Classics Track Quarantine Panels: Addams Family at 30, and what if the MCU was in the 1980s?

Dragon Con’s American Sci-Fi Classics Track has continued to do weekly Quarantine Panels, hosted by track directors Joe Crowe & Gary Mitchel, to talk about various subjects, and I was on two recent ones.

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of The Addams Family movie starring Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, and Christina Ricci, and that panel featured Terrific ToniAnn Marini, Sassy Stormy O’Dell, Superlative Shaun Rosado, and me, Joe, and Gary talking about the Mamushka, crashing trains, why Gomez and Morticia are the best couple ever, and how awesome Christina Ricci is.

In addition, Joe & Gary have been playing “what if…?” games — what if the Marvel Cinematic Universe got its start in 1988 instead of 2008? Who would have played the iconic roles? Tom Selleck as Tony Stark? Sean Connery as Ego? Wesley Snipes as T’Challa? Kirk Douglas as Henry Pym? Brian Blessed as Volstagg? It’s crazy-ass speculation galore, with me, Joe, Gary, and Mighty Michael Bailey set Marvel heroes back 30 years — literally!

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “One Small Step”

It’s a love letter to the space program that is sentimental as all hell, but its heart is solidly in the right place, and has great performances by Jeri Ryan, Robert Beltran, and guest Phil Morris elevate it to excellent. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch takes “One Small Step.”

An excerpt:

This episode is about as subtle as a nuclear explosion in its message about what Star Trek is all about, but given the importance of the message, I’m willing to forgive it. Star Trek has been incredibly influential on the space program—NASA’s employees from the 1970s onward are well-stocked with people who grew up watching one or more of the Trek shows, and Nichelle Nichols in particular leveraged her status as a Trek actor to do a ton of outreach to get more women and people of color into the space program throughout the 1970s and 1980s—so this love letter to the space program is particularly apt.

KRAD COVID reading #95b: Star Trek: S.C.E.: Here There Be Monsters Part 2

For 2021, KRAD COVID readings is covering the only short fiction I didn’t read in 2020: my novellas for the Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers series, a monthly series of eBooks that ran from 2000-2007. I’ll have a new reading every #TrekTuesday.

This week, we continue Achtung! Monster! (or, as they call it in English, Here There Be Monsters), an epilogue to the Gateways crossover event, as the U.S.S. da Vinci arrives at Maeglin, a world in the grip of an electronics-dampening duonetic field, and the S.C.E. team must figure out a way to make their equipment work before the monsters overrun the planet…

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my Spidey novel is out in eBook!

The omnibus Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours is now out in eBook form! This big-ass book reprints three Spidey novels from the mid-2000s: the eponymous novel by Jim Butcher, Down These Mean Streets by self, and Drowned in Thunder by Christopher L. Bennett. Yes, all our titles start with the letter D. No, I don’t know why.

Anyhow, you can now get the eBook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Indie Bound, or Apple Books.

The print edition will go on sale at the beginning of June.

the compleat bibliography of Keith R.A. DeCandido

This is the last time I’m going to do this as a new post — instead, I’m going to link this to the pinned post at the top of the blog and update it regularly. Now your RSS feed won’t be choked with the very long bibliography every time I update it. *chortle*

Anywho, here’s the stuff what I’ve done over the years….

The 18th Race

novels

  • (w/David Sherman) To Hell and Regroup (The 18th Race, Book 3), eSpec, 2020 (reprinted in The 18th Race Omnibus, eSpec, 2020)

collections

  • (w/David Sherman) The 18th Race Omnibus, eSpec, 2020

Alien

novelizations

  • Alien: Isolation, Titan, 2019

short stories

  • “Deep Background,” Aliens: Bug Hunt, Titan, 2017

BattleTech

short stories

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

Blizzard Games

novels

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

comic books

  • StarCraft: Ghost Academy #1, TokyoPop, 2010 (reprinted by Blizzard Games, 2020) [art by Fernando Heinz Furukawa]

Bram Gold/Yolanda Rodriguez/Valentina Perrone

novels

  • Feat of Clay, WordFire Press, 2022
  • A Furnace Sealed, WordFire Press, 2019

novellas

  • Systema Paradoxa Volume 4: All-the-Way House, NeoParadoxa, 2021

short stories

  • “Unguarded,” Devilish and Divine, eSpec, 2021
  • “Materfamilias,” Bad Ass Moms, Crazy 8 Press, 2020
  • “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; eSpec, 2018)

vignettes

  • “Balaguer’s Hat,” Patreon, 2021 (reprinted in Feat of Clay, WordFire Press, 2022)
  • “I Ain’t ‘Fraid’a No Ghosts,” Patreon, 2021
  • “Y2K,” Patreon, 2020 (reprinted in Feat of Clay, WordFire Press, 2022)
  • “Timber!” Patreon, 2020 (reprinted in Feat of Clay, WordFire Press, 2022)
  • “Know When to Fold ‘Em,” Patreon, 2020 (reprinted in Feat of Clay, WordFire Press, 2022)
  • “The Worst Case,” Patreon, 2019 (reprinted in Feat of Clay, WordFire Press, 2022)
  • “The Street Name Game,” Patreon, 2019 (reprinted in Feat of Clay, WordFire Press, 2022)
  • “Don’t Have a Cow, Man,” Patreon, 2019 (reprinted in Feat of Clay, WordFire Press, 2022)
  • “The True Meaning of Hanukkah,” Patreon, 2018 (reprinted in Feat of Clay, WordFire Press, 2022)
  • “The Principle of the Thing,” Patreon, 2018 (reprinted in Feat of Clay, WordFire Press, 2022)
  • “Sunday Night at the Kingfisher’s Tail,” Patreon, 2018 (reprinted in Feat of Clay, WordFire Press, 2022)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel

novels

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Deathless, Simon Spotlight, 2007 [nominated for Best YA Original Novel in the 2008 Scribe Awards]
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Blackout, Simon Spotlight, 2006

novelizations

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

nonfiction

  • “‘Darla’: One Bad Day,” Outside In Gains a Soul: 127 New Perspectives on 127 Angel and Firefly Episodes by 127 Writers, ATB Publishing, 2019
  • “‘Fool for Love’: Railroaded,” Outside In Takes a Stab: 139 New Perspectives on 139 Buffy Episodes by 138 Writers, ATB Publishing, 2018
  • (w/Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder) Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watchers Guide Volume 1, Pocket, 1998

Cassie Zukav

short stories

  • “Stop Dragon My Heart Around,” Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022
  • “Ragnarok and a Hard Place,” IndieGoGo-supported, 2021 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “Rán for Your Life,” Unearthed, Altrix Books, 2019 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “Behind the Wheel,” TV Gods: Summer Programming, Fortress Publishing, 2017 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “William Did It,” Story of the Month Club, 2015 (reprinted in A Baker’s Dozen of Magic, Story of the Month Club, 2016; Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “Seven-Mile Race,” Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015; eSpec, 2018 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “Down to the Waterline,” Buzzy Mag, 2015 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “Fish Out of Water,” Out of Tune, JournalStone, 2014 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “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)

vignettes

  • “Newport Folk Festival,” Patreon, 2021 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “Chickens Come Home to Roost,” Patreon, 2020 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “Prophet and Loss,” Patreon, 2020 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “Just Come Down for the Weekend, But That Was 25 Years Ago,” Patreon, 2020 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “Cheaters Never Win,” Patreon, 2019 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “Cover Me,” Patreon, 2019 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “Spoiler Warning,” Patreon, 2019 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “No Vacancies,” Patreon, 2019 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “Papa’s Pool,” Patreon, 2018 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)
  • “A Windy Night in December at Mayor Fred’s Saloon,” Patreon, 2017 (reprinted in Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022)

short story collections

  • Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, Plus One Press, 2022
  • 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

Connie de la Vega

short stories

  • “The Puzzle,” Footprints in the Stars, eSpec, 2019
  • “The Silent Dust,” Brave New Girls: Adventures of Gals & Gizmos, Brave New Girls, 2019

DC

nonfiction series

  • “Holy Rewatch, Batman!,” Tor.com, 2015-2017

nonfiction

  • “Transcript of the Mayoral Debate Between Batman and the Penguin: ‘Hizzoner the Penguin’/’Dizzoner the Penguin’,” BIFF! BAM! EEE-YOW!: The Subterranean Blue Grotto Essays on Batman ’66—Season Two, Crazy 8 Press, 2021
  • “Movie Review: The Suicide Squad,” Patreon, 2021
  • “Movie Review: Batman: Soul of the Dragon,” Patreon, 2021
  • “Movie Review: Wonder Woman 1984,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: Lucifer Season 5.1,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Tropes Abandoned, Tropes As Yet Unseen: ‘Fine Feathered Finks’/’The Penguin’s a Jinx’,” ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE!: The Subterranean Blue Grotto Essays on Batman ’66—Season One, Crazy 8 Press, 2020
  • “TV Review: Watchmen,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Sometimes You Have to Stop and Eat the Flowers—A Spoiler-Filled Review of Aquaman,” Tor.com, 2018
  • “TV Review: Black Lightning Season One,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: Lucifer,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: Black Lightning,” Patreon, 2018
  • “Adam West’s Five Best Bat-Moments,” Tor.com, 2017
  • “Of Bloodless Beheadings and Lifeless Voice Work: The Animated Wonder Woman,” Tor.com, 2017
  • “Secret Identity as Role Model: A Look Back at Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman,” Tor.com, 2017
  • “Actor and Superactor,” The Man from Krypton, BenBella Books, 2006

reference

  • (uncredited) Batman: Quotes from Gotham City, Insight Editions, 2019
  • (uncredited) Poison Ivy Hardcover Ruled Journal, Insight Editions, 2018

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

nonfiction

  • “TV Review: The Premiere of Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: Doctor Who‘s ‘City of Death’,” Patreon, 2018
  • “Brave Heart: Why Tegan Jovanka was a 21st-Century-Style Companion Before the 21st Century,” Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who, kOZMIC Press, 2018
  • “TV Review: Doctor Who‘s ‘The End of the World’,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: the Doctor Who 2017 Christmas Special,” Patreon, 2018
  • “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

Dragon Precinct

novels

  • Manticore Precinct, eSpec, 2023
  • Phoenix Precinct, eSpec, 2022
  • Mermaid Precinct, eSpec, 2019
  • Gryphon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013 (reprinted by eSpec, 2018)
  • Goblin Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2012 (reprinted by eSpec, 2018)
  • Unicorn Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2011 (reprinted by eSpec, 2018)
  • Dragon Precinct, Pocket, 2004 (reprinted by Dark Quest Books, 2011; eSpec, 2018)

short stories

  • “The Gorvangin Rampages,” IndieGoGo-supported, 2020 (reprinted in More Tales from Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2024)
  • “Used To Be,” Across the Universe: Tales of Alternative Beatles, Fantastic Books, 2019 (reprinted in More Tales from Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2024)
  • “The Midwinter of Our Discontent,” Release the Virgins!, Fantastic Books, 2019 (reprinted in More Tales from Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2024)
  • “The Fall of Iaron,” Kickstarter-supported, 2019 (reprinted in More Tales from Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2024)
  • “Chaos Theory,” Gryphon Precinct, eSpec, 2018 (reprinted in More Tales from Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2024)
  • “Baker’s Dozen,” Kickstarter-supported, 2017 (reprinted in Goblin Precinct, eSpec, 2018; More Tales from Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2024)
  • “Partners in Crime,” Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015; eSpec, 2018 (reprinted in More Tales from Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2024)
  • “Gan Brightblade vs. Mitos the Mighty,” Kickstarter-supported, 2014 (reprinted in Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2018; More Tales from Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2024)
  • “Heroes Welcome,” Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013; eSpec, 2018
  • “Blood on the Water,” Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013; eSpec, 2018
  • “Brotherly Love,” Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013; eSpec, 2018
  • “Catch and Release,” Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013; eSpec, 2018
  • “When the Magick Goes Away,” Kickstarter-supported, 2012 (reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013; eSpec, 2018; and in Unicorn Precinct, eSpec, 2018)
  • “Fire in the Hole,” Dragon’s Lure, Dark Quest Books, 2010 (reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013; eSpec, 2018)
  • “A Clean Getaway,” Pandora’s Closet, DAW, 2007 (reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013; eSpec, 2018)
  • “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; eSpec, 2018; and in The Best of Bad-Ass Faeries, eSpec, 2017)
  • “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; eSpec, 2018)
  • “Getting the Chair,” Murder by Magic, Warner Aspect, 2004 (reprinted in Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013; eSpec, 2018; and in Baconthology, SoHo Gallery for Digital Art, 2013)

vignettes

  • “Existential Crisis,” Patreon, 2021 (reprinted in Phoenix Precinct, eSpec, 2022)
  • “The Gorvangin Rampages Postscript,” Patreon, 2020 (reprinted in More Tales of Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2024)
  • “The Banishment of Helsek Gam,” Patreon, 2020 (reprinted in Phoenix Precinct, eSpec, 2022)
  • “Remembrance,” Patreon, 2020 (reprinted in Phoenix Precinct, eSpec, 2022)
  • “On a Cold Winter’s Night,” Patreon, 2020 (reprinted in Phoenix Precinct, eSpec, 2022)
  • “Sisters Need Not Apply,” Patreon, 2019 (reprinted in Phoenix Precinct, eSpec, 2022)
  • “The Streak,” Patreon, 2018 (reprinted in Mermaid Precinct, eSpec, 2019)
  • “Gan Brightblade and the Swamp of Kormak,” Patreon, 2018 (reprinted in Mermaid Precinct, eSpec, 2019)
  • “Don’t Ask the Question if You Don’t Want the Answer,” Patreon, 2018 (reprinted in Mermaid Precinct, eSpec, 2019)
  • “An Unexpected Trip to Sandy Brook Way,” Patreon, 2018 (reprinted in Mermaid Precinct, eSpec, 2019)

short story collections

  • More Tales from Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2024
  • Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013 (reprinted by eSpec, 2018)

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

Farscape

novels

  • Farscape: House of Cards, Tor, 2001

comic books

  • (w/Rockne S. O’Bannon) Farscape (ongoing) #1-24, BOOM! Studios, 2009-2011 (portions 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 Omnibus Volume 1, Archaia, 2018) [art by Will Sliney]
  • 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 Omnibus Volume 1, Archaia, 2018) [art by Caleb Cleveland]
  • Farscape: D’Argo’s Trial #1-4, BOOM! Studios, 2009 (reprinted in Farscape: Uncharted Tales Volume 2: D’Argo’s Trial, BOOM! Studios, 2010; Farscape Omnibus Volume 1, Archaia, 2018) [art by Caleb Cleveland]
  • (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 Omnibus Volume 1, Archaia, 2018) [art by Tommy Patterson]
  • Farscape: D’Argo’s Lament #1-4, BOOM! Studios, 2009 (reprinted in Farscape: Uncharted Tales Volume 1: D’Argo’s Lament, BOOM! Studios, 2009; Farscape Omnibus Volume 1, Archaia, 2018) [art by Neil Edwards]
  • (w/Rockne S. O’Bannon) Farscape: Strange Detractors #1-4, BOOM! Studios, 2009 (reprinted in Farscape Volume 2: Strange Detractors, BOOM! Studios, 2009; Farscape Omnibus Volume 1, Archaia, 2018) [art by Will Sliney]
  • (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; Farscape Omnibus Volume 1, Archaia, 2018) [art by Tommy Patterson]

collections

  • (w/Rockne S. O’Bannon) Farscape Omnibus Volume 1, Archaia, 2018
  • (w/Rockne S. O’Bannon) Farscape Volume 7: The War for the Uncharted Territories, BOOM! Studios, 2012, 2014
  • (w/Rockne S. O’Bannon) Farscape Volume 6: Compulsions, BOOM! Studios, 2011
  • (w/Rockne S. O’Bannon) Farscape Volume 5: Red Sky at Morning, BOOM! Studios, 2011
  • (w/Rockne S. O’Bannon) Farscape Volume 4: Tangled Roots, BOOM! Studios, 2011
  • Farscape: Uncharted Tales Volume 3: D’Argo’s Quest, BOOM! Studios, 2011
  • (w/Rockne S. O’Bannon) Farscape Volume 3: Gone and Back, BOOM! Studios, 2011
  • Farscape: Uncharted Tales Volume 2: D’Argo’s Trial, BOOM! Studios, 2010
  • Farscape: Uncharted Tales Volume 1: D’Argo’s Lament, BOOM! Studios, 2009
  • (w/Rockne S. O’Bannon) Farscape Volume 2: Strange Detractors, BOOM! Studios, 2009
  • (w/Rockne S. O’Bannon) 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)

Firefly/Serenity

novelizations

  • Serenity, Pocket, 2005

nonfiction

  • “‘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

Leverage

novels

  • Leverage: The Zoo Job, Boulevard, 2013 [nominated for Best General Novel in the 2014 Scribe Awards]

nonfiction

  • “TV Review: Leverage: Redemption,” Patreon, 2021

Marvel Comics

novels

  • Marvel’s Warriors Three: Godhood’s End (Tales of Asgard Book 3), Joe Books, 2017 (reprinted in Marvel’s Thor: Tales of Asgard, Joe Books, 2017) [nominated for Best YA Novel in the 2018 Scribe Awards]
  • Marvel’s Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings (Tales of Asgard Book 2), Joe Books, 2016 (reprinted in Marvel’s Thor: Tales of Asgard, Joe Books, 2017)
  • Marvel’s Thor: Dueling with Giants (Tales of Asgard Book 1), Joe Books, 2015 (reprinted in Marvel’s Thor: Tales of Asgard, Joe Books, 2017)
  • Spider-Man: Down These Mean Streets, Pocket, 2005 (reprinted in Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours Omnibus, Titan, 2021)
  • (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

collections

  • Marvel’s Thor: Tales of Asgard, Joe Books, 2017

nonfiction series

  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier reviews, Tor.com, 2021

nonfiction

  • “Movie Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” Patreon, 2021
  • “Movie Review: Black Widow,” Patreon, 2021
  • “A Brief History of Falcon and the Winter Soldier in the Comics,” Tor.com, 2021
  • “Marvel’s Third Law of Motion: How WandaVision Shows that Actions Have Consequences in the MCU,” Tor.com, 2021
  • “How WandaVision is Mining Three Separate Histories,” Tor.com, 2021
  • “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Looking Back at 13 Seasons of Marvel on Netflix,” Tor.com, 2019.
  • “11 Thoughts on Marvel’s Phase 4 Announcements at San Diego,” Tor.com, 2019
  • “TV Review: Jessica Jones Season Three,” Patreon, 2019
  • “The MCU’s Spidey: A Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man that Looks Like His Neighborhood,” Tor.com, 2019
  • “Movie Review: Spider-Man: Far from Home,” Patreon, 2019
  • Avengers: Endgame—The Character Assassination of Steve Rogers?” Tor.com, 2019
  • Avengers: Endgame is Filled with References to Every Previous MCU Film: Let’s Find Them All,” Tor.com, 2019
  • “Movie Review: Avengers: Endgame,” Patreon, 2019
  • “Movie Review: Captain Marvel,” Patreon, 2019
  • “Toxic Masculinity and Carol Danvers,” Patreon, 2019
  • “A Huge Mess—Marvel’s The Punisher Season Two,” Tor.com, 2019
  • “TV Review: Daredevil,” Patreon, 2018
  • Venom Without Spider-Man is Just a Big Ol’ Mess,” Tor.com, 2018
  • “Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting—Season Two of Marvel’s Iron Fist Portrays Martial Arts Better, But Still Isn’t There Yet,” Tor.com, 2018
  • “Sons of Lei Kung, Daughters of the Dragon—Marvel’s Iron Fist Season Two,” Tor.com, 2018
  • “Punching Upward—First Impressions of Marvel’s Iron Fist Season Two,” Tor.com, 2018
  • “Movie Review: Ant-Man & The Wasp,” Patreon, 2018
  • “Long Live the Chief—Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2, Episodes 9-13,” Tor.com, 2018
  • “Family First!—Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2, Episodes 5-8,” Tor.com, 2018
  • “Rage in the Cage—Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2, Episodes 1-4,” Tor.com, 2018
  • “How the Cloak & Dagger TV Series Compares to the Comics,” Tor.com, 2018
  • “Movie Review: Deadpool 2,” Patreon, 2018
  • “Movie Review: Avengers: Infinity War, Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: The Second Season of Jessica Jones,” Patreon, 2018
  • “Movie Review: Black Panther,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Patreon, 2017
  • “Running Away from Its Roots—Marvel’s The Punisher Season 1,” Tor.com, 2017
  • Marvel’s The Punisher First Impressions of Episodes 1-3,” Tor.com, 2017
  • “Big Heroes, Big Characters, Big Villains, Small Plot: Marvel’s The Defenders Season 1,” Tor.com, 2017
  • “‘Who Are You People?’—Marvel’s The Defenders First Impressions of Episodes 1-3,” Tor.com, 2017
  • “An Action Hero without Action or Heroism: Iron Fist Season One,” Tor.com, 2017
  • “A Confusing Lack of Action: First Impressions of Iron Fist,” Tor.com, 2017
  • “A Brief History of Iron Fist in the Comics,” Tor.com, 2017
  • “How the MCU Changed Luke Cage from the Comics,” Tor.com, 2016
  • “A Brief History of Luke Cage in the Comics,” Tor.com, 2016
  • “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

Resident Evil

novelizations

  • Resident Evil: Extinction, Pocket, 2007 [nominated for Best Adapted Novel in the 2008 Scribe Awards]
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Pocket, 2004
  • Resident Evil: Genesis, Pocket, 2004

comic books

  • Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness: The Beginning #1-5, TokyoPop, 2022 (reprinted in Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness: The Beginning)

collections

  • Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness: The Beginning, TokyoPop, 2022

Shirley Holmes and Jack Watson

short stories

  • “Six Red Dragons,” Baker Street Irregulars: The Game is Afoot, Diversion, 2018
  • “Identity,” Baker Street Irregulars, Diversion, 2017

vignettes

  • “Pandemic Blues,” Patreon, 2020
  • “An Inherited Phone Case,” Patreon, 2018
  • “Repaying a Favor,” Patreon, 2018

Star Trek

novels

  • Star Trek: A Singular Destiny, Pocket, 2009 [nominated for Best Speculative Novel in the 2010 Scribe Awards]
  • 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 [nominated for Best Speculative Novel in the 2008 Scribe Awards]
  • 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; and in Star Trek: Graphic Novel Collection, Volume 52, Eaglemoss, 2018) [art by JK Woodward]
  • 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; and in Star Trek: Graphic Novel Collection, Special Edition Volume 5, Eaglemoss, 2018) [art by JK Woodward]
  • 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; and in Star Trek: Graphic Novel Collection, Volume 33, Eaglemoss, 2018) [art by Pete Pachoumis & Lucian Rizzo, with Scott Benefiel & Jason Martin]

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

nonfiction series

  • Star Trek: Lower Decks reviews, Tor.com, 2020-present
  • Star Trek: Picard reviews, Tor.com, 2020-present
  • Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch,” Tor.com, 2020-present
  • Short Treks reviews, Tor.com, 2018-present
  • Star Trek: Discovery reviews, Tor.com, 2017-present
  • Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch,” Tor.com, 2015-2017
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch,” Tor.com, 2013-2015, 2019
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch,” Tor.com, 2011-2013

nonfiction

  • The Gold Archive: Birthright, Obverse Books, 2022
  • “11 Thoughts on the New Star Trek Announcements,” Patreon, 2021
  • “‘Hit it’—Seven Thoughts on the Announcement of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” Tor.com, 2020
  • “‘The Big Goodbye’: A Hard Rain,” Outside In Makes It So: 174 New Perspectives on 174 Star Trek: TNG Episodes by 174 Writers,” ATB Publishing, 2017
  • “‘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
  • “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
  • “‘The Line Must Be Drawn Here‘: Star Trek: First Contact,” Tor.com, 2013
  • Star Trek Nemesis,” Star Trek Magazine #166, 2012
  • “‘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

reference

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

role-playing games

  • (w/Fred Love) Incident at Kraav III, Modiphius, 2022
  • Various chapters and sidebars, Star Trek Adventures: Klingon Empire Core Rulebook, Modiphius, 2020

Star Wars

nonfiction

  • “TV Review: Star Wars: Rebels,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Movie Review: Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” Patreon, 2019
  • “Movie Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story,” Patreon, 2018
  • “Movie Review: Star Wars: Attack of the Clones,” Patreon, 2018
  • “Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Patreon, 2017
  • “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

Stargate

novels

  • Stargate SG-1: Kali’s Wrath, Fandemonium, 2016

short stories

  • “Sun-Breaker,” Stargate SG-1/Atlantis: Homeworlds, Fandemonium, 2017
  • “Time Keeps on Slippin’,” Stargate SG-1/Atlantis: Far Horizons, Fandemonium, 2014

nonfiction series

  • “The Stargate Rewatch,” Tor.com, 2015

Super City Cops

novels

  • The Case of the Claw, Crossroad Press, 2011

novellas

  • Secret Identities, Bastei, 2017
  • Undercover Blues, Bastei, 2017
  • 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

vignettes

  • “Former Badass,” Patreon, 2021
  • “Nursing Home Murder,” Patreon, 2021
  • “Collateral Damage,” Patreon, 2021
  • “Two Corpses for the Price of One,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Testimony,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Zapped,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Making Deals,” Patreon, 2020
  • “One Building, Two Cases,” Patreon, 2019
  • “Oh, What a Knight,” Patreon, 2019
  • “Fuck, Marry, Kill,” Patreon, 2018
  • “Plea Bargain,” Patreon, 2018

Supernatural

novels

  • Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon, Titan, 2010 [nominated for Best Speculative Novel in the 2011 Scribe Awards]
  • Supernatural: Bone Key, HarperEntertainment, 2008
  • Supernatural: Nevermore, HarperEntertainment, 2007

nonfiction

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

reference

  • (uncredited) John Winchester Hardcover Ruled Journal, Insight Editions, 2017

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; eSpec, 2018)

nonfiction

  • “TV Review: V-Wars Season One,” Patreon, 2019

The X-Files

short stories

  • “Back in El Paso My Life Will be Worthless,” The X-Files Volume 1: Trust No One, IDW, 2015 [nominated for Best Short Story in the 2016 Scribe Awards]

nonfiction

  • The Lone Gunmen: ‘The Lying Game’—Mitch Pileggi Gets a Call from His Agent in 2000,” Outside In Wants to Believe: 158 Unique Perspectives on 158 Ten Thirteen Stories by 158 Authors, ATB Publishing, 2021

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

Other

novels

  • (w/Munish K. Batra, MD, FACS) Animal, WordFire Press, 2021
  • Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution, Broadway Books, 2014 [nominated for Best Speculative Novel in the 2015 Scribe Awards]
  • 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 (reprinted by eSpec, 2018)

reference

  • Orphan Black: Classified Clone Report—The Secret Files of Dr. Delphine Cormier, HarperCollins, 2017

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; eSpec, 2018)

short stories

  • “The Light Shines in the Darkness,” Phenomenons: Every Human Creature, Crazy 8 Press, 2022
  • “In Earth and Sky and Sea Strange Things There Be,” Turning the Tied, IAMTW, 2021
  • “Journalistic Integrity,” Pangaea Book 3: Redemption, Crazy 8 Press, 2020
  • “Alien Invasion of Earth!” Thrilling Adventure Yarns, Crazy 8 Press, 2019
  • “House Hunting,” They Keep Killing Glenn, Crazy 8 Press, 2018
  • “Live and On the Scene,” Nights of the Living Dead, Griffin, 2017
  • “Ganbatte,” Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, Griffin, 2017 [won Best Short Story in the 2018 Scribe Awards]
  • “Right on, Sister,” Limbus, Inc. Book III, JournalStone, 2016
  • “We Seceded Where Others Failed,” Altered States of the Union, Crazy 8 Press, 2016
  • “Behold a White Tricycle,” Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015; eSpec, 2018
  • “Wild Bill Got Shot,” Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015; eSpec, 2018
  • “The Stone of the First High Pontiff,” Defending the Future 5: Best-Laid Plans, Dark Quest Books, 2012; eSpec 2021 (reprinted in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015; eSpec 2018; and in The Best of Defending the Future, eSpec, 2016)
  • “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; and in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015; eSpec, 2018)
  • “A Vampire and a Vampire Hunter Walk Into a Bar,” Amazing Stories #608, February 2005 (reprinted in The Town Drunk, 2006; and in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015; eSpec, 2018; and in Creatures, Crimes, & Creativity: 2018 Anthology, Intrigue Publishing, 2018)
  • (w/Marina Frants) “A Bone to Pick,” Did You Say Chicks!?, Baen, 1998 (reprinted in Chicks Ahoy!, Baen, 2010)
  • “Editorial Interference,” The Fedoras Literary Review Volume 1, #2, 1996 (reprinted in Circles in the Hair, BookLocker, 2006; and in Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Quest Books, 2015; eSpec, 2018)
  • “God Sins,” Magic: The Gathering: Distant Planes, HarperPrism, 1996

comic books

  • (w/Gregory A. Wilson) Jellinek, Atthis Arts, 2021 [art by Áthila Fabbio]
  • (w/Gregory A. Wilson) Icarus, Atthis Arts, 2020 [art by Áthila Fabbio]
  • “In Defense of Self,” Mine!: A Celebration of Freedom and Liberty For All Benefitting Planned Parenthood, ComicMix, 2017 [art by Tom Daly]
  • (w/Gregory A. Wilson) Icarus Book 1, Silence in the Library, 2016 (reprinted by ComicMix, 2017) [art by Matt Slay and Mark Dos Santos]
  • “Contest of Chompions,” Kung Fu Panda: Tales of the Dragon Warrior #1, Ape Entertainment, 2013 [art by Massimo Asaro]
  • Cars: Adventures of Tow Mater #1-4, BOOM Kids!, 2010 (reprinted in Cars: Rust Bucket Derby, BOOM Kids!, 2011) [art by Travis Hill]

nonfiction series

  • “TV Review: The West Wing,” Patreon, 2020-2021
  • “TV Review: Highlander: The Series,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: New Tricks,” Patreon, 2018-2019
  • “TV Review: M*A*S*H,” Patreon, 2018-2019
  • “4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch,” Tor.com, 2017-present
  • “The Pinstriped Bible” (weekly blog entry), SB Nation, 2013

nonfiction

  • TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season One,” Patreon, 2021
  • “TV Review: The Brokenwood Mysteries,” Patreon, 2021
  • “TV Review: Cobra Kai Season Three,” Patreon, 2021
  • “TV Review: Sports Night,” Patreon, 2021
  • “Movie Review: In the Heights,” Patreon, 2021
  • “Movie Review: Moonstruck,” Patreon, 2021
  • “TV Review: You’re the Worst Season Five, Queens of Mystery, Helstrom, and Two Shows Called Undercover,” Patreon, 2021
  • “TV Review: Suspects and London Kills,” Patreon, 2021
  • “The First Season of Jupiter’s Legacy is a Teeming Mass of Unfulfilled Potential,” Tor.com, 2021
  • “Movie Review: Coming to America and Coming 2 America,” Patreon, 2021
  • “TV Review: Avenue 5, Bonding Season Two, Kingdom, The Newsroom, The Kominsky Method,” Patreon, 2021
  • “Movie Review: Four Sports Movies—The Karate Kid, The Sandlot, Rookie of the Year, The Great White Hype,” Patreon, 2021
  • “Movie Review: Space Sweepers,” Patreon, 2021
  • “TV Review: The Boys Season Two,” Patreon, 2021
  • “TV Review: Murdoch Mysteries Seasons 2-13,” Patreon, 2021
  • “TV Review: Scott & Bailey and No Offence,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Movie Review: The Addams Family and Addams Family Values,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: HBO’s Perry Mason,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: Gargoyles,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: What We Do in the Shadows Season Two,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Movie Review: Vampires vs. the Bronx,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Movie Review: Bill & Ted Face the Music,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: Cobra Kai,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: Prime Suspect 1973,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Movie Review: Project Power,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Graphic Novel Review:  : The Definitivie Edition,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: Foyle’s War,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Ask Not What Your Family Can Do For You—The Umbrella Academy‘s Second Season is Even Better than Its First,” Tor.com, 2020
  • “Movie Review: The Pagemaster and Bedknobs and Broomsticks,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Patreon, 2020
  • “In This Life or the Next—Warrior Nun Season One is Almost Great,” Tor.com, 2020
  • “Movie Review: Mambo Italiano,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: Legend,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: Bosch Season Six,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Movie Review: What We Do in the Shadows,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: Jack Ryan,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: Broadchurch,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: Chef!,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Movie Review: Macbeth with Patrick Stewart,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Ms. Fisher’s Modern Mysteries,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Movie Review: Raging Bull, GoodFellas, and Casino,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Movie Review: Willow,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Movie Review: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw,” Patreon, 2020
  • “TV Review: Bosch,” Patreon, 2020
  • “Movie Review: Knives Out,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: Hell on Wheels,” Patreon, 2019
  • “Movie Review: Gangs of New York,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: Intelligence,” Patreon, 2019
  • “Movie Review: Dolemite is My Name,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: Snowfall Season Three,” Patreon, 2019
  • “Movie Review: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” Patreon, 2019
  • “Movie Review: Scream 2,” Patreon, 2019
  • “Movie Review: Unbreakable,” Patreon, 2019
  • “Movie Review: A.I.,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: You’re the Worst Seasons 1-4,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: What We Do in the Shadows,” Patreon, 2019
  • “‘You’re the Real Heroes’—The Boys Season One,” Tor.com, 2019
  • “TV Review: Republic of Doyle,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: Undercover,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: Prime Suspect, Series 5-7,” Patreon, 2019
  • “Movie Review: John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: Bonding,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: Imposters,” Patreon, 2019
  • “Movie Review: The Highwaymen,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: I am the Night,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: Mayans MC,” Patreon, 2019
  • “Good Comic, Great TV Show—The Umbrella Academy Actually Improves on Its Source Material,” Tor.com, 2019
  • “Movie Review: M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: The Good Cop,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: Prime Suspect, Series 1-4,” Patreon, 2019
  • “TV Review: FBI,” Patreon, 2019
  • “Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV/Movie Review: Animal Kingdom,” Patreon, 2018
  • “Movie Review: The Spy Who Dumped Me,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: Snowfall,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: The Good Place,” Patreon, 2018
  • “Movie Review: First Man,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: Better Call Saul,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: Claws,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: Magnum P.I.,” Patreon, 2018
  • “Movie Review: BlacKkKlansman,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: The Latest Season of NCIS: New Orleans,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: The Latest Season of NCIS,” Patreon, 2018
  • “‘I Was Brought Into This World to be Abandoned’—Mary Shelley Gives Us the Heroine She Was,” Tor.com, 2018
  • “TV Review: Deception,” Patreon, 2018
  • “And Related Subjects: Come for the Health, Stay for the Self-Improvement—One Writer’s Martial Arts Journey,” Tor.com, 2018
  • “TV Review: Mindhunter, Season One,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: Lethal Weapon,” Patreon, 2018
  • “Movie Review: Proud Mary,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: The Alienist,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: Breakout Kings,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: Feed the Beast,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: Major Crimes,” Patreon, 2018
  • “TV Review: The Librarians,” Patreon, 2017
  • “TV Review: MacGyver,” Patreon, 2017
  • “Gaming the Novel,” Kobold Guide to Combat, Kobold Press, 2014
  • “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
  • “‘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, Swordsmith Productions, 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

  • (w/Wrenn Simms) The Four ??? of the Apocalypse, Whysper Wude, 2021
  • 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, Seven Voyages of Sing Bad, 2018 (songwriting)
  • 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

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “Dragon’s Teeth”

Voyager stumbles into a subspace corridor, lands on a radiation-choked world, and comes across some 900-year-old aliens. Plus, the Robert Knepper moment comes full circle ten years later. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch chews on “Dragon’s Teeth.”

An excerpt:

Welcome aboard. I started doing Trek rewatches exactly ten years ago yesterday, with the Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch debuting on the 9th of May 2011. A month later, when I did the rewatch of “Haven,” I noted with surprise that the character of Wyatt Miller was played by Robert Knepper, an actor I knew well from his later roles in things like Carnivale and Prison Break, and had never realized that he was on TNG back in the day with a mullet.

As the rewatch went on, I found this happening with other actors (Brenda Strong in “When the Bough Breaks,” Anne Ramsay in “Elementary, Dear Data,” Teri Hatcher in “The Outrageous Okona,” etc.), and the “Robert Knepper moment” became a thing in my rewatches on this site.

And now we’ve come full circle, because here we are a decade later, and we have a Robert Knepper moment with the actual Robert Knepper! After spending ten years using my shock at his appearance in “Haven” as the basis of a running gag about being surprised by actors showing up, he surprises me again by showing up here! Knepper plays Gaul.

introducing Sweet Readings at the Ample Hills Creamery, featuring me, Mary Fan, & Alex Shvartsman!

Randee Dawn is hosting a nifty new reading series called “Sweet Readings,” held on the roof at the Ample Hills Creamery on Nevins Street in Brooklyn. This was supposed to debut last year, but instead we had an apocalypse. Now that we’re finally crawling from the coronavirus wreckage, Randee is relaunching the series, and I get to help start it!

On Tuesday the 18th of May from 7-9pm, I will be joined by mighty Mary Fan and amazing Alex Shvartsman to do nifty-keeno readings from our respective works. Tickets are $10, and that ten bucks not only gets you three great readings, but also one free ice cream! Such a deal!

Details here! Future readings will include Sarah Kozloff, James Chambers, Sam J. Miller, Nicholas Kaufmann, Cameron Robertson, Steven Van Patten, E.C. Ambrose, C.S.E. Cooney, Randee Dawn, Carlos Hernandez, Victor Piniero, and Alex Richards, with lots more to come!

Jupiter’s Legacy is a huge disappointment

There’s a lot of superhero TV shows and movies out there. Sadly, Jupiter’s Legacy — the inaugural entry in Netflix’s multiseries deal with Mark Millar — does nothing to make it stand out. The story is disjointed, the pacing is awful, the acting is scattershot, and mostly it just reminds you of other stories that did these things better. My review at Tor.com…

An excerpt:

The problems here are legion, starting with the very setup. The original members of the Union are all older, though they have aged much more slowly, so they only seem to be in their 50s or 60s even though they’re all closer to 150. (Hilariously, most of the actors are older than they’re supposed to be in 1929, but are younger than they look in 2021, and so have to be modified in some way, either with latex, whitening of hair, or both, to look older in the modern-day portions.) And many of the heroes have children, who are also super-powered, and who all appear to be in their twenties.

So, to start with, the show is asking us to believe that these people, who lived in an era long before readily available birth control or legal abortion, had no children for five decades, then all of a sudden all decided to procreate in the 1990s?

a decade of writing for Tor.com

Ten years ago yesterday, Tor.com ran my rewatch of “Encounter at Farpoint,” which debuted the Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch. I’ve spent the decade since writing regularly for the site — rarely does a week go by without a piece by me, which is lovely. I’ve mostly written about Star Trek and superhero adaptations, but I’ve done plenty of other things, too.

I’m really proud of the work I’ve done for Tor.com, and here’s a full list of by ramblings for them over the last ten years (with lots more to come!):

Rewatch series

Review series

Individual articles

my Sunday feeling: Happy Mothers Day!

The collage above is of my mother, GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido, with me in 1972, 2009, 2016, and 2018.

This Mothers Day was delightful, despite the drag effect of Wrenn’s busted wing. We went over to my parents’ place for dinner, where my father and I collaborated on preparing a meal of fried chicken. We make excellent fried chicken, if I do say so myself — we use flour and cornmeal and spices for the breading, which goes on the chicken parts after they’re soaked in buttermilk, and it’s very very yummy. Helga, my second mommy, made biscuits, and also ginger bread for dessert. (One mother wanted other people to make the meal; the other wanted to contribute to it.)

Today brought one of the joys of 2021 into sharp relief. Between March 2020 and April 2021, I didn’t set foot in my parents’ house for more than a few seconds. Being able to actually go in and walk around and hang out and have a meal — which we’ve done three times now, for Easter, Wrenn’s birthday, and today — feels like it’s the first time I’ve been in the house in a thousand years. Walking through the living room felt like I was reliving a childhood memory, it’s been so long since I’ve been able to go into my parents’ place regularly. It was disturbing, but also pleasant in its own way.

Anyhow, happy Mothers Day to my two Mommies, to the Godmommy, to Fur Mommies Wrenn, Meredith (and her cohort in Fur Mommy-dom, Anneliese), and ToniAnn, and to all the mothers out there (you know who you are)!