Philip K. Dick Award: Best Collection winner (1990).
Points of Departure is a collection of short stories about alternating between hope and despair. Pat Murphy's stories range from "Rachel in Love," which portrays a chimpanzee whose brain is implanted with the personality of a young girl who has died, to "His Vegetable Wife," the story of a farmer who grows a spouse from a packet of seed only to find that she is more quiet than docile. All but one of the 19 stories in this collection have been published previously in magazines and anthologies.
Dead Men on TV (1988)
Women in the Trees (1990)
Don't Look Back (1980)
Orange Blossom Time (1981)
In the Islands (1983)
Touch of the Bear (1980)
On a Hot Summer Night in a Place Far Away (1985)
Sweetly the Waves Call to Me (1981)
His Vegetable Wife (1986)
Good-bye, Cynthia (1988)
Clay Devils (1987)
A Falling Star Is a Rock from Outer Space (1986)
With Four Lean Hounds (1984)
On the Dark Side of the Station Where the Train Never Stops (1984)
In the Abode of the Snows (1986)
Rachel in Love (1987)
Recycling Strategies for the Inner City (1990)
Pat Murphy (Patrice Ann Murphy) is an award-winning American science writer and author of science fiction and fantasy novels. Her second novel, The Falling Woman (1986), won the Nebula Award, and she also won a Nebula Award in the same year for her novelette, "Rachel in Love." Her short story collection, Points of Departure (1990) won the Philip K. Dick Award, and her 1991 novella, "Bones," won the World Fantasy Award.
Together with Karen Joy Fowler, Murphy co-founded the James Tiptree, Jr. Award in 1991.
Pat Murphy. Wikipedia.