Sarah Monette
Sarah Monette asked Katherine Addison:

What are suncats?

Katherine Addison They're a domesticated species of mongoose. Literarily speaking, they're Teddy from Conan Doyle's "The Crooked Man." (Teddy is also one of the influences behind "Mongoose": http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/bear_... ) I don't know if it's early exposure to Rikki-tikki-tavi that makes me like Teddy so much, but really my fondness for him knows no bounds.
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