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┬áthe 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……..

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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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Volume 1 Episode 37: Star Trek: A Time to…

In 2004, Pocket Books published a nine-novel series that chronicled the year leading up to the final Star Trek: The Next Generation movie Nemesis. Featuring work by John Vornholt, Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, Robert Greenberger, David Mack, and me, this miniseries set the tone for the post-Nemesis fiction that would be published thenceforth.

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the publication of the first book in the series in February 2014, I took a look back at the series, its genesis, its execution, its influence, and just generally how much fun we all had putting it together.

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Volume 1 Episode 35: Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary

Another lengthy delay between episodes happened in the fall of 2013, but I managed to break it by realizing that I hadn’t celebrated Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary! So in December 2013, getting it in just under the wire, I discussed my various bits of Who fiction written over the years, and read one of them, the 1996 short story “UNITed We Fall” in Decalog 3: Consequences (an anthology that also has a story by future Who show-runner Steven Moffat).

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As of this episode, I decided to make “Have Another Drink On Me” by Steve Rosenhaus (on which I play percussion) the official theme music of DKR. So it’s the music used from this point forward.