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.
Order of Bannerless Saga Series
|1||Bannerless||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Where Would You Be Now? (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||The Wild Dead||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of Carrie Vaughn Short Stories
|1||The Best We Can (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||That Game We Played During the War (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Carrie Vaughn Short Story Collections
|1||Straying From the Path||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Kitty's Greatest Hits||2011||Description / Buy|
|3||Amaryllis and Other Stories||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Carrie Vaughn Standalone Novels
|1||Voices of Dragons||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||Discord's Apple||2010||Description / Buy|
|3||Steel||2011||Description / Buy|
|4||Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza: A Wild Cards Story (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|5||Martians Abroad||2017||Description / Buy|
|6||Bannerless||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Golden Age Series
|1||After the Golden Age||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Dreams of the Golden Age||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Kitty Norville Series
|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||El Hidalgo de la Noche (Short Story)||2009||Description / Buy|
|6||Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand||2009||Description / Buy|
|7||Kitty Raises Hell||2009||Description / Buy|
|8||Kitty's House of Horrors||2009||Description / Buy|
|9||Kitty Goes to War||2010||Description / Buy|
|10||Kitty's Big Trouble||2011||Description / Buy|
|11||Kitty Steals the Show||2012||Description / Buy|
|12||Kitty Rocks the House||2013||Description / Buy|
|13||Kitty in the Underworld||2013||Description / Buy|
|14||Paranormal Bromance (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|15||Low Midnight||2014||Description / Buy|
|16||Kitty Saves the World||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Voices of Dragons Series
|1||Refuge of Dragons||2017||Description / Buy|
|1||Warriors||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||Dark and Stormy Knights||2010||Description / Buy|
|3||Songs of Love and Death: All Original Tales of Star Crossed Love||2010||Description / Buy|
|4||Down These Strange Streets||2011||Description / Buy|
|5||Down These Strange Streets||2011||Description / Buy|
|6||Hex Appeal||2012||Description / Buy|
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).
CARRIE VAUGHN AWARDS:
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’.
BEST CARRIE VAUGHN BOOKS.
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?
The next book by Carrie Vaughn is The Wild Dead and will be released on July, 17th 2018. It is the newest book in the Bannerless Saga Series.