Carrie Vaughn Books

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Carrie Vaughn was born in 1973 in the US. She studied at the Occidental College and then at the University of Boulder, Colorado where she studied for a degree in English Literature. She settled in Boulder after her university studies. Once she finished university, moreover, Vaughn began to emerge as an author, having her work published in magazines. Vaughn is best known for her science fiction works, and she has written both short stories and novels.

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Order of Kitty Norville Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Kitty and the Midnight Hour 2005 Description / Buy
2 Kitty Goes to Washington 2006 Description / Buy
3 Kitty Takes a Holiday 2007 Description / Buy
4 Kitty and the Silver Bullet 2008 Description / Buy
5 Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand 2009 Description / Buy
6 Kitty Raises Hell 2009 Description / Buy
7 Kitty's House of Horrors 2009 Description / Buy
8 Kitty Goes to War 2010 Description / Buy
9 Kitty's Big Trouble 2011 Description / Buy
10 Kitty Steals the Show 2012 Description / Buy
11 Kitty Rocks the House 2013 Description / Buy
12 Kitty in the Underworld 2013 Description / Buy
13 Paranormal Bromance (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
14 Low Midnight 2014 Description / Buy
15 Kitty Saves the World 2015 Description / Buy
16 Kitty's Mix-Tape 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Kitty Norville Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Kitty's Greatest Hits 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Golden Age Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 After the Golden Age 2011 Description / Buy
2 Dreams of the Golden Age 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Voices of Dragons Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Voices of Dragons 2009 Description / Buy
2 Refuge of Dragons 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Bannerless Saga Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Bannerless 2017 Description / Buy
2 The Wild Dead 2018 Description / Buy
3 Where Would You Be Now? (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Bannerless Saga Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Where Would You Be Now? (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
2 Bannerless 2017 Description / Buy
3 The Wild Dead 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Cormac and Amelia Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dark Divide (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
2 Badlands Witch (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
3 Fatal Storm 2021 Description / Buy
4 Charmed Waters 2021 Description / Buy
5 The Cormac and Amelia Case Files 2022 Description / Buy
6 Broken Roads (Short Story) 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Robin Hood Stories Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Ghosts of Sherwood (Short Story) 2020 Description / Buy
2 The Heirs of Locksley (Short Story) 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Carrie Vaughn Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Discord's Apple 2010 Description / Buy
2 Steel 2011 Description / Buy
3 Martians Abroad 2017 Description / Buy
4 The Immortal Conquistador 2019 Description / Buy
5 Questland 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Carrie Vaughn Short Stories/Novellas

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Best We Can (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
2 That Game We Played During the War (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
3 Amaryllis (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
4 Sinew and Steel and What They Told (Short Story) 2020 Description / Buy
5 An Easy Job (Short Story) 2021 Description / Buy
6 Time (Short Story) 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Carrie Vaughn Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Straying From the Path 2011 Description / Buy
2 Amaryllis and Other Stories 2016 Description / Buy
3 Real City (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
4 Water Fire Fae 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Wild Cards Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Wild Cards ( By: George R.R. Martin) 1986 Description / Buy
2 Aces High ( By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) 1987 Description / Buy
3 Jokers Wild ( By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) 1987 Description / Buy
4 Aces Abroad ( By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) 1988 Description / Buy
5 Down and Dirty ( By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) 1988 Description / Buy
6 Ace in the Hole ( By: George R.R. Martin) 1990 Description / Buy
7 Dead Man's Hand ( By: George R.R. Martin) 1990 Description / Buy
8 One-Eyed Jacks ( By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) 1991 Description / Buy
9 Jokertown Shuffle ( By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) 1991 Description / Buy
10 Double Solitaire ( By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) 1992 Description / Buy
11 Dealer's Choice ( By: George R.R. Martin) 1992 Description / Buy
12 Turn of the Cards ( By: George R.R. Martin, Victor Milán) 1993 Description / Buy
13 Deuces Down ( By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) 2002 Description / Buy
14 Death Draws Five ( By: George R.R. Martin, John J. Miller) 2006 Description / Buy
15 Busted Flush ( By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) 2008 Description / Buy
16 Inside Straight ( By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) 2008 Description / Buy
17 Suicide Kings ( By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) 2009 Description / Buy
18 Ghost Girl Takes Manhattan 2010 Description / Buy
19 Fort Freak ( By: George R.R. Martin, Melinda M. Snodgrass, David Anthony Durham) 2011 Description / Buy
20 The Button Man and the Murder Tree (Short Story) ( By: Cherie Priest) 2013 Description / Buy
21 The Elephant in the Room (Short Story) ( By: George R.R. Martin, Paul Cornell) 2013 Description / Buy
22 Lowball ( By: George R.R. Martin, Melinda M. Snodgrass, David Anthony Durham) 2014 Description / Buy
23 Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
24 Prompt. Professional. Pop! (Short Story) ( By: Walter Jon Williams) 2014 Description / Buy
25 Discards (Short Story) ( By: David D. Levine) 2016 Description / Buy
26 High Stakes ( By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) 2016 Description / Buy
27 The Thing about Growing Up in Jokertown (Short Story) ( By: George R.R. Martin) 2016 Description / Buy
28 The Atonement Tango ( By: Stephen Leigh) 2017 Description / Buy
29 When the Devil Drives (Short Story) ( By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) 2017 Description / Buy
30 Evernight (Short Story) ( By: Victor Milán) 2018 Description / Buy
31 The Flight of Morpho Girl (Short Story) ( By: George R.R. Martin) 2018 Description / Buy
32 Knaves Over Queens ( By: George R.R. Martin) 2018 Description / Buy
33 Long is the Way ( By: George R.R. Martin) 2019 Description / Buy
34 Naked, Stoned, and Stabbed (Short Story) ( By: Bradley Denton) 2019 Description / Buy
35 Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire ( By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) 2019 Description / Buy
36 American Hero ( By: George R.R. Martin) 2020 Description / Buy
37 Three Kings ( By: George R.R. Martin, Melinda M. Snodgrass) 2020 Description / Buy
38 Ripple Effects ( By: Laura J. Mixon) 2021 Description / Buy
39 Joker Moon ( By: George R.R. Martin) 2021 Description / Buy
40 Skin Deep (Short Story) ( By: Alan Brennert) 2021 Description / Buy
41 Hearts of Stone (Short Story) ( By: Emma Newman) 2022 Description / Buy
42 Grow 2022 Description / Buy
43 Full House ( By: George R.R. Martin) 2022 Description / Buy
44 Pairing Up ( By: George R.R. Martin, Melinda M. Snodgrass, David Anthony Durham, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Gwenda Bond, Marko Kloos, Christopher Rowe, Bradley Denton, Peter Newman) 2023 Description / Buy
45 Sleeper Straddle ( With: Stephen Leigh, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Cherie Priest, Walter Jon Williams, Christopher Rowe, Max Gladstone) 2024 Description / Buy

Carrie Vaughn Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories 2004 Description / Buy
2 Asimov's Science Fiction, June 2007 2007 Description / Buy
3 Weird Tales: The Twenty-First Century, Vol. 1 2007 Description / Buy
4 Fast Ships, Black Sails 2008 Description / Buy
5 Spicy Slipstream Stories 2008 Description / Buy
6 The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2009 Description / Buy
7 Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard's Name 2009 Description / Buy
8 Running with the Pack 2010 Description / Buy
9 Warriors 2010 Description / Buy
10 Dark and Stormy Knights 2010 Description / Buy
11 Songs of Love and Death 2010 Description / Buy
12 The Best of Talebones 2010 Description / Buy
13 Down These Strange Streets 2011 Description / Buy
14 Lightspeed: Year One 2011 Description / Buy
15 The Urban Fantasy Anthology 2011 Description / Buy
16 Warriors 3 2011 Description / Buy
17 Halloween 2011 Description / Buy
18 Brave New Love: 15 Dystopian Tales of Desire 2012 Description / Buy
19 Lightspeed Magazine, November 2012 2012 Description / Buy
20 Super Stories of Heroes and Villains 2013 Description / Buy
21 The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination 2013 Description / Buy
22 Dangerous Women 2013 Description / Buy
23 The Year\'s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2014 2013 Description / Buy
24 After the End 2013 Description / Buy
25 Best New SF 26 2013 Description / Buy
26 Steampunk Trails #1 2013 Description / Buy
27 Some of the Best from, 2013 2013 Description / Buy
28 The Time Traveler's Almanac 2013 Description / Buy
29 Lightspeed Magazine, February 2014 2014 Description / Buy
30 Clarkesworld: Year Six 2014 Description / Buy
31 Lightspeed Magazine, June 2014: Women Destroy Science Fiction! Special Issue 2014 Description / Buy
32 Rogues 2014 Description / Buy
33 The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2014 Edition 2014 Description / Buy
34 Lightspeed Magazine, July 2014 2014 Description / Buy
35 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection 2014 Description / Buy
36 Zombies: More Recent Dead 2014 Description / Buy
37 The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures 2014 Description / Buy
38 Lightspeed Magazine, October 2014 2014 Description / Buy
39 The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women 2014 Description / Buy
40 Fantasy For Good 2014 Description / Buy
41 Operation Arcana 2015 Description / Buy
42 The Doll Collection 2015 Description / Buy
43 More Recent Weird 2015 Description / Buy
44 The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk 2015 Description / Buy
45 The End Has Come 2015 Description / Buy
46 Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories By Women 2015 Description / Buy
47 Warrior Women 2015 Description / Buy
48 Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life 2016 Description / Buy
49 The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume One 2016 Description / Buy
50 Swords v. Cthulhu 2016 Description / Buy
51 Lightspeed Magazine, July 2016 2016 Description / Buy
52 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection 2016 Description / Buy
53 The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Seven 2016 Description / Buy
54 Colorado State of Mind 2016 Description / Buy
55 Some of the Best from, 2016 Edition 2017 Description / Buy
56 The Unicorn Anthology 2017 Description / Buy
57 Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology 2017 Description / Buy
58 Georgetown Haunts and Mysteries 2017 Description / Buy
59 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection 2017 Description / Buy
60 Infinity Wars 2017 Description / Buy
61 The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2017 2017 Description / Buy
62 Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Short Fiction 2018 Description / Buy
63 Mechanical Animals 2018 Description / Buy
64 Nightmare Magazine, Issue 75 2018 Description / Buy
65 Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 105, February 2019 2019 Description / Buy
66 Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy 2019 Description / Buy
67 Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 107, April 2019 2019 Description / Buy
68 Nevertheless She Persisted 2020 Description / Buy
69 Some of the Best from 2020 Edition 2021 Description / Buy
70 The Year's Top Tales of Space and Time 2021 Description / Buy
71 Shapers of Worlds Volume II 2021 Description / Buy
72 Some of the Best of 2021 2022 Description / Buy
73 Someone in Time: Tales of Time-Crossed Romance 2022 Description / Buy
74 Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 153, February 2023 2023 Description / Buy
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Some of her novels also form sizeable series. As well as authoring science fiction and fantasy novels, Vaughn also has written several romances. Indeed, she describes herself as having emerged from the fantasy and science fiction genres only to become widely known as a romance writer. She has won several awards and credits for her fiction writing, the most prestigious of which was probably a nomination for a Hugo Award.

Vaughn’s most famous books are arguably the novels that make up her ‘Kitty Norville‘ series. This series of novels falls within the genre of urban fantasy. Norville is a werewolf, though many people simply believe her to be a regular teenaged girl. Norville hosts a chat show on the local radio, and by discussing issues with various listeners who phone in to the show, she comes to learn about the latest events in the supernatural community.

Her main foe throughout the series is a local religious preacher, who is always attempting to entice members of the supernatural community (including Kitty Norville herself and her werewolf pack) to join his traveling Bible show so that he can ‘save’ them. Norville and her listeners gradually come to realise that this Bible show is not all that it seems. Aside from this series, Vaughn has written several other shorter series of novels including the ‘Golden Age’ series and various standalone novels (for instance ‘Voices of Dragons’ which was published in 2010).


As mentioned above, Vaughn has been nominated for a Hugo Award. The Hugo Awards are given to an author who is deemed to have written the best science fiction or fantasy novel over the past year. They are named after Hugo Gernsback, who was a science fiction magazine editor – his magazines published short stories of the kind that first got Carrie Vaughn known for her writing. Carrie Vaughn has also been mentioned in several roundups of highly prized writing, including in titles such as ‘The Year’s Best Science Fiction’ and ‘The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror’.


In this section, we will delve a little deeper into those of Vaugn’s works that are most highly prized by her fans. Two books under discussion here both come from the Kitty Norville series. The first is named ‘Kitty and the Midnight Hour’ and the second, ‘Kitty Goes to Washington’. They represent the first and second books in the series respectively. The third is from the Voices of Dragons series.

In The Midnight Hour, we are first introduced to Kitty Norville. She is a late night DJ and, somewhat by accident, she starts her own late night talk show (hence the book’s title, ‘The Midnight Hour’). The talk show’s theme is vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural beings. Norville herself is a werewolf, but she attempts to keep this fact about herself a secret from her listeners, and in fact she wants to discourage her listeners from believing that being a supernatural being such as herself is ‘cool’. Gradually, it emerges that an itinerant preacher is attempting to ‘save’ members of the supernatural community. By talking with some of her listeners, though, Norville begins to suspect that this preacher has a sinister purpose. This plot point is not entirely wrapped up until the second book of the series, though, to which we now turn.

In Kitty Goes to Washington, Norville heads to Washington and gets to know a vampire properly. She was called to the stand in front of the Senate to testify on behalf of supernaturals and finds herself on the wrong side of a Bible-thumping Senator who wants to expose her as a monster.

She also makes various other contacts there, and her relationship with her love interest, Ben, is developed. Norville discovers that the preacher whom she first encountered in the first book of the series is in fact a ‘fae’. The fae lives by feeding off the supernatural community and so he has adopted the guise of a preacher offering to cure them so that he can get close to them. Will Norville be able to defeat the fae and save her community?

Voices of Dragons: This book has some real shades of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but more modernized and with dragons. A delicious combination for sure. Kay Wyatt is a seventeen-year old with an eye for adventure. She knows the laws says she’s not supposed to go rock climbing so close to the border, but she’d rather go on an adventure than worry about some silly rules. She’d rather go rock climbing.

In Kay’s world kids have cellphones and worry about homecoming. They don’t think about that border that separates them from the dragons and the constant dragon drills they go through in case of an attack. World War II sprung the dragons back into the world, but living on the border of Dragon never bothered Kay.

Kay was looking for a thrill when she climbed the mountain, but she got way more than that when she nearly died and was saved by Artegal – a dragon. The rules that Kay grew up with are suddenly shattered and she gained a new friendship in the process. Unfortunately, the friendship between a human and a dragon isn’t wide spread and a war is brewing with Kay and Artegal stuck in the middle. Can their friendship survive? Can it help change the course of war and bring peace?

When Does The Next Carrie Vaughn book come out?

Carrie Vaughn doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Broken Roads and was released on January, 18th 2024. It is the newest book in the Cormac and Amelia Series.

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  1. The Kitty Norville series is what drew me to Carrie Vaughn and I am honestly surprised this series hasn’t been developed by The CW or something for a series. The ascension of Kitty to alpha of the pack as well as her unique leadership style, that draws on feminist ideals and her ability to stick with them is truly unique and helps separate this book from others in its genre. I think that it is perfect for adaptation and I am dying for the day I read that news online.

    The only non-Kitty book I’ve read is Martians Abroad and I think it continues to the trend of strong feminine characters. If Carrie Vaughn keeps churning out books like this, I think she’s made a fan for life.

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