Cat Rambo

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Cat Rambo
Cat Rambo in purple
Born 1963
Bryan, Texas
Occupation Author, editor
Nationality American
Genre Science fiction, fantasy
Cat Rambo, reading at the KGB bar, 2009

Cat Rambo is a science fiction and fantasy writer and editor who lives in the Pacific Northwest. She was co-editor of Fantasy Magazine[1] 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[2] 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 2005 and is the first of a fantasy quartet.

Rambo writes predominantly fantasy and science fiction, and collaborated in a round-robin writing project for The New Weird, edited by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer.[3]

A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and Clarion West, she also works with Armageddon MUD, as Sanvean,[4] 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).[1]

In 2008, she donated her archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.[5]

Rambo served as the Vice President of SFWA from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, and is the current President of the organization. [6] She is the co-editor with Fran Wilde of Ad Astra: the SFWA 50th Anniversary Cookbook. [7]



  1. ^ a b Strock, Ian Randal (2008-07-08). "SFWA appoints three new coordinators". SFScope. 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. 
  2. ^ Ionescu, Iulian (2014-12-01). "Interview with Author and Editor Cat Rambo". Fantasy Scroll Magazine. Retrieved 2014-12-01. 
  3. ^ Pflug, Ursula (July 2008). "The New Weird, A Review of the Anthology". The internet review of science fiction. 
  4. ^ Rambo, Cat (January 2000). "I Think, Therefore I Roleplay". Imaginary Realities. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  5. ^ [1] Cat Rambo Papers ], Northern Illinois University
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