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Synners: The Arthur C Clarke award-winning cyberpunk masterpiece for fans of William Gibson and THE MATRIX

Pat Cadigan

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S.F. Masterworks, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Science fiction

Winner of the ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD, and shortlisted for the NEBULA, SYNNERS is a classic of cyberpunk fiction.

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What does it mean to be human when you're part of the machine?

Synners are synthesizers - not machines, but people. They take images from the brains of performers, and turn them into a form which can be packaged, sold and consumed. They don't use the net, they are the net.
Everything is automated. Everything is synthetic.
But when the technology starts to fail, the terrifying question remains: what is a human?

Winner of the 1992 Arthur C. Clarke Award, Synners was Pat Cadigan's early stories, and cemented her place in the core of the cyberpunk movement, and has even inspired academic works. Lauded for her complex characters and plots, and seen as a stalwart of feminist SF, Cadigan has gone on to win another Clarke and a Hugo for subsequent works.

'Racingly told, linguistically acute, simultaneously pell-mell and precise in its detailing' - The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
'Ambitious, brilliantly executed . . . Cadigan is a major talent' - William Gibson
'Pat Cadigan is the undisputed Queen of Cyberpunk' - The Fantasy Hive

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Praise for Synners: The Arthur C Clarke award-winning cyberpunk masterpiece for fans of William Gibson and THE MATRIX

  • Ambitious, brilliantly executed . . . Cadigan is a major talent

  • Cadigan's multifaceted talent includes a strong gift for definitive hardcore cyberpunk

  • Read Synners now, before it happens

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Pat Cadigan

Pat Cadigan (1953 -)Pat Cadigan was born in Schenectady, NY, and grew up in Fitchburg, MA. Attending the University of Massachusetts on a scholarship, she eventually transferred to the University of Kansas where she received her degree. Since embarking on her career as a fiction writer in 1987, her Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated short stories have appeared in such magazines as Omni, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine as well as numerous anthologies. Her first collection, Patterns, was honoured the Locus Award in 1990, and she won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1992 and 1995 for her novels Synners and Fools. Pat Cadigan moved to the UK in 1996 and now lives in London.

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