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Keith returns with a double length entry that we'll count as two episodes.  To celebrate, he reads his entry in the recently released anthology, Liar, Liar.

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Lying is essential to good story-telling. Daily, we writers sit at their computers--or Underwoods or legal pads--and write down a bunch of untruths, piling one on top of another, page after page. We compound them, massage them, edit them, spin them, until we're satisfied that, despite how outlandish or other-worldly these lies are, you the reader will swallow them. (From Sandra Brown's introduction to LIAR LIAR) This gripping new anthology offers a baker's dozen tales of deceit by some of the finest liars in the business. The stories vary in setting, genre, style and tone, but they share a common theme: Each is based on a lie. Even better: Part of the proceeds from sales of this anthology will go to literacy organizations. And that's no lie.


About the Author

The Philadelphia Liars Club is a collective of award-winning writers who work in a spectrum of genres from literary to mystery to history to horror and beyond. We write stories for adults, young adults, children, and occasionally werewolves. We advocate for bookstores and libraries, reading and writing. We give lively talks about books, publishing, writing, and topics related to fiction. we do readings, panels, coffeehouse discussions and workshops, and we appear at bookstores, book clubs, libraries, conferences, fairs, conventions, restaurants and bars. Our goal is to promote literacy and love of books. And we hope our stories will encourage both. That's no lie.
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Keith takes us on a journey through the return and eventual cancellation of Farscape in comic book form from Boom! Studios.  

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Author Keith R.A. DeCandido reads from his contribution to the Tales of the Scattered Earth series published by Crossroad Press.Any thoughts on this episode can be left in our forums, or by writing, or by calling us toll free 888-866-9010.

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Once, long ago, there was one Earth. It was said that many deities gazed down upon it protectively, and there was balance between them all. Then something went wrong. The balance shifted—toward darkness. Earth was shattered, her people destroyed, her remains scattered far and wide. But the gods survived the cataclysm. They scattered as well, each pursuing a fragment of their former domain. And, when they overtook those shards, the gods drew upon what power remained to them to restore their worshippers to life.

These new followers rose from dust and imperfect memory, for the gods too had been injured. Each claimed a new home, and a new life, and each thought itself—at least at first—to be the only Earth. All memory of their former world was lost, except vague memories of the gods who gave them new life. Then, one day, a single great event drew all their eyes to the stars—and beyond. And each of them felt a yearning. Something in them desired to be whole again, or at least to understand.

These are their stories.

These are The Tales of the Scattered Earth.

Many authors, Many worlds, Many storylines, One grand setting. Read each book and experience the worlds created by that author, then move on to the next, and the next, until they all come together in one grand adventure.

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Author Keith DeCandido presents the prologue to one of his latest novels, SCPD: The Case of the Claw.  

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The great metropolis of Super City is the home of dozens of costumed heroes: Spectacular Man, the Terrific Trio, the Bruiser, the Superior Six, and more.

This isn't their story...

When the heroes are done punching out the villains, it's left to the stalwart men and women of the Super City Police Department to restrain them, arrest them, and hope that this time there's enough evidence to actually convict them.


The mutated spree killer known as the Claw has returned, leaving bloody victims all over Super City. While Homicide detectives try to find out who the Claw really is, uniformed officers must deal with the Bolt's escape from the drunk tank, and the bumblings of aspiring hero Knight Dude. Meanwhile, the Superior Six claim they'll cooperate with the police and stop the Claw—but they're busy fighting the Brute Squad and stonewalling the cops. The SCPD must find out the Claw's deadly secret, before he claims another victim!


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Author Keith DeCandido presents a chapter from the forthcoming audio version of his latest novel, Unicorn Precinct.

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Humans and elves, dwarves and gnomes, wizards and warriors all live and do business in the thriving, overcrowded port city of Cliff's End, to say nothing of the tourists and travelers who arrive by land and sea, passing through the metropolis on matters of business or pleasure-or on quests. The hard-working, under-appreciated officers of the Cliff's End Castle Guard work day and night to maintain law and order as best they can.

Arra Cynnis is the youngest child in one of the most powerful families in the wealthy district of Unicorn Precinct. When she's found murdered, with the culprit's identity hidden from the magical examiner's spells, the Captain of the Guard sends his best investigators. Ex-soldier Torin ban Wyvald and half-elf Danthres Tresyllione have two viable suspects: Arra's fiancé, who is the cousin of another member of the Castle Guard, or the unknown person with whom Arra was having a torrid affair. Torin and Danthres must navigate the difficult political waters of Cliff's End's upper classes in an attempt to determine the girl's killer.

Complicating the case is the unexpected appearance of Torin's estranged father, who has come to return the detective to his far-off homeland of Myverin, and he won't take no for an answer . . . .

At last, an all-new adventure of the Cliff's End Castle Guard!

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Author Keith R.A. DeCandido presents the first in a series of podcasts where he'll be talking about, well, Keith.  In the first episode, Keith tells us about his latest novel, Dungeons & Dragons: Under the Crimson Sun.

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