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A member of the Furry Writers' Guild, Kyell has written several novels, all published by Sofawolf Press. Several of his shorter works have also appeared in Sofawolf Press's Heat, as well as Bad Dog Books' FANG. He and K.M. Hirosaki are co-hosts of the podcast Unsheathed.
Gold's most well-known works include his Argaea and Forester Universe series of novels and short stories. Along with foozzzball and Rikoshi, he is one of three authors behind the Cupcakes brand of novellas published by FurPlanet. Three of his novellas (Bridges, Science Friction and Winter Games) have been published in the Cupcakes line. His other published works include the coming of age novel Waterways and numerous short stories. He also posts his writing on Fur Affinity, Yiffstar and FurRag.
Gold is the author of a fantasy series, set in the fictional world of Argaea, which includes the novels Volle and Pendant of Fortune, as well as The Prisoner's Release and Other Stories, an anthology of short stories that take place between the two novels.
In summer and fall of 2007, Kyell wrote "Helfer's Busy Day", a serialized work of short fiction where readers could vote for what would happen in the next installment (in a manner similar to Dog's Days of Summer).
A third novel set in Argaea, Shadow of the Father, was released in January 2010.
Although The Prisoner's Release and Other Stories was released after Pendant of Fortune, the stories in it are placed chronologically between the two novels.
Here is a tentative chronology of the stories in the Argaea universe:
|Inside the Cage||The Prisoner's Release and Other Stories||January 2007|
|Helfer's Busy Day||Online
|The Prisoner's Release||Heat #1 (part 1)
Heat #2 (part 2)
The Prisoner's Release and Other Stories
|Home Again||The Prisoner's Release and Other Stories||January 2007|
|For Love or Family||The Prisoner's Release and Other Stories||January 2007|
|Pendant of Fortune||Pendant of Fortune||January 2006|
|June 2009 - January 2010|
|Shadow of the Father||Shadow of the Father||January 2010|
|Stolen Away||Weasel Presents||March 2011|
Published online 11 November 2008, the story "The Real World" contains few clues as to where in the chronology it goes.
In addition to fantasy works, Gold also writes stories set in a world roughly analogous to modern-day North America, peopled by anthropomorphic animals. The unofficial name for the setting comes from Forester University, a college that features in many of the stories.
Among the stories set in this world is Gold's novel Waterways. The book is structured as a triptych, comprising the stories "Aquifers," "Streams," and "Oceans" (the first two of which were originally posted on Yiffstar).
Another novel set in the setting, titled Out of Position, was released in January 2009. A sequel, titled Isolation Play was released in January 2011. A sequel to Isolation Play, Divisions, was released in January 2013. The fourth book, Uncovered will be released in July 2014, and the fifth, yet unnamed book, is planned for release in January 2016.
Dangerous Spirits universe
In 2012, Gold published Green Fairy, his first work of fantasy fiction which was not explicitly sexual in content. Like the Forester universe, Green Fairy is set in a region roughly analogous to modern-day North America, as well as the region of "Gallia" (analogous to France) and Siberia (analogous to Russia). The book was followed by Red Devil in 2014. The third book in trilogy Black Angel was also planned with release date to be announced.
The theme Gold most often returns to is "young gay furs looking for love." Typically, the fact that the characters are gay is not a problem for them. But with the novels Waterways and Out of Position, the theme is instead young furs struggling to accept their gay side.
Other common themes are the church (portrayed as a positive influence).
Kyell has won several awards for his written works, primarily as part of the Ursa Major Awards for anthropomorphic fiction. With twelve awards, Gold has won more Ursa Major Awards than anyone else, eclipsing the record of six once held by Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai.
|2005||Best Anthropomorphic Novel||Volle|
|2006||Best Anthropomorphic Novel||Pendant of Fortune|
|Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction||Jacks to Open|
|2007||Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction||Don't Blink|
|2008||Best Anthropomorphic Novel||Waterways|
|Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction||In Between|
|2009||Best Anthropomorphic Novel||Out of Position|
|Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction||Drifting|
|2010||Best Anthropomorphic Novel||Shadow of the Father|
|Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction||Bridges|
|2011||Best Anthropomorphic Novel||Isolation Play|
|Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction||How to Get Through the Day|
- Confuzzled 2013 Guests of Honour on the Confuzzled website. Retrieved November 9, 2012
- Guests of Honor on the Eurofurence 20 website. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
- Guests of Honor on the Furry Migration website. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
- Kyell Gold's LJ.
- Kyell Gold 2014-03-17. Fourth Dev and Lee book title. Kyell Gold. Retrieved on 2014-04-19.
- And the Winners of the 2008 Ursa Major Awards are... by The Chained Wolf for FurteanTimes.com on 18 May, 2009. Accessed on 19 May, 2009.
- GreenReaper 2010-05-31. 2009 Ursa Major Award Winners. Flayrah. Retrieved on 2010-06-01.
- Kyell Gold on Wikipedia
- Kyell Gold's official website
- Fool's Gold - Kyell Gold's LiveJournal
- Kyell on Fur Affinity
- Kyell on FurRag
- Kyell on SoFurry
- Kyell Gold on Goodreads
- Interview at Red Furros