Kyell Gold is the pen name of a Californian novelist who is chiefly known for writing male homosexual romance literature for the furry fandom. His longest published works are in the Argaea series — Volle, Pendant of Fortune and Shadow of the Father — and the Forester Universe — Out of Position and its sequels Isolation Play and Divisions, as well as the novels Waterways and Green Fairy and the novella Bridges. He is also known for his short stories.
Gold, who represents himself as a Red Fox, is one of the most acclaimed furry writers, having won more Ursa Major Awards (the main awards given in the field of furry fandom works) than anyone else. He currently has eight awards (all since 2005); beating the previous record of six, held by Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai. Gold has also been acknowledged by non-furry writers. In 2010 he was nominated for the WSFA Small Press Award for short fiction.
Gold's first published story was "The Prisoner's Release" in the magazine Heat, an adult publication by Sofawolf Press. Gold went on to write novels, starting with Volle, which became the first part of his Argaea fantasy series. Volle won Gold his first Ursa Major Award in 2005 for "Best Anthropomorphic Novel". In 2006, his sequel — Pendant of Fortune — won the 2006 Ursa Major Award in the same category.[notes 1] Fred Patten reviewed the pair, calling them "arguably the best anthropomorphic novels yet written". He also won that year's "Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction" for his short story Jacks to Open, published by Fur Rag.
Gold won his fourth Ursa Major with Don't Blink (published in Heat), which was voted "Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction" for 2007. He again won both the "Novel" and "Short Fiction" categories for 2008 with Waterways and In Between respectively. Gold won the same prizes again in the 2009 awards with Out of Position and Drifting.
In 2010, Gold was nominated for WSFA Small Press Award for short fiction with his story Race to the Moon.
Gold himself has set a goal of writing at least one novel-length work a year, as well as a collection of short stories which are published on furry fandom websites Fur Affinity and SoFurry (previously YiffStar). He is currently working on the 5th book about Dev and Lee, and the 3rd book in the Dangerous Spirits series.
|Volle||Argaea series||2005||Sara Palmer ("Caribou")||Sofawolf Press||ISBN 0-9712670-8-1||novel|
|Pendant of Fortune||Argaea series||2006||Sara Palmer||Sofawolf Press||ISBN 0-9769212-3-5||novel|
|The Prisoner's Release
and Other Stories
|Argaea series||2007||Sara Palmer, Vince Suzukawa, "Taurin Fox",
Adam Wan, Leo Magna.
|Sofawolf Press||ISBN 0-9769212-7-8||short stories|
|Waterways||Forester Universe||2008||John Nunnemacher ("Cooner")||Sofawolf Press||ISBN 0-9791496-5-7||novel|
|Out of Position||Dev and Lee||2009||"Blotch"||Sofawolf Press||ISBN 978-0-9791496-9-6||novel|
|Shadow of the Father||Argaea series||2010||Sara Palmer||Sofawolf Press||ISBN 978-0-9819883-4-4||novel|
|Bridges||Forester Universe||2010||"Keovi"||Furplanet||ISBN 978-1-935599-16-6||novella|
|Isolation Play||Dev and Lee||2011||"Blotch"||Sofawolf Press||ISBN 978-1-936689-00-2||novel|
|Weasel Presents||Argaea series||2011||Sara Palmer||Furplanet||ISBN 978-1-61450-006-3||short stories|
|In the Doghouse of Justice||2011||Alexander Roman||Sofawolf Press||ISBN 978-1-936689-12-5||short stories|
|Science Friction||Forester Universe||2011||"Cirrus"||FurPlanet||ISBN 978-1-61450-027-8||novella|
|Green Fairy||Dangerous Spirits||2012||"Rukis"||Sofawolf Press||ISBN 978-1-936689-16-3||novel|
|Winter Games||Forester Universe||2012||"Sabretoothed Ermine"||FurPlanet||ISBN 978-1-61450-088-9||novella|
|Divisions||Dev and Lee||2013||"Blotch"||Sofawolf Press||ISBN 978-1-936689-27-9||novel|
|Red Devil||Dangerous Spirits||2014||"Rukis"||Sofawolf Press||ISBN 978-1-936689-35-4||novel|
|The Mysterious Affair of Giles||Forester Universe||2014||Sara Miles ("Caribou")||Furplanet||ISBN 978-1-61450-168-8||novella|
|Uncovered||Dev and Lee||2014||"Blotch"||Sofawolf Press||ISBN 978-1-936689-40-8||novel|
|Black Angel||Dangerous Spirits||2015||TBA||TBA||novel|
|Over Time||Dev and Lee||2016||TBA||TBA||novel|
- X. A collection of ten erotic short stories based on the Ten Commandments, written by Gold and other writers. Gold acts as editor of the book. Sofawolf Press, ISBN 978-0-9819883-2-0, 2009.
- Sara Palmer's illustrated cover for Pendant of Fortune also won "Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration" in 2006.
- Jeeves; Gold, Kyell (2007-10-20). "Spotlight Interview with the author Kyell Gold!". Yiffstar. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
- Gold, Kyell. "Bio, FAQ, and Contact". Retrieved 2009-05-28.
- Wands, P. G. (2009-05-08). "Kyell Gold". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
- Wolf, The Chained (2009-05-18). "And the Winners of the 2008 Ursa Major Awards are...". FurteanTimes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-19.[dead link]
- Wolf, The Chained (2010-06-01). "Kyell Gold Becomes Most Successful Ursa Major Winner Ever". FurteanTimes.com. Retrieved 2010-06-01.[dead link]
- Lovejoy (August 9, 2010). "Furry Author Nominated for Actual Award". Weasel Wordsmith. Retrieved August 9, 2010.
- "Award Winners 2005". Ursa Major Awards. Retrieved 2008-01-12.
- Patten, Fred (2006-09-01). "Review of Volle and Pendant of Fortune". ANTHRO #7. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
- "Award Winners 2006". Ursa Major Awards. Retrieved 2008-01-12.
- "Award Winners 2007". Ursa Major Awards. Retrieved 2008-05-19.
- "Award Winners 2008". Ursa Major Awards. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
- Gold, Kyell. "Heads down". Retrieved 11 May 2014.
- Gold, Kyell. "Books". Retrieved 2009-05-19.
- Fuzzwolf; Gold, Kyell (2009-02-02). "Out Of Position - An Interview with Kyell Gold". KnotCast. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
- "The Prisoner's Release and Other Stories". Sofawolf Press. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
- "Shadow of the Father". Sofawolf Press. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
- "Weasel Presents". Furplanet. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
- "The Mysterious Affair of Giles". Retrieved 11 May 2014.
- Kyell Gold (2014-03-17). "Fourth Dev and Lee book title". Kyell Gold. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
- ""X" edited by Kyell Gold". Sofawolf Press. 11 June 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2009.
- "Heat #5 product page". Sofawolf Press. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
- "Heat #6 product page". Sofawolf Press. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
- Vance, Alex. "FANG - The Little Black Book of Furry Fiction". Bad Dog Books. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
- Kyell Gold's official website
- Fool's Gold - writing journal
- Story archive: FurRag
- Story archive: SoFurry (login required for stories with adult content)
- Story archive: Fur Affinity (login required for stories with adult content)