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The Windup Girl

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Published by Night Shade Books on 2009
Paperback: $15.99
FICTION / Science Fiction, FICTION / Fantasy


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.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

(Paperback (1st), 2009)


ASIN: 1597801585
ISBN: 9781597801584
EAN: 9781597801584

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Steampunk Week – Book Review: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

What Happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits? And what happens when said bio-terrorism forces humanity to the cusp of post-human evolution? In The Windup Girl, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi returns to the world of “The ...

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Ngaw. A mystery.

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One of the best first science fiction novels of recent years; a completely realistic and terrifying future populated with characters you’ll love even ...

REVIEW SUMMARY: A classic dystopian novel likely to be short listed for the Nebula and Hugo Awards.

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In this story of a future Thailand, Bacigalupi perfectly captures not only the heart of this fabled country and its people, but also the core essence and contradictions of all humanity. And there’s no better story to read than one which does all that ...

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Windup Girl takes place in Bangkok, Thailand. In this future, like today’s Netherlands, Bangkok is holding back the rising waters that (literally) threaten to drown it. The world we’re in is firmly the same universe as “The Calorie Man” and “The Yell ...

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I must also mention that I was almost certainly put off the whole enterprise by the extraordinarily graphic and unpleasant descriptions of Emiko’s sexual torture at the hands of her oppressors. I assume that Bacigalupi chose to show those scenes in s ...

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This is a story rich with ideas and setting but lacking the strength of a central character to follow on their journey.

PROS: Smart, unique, well thought-out setting; realistic characters.

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I’ll say one thing for sure: Bacigalupi fooled me and did so consistently. I was never able to figure out for sure what would happen next, but neither was I profoundly moved each time as I was by the esteemed George R.R. Martin. Though it may not hav ...

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