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Publication Order of Altered America Books

Rappaccini's Crow (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Windowed Eyes, Her Chambered Heart (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Closer Than You Think Books

Peaches of Immortality (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
English Muffin, Devotion on the Side (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tortoiseshell Cats Are Not Refundable (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Therapy Buddha (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zeppelin Follies (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Pretty Little Mermaids (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flicka (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Farther Than Tomorrow Books

Bus Ride to Mars (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grandmother (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elsewhere, Within, Elsewhen (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surrogates (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tabat Quartet Books

Beasts of Tabat (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hearts of Tabat (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exiles of Tabat (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tales of Tabat Books

Narrative of a Beast's Life (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Dogs Came to the New Continent (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Events at Fort Plentitude (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sugar (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love, Resurrected (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Twicefar Station Books

Kallakak's Cousins (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amid the Words of War (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Come From the Dark Universe (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
TimeSnip (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Women of Zalanthas Books

Karaluvian Fale (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aquila's Ring (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mirabai the Twice-Lived (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of World Beside Us Books

Jaco Tours (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Can You Hear the Moon? (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
So Glad We Had This Time Together (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of Selkies, Disco Balls, and Anna Plane (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Ms. Liberty Gets a Haircut (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Sexy Thing (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil's Gun (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Magnificent Pigs (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clockwork Fairies (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Subtler Art (With: Gabra Zackman) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carpe Glitter (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

with Jeff VanderMeer
The Surgeon's Tale and Other Stories (With: Jeff VanderMeer) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Near (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Altered America (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Neither Here Nor There (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Creating an Online Presence (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moving From Idea to Finished Draft (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Prime Codex(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paper Cities(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Thousand Faces, the Quarterly Journal of Superhuman Fiction: Issue #9: Summer 2009(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Fantasy 2(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms 2(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clockwork Phoenix 3: New Tales of Beauty and Strangeness(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triangulation: End of the Rainbow(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Retro Spec(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
2020 Visions(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Subversion(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows & Light: Volume II(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apex Magazine - February 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossed Genres Quarterly 4(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clockwork Phoenix 4(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fish(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing Fantasy Heroes(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Steampunk Specs(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Half of the Sky(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pendragon Variety - In Memory of Dragons(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glitter & Mayhem(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Apex: Volume 4(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coffee(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
By Faerie Light: Volumes 1+2(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stamps, Vamps & Tramps(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombies: More Recent Dead(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unidentified Funny Objects 3(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Quiet Shelter There(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 100, January 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Airships & Automatons(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up To No Good(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters to Tiptree(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Funny Science Fiction(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Naughty or Nice(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons, Droids & Doom(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conspiracy!(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld: Year Eight(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #194(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Champions of Aetaltis(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 116, May 2016(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit of Place(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 119, August 2016(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Humanity 2.0(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cyber World(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
GlitterShip Year One(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 9(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2017(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long List Anthology Volume 3(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Timeshift: Tales of Time(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knaves(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giftmas 2018 Advent Anthology(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
If This Goes On(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unlocking the Magic(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wonderland(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld Year Ten: Volume Two(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Across the Universe(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
And the Last Trump Shall Sound(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space: 1975(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nebula Awards Showcase 55(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
99 Tiny Terrors(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reinvented Heart(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shattering the Glass Slipper(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long List Anthology Volume 8(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reinvented Detective(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
99 Fleeting Fantasies(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Cat Rambo

Mainly known for writing urban fantasy novels, the American novelist Cat Rambo is well regarded for their imaginative and intelligent stories. Capturing the imagination and attention of readers from around the world, they really have a way with words, writing in a direct and to the point manner. Well written with intricate narratives, their stories are both compelling and entertaining, keeping the reader hooked throughout. Creating modern mythopoeia, their stories and series create their own worlds that really come to life upon the page for the reader.

Winning numerous awards, they’re well known by critics as well, with many of their peers and contemporaries singing their praises. Moving the fantasy genre in new and exciting directions, they have an interesting perspective that’s completely fresh and different. Setting themselves apart from other writers within their field, they’ve carved their own unique niche, establishing their own idiosyncratic brand. Letting their work speak for itself, they take their audience on a journey, with stories that are fun, as well as having something to say.

Their characters are also very well drawn, giving the reader a feeling as if they’re really getting to know them. Often coming back time and time again, their ongoing arcs and stories ensure that readers can easily relate to each of their protagonists. A clear spokesperson for their craft too, they’re often speaking out and teaching others, imparting their knowledge to up-and-coming writers. With plenty more to come too, they definitely aren’t stopping any time soon either, as they continue growing from strength-to-strength.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1963 on the 14th of November, Cat Rambo was born and raised in Bryan, Texas, in the United States of America. Growing up with a keen interest in English and literature, they would develop their own personal style, creating a name for themselves. Attending Clarion West and the John Hopkins Writing Seminars, they would graduate, learning their craft as a writer and author.

Focusing on science-fiction and fantasy, they would become a member of the Codex Writers’ Group, becoming a key figure in the literary community. Previously working for Microsoft as a progammer-writer, they would also work as a Tarot card reader too. These experiences would give them a diverse range of influences to draw from as they continue to write to this very day.

Writing Career

The first book that Cat Rambo would release was titled ‘Beasts of Tabat,’ which would come out back in 2015. It would also begin the soon to be much loved ‘Tabat Quartet’ series of books, reaching a wide-range of readers around the world. Introducing Cat to a worldwide audience, this would see them becoming hugely popular with readers from far and wide.

Prior to this they would see a number of short-stories published in various different outlets publications, such as Clarkesworld Magazine,, and Asimov’s. Receiving awards too, including becoming Nebula Award finalist, they’ve also written alongside other fellows authors like Anne and Jeff VanderMeer. Maintaining a profile both offline as well as on, they have lots more planned for the future, they teach, edit, and write extensively.

Hearts of Tabat

Originally being released through the WordFire Press publishing imprint, this would be the second book in the ‘Tabat Quartet’ series of novels. Following on from the previous books, it’s self-contained, so you can read the books in any order you choose, although it’s best to read them in order. Initially coming out on the 2nd of April in 2018, it would be a fantasy romance, with a whole world established in its narrative.

With societal shifts taking place, the city of Tabat is changing, and Adelina Nettlepurse, who secretly owns the Spinner Press, and is a noted historian, finds herself drawn into it by love. Sebastiano is dealing with the College of Mages and the difficulties there, and his father is demanding he marry soon. Then Adelina’s friend is exiled after being convicted of sorcery, as Tabat sees a revolution of the mythological beasts residing there. Will Adelina be able to keep her head above water, can Sebastiano ever hope to marry, and what will become of these hearts of Tabat?

Featuring a compelling and innovative story, there’s several themes running throughout this book, such as power and revolution. On top of this there’s engaging romance driving it forwards, as the reader is made to really care about the outcome of the characters. Keeping them invested in their story, Cat is definitely a professional, as they handle the story with expert precision every step of the way.

You Sexy Thing

First brought out through Tor Books in 2021 on the 16th of November, this would be the first book in a series of the same name. Set in the same world as many of Cat’s previous books, it can easily read by itself, with it being its own self-contained story. A science-fiction adventure with baking, it’s a fun mix of genres, drawing from a whole range of different and diverse influences.

Located at the far flung edge of the known universe, the TwiceFar station sees Niko Larson there as he was previously Admiral in the Grand Military of the Hive Mind. Happy to work in her Last Chance Restaurant there, she’s finally free to work with the rest of her unit free from the ravages of war. Taken by a sentient ship, Niko and her crew are forced aboard the ship by pirates, and they must do whatever it takes to break free and return to the restaurant. Will they be able to manage it and break free, can they survive this ordeal, and what will happen once they’ve finally put the past behind them?

Using elements of light-hearted space opera as the backbone of its story, there’s also some suspense and intrigue there too. Keeping it all together, Cat makes it an extremely engaging story, allowing the audience to feel as if they’re really there too. Keeping the reader guessing, there’s also plenty of heart and warmth there too, as they willy surely want to come back for more time and time again.

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