The Windup Girl

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Start Publishing LLC, Sep 1, 2009 - Fiction - 300 pages
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Recipient of the Sturgeon Award, Paolo Bacigalupi's writing has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, and the environmental journal High Country News. His non-fiction essays have appeared in Salon.com and High Country News, and have been syndicated into numerous western newspapers.

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Well written with great characterization. - Goodreads
Where the novel falters is in its pacing. - Goodreads
This book was based on an amazing insight. - Goodreads
I did think the world was cool, and I liked the ending. - Goodreads
The prose is excellent. - Goodreads
Paulo's writing is captivating. - Goodreads

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User Review  - NineLarks - LibraryThing

I picked up this book because the premise was fascinating: in a futuristic Thailand, calories are more precious than anything we can imagine today. Calorie companies and governments and other factions ... Read full review

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User Review  - jmourgos - LibraryThing

The actual future Thailand with its "steampunk" technology is quite interesting. A society where oil has failed, that apparently even the internet and computers have failed too. No cell-phones ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Paolo Bacigalupi won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards for his debut novel, The Windup Girl, which was published in 2009. His short story collection Pump Six and Other Stories was a 2008 Locus Award winner for Best Collection and his young adult novel Ship Breaker won the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature and was finalist for the National Book Award. His work has also appeared in High Country News, Salon.com, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.

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