Cyberpunk Authors Biographies
Pat Cadigan was born in Schenectady, New York, and grew up in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Attending the University of Massachusetts on a scholarship, she eventually transferred to the University of Kansas where she received her degree.
Pat was an editor and writer for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City for ten years before embarking on her careers as a fiction writer in 1987.
Acclaimed by the London Guardian as "The Queen of Cyberpunk", is the author of three novels, Mindplayers, Synners and Fools; and three short story collections, Patterns, Home By The Sea, and Dirty Work.
Some of her short stories also appeared in Letters from Home, alongside work by Karen Joy Fowler and Pat Murphy. Pat is at work on her fourth novel, provisionally entitled Bunraku, and continues to publish short fiction.
Her most recent short stories are "Death in the Promised Land" and "Tea from an Empty Cup".
Since that time her Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated short stories have appeared in such magazines as Omni, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, as well as numerous anthologies.
Her first collection, Patterns, was honoured with the Locus Award in 1990.
Pat Cadigan moved to England in August 1996, and now lives in North London, with her son Bob Fenner, husband Chris Fowler, and their cat, Calgary.