Cat Rambo

Her Windowed Eyes, Her Chambered Heart

Cat Rambo

Read time 23 minutes

In this steampunk short story, Pinkerton agents Artemus West and Elspeth Sorehs have been chasing their prey across the country. When they finally catch up near the outskirts of the Cascades, though, they find he's gone to ground in a mysterious house that once belonged to his mother, a famous inventor. What secrets hidden in the house will they discover -- and how will the house protect its returned son?


Narrative of a Beast's Life

Cat Rambo

Read time 32 minutes

Taken from his home village, the centaur Fino finds himself enslaved and shipped to a new land, where he must learn to cope with the trainer determined to break him. This short story originally appeared in Realms of Fantasy and is reprinted in the short story collection Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight. Find out why Endeavour, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominated Cat Rambo’s been called one of the strongest storytellers in a generation of speculative fiction writers. Her emotionally rich stories play out against worlds that are evocative, imaginative, and beautifully but economically realized. In the Tales of Tabat series, Rambo explores a fantasy world where intelligent magical creatures co-exist uneasily with human beings in a social order on the verge of upheaval. These short stories provide additional insights into the world of Tabat as featured in Rambo's first novel, Beasts of Tabat.