The Twilight Zone: Upgrade / Sensuous CindyPat Cadigan
A novelization of two episodes of The Twilight Zone.
Upgrade: Harassed mom Anna escapes from the mayhem of her all-too-real home life by fantasizing about an ideal family. But she didn't really expect to wake up one day and find they've been replaced by better versions of the people she once knew and loved...
Sensuous Cindy: When a friend offers Ben a hot new kind of virtual reality program to check out, he finds himself enjoying the delights of Sensuous Cindy. But it isn't really cheating when you get it on with a computer program, is it?
Genres: science fiction
Pat Cadigan (born 1953) is an American-born science fiction author, who emigrated to England in 1996. Her work is described as part of the cyberpunk movement. Her novels and stories all share a common theme, exploring the relationship between the human mind and technology.
Pat Cadigan's first novel, Mindplayers (1987), introduces what becomes the common theme to all her works. Her stories blur the line between reality and perception by making the human mind a real and explorable place. Her second novel, Synners (1991), expands upon the same theme, and both feature a future where direct access to the mind via technology is possible. While her stories include many of the gritty, unvarnished characteristics of the cyberpunk