Cat Rambo

Cat Rambo (born 14 November 1963) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and editor. She was co-editor of Fantasy Magazine[1][2] from 2007 to 2011, which earned her a 2012 World Fantasy Special Award: Non-Professional nomination. She collaborated with Jeff VanderMeer on The Surgeon's Tale and Other Stories, published in 2007.

Her short stories have appeared in such places as Asimov's, Clarkesworld Magazine and[3] In 2012, her story "Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain" was a Nebula Award finalist. Her first novel, Beasts of Tabat, was published by Wordfire Press in 2015 and is the first of a fantasy quartet.

Rambo writes predominantly fantasy and science fiction. She collaborated in a New Weird round-robin writing project for editors by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer, published in the 2008 anthology The New Weird ("Festival Lives", pp. 365).[4][5]

A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and Clarion West, she also works with Armageddon MUD, as Sanvean,[6] and writes gaming articles. Her background in technology writing includes work for Microsoft and Security Dynamics. She is a member of the Codex Writers Group and, in 2008, was appointed chair of the Copyright Committee of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).[2]

In 2008, she donated her archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.[7]

Rambo started a two-year term as President of SFWA on July 1, 2015,[8] following one year as Vice President. As of 2018, she is on her second term.[9]

She is the co-editor with Fran Wilde of Ad Astra: the SFWA 50th Anniversary Cookbook (2015).[10]

Cat Rambo
Cat Rambo
Cat Rambo
Born1963 (age 55–56)
Bryan, Texas, United States
OccupationWriter, editor
GenreScience fiction, fantasy
Cat Rambo KGB
Rambo reading at the KGB bar in 2009


  • The Surgeon's Tale with Jeff VanderMeer (November 1, 2007, ISBN 0-8095-7268-0)
  • "The Bumblety's Marble" (2008) in Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy (ed. Ekaterina Sedia)
  • Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight (August 1, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9795349-5-9)
  • Rambo, Cat (2012). Near + Far. Seattle: Hydra House. ISBN 978-0-9848301-4-5.
  • "A Man and His Parasite" (2013) in SQ Mag, Edition 8 (ed. Sophie Yorkston)
  • "All the Pretty Little Mermaids" in Asimov's Science Fiction March 2014, Vol 38, No. 3
  • Rambo, Cat (April 2014). "Bud Webster". In Conversation. Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 134 (4): 44–45.
  • Rambo, Cat (2015). Beasts Of Tabat. Colorado Springs: WordFire Press. ISBN 9781614752974.
  • Rambo, Cat (2018). Hearts Of Tabat. Colorado Springs: WordFire Press. ISBN 9781614756378.


  1. ^ Payne, Marshall (July 1, 2008). "An Interview with Cat Rambo". The Fix. TTA Press ( Archived 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2015-07-18.
  2. ^ a b Strock, Ian Randal (July 8, 2008). "SFWA appoints three new coordinators". Retrieved 2010-04-17. Cat Rambo has been appointed chairman of the SFWA Copyright Committee. Rambo, a member since 2005, is the co-editor of Fantasy Magazine, and has worked in the fields of network security and technology writing, as well as teaching. She has worked with both the Copyright Exploratory Committee and the Copyright Committee, as well as written copy for the Nebula web site.
  3. ^ Ionescu, Iulian (December 1, 2014). "Interview with Author and Editor Cat Rambo". Fantasy Scroll Magazine ( Retrieved 2014-12-01.
  4. ^ The New Weird (first edition, 2008) publication contents at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved 2015-07-18.
  5. ^ Pflug, Ursula (July 2008). "The New Weird, A Review of the Anthology". The Internet Review of Science Fiction ( Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  6. ^ Rambo, Cat (January 2000). "I Think, Therefore I Roleplay". Imaginary Realities. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  7. ^ "Cat Rambo Papers | Northern Illinois University". Archon ( Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  8. ^ "2015 SFWA Election Results". SFWA. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ "SFWA Cookbook Available For Pre-Order". SFWA. Retrieved 2015-07-04.

External links

Daily Science Fiction

Daily Science Fiction is an email and online magazine devoted to publishing science fiction stories that was founded in 2010. Per the title, it is a daily publication, publishing each weekday, edited by Jonathan Laden and Michele Barasso. Daily Science Fiction is a professional paying market.

Three of the stories appearing in Daily Science Fiction in 2011 were named as finalists for The Micro Award, the first time in its five-year history that three finalists came from the same publication in a single year.

Fantasy Magazine

Fantasy Magazine was an American online fantasy and science fiction magazine. It was launched as a print edition at the 2005 World Fantasy Convention in Madison, Wisconsin. It continued in this format for six more issues, but in mid-October 2007, it moved online, with daily content, and spun off an original anthology, titled Fantasy. The magazine has published, in the past, stories by Peter S. Beagle, Jeffrey Ford, Theodora Goss, Caitlin Kiernan, Joe R. Lansdale, Nick Mamatas, Tim Pratt, Cat Rambo, Ekaterina Sedia, Catherynne M. Valente, Jeff VanderMeer, and more.

As of January 2012, Fantasy was merged into its sister Lightspeed, and John Joseph Adams replaced Sean Wallace as publisher.

Imaginary Realities

Imaginary Realities (IR) is an online magazine dedicated to text-based gaming, from MUD and roguelikes to interactive fiction. The original Imaginary Realities magazine was an influential MUD community online magazine running from September 1998 to December 2001. The current incarnation of the publication was started by Richard Tew in December 2013 and had until September 2015 released five new issues under a Creative Commons Share-Alike license.

The 1998-2001 run of Imaginary Realities was hosted under the auspices of George Reese's Center for Imaginary Environments at Imaginary Realities featured articles by Richard Bartle, Raph Koster, Julian Dibbell, Chip Morningstar, Randy Farmer, Skotos, Brian Green, George Reese, Jessica Mulligan, Wes Platt, Cat Rambo, Richard Woolcock, and Geoff Wong, as well as many other major figures in the MUD community. It was edited by David "Pinkfish" Bennett of Discworld MUD, Selina Kelley, Marcie Kligman and Daniel McIver.Articles from Imaginary Realities have been cited in Richard Bartle's Designing Virtual Worlds and Julie Coiro's Handbook of Research on New Literacies, and it was noted in Mulligan & Patrovsky's Developing Online Games as a venue where a previous work by Mulligan was published.After its disappearance from the Web, several mirrors of the original Imaginary Realities were brought online. These efforts have been applauded by at least one major former contributor, decrying the alternative of the content's loss, and at minimum appreciated for aiding in recovering his work by another.

List of Clarion West Writers Workshop alumni

This is a list of alumni in the Clarion West Writers Workshop, a six-week workshop for writers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative literature, held annually in Seattle, Washington.

Daniel Abraham (1998)

Kathleen Alcalá (1987)

Greg Beatty (2000)

Jenna Black (1989)

K. Tempest Bradford (2003)

Cassandra Rose Clarke (2010)

Monte Cook (1999)

Greg Cox (1984)

Kathryn Cramer (1984)

Indrapramit Das (2012)

A. M. Dellamonica (1995)

Arinn Dembo (1990)

Ron Drummond (1987)

Andy Duncan (1994)

Susan Fry (Susan Lee) (1998)

Richard Garfinkle (1992)

Kathleen Ann Goonan (1988)

Neile Graham (1996)

Susan Grossman (1990)

Caren Gussoff (2008)

Andrea Hairston (1999)

Randy Henderson (2009)

David Herter (1990)

Kij Johnson (1987)

Vylar Kaftan (2004)

Georgina Kamsika (2012)

Fiona Kelleghan (1995)

Margo Lanagan (1999)

Ann Leckie (2005)

David D. Levine (2000)

Kelly Link

Sonia Orin Lyris (1992)

Usman T. Malik (2013)

Daniel Marcus (1992)

Louise Marley (1993)

David Marusek (1992)

Maura McHugh (writer) (2006)

Carlton Mellick III (2008)

Steve Miller (1973)

Mary Anne Mohanraj (1997)

Monidipa “Mimi” Mondal (2015)

E. C. Myers (2005)

Ruth Nestvold (1998)

Gene O'Neill (1979)

Susan Palwick (1985)

Laurie Penny (2015)

Evan J. Peterson (2015)

Cat Rambo (2005)

Justina Robson (1996)

Benjamin Rosenbaum (2001)

Mary Rosenblum (1988)

Diana Rowland (1998)

Kiini Ibura Salaam (2001)

Lawrence Schimel (1991)

Carol Severance (1984)

Nisi Shawl (1992)

Jeff Spock (2004)

Rachel Swirsky (2005)

Gabriel Teodros (2016)

Sheree Thomas (1999)

Amy Thomson (1984)

Gordon Van Gelder (1987)

David J. Williams (2007)

Eric M. Witchey (1998)

N. Lee Wood (1985)


PodCastle is a weekly audio fantasy fiction podcast. They release audio performances of fantasy short fiction, including all the subgenres of fantasy, including magical realism, urban fantasy, slipstream, high fantasy, and dark fantasy. As of 2018, Jen R. Albert and Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali share editing duties and the show is mainly hosted by assistant editor Setsu Uzume, with occasional guest hosts.

Redstone Science Fiction

Redstone Science Fiction was an online science fiction magazine. The first issue was published June 1, 2010 and maintained a regular monthly schedule until the September 1, 2012 issue.Redstone Science Fiction (often called Redstone SF) has published fiction by Cory Doctorow, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ken MacLeod, Cat Rambo, Hannu Rajaniemi, Vylar Kaftan, Lavie Tidhar, and others. The magazine has conducted interviews with many editors and authors in the science fiction field, including Lou Anders, John Joseph Adams, Mary Robinette Kowal, Vylar Kaftan, Cat Rambo, Lavie Tidhar, and others. Redstone SF has also published essays on science fiction literary criticism and the writing craft. The magazine initiated a writing contest in June 2010 to draw attention to issues of disability in science fiction.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, or SFWA ( or ) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization of professional science fiction and fantasy writers. While SFWA is based in the United States, its membership is open to writers worldwide. The organization was founded in 1965 by Damon Knight under the name Science Fiction Writers of America, Inc. The president of SFWA as of 2015 is Cat Rambo.

SFWA has about 1,900 professionally published writer members worldwide.SFWA Active members vote for the Nebula Awards, one of the principal English-language science fiction awards.

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