Volume 2 Episode 4: Aliens: Bug Hunt

Coming out this month is Aliens: Bug Hunt, a new anthology of stories in the setting of the Alien movies that focus on the Colonial Marines. Keith talks about his love for the film franchise, how happy he is to be in this anthology alongside luminaries Dan Abnett, Rachel Caine, Larry Correia, David Farland, Matt Forbeck, Ray Garton, Christopher Golden, Heather Graham, Brian Keene, Paul Kupperberg, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry (who also edited the anthology), James A. Moore, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, Mike Resnick, and Scott Sigler, and reads his contribution to the anthology, “Deep Background.”


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Show notes:

Aliens: Bug Hunt is available from bookstores as well as from online retailers Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, or Kobo, or directly from the publisher. The official on-sale date is actually on my 48th birthday, the 18th of April 2017, not the day before as I said in the podcast. (Oops.)

Only a few days left to support the Mermaid Precinct Kickstarter!

Upcoming conventions: Zenkaikon 2017 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in April; Balticon 51 in Baltimore, Maryland in May; Toastmaster at InConJunction 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana in July; Shore Leave 39 in Cockeysville, Maryland in July; Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia in September.

updated schedule

In this post, I put up a tentative schedule for 2017. I have updated it with two changes. One is minor: the Orphan Black book I’m doing has been announced, so I can say with impunity that that’s what I’ll be doing for June.

In addition, I’ve changed the May podcast. It was originally going to be about my upcoming urban fantasy novel A Furnace Sealed, but I want to hold off on that until closer to the release date. Besides, May is when the third book in the Marvel “Tales of Asgard” trilogy, Warriors Three: Godhood’s End will be released, so I’m gonna talk about that trilogy, with a reading from Godhood’s End.

Full schedule here.


Volume 2 Episode 3: Tales of Shirley Holmes & Jack Watson

Coming out tbakerstreet1cover.jpghis month is Baker Street Irregulars, a new anthology of alternate Sherlock Holmes stories edited by Michael A. Ventrella & Jonathan Maberry. Keith talks about his contribution to the anthology, “Identity,” a tale of a young woman in modern New York City named Shirley Holmes and a young African-American medical student at Columbia University named Jack Watson, as they help a young woman whose fiancé has gone missing.

Keith reads “Identity” and talks all about BSI, as well as his plans for future Shirley-and-Jack stories, including “Six Red Dragons” for Volume 2 of BSI in 2018.


Show notes:

Order Baker Street Irregulars: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, Kobodirect from the publisher.

I didn’t mention this specifically in the podcast, but if you want to read the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, you can read them all at the Gutenberg Project.

Upcoming conventions Keith is attending that are mentioned in the episode include HELIOsphere, I-Con 32, (Re)Generation Who 3, Central Pennsylvania Comic-Con, Lunacon 2017, and Zenkaikon 2017.

Volume 2, Episode 2: Without a License

withoutalicenseLooking back at Keith’s first short story collection, Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido. Published by Dark Quest Books in 2015, it includes 11 of Keith’s stories, from the shared worlds of Viral and V-Wars to stories that originally saw print in Furry Fantastic, Liar Liar, Defending the Future: Best-Laid Plans, Amazing Stories, and The Fedoras Literary Review, as well as two previously unpublished stories and new stories in the worlds of Dragon Precinct and Cassie Zukav, weirdness magnet.

In addition to telling the story of this collection, Keith reads two stories from it: the new Cassie story, “Seven-Mile Race,” and one of the unpublished ones, “Behold a White Tricycle,” a story originally written for the never-published 44 Clowns: 11 Stories of the 4 Clowns of the Apocalypse. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you…)

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Get Without a License from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indie Bound.

Keith’s convention schedule for February to April 2017:

17-19 February, Farpoint 2017, Timonium, MD

10-12 March, HELIOsphere, Tarrytown, NY

17-19 March, I-Con 32, Brentwood, NY

24-26 March, (Re)Generation Who 3, Baltimore, MD

7-9 April, Lunacon 2017, Tarrytown, NY

28-30 April, Author GoH at Zenkaikon 2017, Lancaster, PA

Volume 2, Episode 1: Super City Cops novellas

The triumphant return of Dead Kitchen Radio, as Keith fills everyone in on what he’s been doing for the past two-and-a-half years, and then talks about his new Super City Cops novellas, Avenging Amethyst, Undercover Blues, and Secret Identities, with a reading from the latter.

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Get Super City Cops: Avenging Amethyst from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo.

Get Super City Cops: Undercover Blues from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo.

Preorder Super City Cops: Secret Identities (on sale 7 February 2017) from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo.

Keith’s convention schedule for January to April 2017:

13-16 January, Arisia 2017, Boston, MA

17-19 February, Farpoint 2017, Timonium, MD

10-12 March, HELIOsphere, Tarrytown, NY

17-19 March, I-Con 32, Brentwood, NY

24-26 March, (Re)Generation Who 3, Baltimore, MD

7-9 April, Lunacon 2017, Tarrytown, NY

28-30 April, Author GoH at Zenkaikon 2017, Lancaster, PA

very very very very tentative schedule for Volume 2

Here’s what I’m thinking for the 2017 schedule for the revival of DKR:

January: Super City Cops novellas: Avenging Amethyst, Undercover Blues, and Secret Identities

February: Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido

March: Baker Street Irregulars: “Identity”

April: Aliens: Bug Hunt: “Deep Background”

May: A Furnace Sealed Book 1 of the Adventures of Bram Gold the Marvel “Tales of Asgard” trilogy starring Thor, Sif, and the Warriors Three

June: REDACTED Orphan Black: Classified Clone Report

July: Nights of the Living Dead: “Live and On the Scene”

August: Joe Ledger: Unstoppable: “Ganbatte

September: Mermaid Precinct

All of that is new material, with the exception of February, in which I will pimp my 2015 short story collection Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, which contains a brand-new “Precinct” story and a brand-new Cassie Zukav story, one of which I will read on the podcast. June is a project I can’t talk about yet, but it’s due to be out around then, so I should be able to talk about it by then……..

be on the lookout for Volume 2 in January 2017

My goal for Dead Kitchen Radio is to revive it in 2017. In 2014, life just got too complicated and I couldn’t keep up the schedule. It was frustrating, as in the early days of the podcast, I didn’t have as much work — the period from 2010-2013 was one of the fallowest in my career — but as I got busier, I had so much more material for the podcast, but not enough time to actually record it. I even had the 42nd episode all planned: I was going to talk about my Sleepy Hollow novel Children of the Revolution, which came out that fall.

Anyhow, I’ve got lots of things to talk about and read for Volume 2 of DKR, including three new Super City Cops novellas, a bunch of short stories in the worlds of Aliens, Joe Ledger, Sherlock Holmes, Night of the Living Dead, and more, plus a look back at some of the nifty work I’ve done in the two-and-a-half years since the podcast went on its rather unfortunate hiatus.

So keep an eye on this here blog, or on DKR‘s Facebook page for updates!

Volume 1 Episode 39: Bad-Ass Faeries: It’s Elemental

Bad-Ass Faeries: It’s Elemental was delayed in its release until 2014, and in honor of its finally being published in the spring of 2014, I re-presented my reading of “Undine the Boardwalk,” the Cassie Zukav story I wrote for the anthology (and which wound up appearing first in Ragnarok and Roll due to its delay).

(To my irritation, this publication date snafu cost me a review, as there was one web site that refused to review reprints, so it skipped over “Undine the Boardwalk” for that reason, even though I wrote the fershlugginer story for BAF, and it’s not like the site could be arsed to review Ragnarok and Roll…)


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