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

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

by Keith R. A. DeCandido

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Overview

A COLLECTION OF THE FINEST SHORT FICTION BY AWARD-WINNING, INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLING AUTHOR KEITH R.A. DeCANDIDO

For more than twenty years, Keith R.A. DeCandido has told stories in a variety of universes and genres. Now, some of his finest short fiction from across those two decades are gathered here, plus some new, never-before-published tales of wonder, including a brand-new fantastical police procedural featuring the Cliff's End Castle Guard and a brand-new urban fantasy set in Key West, Florida featuring Cassie Zukav, weirdness magnet, both written especially for this collection!

From the urban grittiness of “The Ballad of Big Charlie” to the space opera of “The Stone of the First High Pontiff.” From the modern-day thriller of “-30-” to the lighthearted cats-and-dogs-and-squirrels romp of “Sunday in the Park with Spot.” From a murder mystery in a high fantasy setting in “Partners in Crime” to a murder mystery in a modern publishing setting in “Editorial Interference.” From a tale of New York City occupied by magical creatures in “Under the King’s Bridge” to a story of Key West filled with Norse gods in “Seven-Mile Race.” Plus the short-shorts “A Vampire and a Vampire Hunter Walk Into a Bar,” “Wild Bill Got Shot,” and “Behold a White Tricycle.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942990628
Publisher: eSpec Books
Publication date: 07/19/2018
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Keith R.A. DeCandido has also written some longer fiction, including a bevy of tie-in novels in the universes of TV shows (Star Trek, Supernatural, Orphan Black), movies (Alien, Cars, Serenity), games (World of Warcraft, Summoner's War, Dungeons & Dragons), comics (Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor), and bunches more. If you liked "Partners in Crime," check out the "Precinct" books, including the novels Dragon Precinct, Unicorn Precinct, Goblin Precinct, Gryphon Precinct, the short-story collection Tales from Dragon Precinct, and the forthcoming Mermaid Precinct, Phoenix Precinct, Manticore Precinct, and More Tales from Dragon Precinct. If you liked "Seven-Mile Race," check out more Cassie stories in the collection Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, as well as Buzzy Mag Online and the anthologies Apocalypse 13, Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental, A Baker's Dozen of Magic, Out of Tune, Tales from the House Band Volumes 1-2, and TV Gods: Summer Programming. If you liked "Under the King's Bridge," check out A Furnace Sealed, coming soon from WordFire Press. If you liked "The Ballad of Big Charlie," check out another story featuring Mia Fitzsimmons, "Streets of Fire" in V-Wars: Night Terrors. His other recent and forthcoming work includes the Tales of Asgard trilogy featuring Thor, Sif, and the Warriors Three; fiction in the universe of the online app game Summoner's War; the Alien novel Isolation; short stories in the anthologies Aliens: Bug Hunt, the two Baker Street Irregulars anthologies, Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, Nights of the Living Dead, and Release the Virgins!. In addition to all this, Keith is an editor of long-standing-he has more than a dozen anthologies to his credit, and he also edits manuscripts for clients both personal and corporate. He has been writing about popular culture for Tor.com since 2011, covering Star Trek, Stargate, Batman, Wonder Woman, Doctor Who, Marvel's Netflix series, and many more, plus he's doing a weekly rewatch for the site of every live-action movie based on a superhero comic book. Keith is also a third-degree black belt in karate, which he both teaches and trains in. He's probably done some other stuff, too, but he can't remember due to the lack of sleep. Find out less at his web site at DeCandido.net, which is a gateway to his entire online footprint.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Partners in Crime / a Dragon Precinct story

The Ballad of Big Charlie / a V-Wars story

A Vampire and a Vampire Hunter Walk Into a Bar

Under the King’s Bridge

The Stone of the First High Pontiff

Seven-Mile Race / a Cassie Zukav story

Editorial Interference

Sunday in the Park with Spot

Wild Bill Got Shot

-30- / a Viral story

Behold a White Tricycle / a story of the Four Clowns of the Apocalypse

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