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TOC: ‘Near + Far’ by Cat Rambo

Cat Rambo has posted the cover art and sent along the table of contents for her upcoming collection Near + Far, a publication containing two individual collections that harken back to the days of the Ace doubles:

Here’s the book description:

Whether set in terrestrial oceans or on far-off space stations, Cat Rambo’s masterfully told stories explore themes of gender, despair, tragedy, and the triumph of both human and non-human alike. Cats talk, fur wraps itself around you, aliens overstay their welcome, and superheroes deal with everyday problems. Rambo has been published in Asimov’s, Weird Tales, and among many others. She was an editor for Fantasy Magazine, has written numerous nonfiction articles and interviews, and has volunteered time with Broad Universe and Clarion West. She has been shortlisted for the Endeavour Award, the Million Writers Award, the Locus Awards, and most recently a World Fantasy Award.

And here’s the table of contents…


  • “The Mermaids Singing, Each to Each”
  • “Peaches of Immortality” (appeared as “The immortality Game” in Lightspeed)
  • “Close Your Eyes”
  • “Therapy Buddha”
  • “Ms. Liberty Gets a Haircut”
  • “10 New Metaphors For Cyberspace”
  • “Memories of Moments, Bright As Falling Stars”
  • “RealFur”
  • “Not Waving, But Drowning”
  • “Vocobox”
  • “Long Enough and Just So Long”
  • “Legends of the Gone”


  • “Futures”
  • “Kallakak’s Cousins”
  • “Amid the Words of War”
  • “Timesnip”
  • “Angry Rose’s Lament”
  • “Seeking Nothing”
  • “A Querulous Flute of Bone”
  • “Zeppelin Follies”
  • “Space Elevator Music”
  • “Surrogates”
  • “Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain”
  • “Bus Ride to Mars”

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Hydra House (September 19, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0984830146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984830145
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