Vylar Kaftan

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Vylar Kaftan is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. A Clarion West Workshop graduate, she lives on the U.S. West Coast.

Kaftan's short story "Civilisation" is included in Farah Mendlesohn's anthology Glorifying Terrorism, and several of her other speculative fiction flash and short stories have also been published. Her short story I'm Alive, I Love You, I'll See You In Reno, published in the June 2010 issue of Lightspeed Magazine, was a nominee for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Short Story.[1]

Her novella "The Weight of the Sunrise", published in the February 2013 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction, won the 2013 Nebula Award for Best Novella[2] and was a nominee for the 2014 Theodore Sturgeon Award[3] and the Sidewise Award.[4]


See also the list of stories on her website, with links.

Short fiction[edit]

Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
Lion dance 2012 Kaftan, Vylar (October–November 2012). "Lion dance". Asimov's Science Fiction. Vol. 36 no. 10–11.
The weight of the sunrise 2013 Kaftan, Vylar (February 2013). "The weight of the sunrise". Asimov's Science Fiction. Vol. 37 no. 2. pp. 76–106. Novella
Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water 2019 Tor.com Novella


  1. ^ "SFWA announces the 2010 Nebula Award Nominees". Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  2. ^ "2013 Nebula Nominees Announced". Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  3. ^ "Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction News and Events". Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  4. ^ "2014 Sidewise Award Finalists". Locus. 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-06-06.

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