Free eBook Patterns download

by Pat Cadigan

Free eBook Patterns download ISBN: 094268107X
Author: Pat Cadigan
Publisher: Ursus Imprints; First Edition edition (October 1, 1989)
Language: English
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Short Stories and Anthologies
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Pat Cadigan - why aren't you writing more - I LOVE your books! So concise, chilling and cutting deep to the bone.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Featuring an introduction by Bruce Sterling, this collection of short fiction by Pat Cadigan won the Locus Award for best collection in 1990.

Cadigan writes from the dark underbelly of society, and she usually works in the impact of technology on her characters. It was this style that placed her within the Cyberpunk movement at the time. But Patterns shows that Cadigan’s fiction centers more on people–it is the characters you remember from these stories, their problems, their horrors, their hopes–not ideas.

Pat Cadigan was born in 1953 in Schenectady, New York and grew up in Massachusetts . She moved to England in 1996. Her other books include Synners, Fools (both of which won the Arthur C. Clarke Award) and Patterns.

Pat Cadigan was born in 1953 in Schenectady, New York and grew up in Massachusetts, attending the University of Massachusetts. Библиографические данные.

Pat Cadigan (born September 10, 1953) is an American science fiction author, whose work is most often identified with the cyberpunk movement

Pat Cadigan (born September 10, 1953) is an American science fiction author, whose work is most often identified with the cyberpunk movement. Cadigan was born in Schenectady, New York, and grew up in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

This is a book of science fiction - without galactic fleets or plucky scientists' daughters; a book of fantasies - without elves, barbarians or wizards; a book of horror - without clichéd mad slashers in hockey masks. If one must categorize this collection by Pat Cadigan, then the inevitable conclusion would be that Patterns is a book about people, good and bad, noble and monstrous, common and oh so extraordinary.

This collection of precyberpunk short stories was originally published in 1989, with some of the selections dating back to 1983. A collection of fourteen stories, including Vengeance is Yours, Roadside Rescue, Heal, Pretty Boy Crossover, and It Was the Heat.

A modern couple discovers the hidden benefits of cable televison in "The Day the Martels Got the Cable'' a man returns to the terrors of his childhood in "Eenie, Meenie, Ipsateenie'' and a sociopath. Pat Cadigan is the author of numerous acclaimed short stories, and three novels, Mindplayers (1987), Synners (1991) and Fools (1992), These last are both winners of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. for the best novel of the year. A self-described "cybermom," Cadigan recently moved from Kansas City to London, England, where she lives with her son, Bob, and husband, author Chris Fowler.

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Pat Cadigan is an American science fiction novelist and short story writer, whose work is most often identified with the cyberpunk movement. Cadigan attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1970 to 1973. Gallery of Pat Cadigan. 2450 Grand Blvd Level 3, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA. Following Reamy's death in 1977, Cadigan went to work first as a sales clerk at Halls Department Store.

Patterns, Pat Cadigan . 305. The Penguin Book of British Comic Stories, ed. by Patricia Craig. 306. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norman Juster. Another first collection, Patterns collects almost half of Pat Cadigan’s short fiction from the last ten years. Cadigan writes from the dark underbelly of society, and she usually works in the impact of technology on her characters.

Featuring an introduction by Bruce Sterling, this collection of short fiction by Pat Cadigan won the Locus Award for best collection in 1990. The final story, "The Power and the Passion", was original to this collection. The previously published stories included here are:* Eenie, Meenie, Ipsateenie * Vengeance is Yours * The Day the Martels Got the Cable * Roadside Rescue * Rock On * Heal * Another One Hits the Road * My Brother's Keeper * Pretty Boy Crossover * Two * Angel * It Was the Heat * The Power and the Passion
User reviews
Spilberg
I don't mean fun in the normal sense of fun, of course. Theses are not what anyone would call fun stories by any stretch of the imagination.
They resemble the works of Bradbury or Dan Simmons. Normal everyday events, somehow out of kilter a bit, or taking that half step behind the everyday to show... something else.
Not quite as brooding as Simmons, and not quite as adjective happy as Bradbury. Somewhere in the middle.
Overall, well worth reading, but they don't seem to fit in any particular genre. A little like this, a little like that. Horror maybe. But they're much too subtle to be horror. At least the conventional kind of everyday horror.
Steep
With the stories in this collection, Ms.Cadigan calmly and methodically rips your beating heart from your chest and shows it to you. She puts it back, but it doesn't feel quite the same any more. My initial reaction to most of these stories was "Oh god - we should warn somebody!" but then I remembered - it's only a story. Or is it? Pat Cadigan just keeps getting better and better!
Ishnsius
You can't describe this collection of stories. They are all
magnificent. Buy this book.
Thorgahuginn
Another first collection, Patterns collects almost half of Pat Cadigan's short fiction from the last ten years. Cadigan writes from the dark underbelly of society, and she usually works in the impact of technology on her characters. It was this style that placed her within the Cyberpunk movement at the time. But Patterns shows that Cadigan's fiction centers more on people--it is the characters you remember from these stories, their problems, their horrors, their hopes--not ideas.
My favorite story here is "Rock On," a tale of music and ownership, the trap of job and ability. Gina, a synner (synthesizer), is on the run from her normal band, Man O'War. But Gina's problem is that she only knows how to syn, and that she loves it, even if she views it as a trap. Another author would have gone on to great detail about living synthesizers, yet Cadigan's focus is on Gina and her addiction/loathe for the job that she does so well. "Rock On" goes beyond any future punk posturings; instead, it is a metaphor for the last decades--caught in our good intentions, we are slaves to our livelihoods. (Cadigan's novel Synners is an expansion of this story.)
Then there's Martha, a businesswoman on her first trip to New Orleans in "It Was the Heat." Caught between being just one of the guys and herself, Martha's carefully created working mother persona melts under the hot sun, and she discovers that control is a delicate thing. And China in "My Brother's Keeper," the big sister from college who receives a goodbye postcard from younger brother Joe, the heroin user. She rushes back to save him, but finds that she needs to save herself.
As indicated above, Cadigan gives us the much needed female perspective in science fiction, and her style is such that it doesn't alienate male readers. If only more male writers could do the same for their female readers, science fiction could become the exciting prospect that was the hope of the cyberpunks. Until then, we should thank god that Cadigan is around to show what life, and literature, could be like. This collection is only recently available as a paperback (before it could only be had in an expensive small press edition); buy it now before it is out of print again.
Wilalmaine
In this collection are some of the best cyberpunk stories around. It is good to see this book finally back in print. All will see why Pat Cadigan is a well respected writer of science fiction and in the sub genre cyberpunk. If you want to read good short stories with a bite, then Patterns is the book for you.
Monn
Pat Cadigan - why aren't you writing more - I LOVE your books! So concise, chilling and cutting deep to the bone......thank you!