The Windup Girl

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Night Shade Books, 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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I did think the world was cool, and I liked the ending. - Goodreads
Where the novel falters is in its pacing. - Goodreads
Plot was intense and well thought out. - Goodreads
The prose is excellent. - Goodreads
Paulo's writing is captivating. - Goodreads
The premise is interesting. - Goodreads

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Such a tough book to rate. Plot was intense and well thought out. Descriptions brought the reader into the story. However the character development seemed weak as it was hard for me to connect with ... Read full review

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2.5 stars, but rounding down. It's hard to derive an opinion of this book. Nothing is overtly terrible. The writing isn't flashy, but nor is it horrendous. Characters aren't quite flat, but they also ... 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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