Scribe Grandmaster Award
| April 18, 1969 (age 46)
New York City, United States (1969-04-18) |
Science fiction, fantasy
GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido, Robert L. DeCandido
Star Trek: Klingon Empire, World of Warcraft: Cycle of, Heart of the Dragon, Supernatural: Bone Key, Starcraft: Ghost‑‑Nova
David Alan Mack, Dayton Ward, Christie Golden, Jeff Mariotte, Aaron S Rosenberg
Keith DeCandido Wikipedia
Keith Robert Andreassi DeCandido (born April 18, 1969 in New York City) 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 for properties such as Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Andromeda, Farscape, Leverage, Spider-Man, X-Men, Sleepy Hollow, and Stargate SG-1.
DeCandido was born in the Bronx in New York City, the son of Robert L. DeCandido (not the birder) and GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido. He claims to have been a Star Trek fan even before his birth, as his parents were fans of Star Trek: The Original Series.
DeCandido attended Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx before attending Fordham University. While attending Fordham University, DeCandido worked as an editor and writer of one of the college newspapers, called simply the paper.
After graduation, DeCandido worked as editor at several publishing companies. Along with John Drew, in the 1990s he co-produced a public-access television cable TV show in Manhattan about science fiction called The Chronic Rift, which he also co-hosted. DeCandido and Drew and others revived the show as a podcast in 2008. DeCandido also hosts his own monthly podcast, Dead Kitchen Radio.
While DeCandido spent much of his career writing Star Trek fiction, he has written tie-ins for other popular sci-fi and fantasy series as well, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Stargate SG-1, Sleepy Hollow, Farscape, and Leverage as well as comic books (Spider-Man, X-Men), movies (Cars, Serenity), role-playing games (Dungeons & Dragons), and video games (World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Command & Conquer). He has also written fiction in universes of his own creation, including that of the 2004 novel Dragon Precinct, a high-fantasy police procedural, and a series of short stories about Cassie Zukav, a scuba diving tour guide in Key West who learns she is a Dís. Other worlds of DeCandido's own creation include the Bram Gold Chronicles and the Super City Cops series. He has also edited various anthologies, including OtherWere, Urban Nightmares, Imaginings, the Doctor Who collection Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership, and the Star Trek anthologies New Frontier: No Limits, Tales of the Dominion War, and Tales from the Captain's Table.
In 2009, DeCandido was named Grandmaster by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.
He has completed a Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch, a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch, and a Stargate Seasonal Rewatch for Tor.com, and is now writing an Star Trek: The Original Series Rewatch and a Batman rewatch for the same site.