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Kyell Gold writes primarily anthropomorphic ("furry") fiction, and is most famous for his stories in a Renaissance-era world (Volle, Pendant of Fortune, The Prisoner's Release, Shadow of the Father) and his stories in a contemporary world (Waterways, Out of Position, Isolation Play). He has won ten Ursa Major awards for his novels and short stories. Out of Position also won the Rainbow Award for Best Gay Novel of 2009, and in 2010, his short story "Race to the Moon," published in "New Fables," was nominated for a WSFA Short Story Award. Other strange things he likes to write about include mystical decks of cards, superheroes, and sports; his novel Out of Position takes place in the world of professional football. In 2011, he released Isolation Play, the sequel to Out of Position; Weasel Presents, a collection of stories in Argaea; In the Doghouse of Justice, a collection of superhero stories; and Science Friction, a college sex farce.
He was not born in California, but now considers it his home. He loves to travel and dine out with his partner of many years, Kit Silver, and can be seen at furry conventions in California, around the country, and abroad. With his friend K.M. Hirosaki, he hosts a podcast about writing called "Unsheathed," produced by Kit, and although Kit and K.M. both enjoy a glass of wine, Kyell prefers Coke Zero to fuel his podcasting and writing.
on April 09, 2013 :
Bridges tells a sweet and sad story that includes loss and separation as well as the joys of new friends and relationships set against a backdrop of gay life in a big city. Kyell Gold is a master of character development and does a fine job on his major characters here. You'll like every one of them in the end, I think. It all comes to a satisfying conclusion, though you may wish to hear more about some of these folks.
Furry characters, though much of the plot doesn't depend on that. We are tipped off by the more developed senses of smell and hearing that the canids enjoy, but the story might have been the same had the participants been human. Nonetheless, for those of us who enjoy a furry cast, this is great fun and will be read more than once.
(reviewed long after purchase)