Walter Jon Williams
A fragile female ace who fought on the side of Bloat and the Jumpers. She became the girlfriend of Modular Man.
Patchwork’s body parts can be detached from her body and remain alive for up to a week before they decompose. Detaching the body parts is easy, as she is extremely fragile. She is connected to her detached body parts in such a way that, for instance, she can detach her ears for spying on conversations.
Patchwork’s detached body parts have limited mobility allowing her to do such things as causing her detached eyeball to roll away from danger. If her detached body parts are not reattached before they decay, then Patchwork slowly grows a replacement.
Patchwork is an attractive young woman with a slender build and brown eyes flecked with gold. While going about her duties on the Rox, Patchwork usually carries around an M-16 rifle.
Patchwork is an intelligent young woman who was initially motivated by a thirst for wealth and adventure, but gradually came to believe in the ideals of freedom and justice espoused by Bloat and the other more politically minded inhabitants of the Rox. Eventually, this brought Patchwork into conflict with her friends, because she expected them to behave in accordance with their beliefs