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A brand-new designer drug arrives in New York City with the force of a hurricane: Triple X, a potentially lethal combination of ecstasy and gamma radiation that is literally turning users from the shadowy, dank alleys to the glittering, raucous party circuit into living, rampaging nightmares. For high school science teacher Peter Parker, Triple X's onslaught on some of his students and his wife's professional life is as dangerous as it is unexpected. For Peter's secret alter-ego, the costumed crime-fighter known to the world as Spider-Man, the situation quickly accelerates from bad to worse, as the drug's effects run unchecked against law enforcement's and his own valiant efforts to rein in the city-wide chaos. But there is a growing consensus between Spider-Man and the police that, for reasons yet unknown, one of the arachnid's most fearsome enemies may be behind it all as part of a greater scheme to bring the city - and one of its most heroic and hated defenders - to its knees at long last...

Издательство: "Simon&Schuster" (2005)

ISBN: 978-1-4165-0968-4

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Keith R. A. DeCandido

Keith R. A. DeCandido

DeCandido at the BOOM! Studios booth at the New York Comic Convention in Manhattan, October 10, 2010.
Born April 18, 1969 (1969-04-18) (age 42)
New York, United States
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Period 1994 - present
Genres Science fiction, fantasy

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Keith Robert Andreassi DeCandido (born April 18, 1969 in New York, United States) 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 and Farscape, and for comic book work on characters such as Spider-Man and X-Men.

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Early life and education

(From left to right:) David Alan Mack, Will Sliney and DeCandido at a signing at Forbidden Planet in Manhattan, April 22, 2010.

DeCandido was born in the Bronx in New York City, the son of Robert L. DeCandido and GraceAnne A. 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.

In his college years at Fordham University, DeCandido worked as an editor and writer of one of the college newspapers, called simply the paper. After graduation, he has 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. (The podcast of the same name is a revival of the show, with many of the same people involved in the production, including DeCandido and Drew.)[1]

Career

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, Andromeda and Farscape, as well as comic books (Spider-Man, X-Men), role-playing games (Dungeons & Dragons), and video games (World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Command & Conquer). 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 2010, DeCandido was named Grandmaster by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.[2]

He currently writes the twice-weekly Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch on Tor.com.[3]

Bibliography

Star Trek novels

Star Trek novellas, short stories, and comic books

  • The Next Generation: Perchance to Dream (four-issue comic book miniseries, art by Peter Pachoumis and Lucian Rizzo, with Scott Benefiel, February–May 2000) -- collected in Enemy Unseen (2001), ISBN 1-56389-765-2, alongside "The Killing Shadows" and "Embrace the Wolf"
  • "Horn and Ivory" in What Lay Beyond (2002), ISBN 0-7434-5683-1
  • "Broken Oaths" in Deep Space Nine: Prophecy and Change (2003), ISBN 0-7434-7073-7
  • "Revelations" in New Frontier: No Limits (2003), ISBN 0-7434-7707-3
  • "The Ceremony of Innocence Is Drowned" in Tales of the Dominion War (2004), ISBN 0-7434-9171-8
  • "loDnIpu' vavpu' je" ("Brothers and Fathers") in Tales from the Captain's Table (2005), ISBN 1-4165-0520-2
  • "Letting Go" in Voyager: Distant Shores (2005), ISBN 0-7434-9253-6
  • "Four Lights" in The Next Generation: The Sky's the Limit (2007), ISBN 0-7434-9255-2
  • "Family Matters" in Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows (2009), ISBN 1-4165-5850-0
  • Alien Spotlight II: Klingons: Four Thousand Throats... (comic book, art by JK Woodward, 2009; winner, Best Single Issue of a Comic Book, TrekMovie.com)
  • "The Unhappy Ones" in Seven Deadly Sins (2010)
  • Captain's Log: Jellico (comic book, art by JK Woodward, 2010)

Star Trek eBooks

  • S.C.E. (Starfleet Corps of Engineers) series (2000–2006)
    • Fatal Error (2000)
    • Cold Fusion (2001)
    • Invincible Books 1-2 (w/David Mack, 2001)
    • Gateways Epilogue: Here There Be Monsters (2001)
    • War Stories Books 1-2 (2002)
    • Breakdowns (2003)
    • Security (2005)
    • What's Past Book 6: Many Splendors (2006)
  • The Next Generation: Slings and Arrows Book 6: Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment (2008)

Other novels

Novelizations

Other comic books

  • Farscape: The Beginning of the End of the Beginning (cowritten with Rockne S. O'Bannon, art by Tommy Patterson, four-issue miniseries, December 2008-April 2009)
  • Farscape: Strange Detractors (cowritten with O'Bannon, art by Will Sliney, four-issue miniseries, April–July 2009)
  • Farscape: D'Argo's Lament (art by Neil Edwards, four-issue miniseries, April–July 2009)
  • Farscape: Gone and Back (cowritten with O'Bannon, art by Patterson, July–October 2009)
  • Farscape: D'Argo's Trial (art by Caleb Cleveland, August–November 2009)
  • Farscape (monthly series, cowritten with O'Bannon, art by Sliney, November 2009–October 2011)
  • Farscape: D'Argo's Quest (art by Cleveland, December 2009-March 2010)
  • StarCraft: Ghost Academy Volume 1 (manga, art by Fernando Furukawa, 2010)
  • Cars: Adventures of Tow Mater #1-4 (art by Travis Hill, four-issue story arc, August–November 2010)

Short stories

References

  1. ^ The Chronic Rift
  2. ^ The Fourth Annual Scribe Awards (2010), International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, accessed July 15, 2011.
  3. ^ Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch - Series, accessed September 12, 2011.

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