Carrie Vaughn

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Carrie Vaughn
Vaughn at Worldcon in Helsinki in 2017
Vaughn at Worldcon in Helsinki in 2017
Born (1973-01-28) January 28, 1973 (age 46)
Mather Air Force Base,
Sacramento, California
Period1999 - present
GenreFantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Paranormal romance

Carrie Vaughn (born January 28, 1973) is an American writer, the author of the urban fantasy Kitty Norville series. She has published more than 60 short stories in science fiction and fantasy magazines as well as short story anthologies and internet magazines. She is one of the authors for the "Wild Cards" books.

Vaughn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College (during the course of which she also spent a year at the University of York) and later graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Master of Arts degree in English Literature. She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Her stories have received a number of mention credits in The Year's Best Science Fiction, edited by Gardner Dozois and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, edited by Ellen Datlow, Terry Windling, Kelly Link, and Gavin Grant. Her short story "Amaryllis", originally published in Lightspeed Magazine, was named a year's best in Gardner Dozois' Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection of the Year's Best Science Fiction and nominated for a Hugo Award. Her short story "That Game We Played During the War" was a 2017 Hugo Award finalist.[1]

Carrie Vaughn was a 1998 graduate of the intensive 6-week Odyssey Writing Workshop, one of the top speculative fiction writing workshops in the USA.[2] In 2009, she returned to the workshop as the special writer-in-residence.[3]

While the Kitty Norville books are published as fantasy, they have been popular with romance readers as well. In 2005, Kitty and the Midnight Hour won Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for 'Best First Mystery'.[4] Vaughn has said she welcomes the attention, but that it was unexpected:[5]

I emerged from the world of science fiction and fantasy, but I'm being promoted as a romance writer. It's kind of like Jerry Lewis becoming popular in France, I guess.[5]



Kitty Norville[edit]

  1. Kitty and the Midnight Hour (2005)
  2. Kitty Goes to Washington (2006)
  3. Kitty Takes a Holiday (2007)
  4. Kitty and the Silver Bullet (2008)
  5. Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (February 2009)[6]
  6. Kitty Raises Hell (March/April 2009)
  7. Kitty's House of Horrors (January 2010)
  8. Kitty Goes to War (June 2010)
  9. Kitty's Big Trouble (July 2011)
  10. Kitty Steals the Show (July 2012)
  11. Kitty Rocks the House (March 2013)
  12. Kitty in the Underworld (July 2013)
  13. Low Midnight (December 2014)
  14. Kitty Saves the World (April 2015)

The book Kitty's Greatest Hits (Aug 2011) contains short stories written over a long period and, in Vaughn's words, "its continuity is all over the map, from 500 years before the novels take place on up to the recent ones." Vaughn does not include it in the numbering of novels, and considers Kitty Steals the Show to be the 10th novel in the series.[7]

Golden Age[edit]

  • After the Golden Age (April 2011)
  • Dreams of the Golden Age (January 2014)

The Bannerless Saga[edit]

  • Bannerless (July 2017)
  • The Wild Dead (July 2018)

Other novels[edit]

  • Voices of Dragons (March 2010)
  • Discord's Apple (July 2010)
  • Steel (March 2011)
  • Martians Abroad (January 2017)

Omnibus editions[edit]

  1. Long-Time Listener, First-Time Werewolf (2007) is a Science Fiction Book Club edition collecting Kitty and the Midnight Hour, Kitty Goes to Washington, Kitty Takes a Holiday, and "Kitty Meets the Band."

Wild Cards[edit]

  • "Ghost Girl Takes Manhattan," Wild Cards, Vol. 1 reissue, 2010, Tor Books
  • "Always Spring in Prague," Wild Cards, Vol. 4 reissue, 2014, Tor Books
  • "Just Cause," Busted Flush, 2008 Tor Books
  • "Chosen Ones," Inside Straight, 2008 Tor Books
  • "Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza," 2014 Original

Short fiction[edit]

Vaughn lists and links to a number of her short stories on her website.

Kitty Norville[edit]

  1. "Doctor Kitty Solves All Your Problems" Weird Tales 324, Summer 2001
  2. "Kitty Loses Her Faith" Weird Tales 333, Fall 2003
  3. "Kitty and the Mosh Pit of the Damned" Weird Tales 338
  4. "Winnowing the Herd" Strange Horizons, October 16, 2006. A tale of Kitty and her radio station.
  5. "Looking After Family" Realms of Fantasy, February 2007. A tale of Cormac the assassin.
  6. "Kitty's Zombie New Year" Weird Tales 345
  7. "Life is the Teacher" Hotter Than Hell, June 2008 (ed. by Kim Harrison)
  8. "Il Est Ne" Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, October 2008 (ed. by Charlaine Harris)
  9. "The Temptation of Robin Green" The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance, April 2009 (ed. Trisha Telep)
  10. "Conquistador de la Noche" Subterranean Online, Spring 2009 (ed. Gardner Dozois). The origin story of Rick the vampire.
  11. "Kitty Learns the Ropes" Full Moon City, ed. Darrell Schweitzer, March 2010
  12. "Wild Ride" Running with the Pack, ed. Ekaterina Sedia
  13. "God's Creatures" Dark and Stormy Knights, ed. P.N. Elrod, July 2010
  14. "Defining Shadows," Those Who Fight Monsters, ed. by Justin Gustainis, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy, March 2011
  15. "It's Still the Same Old Story," Down These Strange Streets, ed. George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, November 2011
  16. "The Arcane Art of Misdirection," Hex Appeal, ed. P.N. Elrod, June 2012
  17. "Unternehmen Werewolf," Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the Macabre, ed. by Paula Guran, September 2013.
  18. "Bellum Romanum," Urban Enemies anthology, ed. by Joseph Nassise, Simon & Schuster, August 2017.

Other stories[edit]

  1. "PCS" Military Lifestyle Magazine, July 1994
  2. "The Girl with the Pre-Raphaelite Hair" Talebones 17, Fall 1999
  3. "The Haunting of Princess Elizabeth" Sword and Sorceress XVII, May 2000
  4. "A Riddle in Nine Syllables" Talebones 20, Fall 2000
  5. "In Time" Talebones 21, Spring 2001
  6. "Silence Before Starlight" Talebones 23, Winter 2001
  7. "The Librarian's Daughter" Realms of Fantasy, August 2002
  8. "The Heroic Death of Lieutenant Michkov" Polyphony 1, Fall 2002
  9. "Strife Lingers in Memory" Realms of Fantasy, December 2002
  10. "A Hunter's Ode to His Bait" Realms of Fantasy, February 2003
  11. "After the Golden Age" Dogtown Review 1, May 2004
  12. "This is the Highest Step in the World" All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories, October 2004
  13. "Peace in Our Time", December 2004
  14. "The Bravest of Us Touched the Sky" Talebones 29, Winter 2004
  15. "Dances from the Unseelie Court," The Eggplant Online Library, May 2005
  16. "Danae at Sea" TEL: Stories, Fall 2005
  17. "Draw Thy Breath in Pain" Paradox #8, December 2005
  18. "The Whimsical Lives of Bean Counters" Talebones 31, Winter 2005
  19. "Real City", June 2006
  20. "Last Moments of a Doomed Race" Son and Foe #4, 2006
  21. "For Fear of Dragons" Weird Tales, Oct/Nov 2006
  22. "Of Swords and Horses" Realms of Fantasy, December 2006
  23. "Crows" Talebones 34, Winter 2006
  24. "A Princess of Spain" The Secret History of Vampires, April 2007
  25. "Marrying In" Asimov's Science Fiction, June 2007
  26. "Swing Time" Baen's Universe, June 2007
  27. "Free Space" Baen's Universe, August 2007
  28. "A Letter to Nancy" Realms of Fantasy, August 2008
  29. "Little Black Dress" Spicy Slipstream Stories, September 2008 (ed. by Jay Lake & Nick Mamatas)
  30. "Gamma Ray vs. Death" Better Off Undead, November 2008 (anthology from DAW Books)
  31. "The Nymph's Child" Fast Ships, Black Sails, Fall 2008
  32. "The Happiest Place" Realms of Fantasy, February 2009
  33. "1977" Ravens in the Library, Spring 2009 (ed. Phil Brucato and Sandra Buskirk)
  34. "Watching" Killer Rabbits and Zombie Raccoons, October 2009 (ed. Kerrie Hughes)
  35. "The Book of Daniel" Talebones 39, Winter 2009
  36. "Just Another Word" Realms of Fantasy, April 2010
  37. "The Girls from Avenger" Warriors, ed. George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, March 2010.
  38. "Amaryllis," Lightspeed Magazine, debut issue, June 2010
  39. "Rooftops," Songs of Love and Death, ed. George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, November 2010.
  40. "Threads," The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, ed. by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer, June 2011
  41. "Now Purple With Love's Wound," Brave New Love, ed. Paula Guran, February 2012
  42. "Harry and Marlow and the Talisman of the Cult of Egil," Lightspeed, February 2012
  43. "Don Quixote," Armored, ed. John Joseph Adams, March 2012
  44. "Astrophilia" Clarkesworld, July 2012
  45. "Harry and Marlowe Meet the Founder of the Aetherian Revolution" The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination, ed. John Joseph Adams, February 2013
  46. "Game of Chance" Unfettered, ed Shawn Speakman, June 2013
  47. "The Art of Homecoming" Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2013
  48. "The Best We Can,", July 2013. Reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction 31, edited by Gardner Dozois.
  49. "Raisa Stepanova," Dangerous Women, ed. George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, December 2013.
  50. "Harry and Marlowe and the Intrigues at the Aetherian Exhibition," Lightspeed Magazine, February 2014.
  51. "Salvage," , Lightspeed Magazine Special Women Destroy Science Fiction! issue, June 2014.
  52. "Roaring Twenties," Rogues, ed. George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, June 2014.
  53. "Harry and Marlowe Versus the Haunted Locomotive of the Rockies," Lightspeed Magazine, July 2014.
  54. "G.I. Joe: Luck Be a Lady," Kindle Worlds, July 2014.
  55. "That Game We Played During The War",, March 2016


  1. ^ "2017 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  2. ^ Odyssey '98 Graduates
  3. ^ Odyssey 2009 Workshop Lecturers Biographies
  4. ^ "Romantic Times 2005 Reviewers' Choice Award Winners". Archived from the original on 2010-02-03.
  5. ^ a b Evans, Clay (July 2, 2007). "Love at first bite". The Denver Post.
  6. ^ "Carrie Vaughn Official Group". Yahoo!Groups.
  7. ^ "A Word on the Numbering of Kitty Novels". GoodReads.

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