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Featuring an introduction by Bruce Sterling, this collection of short fiction by Pat Cadigan won the Locus Award for best collection in 1990. The final story, "The Power and the Passion", was original to this collection. The previously published stories included here are:

* Eenie, Meenie, Ipsateenie
* Vengeance is Yours
* The Day the Martels Got the Cable
* Roadside Rescue
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 15th 1999 by Tor Books (first published December 5th 1991)
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Ethan
This is okay. Some of the stories are pretty dated, and the prose can be patchy at times. A few of the stories are pretty lame, and I say this as a Pat Cadigan fanboy (I read her stuff at an early age and loved it).

My favorite stories from this collection are "Angel" and "The Power and the Passion" -- although I'd read the latter story a long time ago, I still enjoyed it even though it's a lot more raw than I remembered.

I still like Pat Cadigan and maybe I'll dig into her novels (to see what all
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Rob
Aug 20, 2007 Rob rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: the women of scifi
Rated Individually:
• "Patterns" ★★★★★
• "Eenie, Meenie, Ipsateenie" ★★★
• "Vengeance Is Yours" ★★★
• "The Day The Martels Got The Cable" ★★★★
• "Roadside Rescue" ★★★★
• "Rock On" ★★★★
• "Heal" ★★★
• "Another One Hits The Road" ★★★
• "My Brother's Keeper" ★★★★
• "Pretty Boy Crossover" ★★★
• "Two" ★★★★
• "Angel" ★★★★★
• "It Was The Heat" ★★★★
• "The Power And The Passion" ★★★
Ero
intelligent stories on the anxiety-inducing side with occasional nods toward science fiction. Most stories are queasy at best and in some cases outright terrifying. Some have aged badly, though up-to-the-moment hip at the time written. It's definitely worth hanging out a while with this writer's brain.
Stan
A number of the stories haven't aged well and the prose is a mixed bag, some good others not so good.
Pippa
Just not me at all. Made me feel cold and alienated.
Rita
Wonderful short stories that make you think as you read.
Jake
Good stuff, looking forward to Dirty Work.
Jim Golmon
Good but dated; didn't age well. 3.5 stars
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Her first novel, Mindplayers, introduced what became a common theme to all her works. Her stories blurred the line between reality and perception by mak
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