Pump Six and Other Stories

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Night Shade Books, Feb 1, 2008 - Fiction - 248 pages
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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."

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Review: Pump Six and Other Stories (Pump Six and Other Stories)

User Review  - Bee - Goodreads

Dark, perverted, imaginative and acutely descriptive of our darker nature. Every story caught and kept me until it's twisted ending. He definitely is a talented writer. And a great story teller. But a ... Read full review

Review: Pump Six and Other Stories (Pump Six and Other Stories)

User Review  - Story - Goodreads

Bacigalupi's prose is inviting and warm. He does things with dialogue that lays me flat. The only thing I didn't enjoy about this collection was the tale for which the volume was named, "Pump Six." It ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

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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