Kyell Gold

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Kyell Gold
Born United States
Pen name Kyell Gold
Occupation Novelist
Language English
Nationality American
Genre Fantasy
Notable works Argaea series
Forester Universe

Kyell Gold is the pen name of a Californian novelist who is chiefly known for writing male homosexual romance literature for the furry fandom.[1][2] His longest published works are in the Argaea seriesVolle, Pendant of Fortune and Shadow of the Father — and the Forester UniverseOut 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,[3] 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.[4][5] Gold has also been acknowledged by non-furry writers. In 2010 he was nominated for the WSFA Small Press Award for short fiction.[6]


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".[7] 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".[8] He also won that year's "Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction" for his short story Jacks to Open, published by Fur Rag.[9]

Gold won his fourth Ursa Major with Don't Blink (published in Heat), which was voted "Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction" for 2007.[10] He again won both the "Novel" and "Short Fiction" categories for 2008 with Waterways and In Between respectively.[11] Gold won the same prizes again in the 2009 awards with Out of Position and Drifting.[5]

In 2010, Gold was nominated for WSFA Small Press Award for short fiction with his story Race to the Moon.[6]

Current activities[edit]

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).[2] He is currently working on the 5th book about Dev and Lee, and the 3rd book in the Dangerous Spirits series.[12]

Outside his work, he lives with his husband Kit Silver and attends furry conventions around the world, using Twitter to tweet about them.[2]

Published works[edit]

A list of printed editions of Gold's work.[3][13]

Main article: Argaea series
Main article: Forester Universe
Title Series Year Illustrator Publisher ISBN Type
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.[14][15]
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"[14] Sofawolf Press ISBN 978-0-9791496-9-6 novel
Shadow of the Father Argaea series 2010 Sara Palmer[16] 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[17] 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[18] Sara Miles ("Caribou") Furplanet ISBN 978-1-61450-168-8 novella
Uncovered[19] 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[19] TBA TBA novel

As editor[edit]

Gold's stories have also been published in furry erotica magazines Heat (issues #1-6; Sofawolf Press) and FANG (issues #1-3; Bad Dog Books).[1][21][22][23]


  1. ^ Sara Palmer's illustrated cover for Pendant of Fortune also won "Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration" in 2006.


  1. ^ a b Jeeves; Gold, Kyell (2007-10-20). "Spotlight Interview with the author Kyell Gold!". Yiffstar. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  2. ^ a b c Gold, Kyell. "Bio, FAQ, and Contact". Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  3. ^ a b Wands, P. G. (2009-05-08). "Kyell Gold". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  4. ^ Wolf, The Chained (2009-05-18). "And the Winners of the 2008 Ursa Major Awards are...". Retrieved 2009-05-19. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b Wolf, The Chained (2010-06-01). "Kyell Gold Becomes Most Successful Ursa Major Winner Ever". Retrieved 2010-06-01. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b Lovejoy (August 9, 2010). "Furry Author Nominated for Actual Award". Weasel Wordsmith. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Award Winners 2005". Ursa Major Awards. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  8. ^ Patten, Fred (2006-09-01). "Review of Volle and Pendant of Fortune". ANTHRO #7. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  9. ^ "Award Winners 2006". Ursa Major Awards. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  10. ^ "Award Winners 2007". Ursa Major Awards. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  11. ^ "Award Winners 2008". Ursa Major Awards. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  12. ^ Gold, Kyell. "Heads down". Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  13. ^ Gold, Kyell. "Books". Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  14. ^ a b Fuzzwolf; Gold, Kyell (2009-02-02). "Out Of Position - An Interview with Kyell Gold". KnotCast. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  15. ^ "The Prisoner's Release and Other Stories". Sofawolf Press. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  16. ^ "Shadow of the Father". Sofawolf Press. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  17. ^ "Weasel Presents". Furplanet. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  18. ^ "The Mysterious Affair of Giles". Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  19. ^ a b Kyell Gold (2014-03-17). "Fourth Dev and Lee book title". Kyell Gold. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  20. ^ ""X" edited by Kyell Gold". Sofawolf Press. 11 June 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  21. ^ "Heat #5 product page". Sofawolf Press. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  22. ^ "Heat #6 product page". Sofawolf Press. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  23. ^ Vance, Alex. "FANG - The Little Black Book of Furry Fiction". Bad Dog Books. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 

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