Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido has been writing both for and about Star Trek since 1999. He has written sixteen novels (among them, the USA Today best-selling A Time for War, a Time for Peace and the hugely influential political novel Articles of the Federation), thirteen novellas (among them the award-winning Kira-focused DS9 tale “Horn and Ivory” and ten novellas in the Starfleet Corps of Engineers series, which he also edited), eight short stories (most recently the  DS9 story “You Can’t Buy Fate” in the April 2023 issue of Star Trek Explorer), six comic books  (the Klingon entry in IDW’s Alien Spotlight series, the Jellico entry in the Captain’s Log series,  and the four-issue TNG miniseries Perchance to Dream), one reference book (The Klingon Art of War), and material for the Star Trek Adventures role-playing game (including portions of The Klingon Empire Core Rulebook and coauthoring with Fred Love the module “Incident at Kraav
III”). In addition, he has been covering Trek for the award-winning webzine since 2011, doing detailed rewatches of the original series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager,
and (still in progress) Enterprise, and also reviewing the newer series (Discovery, Short Treks, Picard, Lower Decks, Prodigy, and Strange New Worlds) as their episodes come out. He’s also written about Trek for Star Trek Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and New Worlds, New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics, and his monograph on TNG’s “Birthright” will be released as part of the Gold Archive series in 2023. He has also edited three Trek anthologies (among them, the acclaimed Tales of the Dominion War, which is one of the best-selling Trek anthologies ever).
Beyond the final frontier, Keith has written in more than thirty different licensed universes, from Alien to Zorro, as well as in worlds of his own creation. His most recent work includes the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness comic book miniseries The Beginning; Phoenix Precinct, the sixth novel in his high fantasy/police procedure series; Feat of Clay, the second novel in his Bram Gold Adventures, urban fantasy set in New York City; Ragnarok and a Hard Place: More Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, urban fantasy set in Key West; a novella in the collection Sherlock Holmes: Cases by Candlelight Volume 2; stories in the Phenomenonsshared-world superhero anthology series created by fellow Trek Long Island guest Michael Jan Friedman; and short stories in the anthologies Bad Ass Moms, Devilish and Divine, The Eye of Argon and the Further Adventures of Grignr the Barbarian, The Fans are Buried Tales, Joe Ledger: Unbreakable, Ludlow Charlington’s Doghouse, Tales of Capes and Cowls, Three Time Travelers Walk Into…, Thrilling Adventure Yarns 2022, Zorro’s Exploits, The Four ???? of the Apocalypse (which he also edited with Wrenn Simms), and Double Trouble: An Anthology of Two-Fisted Team-Ups (which he also edited with Jonathan Maberry).

Keith is also a musician (currently with the parody band Boogie Knights), a martial artist
(a fourth-degree black belt in karate), and an editor of many years’ standing (though he usually
does it sitting down). He has also given up on such outmoded concepts as “sleep.”

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