off" by Robbie Robertson & Eric Clapton

on the new blog

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    "Hot Mango Flush" by Jethro Tull

on the new blog

Here's what I babbled about in May (and the end of April) on the Word Press blog:

Monday music: "St. James Infirmary" by Rhiannon Giddens & the Silk Road Ensemble. (This is the first of many versions of this song you'll see in this post....

The table of contents for the upcoming Crazy 8 Press anthology They Keep Killing Glenn, which includes my story "House Hunting."

Happy book birthday to Baker Street Irregulars: The Game is Afoot, which includes my second Shirley Holmes-and-Jack Watson story, "Six Red Dragons."

Midweek music: this time it's the Speakeasies' Swing Band's version of "St. James Infirmary."

Me on the Enterprising Individuals podcast talking Deep Space Nine's "Tacking Into the Wind."

4-Color to 35-Millimeter covers the terrible 2005 adaptation of Elektra.

The Scribe Award nominees are announced, and I've got two of them!

On a particularly crazy weekend that included two karate promotions and a huge-ass party at our house.

New on Patreon: my spoilery review of Avengers: Infinity War.

Midweek music: in honor of Wrenn's birthday, it's one of her favorite songs, "Ordinary Day" by Great Big Sea.

Unicorn Precinct and Goblin Precinct reissued by eSpec Books.

Friday fanfare: starting a run of David Bowie with "Space Oddity."

4-Color to 35-Millimeter looks at Hellboy.

Looking back at a great karate spring camp and looking forward to a week-long business trip to Los Angeles.

Monday music: continuing a run of Bowie with "Ashes to Ashes."

Midweek music: "Life on Mars" by, yes, Bowie.

Friday fanfare: still Bowie, this time with Queen (and also with Annie Lennox at the Freddie Mercury tribute after his death) doing "Under Pressure."

4-Color to 35-Millimeter: Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

My Balticon 52 schedule (which, erm, already happened -- sorry).

Monday music: in honor of Mothers Day, my mother's favorite Bruce Springsteen song, "She's the One," a particularly stellar live performance, showcasing both Roy Bittan and Clarence Clemons.

On the 20th anniversary of my going freelance.

Midweek music: more Bruce! This time it's "The River," complete with lengthy monologue.

Tales from Dragon Precinct re-released by eSpec Books.

4-Color to 35-Millimeter: the Witchblade pilot movie.

My Sunday feeling, mostly on gun violence.

A new Kickstarter: Release the Virgins!, which will include a new Dragon Precinct story by me.

Tuesday's dead, on finishing a project and what's ahead.

Midweek music: "The Obvious Child" by Paul Simon, inspired by a comment by baseball writer Joe Sheehan on Twitter.

I've signed a contract to write more Super City Cops novellas.

On the 13th anniversary of the release of Star Trek: Articles of the Federation.

4-Color to 35-Millimeter: Catwoman.

Me on two podcasts: Warp Five talking zombies and Star Trek and Pint O' Comics talking about, well, everything.

Midweek music: more "St. James Infirmary"! This time it's Eric Clapton and Dr. John.

My review of Mary Shelley for Tor.com.

From the archives: my review of "The Modern Prometheus" episode of Highlander: The Series from 1997.

Friday fanfare: this time it's Joe Cocker's version of "St. James Infirmary."

4-Color to 35-Millimeter: Constantine.

Signal boosting a GoFundMe for two dear friends want to send their daughter to "Hawai'ian Hogwarts," and they need help with the airfare.
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    "Cliffs Dog" by the Elftones & Rhiannon Giddens

whysper.net is restored!

Sanity — or what passes for it — is restored! My e-mail addresses krad@whysper.net and keith@decandido.net are restored! Huzzah! (Also Wrenn’s wrenn@whysper.net is back up and running, too.)

Apologies to folks to who got bounces….
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    "White Rabbit" by Collide