Short stories by Pat Cadigan

Pat Cadigan (born September 10, 1953) is a British-American science fiction author, whose work is most often identified with the cyberpunk movement. Her novels and short stories often explore the relationship between the human mind and technology. Her debut novel, Mindplayers, was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award in 1988.

Listing 6 stories.

A young, intersex outcast struggling to find their place in society finds solace in a beautiful visitor from another world. Despite having thoughts and motivations beyond human understanding, the two bond over their shared experiences and trauma, all the while battling ghosts from their past.

In an alternative history of the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, horrific events cause the United States system of government and society to become forever altered.

When a prominent actor has his mind wiped and resold on the black market, a brain police officer goes undercover to find who is responsible — but in doing so, uncovers a scheme that makes her question even her own identity.

In a futuristic nightclub, an old friend offers a handsome teenage boy the chance to get a surgery that will free him from the inevitable withering of his beauty.

In a futuristic world, some humans have to turn into marine life known as sushi to survive outer space. Sushis are the underclass of human society, and when a young human female researcher working in outer space wants to become a sushi, she faces pushback from the human government.

Human detectives work to solve the mystery of who killed a human woman at an Earth-based alien embassy. They soon realize that human methods of solving mysteries come into conflict with the social customs of the aliens.