Bacigalupi, Paolo - The Windup Girl

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Named one of the best novels of the year by Time Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Locus, and winner of the Nebula and Hugo Awards for Best Novel, The Windup Girl is now available in Trade Paperback.

"It's ridiculous how good this book is... Bacigalupi's vision is almost as rich and shocking as William Gibson's vision was in 1984... I hope he writes 10 sequels."
--Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians

"Bacigalupi is a worthy successor to William Gibson: This is cyberpunk without computers."
--Time Magazine, Best Books of 2009

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? Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers one of the most highly acclaimed science fiction novels of the twenty-first century.

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Download Paolo Bacigalupi's Windup Stories, two stories from the world of The Windup Girl:
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Errata: Due to a production error, Paolo Bacigalupi's acknowledgments was omitted from the first edition hardcover of THE WINDUP GIRL. We regret this error. A PDF of this acknowledgments page can be downloaded here.
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