Dead Kitchen Radio

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Author, editor, percussionist, voice talent, and Rift regular Keith R.A. DeCandido presents a little slice of his life twice a month in his podcast, Dead Kitchen Radio.  Each episode Keith offers readings from his latest works, anecdotes on the writing and editing process, and music from his days with the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players and the Boogie Knights.

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One - Dungeons & Dragons: Under a Crimson Sun
Two - Unicorn Precinct
Three - SCPD: The Case of the Claw
Four - Tales of the Scattered Earth
Five - Farscape Comics
Six/Seven - Liar, Liar anthology
Eight - Star Trek: Star Fleet Corps of Engineers
Nine/Ten - Tales from the House Band
Eleven - KRADitorial Services
Twelve - Jury Duty
Thirteen - Supernatural
Fourteen - Keith's Musical Bent
Fifteen - Going Viral
Sixteen - Playing Catch-Up
Seventeen - Seen the Movie? Read My Book!
Eighteen/Nineteen - V Wars
Twenty - Goblin Precinct
Twenty-One - Star Trek Klingon Novels
Twenty-Two - This is Todd Rage
Twenty-Three - In Memory of Josepha Sherman
Twenty-Four - Tales from Dragon Precinct
Twenty-Five - Couch Potato Salad
Twenty-Six - Tales from Dragon Precinct - "Heroes Welcome"
Twenty-Seven - Tales from the House Band, Vol.2 -
"I Believe I'm Sinking Down"

Twenty-Eight - Badass Fairies - "Undine the Boardwalk"
Twenty-Nine - Leverage - The Zoo Job Excerpt
Thirty - Tales from Dragon Precinct - "Catch and Release"
Thirty-One - Tales from Dragon Precinct - "Blood in the Water"


Coming Soon

Thirty-Two - The Marvel novels of the 1990s
Thirty-Three -  Ragnarok and Roll "Love Over and Over"
Thirty-Four -  Ragnarok and Roll "God of Blunder"
Thirty-Five - Dragon*Con
Thirty-Six - Doctor Who at 50

Keith R.A. DeCandido has been, at various times, an author, editor, critic, book packager, musician, television personality, and probably some other things, too, but he can't remember due to the lack of sleep.

On the fiction-writing side, he has more than thirty novels to his credit, along with short stories, eBooks, comic books, novellas, and nonfiction. Most of his work has been in various media tie-in universes, ranging from TV shows (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI: NY, Doctor Who, Farscape, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Star Trek, Supernatural, Xena, Young Hercules) to comic books (the Hulk, Spider-Man, the Silver Surfer, X-Men) to games (Classic BattleTech, Command and Conquer, Magic: the Gathering, StarCraft, World of Warcraft). He also wrote the novelizations of Joss Whedon's Serenity and all threeResident Evil films. Most of his non-tie-in work is in the milieu of his 2004 novel Dragon Precicnt, a high-fantasy police procedural, the sequel to which, Unicorn Precinct, will be released in July of 2011.

As an editor, Keith has put together twenty anthologies (some behind-the-scenes, some credited), was the editorial director of the Marvel Comics novels published in the 1990s by Boulevard Books, supervised the monthly Star Trek eBook line from 2001-2008, and edited dozens of books.

Keith is also a professional percussionist—currently a member of the parody band, Boogie Knights, and having also played with the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, Steve Rosenhaus, the late David Honigsberg, and the Randy Bandits—and a brown belt in Kenshikaikarate. Find out less at his web site at or read his inane ramblings at