4-Color to 35-Millimeter: Kick-Ass

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A dorky teenager decides to become a superhero and much wackiness ensues. Behold a superhero movie that stars both guys who would later play Quicksilver! Behold the awesomeness of Chloë Grace Moretz! Behold the descent into incoherence that is Nicolas Cage’s latter-day acting style! Behold Mark Strong having way too much fun! And behold a comics adaptation that botches every single alteration from the source material! The great superhero movie rewatch examines Kick-Ass.

An excerpt:

Much worse, though, is the resolution of Lizewski and Deauxma’s relationship. When Lizewski comes clean and tells her that he (a) isn’t gay and (b) is really Kick-Ass, her response to finding out that he’s been lying to her (on two different levels!) for weeks is to—forgive him and invite him to her bed? Er, no, she should throw his lying ass out with all due dispatch.

And in the comics, that’s what happens, because in the comics Deauxma is a thinking human with a brain and agency and self-respect. In the movie, Deauxma is a prize to be won, a pair of tits that it’s Lizewski’s reward to be able to fondle because he’s become a superhero. It’s revolting, and gives us Just Another Romantic Subplot That Ends With The Man “Getting” The Girl, because that’s all girls are good for. Snore.

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a brief history of Iron Fist in the comics

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Back in 2017, in anticipation of Marvel’s Iron Fist season 1, I wrote an article for Tor.com called “A Brief History of Iron Fist in the Comics.” Shortly after that, I reviewed that first season for the site, and likewise reviewed the character’s subsequent appearances in Marvel’s The Defenders season 1 and in “The Main Ingredient” episode of Marvel’s Luke Cage season 2.

Next week, I’ll be reviewing Iron Fist season 2 for the site — it goes live on Netflix today — and in anticipation of that, Tor.com has reprinted my history of Iron Fist in four-color form.

An excerpt:

In 1966, Masutatsu Oyama, the founder of Kyokushin—an Okinawan karate style that still exists and thrives today—sent one of his best students and teachers, Tadashi Nakamura, to New York City to bring karate to the United States. Nakamura was but one of many people who came from Asia to the United States to bring martial arts to a country that was growing ever-more curious about it. I mention him in particular because there’s a direct line from Oyama sending Nakamura to America and my own study of the martial arts. In 1976, Nakamura formed his own karate style, Seido, and one of his best students and teachers—William Oliver—formed his own in 2001, Kenshikai, and that’s the discipline that I study today.

The same year that Nakamura traveled to New York City to open a dojo here, a young man named Bruce Lee co-starred in a TV show called The Green Hornet. While the show only lasted a season, Lee’s impact was tremendous, and he quickly rose to prominence as an action star. Lee pioneered his own martial art, Jeet Kune Do, and he soon became immensely popular both in acting circles and martial arts circles. His tragic death in 1973 only served to enhance his legend. And it was in part because of that legend that Iron Fist was born.

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back from Dragon Con, off to RocCon

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We got back from Dragon Con Tuesday night, diverting to Brooklyn to do my NYRSF Reading with Angus Watson. Tonight, I start my afterschool karate classes again, tonight is Tor.com’s tenth anniversary party, and tomorrow I hop on a train to RocCon in Rochester, New York, where I’ll have a table to sell and sign books.

Which is by way of saying, no official Dragon Con report, as there’s too much else to do (I also have to write up Kick-Ass for 4-Color to 35-Millimeter). Suffice it to say, IT WAS FANTASTIC! I love the energy at Dragon Con, the sense of fun that everyone’s having. Yes, it’s insanely crowded, but the crowds are at least well-managed, and generally orderly. And every one of the fifteen program items I did were well attended (well, okay, except for the one Saturday at 10am opposite the parade), and the audiences were all very much into it and asking good questions, and the panelists were intelligent and interesting, and it was overall a superb experience.

Best of all, I sold some books and signed some books and got to see folks I don’t see often enough. I also missed a lot of people, sadly, but that’s what happens when 80,000 people are spread over six locations……

RocCon should be quieter, but still awesome, as I’ll spend Saturday and Sunday selling books and things. I’ll have four of my Star Trek books for sale, all the reissues of the Precinct books and Without a LicenseOrphan Black: Classified Clone ReportRagnarok and Roll, SCPD: The Case of the Claw, They Keep Killing Glenn, two of my Supernatural novels, and more. Come on by and say hi!

 

see my NYRSF reading!

If you missed Angus Watson’s and my New York Review of Science Fiction Reading last night because you didn’t want to brave the awful heat (or because you’re not actually in New York City or its environs), you can now watch the reading in the privacy of your own (presumably air-conditioned) home!

My reading starts at 1.00.45, in which I read from A Furnace Sealed, my forthcoming urban fantasy novel, but I recommend watching the whole thing, as Angus Watson reads a truly delightful portion from his fantasy novel Age of Iron.

https://livestream.com/accounts/12973202/events/8356463/videos/179834703/player?width=640&height=360&enableInfo=true&defaultDrawer=&autoPlay=true&mute=false

a nice comment on Dragon Precinct

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Got this in a message from someone who recently purchased the new eSpec Books edition of Dragon Precinct:

Your writing style reminds me of a less sarcastic Terry Pratchett mixed with a dash of Robin McKinley. The book reminds me of Pratchett’s Nightwatch series mixed with a D&D campaign my friends would design. I also love your vocabulary choices. You pepper in some great words without going overboard on thesaurus choices. In short I’m probably going to end up buying the whole series.

This is the sort of thing that makes one’s year. I’ll take being compared to Pratchett and McKinley every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

 

Angus Watson and I kick off the new NYRSF Readings series tonight!

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Tonight, the 28th season of the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings series kicks off with me and Angus Watson. The festivities commence around 6.45pm at Brooklyn Commons in beautiful downtown Brooklyn (not far from the Barclay’s Center, accessible by several subway lines), where our host Jim Freund will showcase me and Angus reading from our work.

Details at the Facebook event page. I haven’t decided whether or not to read from A Furnace Sealed, my upcoming Bronx-based urban fantasy, or from the just-announced Alien: Isolation. Suggestions welcome in the comments……..

 

the compleat bibliography of Keith R.A. DeCandido

Now that the Alien book has been announced, I can finally update my bibliography……..

BugHunt

Alien
novels

Alien: Isolation, Titan, 2019

short stories
“Deep Background,” Aliens: Bug Hunt, Titan, 2017

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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, 2019

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; eSpec, 2018)

vignettes
“Sunday Night at the Kingfisher’s Tail,” Patreon, 2018

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel
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
“‘Darla’: One Bad Day,” Outside In Gains a Soul: 110 New Perspectives on 110 Angel Episodes by 110 Writers, ATB Publishing, 2019
“‘Fool for Love’: Railroaded,” Outside In Takes a Stab: 138 New Perspectives on 138 Buffy Episodes by 138 Writers, ATB Publishing, 2018
(w/Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder) Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watchers Guide Volume 1, Pocket, 1998

Ragnarok

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; eSpec, 2018
“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)

vignettes
“Papa’s Pool,” Patreon, 2018
“A Windy Night in December at Mayor Fred’s Saloon,” Patreon, 2017

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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DC Comics
essays

“TV Review: Black Lightning, season one,” 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
“Holy Rewatch, Batman!,” Tor.com, 2015-2017
“Actor and Superactor,” The Man from Krypton, BenBella Books, 2006

reference
The Wisdom of Batman, Insight Editions, 2019
The Wisdom of Wonder Woman, Insight Editions, 2019
Poison Ivy Hardcover Ruled Journal, Insight Editions, 2018

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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
“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

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Dragon Precinct
novels

Manticore Precinct, eSpec, 2020
Phoenix Precinct, eSpec, 2019
Mermaid Precinct, eSpec, 2018
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
“A Discontented Midwinter,” Release the Virgins!, Fantastic Books, 2018 (reprinted in More Tales from Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2021)
“Chaos Theory,” Gryphon Precinct, eSpec, 2018 (reprinted in More Tales from Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2021)
“Baker’s Dozen,” Kickstarter-supported, 2017 (reprinted in Goblin Precinct, eSpec, 2018; More Tales from Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2021)
“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, 2021)
“Gan Brightblade vs. Mitos the Mighty,” Kickstarter-supported, 2014 (reprinted in Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2018; More Tales from Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2021)
“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
“Gan Brightblade and the Swamp of Kormak,” Patreon, 2018
“Don’t Ask the Question if You Don’t Want the Answer,” Patreon, 2018
“An Unexpected Trip to Sandy Brook Way,” Patreon, 2018

short story collections
More Tales from Dragon Precinct, eSpec, 2021
Tales from Dragon Precinct, Dark Quest Books, 2013 (reprinted by eSpec, 2018)

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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 Omnibus Volumes 1-2, Archaia, 2018)
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)
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)
(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)
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)
(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)
(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)

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, 2017 (reprinted in Marvel’s Thor: Tales of Asgard, Joe Books, 2017)
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
(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

articles
“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

Extinction

Resident Evil
novelizations

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

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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
“Repaying a Favor,” Patreon, 2018

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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; and in Star Trek: Graphic Novel Collection Volume 33, Eaglemoss, 2018)

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
“‘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
Star Trek Discovery reviews, Tor.com, 2017-2018
“‘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, 2015-2017
“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

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

starwarsontrial

Star Wars
essays

“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

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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

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, 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
“Fuck, Marry, Kill,” Patreon, 2018
“Plea Bargain,” Patreon, 2018

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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

reference
John Winchester Hardcover Ruled Journal, Insight Editions, 2017

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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; eSpec, 2018)

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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 (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
“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
“Right on, Sister,” Limbus, Inc. Book III, 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; 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 (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)
(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, 1995

comic books
(w/Gregory A. Wilson) Icarus Book 2, ComicMix, 2019
“In Defense of Self,” Mine!: A Celebration of Freedom and Liberty For All Benefitting Planned Parenthood, ComicMix, 2017
(w/Gregory A. Wilson) Icarus Book 1, Silence in the Library, 2016 (reprinted by ComicMix, 2017)
“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.
“TV Review: The Eighth Season of M*A*S*H,” Patreon, 2018
“Movie Review: BlacKkKlansman,” Patreon, 2018
“TV Review: The Seventh Season of M*A*S*H,” Patreon, 2018
“TV Review: Seasons 7-9 of New Tricks,” Patreon, 2018
“TV Review: The Latest Season of NCIS: New Orleans,” Patreon, 2018
“TV Review: The Latest Season of NCIS,” Patreon, 2018
“TV Review: The Sixth Season of M*A*S*H,” Patreon, 2018
“TV Review: Seasons 4-6 of New Tricks,” Patreon, 2018
“‘I Was Brought Into This World to be Abandoned’—Mary Shelley Gives Us the Heroine She Was,” Tor.com, 2018
“TV Review: Seasons 1-3 of New Tricks,” Patreon, 2018
“TV Review: Deception,” Patreon, 2018
“TV Review: The Third Season of M*A*S*H,” 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: The Fifth Season of M*A*S*H,” Patreon, 2018
“TV Review: Mindhunter, Season One,” Patreon, 2018
“TV Review: Lethal Weapon,” Patreon, 2018
“TV Review: Lucifer,” Patreon, 2018
“TV Review: The Fourth Season of M*A*S*H,” 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
“4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch,” Tor.com, 2017-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
“‘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, 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