In a world where magic is fading and science begun to ascend, a young surgeon in medical school experiences an obsession so forbidden that its realization will change him forever.
"She looked as if she were asleep, still with that slight smile, floating on the thick sargassum, glowing from the emerald tincture that would keep the small crabs and other scavengers from her. She looked otherworldly and beautiful."
Sometimes life is not enough.
Also including five more stories of dark wonder from Rambo and VanderMeer, from "The Dead Girl's Wedding March" to "The Farmer's Cat."
Enter a world of rat suitors, severed arms, and Fungi Et Fruits de Mer, served up with prose both appetizing and uncanny. Dark fantasy has never been quite so decadent...
Cat Rambo is an American fantasy and science fiction writer whose work has appeared in, among others, Asimov's, Weird Tales, Chiaroscuro, Talebones, and Strange Horizons. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, where she studied with John Barth and Steve Dixon, she attended the Clarion West Writers' Workshop in 2005. She is currently the managing editor of Fantasy Magazine. Her collaboration with Jeff VanderMeer, The Surgeon’s Tale and Other Stories, appeared in 2007, and her collection of stories, Eyes Like Sky And Coal And Moonlight, is available from Paper Golem Press. She lives and writes in Washington State, and “Cat Rambo” is her real name.