1999, Henry Holt and Company
The Good: Cat's Cradle was more interesting than some of the Vonnegut books I've previously read. It was easy to get into and had an a great premise that could have resulted in something spectacular.
The Bad: It may be an unpopular opinion, but Vonnegut is so strangely random. His books start out as something and bounce all over the place until the original idea is pretty much forgotten about. Cat's Cradle was an extreme example of this. While science fiction world annihilation is the broad focus of what the book is about, the story becomes much more focused on random off on a tangent plot points.