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Title: Kyl
Author(s): Sheila Paulson
Date(s): 1988
Genre: gen
Fandom: Blake's 7
External Links: Online at AO3

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Kyl is a Blake's 7 gen story by Sheila Paulson. It is part of her Jabberwocky series.

Publication History

It was published in Southern Seven #4, Jabberwocky Collected, and Jabberwocky #2.

Author's Summary

What is the identity of the teenager who arrives at the Ryalon base to join the Resistance? Why is Avon in particular danger from him?[1]

Reactions and Reviews

[Kyl, reviewed by Aralias]: Avon kidfic! My not-at-all-secret weakness. (Another echo of Hellhound - which has to have been written... after this? Close, though.)

Kyl himself is somewhat of a device rather than a person, but he's not unlikeable. I like Avon with him, and I like that Kyl is sort of weirded out that Avon has a girlfriend even though he's only just accepted that Avon is his dad. I like that Vila noticed before we were told, and I love that Blake had a conversation with Avon about it.

I also think this (i.e. Avon's wife being political without him knowing it) is actually a pretty good explanation for what happened with the Avon/Anna business - although it positions Avon as much older than most other fics i.e. he's had two reasonably great loves before we find him on the London. I don't object though, as I usually try and write Avon old.

Anyway, obviously I liked this story a lot. But it does play to my narrative kinks, so take that opinion with a pinch of salt, and presumably a healthy scepticism of kidfic.[2]


  1. ^ Summary from
  2. ^ from Aralias, September 28, 2014