The Windup Girl

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Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated, 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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I don't doubt that this is a great book within its genre, I don't normally read Science Fiction/Fantasy books and did not realize this book was apart of this genre when I picked it up. If I had known ... Read full review

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Excellent! This is an original dystopian set in a future Thailand where genetic modification has wreaked havoc on both food and creatures. I love that we get viewpoints from so many angles - from ... 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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