29 August 2011
ARTICLE: Pat Cadigan: A Retrospective, by Tanya Brown
A cursory web-search will tell you that Pat Cadigan is the Queen of Cyberpunk, but who wants to be queen of a moribund genre? BBC TV's Future Fantastic designated her, more promisingly, "the queen of modern science fiction;" Wired, though, may have come closest to the truth with the plaudit "sci-fi maverick."
COLUMN: Intertitles: Adaptation (and Other Conversations), by Genevieve Valentine
The art of movie adaptation is a tricky one; though Hollywood has scoured literature for material since moving pictures were invented, it's awfully easy for the process to go unspeakably awry.
FICTION: Introduction to "Home by the Sea", by Tricia Sullivan
Cadigan's work spikes the envelope of Ballard's alienation and penetrates, bloodied, into that sense of bewilderment and near-panic that underlies nightmare.
FICTION: Home by the Sea, by Pat Cadigan
"At the hospital, people are offering themselves for exploratory surgery and vivisection. And the doctors who have a stomach for such things cut them open and explore their insides. Sometimes they remove internal organs and sew the people up again to see how they manage without them. They manage fine. And there is no blood, no blood anywhere."
POETRY: Trenchcoat, by April Grant
Here's your own world, bounded by one coat
REVIEW: This Week's Reviews, reviewed by posted three times a week
Monday: Dervish is Digital by Pat Cadigan, reviewed by Nader Elhefnawy
EDITORIAL: The 2011 Strange Horizons Fund Drive, by Niall Harrison
These things seem to come around before you know it, don't they?
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