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Keith R. A. DeCandido

Autor(a) de Serenity

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About the Author

Keith lives in New York City. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Obras de Keith R. A. DeCandido

Serenity (2005) 616 cópias
Supernatural: Bone Key (2008) 367 cópias
Gateways: What Lay Beyond (2001) 343 cópias
Cycle of Hatred (2006) 322 cópias
Q & A (2007) 264 cópias
Diplomatic Implausibility (2001) 261 cópias
S.C.E.: Have Tech, Will Travel (2002) 260 cópias
Articles of the Federation (2005) — Autor — 244 cópias
A Singular Destiny (2009) — Autor — 232 cópias
Tales of the Dominion War (2004) — Editor — 215 cópias
S.C.E.: Miracle Workers (2002) 206 cópias
The Xander Years Volume 1 (1999) 205 cópias
New Frontier: No Limits (2003) — Editor — 200 cópias
Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Volume Three (2005) — Autor — 184 cópias
The Brave and the Bold, Book 1 (2002) 181 cópias
Tales from the Captain's Table (2005) 170 cópias
S.C.E.: Some Assembly Required {omnibus} (2003) — Contribuinte — 167 cópias
The Brave and the Bold, Book 2 (2003) 162 cópias
House of Cards (2001) — Autor — 151 cópias
Dragon Precinct (2004) 136 cópias
I.K.S. Gorkon: Honor Bound (2003) 131 cópias
S.C.E.: Wildfire {omnibus} (2004) 125 cópias
I.K.S. Gorkon: Enemy Territory (2005) 120 cópias
Blackout (2006) 116 cópias
Geneisis (2004) 114 cópias
StarCraft Ghost: Nova (2006) — Autor — 101 cópias
Apocalypse (2004) 101 cópias
Seven Deadly Sins (2010) 93 cópias
Extinction (2007) 92 cópias
The Deathless (2007) 85 cópias
Star Trek: Mere Anarchy (2009) — Editor — 82 cópias
Children of the Revolution (2014) 74 cópias
The Klingon Art of War (2014) 71 cópias
Down These Mean Streets (2005) 70 cópias
Four Walls (2008) 69 cópias
OtherWere: Stories of Transformation (1996) — Editor — 61 cópias
Alien: Isolation (2019) 52 cópias
Destruction of Illusions (2003) 51 cópias
Enemy Unseen (2001) 45 cópias
Under the Crimson Sun (2011) 37 cópias
What's Past: Many Splendors (2006) 36 cópias
Venom's Wrath (1998) 35 cópias
S.C.E.: Breakdowns (2003) 33 cópias
Urban Nightmares (1997) — Editor, Contributor — 33 cópias
S.C.E.: Invincible, Part Two of Two (2001) — Autor — 32 cópias
S.C.E.: Security (2005) 31 cópias
Darkness Falls (2002) 31 cópias
S.C.E.: Invincible, Part One of Two (2001) — Autor — 31 cópias
S.C.E.: Fatal Error (2000) 30 cópias
S.C.E.: Cold Fusion (2001) 30 cópias
Unicorn Precinct (2011) 28 cópias
StarCraft: Ghost Academy Volume 1 (2010) — Autor — 24 cópias
Alien Spotlight, Volume 2 (2010) 23 cópias
Goblin Precinct (2012) 23 cópias
Tales from Dragon Precinct (2013) 20 cópias
Gryphon Precinct (2013) 18 cópias
Kali's Wrath (2016) 15 cópias
Gargantua (1998) 13 cópias
Code of Honor (2009) — Ghostwriter — 11 cópias
Imaginings: An Anthology of Long Short Fiction (2003) — Editor — 11 cópias
Apocalypse 13: Fantastical Tales for the End of Days (2012) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Mermaid Precinct (2019) 8 cópias
Without a License (2015) 8 cópias
Phoenix Precinct (2023) 6 cópias
To Hell and Regroup (18th Race) (2017) — Autor — 5 cópias
The Four of the Apocalypse (2024) — Editor — 3 cópias
All-the-Way House (2021) 3 cópias
Farscape: D'argo's Trial #2 (2009) 3 cópias
Mirror Image (2009) 2 cópias
Farscape: Gone and Back #1 (2009) 2 cópias
Farscape: Gone and Back #2 (2009) 2 cópias
World of Warcraft (2008) 2 cópias
Meiyo (2008) 2 cópias
Improper Procedure 1 exemplar(es)
Playing It Safe 1 exemplar(es)
Arms and the Man 1 exemplar(es)
Diary of a False Man 1 exemplar(es)
Getting the Chair {ss} 1 exemplar(es)
Wild Bill Got Shot 1 exemplar(es)
Crime Of Passion 1 exemplar(es)
Farscape: D'argo's Quest #3 (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
I.K.S.Gorkon Honorbound 1 exemplar(es)
A Clean Getaway 1 exemplar(es)
Ganbatte {short story} (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Farscape: D'argo's Quest #4 (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Command & Conquer 1 exemplar(es)
Stone Cold Whodunit 1 exemplar(es)
Ganbatte 1 exemplar(es)
Ran for Your Life 1 exemplar(es)
Under the King's Bridge 1 exemplar(es)

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Murder by Magic: Twenty Tales of Crime and the Supernatural (2004) — Contribuinte, algumas edições238 cópias
Prophecy and Change (2003) — Contribuinte — 177 cópias
The Sky's the Limit (2007) — Contribuinte — 158 cópias
V Wars (2012) — Contribuinte — 154 cópias
Twist of Faith (2007) — Contribuinte — 150 cópias
Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows (2009) — Contribuinte — 140 cópias
The Ultimate Dragon (1995) — Editor — 135 cópias
S.C.E.: Breakdowns {omnibus} (2005) — Contribuinte — 108 cópias
Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology (2017) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
The Ultimate Spider-Man (1994) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Trust No One (2015) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
Corps of Engineers: Wounds (2008) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
Out of Tune (2014) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
Aliens: Bug Hunt (2017) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural (2009) — Prefácio — 81 cópias
Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction (2018) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
Joe Ledger: Unstoppable (2017) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
Furry Fantastic (2006) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus (2015) — Contribuinte, algumas edições66 cópias
Magic: The Gathering Distant Planes (1996) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
X-Men Legends (X-Men (Marvel Paperback)) (2000) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Pandora's Closet (2007) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Corps of Engineers: What's Past (2010) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Ultimate Silver Surfer (1995) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
Bad-Ass Faeries (2009) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Chicks Ahoy! (2010) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Short Trips: Destination Prague (2007) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird (2023) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Liberty's Torch (1657) — Editor — 39 cópias
Baker Street Irregulars: Thirteen Authors With New Takes on Sherlock Holmes (2017) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 37 cópias
The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman (2006) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Untold Tales of Spider-Man (1997) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Captain's Log (2011) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Dragon's Lure (2010) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
The Ultimate Hulk (Marvel Comics) (1998) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Pangaea (2015) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Release the Virgins (2019) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental (2014) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
They Keep Killing Glenn (2018) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Deep Recon (2010) — Ghostwriter — 8 cópias
The Best of Bad-Ass Faeries (2017) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
More Tales of Zorro (2011) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
A Cry of Hounds — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
FenCon VI — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
DeCandido, Keith Robert Andreassi
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Bronx, New York, USA
Fordham University
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
International Association of Media Tie-In Writers
Scribe Award (Grandmaster, Faust Award, 2009)
Pequena biografia
Keith Robert Andreassi DeCandido (born April 18, 1969 in New York, United States) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and musician, who works on comic books, novels, role-playing games and video games, including numerous media tie-in books.




This book is an unusual Short Trips installment, as editor Keith R. A. DeCandido is American, and thus has a different set of contacts than your usual Short Trips editor, many culled from the world of Star Trek tie-in fiction; you will not find your obligatory Justin Richards or Stephen Cole story here. Instead the volume features Star Trek novel luminaries Peter David and Diane Duane, and also a lot of people who worked with Keith on the Corps of Engineers ebooks, like Terri Osborne and Richard C. White. It even features the first Doctor Who fiction of Una McCormack, who would later become a prolific contributor to the Doctor Who audio and novel lines.

The anthology has an interesting premise, of the Doctor's encounters with various leaders, but the way the premise is implemented makes it less effective than it could be. The anthology has a frame story, about a dying ruler of an alien world who met the Doctor at the beginning of his reign; the Doctor told him stories about leadership to inspire him. Unfortunately, though there are many stories here about leaders, few seem to have anything to do with leadership. The very first one he tells, for example, Peter David's "One Fateful Knight," is supposedly about King Arthur... but it's more a story that King Arthur is in than a story about King Arthur. Mostly it's a pretty poorly thought out prequel/sequel to Battlefield, which is one of my favorite seventh Doctor tv stories, and which this tie-in totally fails to get. It does have a couple okay jokes, but it's a big misfire to lead off with.

Other stories seem to have similar problems: the Doctor's companion Romana replaces Boudica in "Good Queen, Bad Queen, I Queen, You Queen," but the complications of this, the leadership lessons of this, seem largely skipped over. Like, could the original Romana really replace a warrior queen? I think we need more than we get here. Plus there's a wacky twist I did not see the point of. Along those lines, I felt we got little of King Theodoric's leadership in Diane Duane's "Goths and Robbers" (though she does good Tegan) or Martin Luther's in Richard White's "The Price of Conviction" or King Henry VIII's in Linnea Dodson's "God Send Me Well to Keep." These stories weren't bad, but I couldn't imagine the Doctor choosing to tell them to inspire a young prince to greatness.

One of only a few to really hit the theme right was Kathleen O. David's "On a Pedestal," where the Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria meet William Wallace (the Braveheart guy), though bits of it were pretty rushed. Some didn't fit the theme terribly well but got away with it; I'm not convinced that Plato counts as a "leader," but Allyn Gibson's "The Spindle of Necessity" is an interestingly written story with a good grasp of the sixth Doctor's voice and a neat conclusion, so who cares.

You might imagine the premise lends itself to "historicals," and you'd be right. Mostly this is fine, but many of them have to contrive reasons for the Doctor to be there, and they don't always convince. There are just three stories about fictional leaders; two are really tedious sci-fi tales where I wasn't even sure who the "leader" character was supposed to be.

One, though, was my favorite story in the book, James Swallow's "Clean-up on Aisle Two," about a night manager at a 24/7 market. More than any other story in the book, it actually has something to say about leadership, plus it has a strong sense of voice and a well-characterized seventh Doctor. (Several of the stories in the book suffer, I think, from being written by Americans trying to do British.) In moving away from an actual leader, it seemed to me that Swallow was the one who came the closest to what I thought the book was actually going to be about.
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Stevil2001 | outras 2 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
A compilation of short stories about the crew of the Excalibur from before they were on the Excalibur. As I haven't read any of the other New Frontier books, I felt as though there was information I needed. That being said, I enjoyed the stories, some where better than others, but still an enjoyable read.
jamesjarrett00 | outras 3 resenhas | Mar 27, 2024 |
A Deep Space Nine novel set directly between Section 31 Abyss and Gateways 7 which continues to Twilight (DS9 Mission Gamma, Book 1) in a straight arc.

This was well doe and engaging. =)
Kiri | outras 5 resenhas | Dec 24, 2023 |



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