Patterns

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Orion, Nov 14, 2011 - Fiction - 207 pages
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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. Cadigan's characters live and breathe in these fourteen astonishing stories, making even the most outlandish ideas seem more than possible.

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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 ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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

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