Read ‘Lost Girls’ by Pat Cadigan

Psst! Hey you! Yeah, you! Wanna read some terrific SF?

What? No! It stands for ‘science fiction’! What the hell is wrong with you?

Anyway, like I said: wanna read some great science fiction? For free? Yeah, course you do. So here’s what you need to do. Point your web browser at Pat Cadigan’s Facebook pagespecifically here, and start reading her James Tiptree Award-longlisted story ‘Lost Girls’.  Look, we’ll even start you off:

Well, I tried to tell him there was going to be trouble. I really did. I really thought that as the female who had been closest to him the longest, I’d have had some major influence, that he would listen. But it’s the same old story – it’s just about impossible to get anyone to take you seriously when you’re only a few inches high and covered with fairy dust. And you’re cursed with tinkling bells for a voice. After all that, the frivolous name is practically anticlimax. Can’t say I haven’t contributed to my own predicament, though. For time out of mind, I’ve played the role of the party girl with gusto. I was, after all, the one who always got everybody high – literally. You wanted to fly, I was the girl to see, I had the stuff. Still am. You can’t help what you are, after all. But, as I maintained to Peter, you can help what you do with it.

Pat Cadigan Read the rest of the story here.


You can find more of two-time Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner Pat Cadigan’s work at her author page on the SF Gateway – including the collection Dirty Work, which contains the story above – and read about the author herself in her entry at The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

Now, go on –  get outta here!