The Windup Girl

  • Filename: the-windup-girl.
  • ISBN: 9781597805742
  • Release Date: 2015-05-05
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher: Start Publishing LLC



Winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel, a new edition of the break-out science fiction debut featuring additional stories and a Q&A with the author. Anderson Lake is AgriGen’s Calorie Man, sent to work undercover as a factory manager in Thailand while combing Bangkok’s street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history’s lost calories. Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. Emiko is not human; she is an engineered being, grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman, but now abandoned to the streets of Bangkok. Regarded as soulless beings by some, devils by others, New People are slaves, soldiers, and toys of the rich in this chilling near future in which calorie companies rule the world, the oil age has passed, and the side effects of bio-engineered plagues run rampant across the globe. What happens when calories become currency? What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits and forces mankind to the cusp of post-human evolution? Bacigalupi delivers one of the most highly-acclaimed science fiction novels of the twenty-first century. In this brand new edition celebrating the book’s reception into the canon of celebrated modern science fiction, accompanying the text are two novelettes exploring the dystopian world of The Windup Girl, the Theodore Sturgeon Award-winning “The Calorie Man” and “Yellow Card Man.” Also included are course-work questions for use in the classroom, and an exclusive Q&A with the author describing his writing process, the political climate into which his debut novel was published, and the future of science fiction.

The Windup Girl

  • Filename: the-windup-girl.
  • ISBN: 9781597805742
  • Release Date: 2015-05-05
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel, a new edition of the break-out science fiction debut featuring additional stories and a Q&A with the author. Anderson Lake is AgriGen's Calorie Man, sent to work undercover as a factory manager in Thailand while combing Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. Emiko is not human; she is an engineered being, grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman, but now abandoned to the streets of Bangkok. Regarded as soulless beings by some, devils by others, New People are slaves, soldiers, and toys of the rich in this chilling near future in which calorie companies rule the world, the oil age has passed, and the side effects of bio-engineered plagues run rampant across the globe. What happens when calories become currency? What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits and forces mankind to the cusp of post-human evolution? Bacigalupi delivers one of the most highly-acclaimed science fiction novels of the twenty-first century. In this brand new edition celebrating the book's reception into the canon of celebrated modern science fiction, accompanying the text are two novelettes exploring the dystopian world of The Windup Girl, the Theodore Sturgeon Award-winning "The Calorie Man" and "Yellow Card Man." Also included are course-work questions for use in the classroom, and an exclusive Q&A with the author describing his writing process, the political climate into which his debut novel was published, and the future of science fiction.

The Windup Girl

  • Filename: the-windup-girl.
  • ISBN: 9789350094273
  • Release Date: 2012-08-07
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko... Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman, but now abandoned to the streets of Bangkok. Regarded as soulless beings by some, devils by others, New People are slaves, soldiers, and toys of the rich in a chilling near future in which calorie companies rule the world, the oil age has passed, and the side effects of bio-engineered plagues run rampant across the globe. What happens when calories become currency? What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits, when bio-terrorism's genetic drift forces mankind to the cusp of post-human evolution?

The Girl with the Windup Heart

  • Filename: the-girl-with-the-windup-heart.
  • ISBN: 9780373211197
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 396
  • Author: Kady Cross
  • Publisher: Harlequin



An ultimate showdown in 1897 London is marked by Mila's pursuit of independence after her heart is broken by Jack Dandy, Griffin King's torture by the Machinist and Finley's life-risking venture into the Aether. Simultaneous eBook.

The Water Knife

  • Filename: the-water-knife.
  • ISBN: 9780385352895
  • Release Date: 2015-05-26
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher: Vintage



WATER IS POWER In the near future, the Colorado River has dwindled to a trickle. Detective, assassin, and spy, Angel Velasquez “cuts” water for the Southern Nevada Water Authority, ensuring that its lush arcology developments can bloom in Las Vegas. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Angel is sent south, hunting for answers that seem to evaporate as the heat index soars and the landscape becomes more and more oppressive. There, he encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist with her own agenda, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas migrant, who dreams of escaping north. As bodies begin to pile up, the three find themselves pawns in a game far bigger and more corrupt than they could have imagined, and when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only truth in the desert is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.

Ship Breaker

  • Filename: ship-breaker.
  • ISBN: 9780316081689
  • Release Date: 2010-05-01
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers



In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota--and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life. . . . In this powerful novel, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.

The Drowned Cities

  • Filename: the-drowned-cities.
  • ISBN: 9780316202619
  • Release Date: 2012-05-01
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers



Soldier boys emerged from the darkness. Guns gleamed dully. Bullet bandoliers and scars draped their bare chests. Ugly brands scored their faces. She knew why these soldier boys had come. She knew what they sought, and she knew, too, that if they found it, her best friend would surely die. In a dark future America where violence, terror, and grief touch everyone, young refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to leave behind the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities by escaping into the jungle outskirts. But when they discover a wounded half-man--a bioengineered war beast named Tool--who is being hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers, their fragile existence quickly collapses. One is taken prisoner by merciless soldier boys, and the other is faced with an impossible decision: Risk everything to save a friend, or flee to a place where freedom might finally be possible. This thrilling companion to Paolo Bacigalupi's highly acclaimed Ship Breaker is a haunting and powerful story of loyalty, survival, and heart-pounding adventure.

The Windup Girl

  • Filename: the-windup-girl.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2009-09-15
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher:



EDITORIAL REVIEW: *Winner of the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel* In this Time Magazine top 10 book of the year, Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko. Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman, but now abandoned to the streets of Bangkok. Regarded as soulless beings by some, devils by others, New People are slaves, soldiers, and toys of the rich in a chilling near future in which calorie companies rule the world, the oil age has passed, and the side effects of bio-engineered plagues run rampant across the globe. What Happens when calories become currency? What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits, when said bio-terrorism's genetic drift forces mankind to the cusp of post-human evolution? In The Windup Girl, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi returns to the world of The Calorie Man; (Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award-winner, Hugo Award nominee, 2006) and Yellow Card Man (Hugo Award nominee, 2007) in order to address these poignant questions. This title has been nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula awards. This title was also on the best book lists of the year for Library Journal and Publishers Weekly.

Pump Six and Other Stories

  • Filename: pump-six-and-other-stories.
  • ISBN: 9781597802376
  • Release Date: 2008-02-01
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science fiction short story. Social criticism, political parable, and environmental advocacy lie at the center of Paolo's work. Each of the stories herein is at once a warning, and a celebration of the tragic comedy of the human experience. The eleven stories in Pump Six represent the best Paolo's work, including the Hugo nominee "Yellow Card Man," the nebula and Hugo nominated story "The People of Sand and Slag," and the Sturgeon Award-winning story "The Calorie Man."

The Doubt Factory

  • Filename: the-doubt-factory.
  • ISBN: 9780349002552
  • Release Date: 2016-04-07
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Everything Alix knows about her life is a lie--at least according to the mysterious young man who's been stalking her. But could her dad really be a bad guy at the helm of an organization that covers up the deadly wrongdoings of some of the country's most rich and powerful? Alix has to make an impossible choice between her father and the young man she's not only falling for, but who's asking her to blow the whistle on the man who raised her. Could someone you have loved and have known for your whole life actually have the heart of a killer?

The Girl in the Steel Corset

  • Filename: the-girl-in-the-steel-corset.
  • ISBN: 9781459205383
  • Release Date: 2011-06-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Kady Cross
  • Publisher: Harlequin



In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the "thing" inside her. When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch…. Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret. Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally be a part of something, finally fit in. But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on—even if it seems no one believes her.

The Wind up Bird Chronicle

  • Filename: the-wind-up-bird-chronicle.
  • ISBN: 9781329807525
  • Release Date: 2016-01-04
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Haruki Murakami
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc



A man named Toru Okada is searching the Tokyo suburbs for his wife's runaway cat, but soon finds himself searching for his missing wife as well.

Green Speculations

  • Filename: green-speculations.
  • ISBN: 0814212034
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: Eric C. Otto
  • Publisher:



Science fiction goes green? Eric C. Otto explores literary science fiction's engagement with a central concern of our times: ecological degradation. Situated at the intersection of science fiction studies and environmental philosophy, Green Speculations: Science Fiction and Transformative Environmentalism highlights key works of environmental science fiction that critique various human values for their roles in instigating such degradation. The books receiving ecocritical treatment in Green Speculations include George R. Stewart's Earth Abides (1949), Frank Herbert's Dune (1965), Ursula K. Le Guin's The Word for World Is Forest (1972), Joan Slonczewski's A Door into Ocean (1986), Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy (1993, 1994, 1996), and Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl (2009). Otto reads these and other important science fiction novels as educative in their representations of environmental issues and the environmental philosophies that have emerged in response to them. Green Speculations demonstrates how environmental science fiction can be read not only as reflecting the ideas of environmental philosophies such as deep ecology, ecofeminism, and ecosocialism, but also as instrumental in thinking through the tenets of these philosophies. As such, the book places science fiction at the center of environmentalism and considers the genre to be an essential tool for prompting needed social and cultural transformation.

La chica mec nica

  • Filename: la-chica-mec-nica.
  • ISBN: 9788401352317
  • Release Date: 2011-06-03
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher: PLAZA & JANES



La chica mecánica de Paolo Bacigalupi es la novela que ha renovado el género de la ciencia ficción de los últimos años. Bienvenidos al siglo XXII Anderson Lake es el hombre de confianza de AgriGen en Tailandia, un reino cerrado a los extranjeros para proteger sus preciadas reservas ecológicas. Su empleo como director de una fábrica es en realidad una tapadera. Anderson peina los puestos callejeros de Bangkok en busca del botín más preciado para sus amos: los alimentos que la humanidad creía extinguidos. Entonces encuentra a Emiko... Emiko es una «chica mecánica», el último eslabón de la ingeniería genética. Como los demás neoseres a cuya raza pertenece, fue diseñada para servir. Acusados por unos de carecer de alma, por otros de ser demonios encarnados, los neoseres son esclavos, soldados o, en el caso de Emiko, juguetes sexuales para satisfacer a los poderosos en un futuro inquietantemente cercano... ...donde las personas nuevamente han de recordar qué es lo que las hace humanas. Premio Hugo a la mejor novela 2009 Premio Nébula a la mejor novela 2010 Premio Compton Crook 2010 Premio John W. Campbell Memorial 2010 Premio Seiun 2012 y Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire 2014 Reseñas: «Una novela perturbadora. Una novela aterradora. Una novela hermosa, absorbente, que emociona. Y también una novela que abre una puerta a la esperanza.» SFSignal «La chica mecánica es el primer libro que leo en veinte años que me lleva a un mundo en el que nunca había estado.» Comentario de un lector en Amazon.com «Sin la menor duda, una de las mejores de ciencia ficción del año.» Publishers Weekly «Bacigalupi es un digno sucesor de William Gibson: esto es ciberpunk sin ordenadores.» Time Magazine, «Los mejores libros de 2009» «Los lectores de ciencia ficción reconocerán muchas de las influencias de esta excelente novela: J.G. Ballard, Philip K. Dick, William Gibson. Sin duda, Paolo Bacigalupi es un escritor al que habrá que estar atento en el futuro. Pero no esperen tanto, y disfruten ya de los oscuros y complejos placeres de La chica mecánica.» The Washington Post «Con algo que nos recuerda al Blade Runner de Philip K. Dick, Paolo Bacigalupi ha imaginado todo un mundo nuevo. La chica mecánica es ciencia ficción con mensaje ecológico, sin que ese mensaje infiera en una historia que de por sí atrapa.» Sacramento Book Review

Salt Fish Girl

  • Filename: salt-fish-girl.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105112800284
  • Release Date: 2002-08-04
  • Number of pages: 269
  • Author: Larissa Lai
  • Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers



Salt Fish Girl is the mesmerizing tale of an ageless female character who shifts shape and form through time and place. Told in the beguiling voice of a narrator who is fish, snake, girl, and woman - all of whom must struggle against adversity for survival - the novel is set alternately in nineteenth-century China and in a futuristic Pacific Northwest. At turns whimsical and wry, Salt Fish Girl intertwines the story of Nu Wa, the shape-shifter, and that of Miranda, a troubled young girl living in the walled city of Serendipity circa 2044. Miranda is haunted by traces of her mother's glamourous cabaret career, the strange smell of durian fruit that lingers about her, and odd tokens reminiscient of Nu Wa. Could Miranda be infected by the Dreaming Disease that makes the past leak into the present? Framed by a playful sense of magical realism, Salt Fish Girl reveals a futuristic Pacific Northwest where corporations govern cities, factory workers are cybernetically engineered, middle-class labour is a video game, and those who haven't sold out to commerce and other ills must fight the evil powers intent on controlling everything. Rich with ancient Chinese mythology and cultural lore, this remarkable novel is about gender, love, honour, intrigue, and fighting against oppression.

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