SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Pat Cadigan

We are delighted to unveil as the author of February’s first SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week the extraordinary Pat Cadigan.

Those who know Pat’s work will be aware that she is one of the finest writers of post-cyberpunk/near-future (delete according to personal preference) science fiction has produced. Those who Pat herself will also be aware that she is more than an SF writer, she is a force of nature. Whether running monthly SF events in bookshops, organising pre-Arthur C. Clarke Award author panels or – and here we confess to a certain level of bias – tirelessly championing SF initiatives such as <ahem> the SF Gateway, Pat Cadigan’s love of SF is as obvious and well-channelled as the talent that made her the first writer to win two Arthur C. Clarke Awards**. If you only buy one massive yellow omnibus by a double-Clarke Award-winning author, make it this one . . .


From the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the compelling work of Pat Cadigan, two-times winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award.


Pat Cadigan has been dubbed ‘the Queen of Cyberpunk‘ but her novels defy such narrow categorisation. In addition to winning two Arthur C. Clarke Awards, a Hugo and a World Fantasy Award, she has been nominated for the Nebula and Philip K. Dick Awards and garnered praise from such genre heavyweights as Neil Gaiman, William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. Few writers are as adept at facing the onrushing near-future as Pat Cadigan, and this volume perfectly showcases that skill, featuring Tea From an Empty Cup, Philip K. Dick Award-finalist Mindplayers and the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Fools.


You can find more of Pat Cadigan’s work via her author page on the SF Gateway website, read more about her in her entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, and follow her on Twitter at @cadigan.  

** Synners in 1992 and Fools in 1995, since you ask.