Shore Leave 37 Guest: Keith RA DeCandido

Keith RA DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido is surprised and appalled to realize that this is his 15th consecutive Shore Leave. He thinks he deserves some kind of prize, and urges the con com to get right on that.

Keith's recent and upcoming work includes the Star Trek coffee-table book The Klingon Art of War; short stories in the anthologies Out of Tune, With Great Power, and Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental; the latest novels in his "Precinct" series of fantasy police procedurals, Gryphon Precinct and Mermaid Precinct; the urban fantasy short fiction collection Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet; an essay for New Worlds and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics; and the "Merciless" adventure for the Firefly role-playing game Echoes of War. His twice-weekly rewatch of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine appears on did a similar rewatch of The Next Generation on that site from 2011-2013.

Past work includes dozens of pieces of Trek fiction ranging from novels to short fiction to comics to magazine articles, including such influential novels as Articles of the Federation, A Singular Destiny, and A Time for War, a Time for Peace. He's also written fiction of all sorts based on TV shows (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Farscape, Leverage, Supernatural), movies (Cars, Kung Fu Panda, Resident Evil, Serenity), games (BattleTech, Dungeons & Dragons, StarCraft, World of Warcraft), and comic books (the Hulk, Spider-Man, the Silver Surfer, the X-Men). His original novels include Guilt in Innocence: A Tale of the Scattered Earth and SCPD: The Case of the Claw.

Keith is also a longtime editor, having supervised several major book lines (the Marvel novels of the 1990s, the monthly Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers eBooks from 2000-2007) and edited many novels and anthologies - among the latter, Doctor Who: The Quality of Leadership and the Star Trek anthologies Tales of the Dominion War and Tales from the Captain's Table.

He was inexplicably honored by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, which means he never needs to achieve anything ever again...

In addition to all that, Keith is a musical guest of Shore Leave as the percussionist for the Boogie Knights. He joined the band in 2006, after backing up acts such as the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, the Randy Bandits, David Honigsberg, and Steve Rosenhaus, and appears on the Knights' fifth and sixth CDs Many a Sleepless Knight and Wasted Days and Wasted Knights.

Besides all that, Keith is a podcaster. He contributes regularly to The Chronic Rift pop-culture podcast, does voices for the audio-drama podcasts Gypsy Cove, The Dome, and the Parsec Award-winning HG World (for which he does the voice of Todd Rage), shows up semi-regularly on Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast and The Batcave Podcast, and babbles monthly about his life and career on Dead Kitchen Radio: The Keith R.A. DeCandido Podcast.

Keith is a second-degree black belt in Kenshikai karate and a devoted fan of the New York Yankees. Find out less at Keith's hopelessly out-of-date web site at which is a gateway to his blog at, his Facebook page, his Twitter feed (KRADeC) and much more.


Title ISBN Date Publisher
New Worlds and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics 978-1-94058-905-3 Sequart Publishing
1-47675-739-9 Pocket
1-93705-167-6 Dark Quest
0-98600-856-7 Plus One Press
1-43919-486-6 Pocket
1-45371-610-6 Int. Assoc. Media Tie-In Writers
1-60886-514-2 BOOM! Studios
1-60010-612-9 Pocket
1-43910-944-3 Pocket
Seven Deadly Sins (hc) 1-43958-112-6 Gallery Books
978-1-84856-600-2 Titan Books
1-42781-612-3 TokyoPop
978-0-37364-373-8 Gold Eagle
1-93450-699-0 Boom! Studios
1-93450-698-2 BOOM! Studios
978-1-93485-753-3 Catalyst Game Labs
1-93450-675-3 BOOM! Studios
0-98413-920-6 White Rocket Books
1-93377-163-1 Smart Pop
1-41655-850-0 Pocket
1-41659-495-7 Pocket
1-41658-909-0 Pocket
1-41657-181-7 Pocket
1-60010-179-8 Pocket
1-84435-269-2 Big Finish
1-41651-343-4 Pocket
1-41655-647-8 Pocket
0-74349-255-2 Pocket
1-41652-741-9 Pocket
0-75640-437-1 DAW
0-06137-090-8 HarperEntertainment
1-41654-498-4 Pocket
1-41654-489-5 Pocket
1-41653-415-6 Pocket
1-41693-630-0 Pocket
1-41652-471-1 Pocket
0-74347-134-2 Pocket
1-41652-576-9 Pocket
0-75640-381-2 DAW
1-41691-917-1 Pocket
978-1-93210-089-1 BenBella
1-93210-074-1 BenBella
0-74347-136-9 Pocket
0-74349-253-6 Pocket
1-93210-064-4 BenBella
1-41650-755-8 Pocket
1-41650-968-2 Pocket
1-41650-520-2 Pocket
1-41650-015-4 Pocket
1-41650-326-9 Pocket
1-93210-043-1 BenBella Books
1-41650-014-6 Pocket
0-74348-353-7 Pocket
0-44667-962-3 Warner Aspect
0-74349-179-3 Pocket
0-74349-349-4 Pocket
0-74349-171-8 Pocket
0-74346-770-1 Pocket
0-74349-291-9 Pocket
0-74349-661-2 Pocket
0-74345-716-1 Pocket
0-74345-714-5 Pocket
0-74347-707-3 Pocket
0-74346-405-2 Pocket
0-74347-073-7 Pocket
0-74346-665-9 Pocket
0-74346-443-5 Pocket
0-74346-442-7 Pocket
978-0-76530-483-4 Tor
War Stories Book 2 Pocket
0-74346-632-2 Pocket
0-74341-923-5 Pocket
0-74341-922-7 Pocket
War Stories Book 1 Pocket
0-74345-683-1 Pocket
0-74344-412-4 Pocket
0-74343-996-1 Pocket
0-74350-944-7 Pocket
0-74350-945-5 Pocket
Here There Be Monsters [Gateways Epilogue] Pocket
978-0-74343-112-5 Pocket
0-44100-852-6 Ace
Invincible #2 Pocket
0-74341-852-2 Pocket
Invincible #1 Pocket
Cold Fusion Pocket
0-81256-162-7 Pocket
0-67178-554-0 Pocket
Fatal Error Pocket
0-42516-574-4 Berkeley
Farscape: D'Argo's Quest 1-60886-519-3
Farscape: D'Argo's Trial 1-60886-513-4
Farscape 4: Tangled Roots 1-60886-520-7
Dragon's Lure
The Executioner: Caribbean Queen
Supernatural: Bone Key HarperEntertainment
Doctor Who: Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership Pocket
Slings and Arrows #6: Enterprises of Pitch and Moment (e-book) Pocket

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