The Windup Girl

Under cover as a factory manager, he combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs long thought to be extinct. There he meets the windup girl - the beautiful and enigmatic Emiko - now abandoned to the slums.

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127143

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 959

Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's calorie representative in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, he combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs long thought to be extinct. There he meets the windup girl - the beautiful and enigmatic Emiko - now abandoned to the slums. She is one of the New People, bred to suit the whims of the rich. Engineered as slaves, soldiers and toys, they are the new underclass in a chilling near future where oil has run out, calorie companies dominate nations and bio-engineered plagues run rampant across the globe. And as Lake becomes increasingly obsessed with Emiko, conspiracies breed in the heat and political tensions threaten to spiral out of control. Businessmen and ministry officials, wealthy foreigners and landless refugees all have their own agendas. But no one anticipates the devastating influence of the Windup Girl.

The Girl with the Windup Heart

Once he'd told a girl wearing too much rouge and not enough dress that Mila was
his cousin from Yorkshire. They looked absolutely nothing alike, but the girl had
believed it. Jack was good at lying, but perhaps he'd enjoy a break from it with ...

Author: Kady Cross

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373211198

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 396

View: 131

An ultimate showdown in 1897 London is marked by Mila's pursuit of independence after her heart is broken by Jack Dandy, Griffin King's torture by the Machinist and Finley's life-risking venture into the Aether. Simultaneous eBook.

The Girl with the Windup Heart The Steampunk Chronicles Book 7

Also available from Kady Cross and Mira Ink The Steampunk Chronicles series in
reading sequence: THE STRANGE CASE OF FINLEY JAYNE (ebook prequel)
THE GIRL IN THE STEEL CORSET THE GIRLINTHE CLOCKWORKCOLLAR ...

Author: Kady Cross

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472055063

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

View: 246

1897 London, a final showdown is about to begin

The Drowned Cities

Drawing upon the brutal truths of current events, The Drowned Cities is a powerful story of loyalty, survival, and heart-pounding adventure. THEY CALL IT THE DROWNED CITIES INSTINCT.

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748129391

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 887

In this exhilarating companion to Printz Award winner and National Book Award finalist Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi brilliantly captures a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, driven by demagogues who recruit children to become soulless killing machines. Two refugees of these wars, Mahlia and Mouse, are known as 'war maggots': survivors who have barely managed to escape the unspeakable violence plaguing the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities. But their fragile safety is threatened when they discover a wounded half-man--a bioengineered war beast named Tool, who is hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers. When tragedy strikes, Mahlia is faced with an impossible decision: risk everything to save the boy who once saved her, or flee to her own safety. Drawing upon the brutal truths of current events, The Drowned Cities is a powerful story of loyalty, survival, and heart-pounding adventure.

Black and Brown Planets

Windup. Girl. MALISA. KURTZ. Even if she is New People, there is nothing new
under the sun. —Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl As a part of popular culture,
science fiction's imagined futures have always engaged questions of race—
either ...

Author: Isiah Lavender III

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1626743061

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 349

Black and Brown Planets embarks on a timely exploration of the American obsession with color in its look at the sometimes contrary intersections of politics and race in science fiction. The contributors, including De Witt D. Kilgore, Edward James, Lisa Yaszek, and Marleen S. Barr, among others, explore science fiction worlds of possibility (literature, television, and film), lifting blacks, Latin Americans, and indigenous peoples out from the background of this historically white genre. This collection considers the role of race and ethnicity in our visions of the future. The first section emphasizes the political elements of black identity portrayed in science fiction from black America to the vast reaches of interstellar space framed by racial history. In the next section, analysis of indigenous science fiction addresses the effects of colonization, helps discard the emotional and psychological baggage carried from its impact, and recovers ancestral traditions in order to adapt in a post-Native-apocalyptic world. Likewise, this section explores the affinity between science fiction and subjectivity in Latin American cultures from the role of science and industrialization to the effects of being in and moving between two cultures. By infusing more color in this otherwise monochrome genre, Black and Brown Planets imagines alternate racial galaxies with viable political futures in which people of color determine human destiny.

Literature and Politics Today The Political Nature of Modern Fiction Poetry and Drama

Bacigalupi's first novel, The Windup Girl (2009), shared the Hugo Award for Best
Novel with China Miéville's The City & The City, while winning the Nebula and
John W. Campbell Awards for Best Novel, establishing Bacigalupi as a rising star
 ...

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 161069936X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 377

View: 886

Focusing on the intersection of literature and politics since the beginning of the 20th century, this book examines authors, historical figures, major literary and political works, national literatures, and literary movements to reveal the intrinsic links between literature and history. • Covers numerous authors from around the world ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to the modern era • Enables students to better understand literary works central to the curriculum by considering them in their political contexts • Helps readers to use literature in order to learn about modern political and social issues across cultures and better appreciate the political significance of contemporary writings • Contains a number of "gateway" entries that survey entire national literatures, thereby giving readers an introduction to the authors who are important within those literatures • Assists students in evaluating rhetorical strategies and political views, thus fostering critical thinking in support of the Common Core State Standards

The Future of Thermal Comfort in an Energy Constrained World

Case-Study: The. Windup. Girl. The PMV is the most popular standard for air-
conditioned buildings, underpinning the ISO 7730 and ASHRAE 55 standards. It
is used as a tool to assist mechanical engineers in specifying the correct plant
sizes ...

Author: Tim Law

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319001493

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 329

View: 258

The dissertation investigates the scientific and business factors that have resulted in air-conditioning being a major contributor to climate-change. With his architectural background, the author demonstrates how a design methodology, not commonly adopted in scientific studies, may actually be a suitable way of dealing with a complex problem: the 'business as usual' scenario involving building science, sociological values and consumer behavior. Using his innovations as case studies, the author shows how good ideas cannot be evaluated on scientific merit alone and demonstrates why commercialization may have a pivotal role in deployment of research-based technology. He advances the theory of personalized thermal comfort which can potentially resolve the air-conditioning conundrum.

The Mammoth Book of Nebula Awards SF

PAOLO BACIGALUPI FROM THE AUTHOR: The Windup Girl was an experiment
in risk for me. Ibit offmore than Icould chew, with itsmany characters and cultures,
its distorted world, and aplot structure that alwaysfelt one notch too complicated ...

Author: Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780334303

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 723

The very best short SF fiction of any given year as recommended and nominated by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America: the best novella, novelette and short story. Here you will find the cream of the crop of science fiction and fantasy - startling ideas, the intricate construction of new worlds and mind-bending experimental writing. This anthology includes not only the Nebula Award-winning works in each short-form category, but also all the nominees in the novelette and short story categories. Here you will find colourful fantasy, outstanding speculative fiction, steampunk, edgy writing on the fringes of the mainstream and uncompromisingly hard SF in stories set in the distant past, an off-kilter present day, the far future or some times in between.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Twenty Fourth Annual Collection

A windup girl. Ma Ping's windup girl. The impossible made flesh. She slips from
shadow to shadow, a creature even more terrified of white shirts than a yellow
card geriatric. A waifish ghost child ripped from her natural habitat and set down
in a ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 183

Widely regarded as the essential book for every science fiction fan, "The Year's Best Science Fiction" collects work by Michael Swanwick, Geoff Ryman, Allen Steele, Nancy Kress, Robert Reed, Michael Cassott, Charles Stross, and many other bright talents.

Tool of War

Set in a dark future devastated by climate change, Tool of War is the third book in a major adventure series by a bestselling and award-winning science fiction author and starring the most provocative character from the acclaimed novels ...

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316220825

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 970

Set in a dark future devastated by climate change, Tool of War is the third book in a major adventure series by a bestselling and award-winning science fiction author and starring the most provocative character from the acclaimed novels Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities. In this gripping, eerily prescient sci-fi thriller that Kirkus described as "masterful," Tool--a half-man/half-beast designed for combat--proves himself capable of so much more than his creators had ever dreamed. He has gone rogue from his pack of bioengineered "augments" and emerged a victorious leader of a pack of human soldier boys. But he is hunted relentlessly by someone determined to destroy him, who knows an alarming secret: Tool has found the way to resist his genetically ingrained impulses of submission and loyalty toward his masters... The time is coming when Tool will embark on an all-out war against those who have enslaved him. From one of science fiction's undisputed masters comes a riveting and all-too-timely page-turner that explores the intricate relationships connecting hunter and prey, master and enslaved, human and monster. "Suzanne Collins may have put dystopian literature on the YA map with 'The Hunger Games'...but Bacigalupi is one of the genre's masters, employing inventively terrifying details in equally imaginative story lines." --Los Angeles Times

The Nebula Awards Showcase 2011

Girl. Paolo. Bacigalupi. FROM THE AUTHOR: The Windup Girl was an
experiment in risk for me. I bit off more than I could chew, with its many characters
and cultures, its distorted world, and a plot structure that always felt one notch too
 ...

Author: Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429972215

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 546

With this inaugural volume at Tor, the annual Nebula Award collection is reborn as a fiction-only anthology, edited by the incomparable Kevin J. Anderson. This collection of nominees for 2010's Nebula Awards includes all of the prior year's most celebrated stories, and will be published in time for the 2011 Nebula Awards in May, 2011. 2009's award winners, announced in May 2010, include Kage Baker's novella "The Women of Nell Gwynne's," Eugie Foster's novelette "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast," Kij Johnson's short story "Spar," plus Paolo Bacigalupi's novelette, "The Gambler." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Temporary Future The Fiction of David Mitchell

... whose The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1997) and 1Q84 (2011) are admixtures of
history, fantasy, and dream featuring characters in search of family and identity;
or Paolo Bacigalupi, whose similarly named The Windup Girl (2009) is a dystopic
 ...

Author: Patrick O'Donnell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441116133

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 365

Having emerged as one the leading contemporary British writers, David Mitchell is rapidly taking his place amongst British novelists with the gravitas of an Ishiguro or a McEwan. Written for a wide constituency of readers of contemporary literature, A Temporary Future: The Fiction of David Mitchell explores Mitchell's main concerns-including those of identity, history, language, imperialism, childhood, the environment, and ethnicity-across the six novels published so far, as well as his protean ability to write in multiple and diverse genres. It places Mitchell in the tradition of Murakami, Sebald, and Rushdie-writers whose works explore narrative in an age of globalization and cosmopolitanism. Patrick O'Donnell traces the through-lines of Mitchell's work from ghostwritten to The Bone Clocks and, with a chapter on each of the six novels, charts the evolution of Mitchell's fictional project.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Eighteenth Annual Collection

His story “The Calorie Man” won the Theodore Sturgeon Award, and his
acclaimed first novel The Windup Girl won the Hugo, the Nebula, and the John W
. Campbell Memorial Award. His other novels include Ship Breaker and The
Drowned ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 0312703724

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 362

The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction

Bacigalupi, Paolo (2009) The Windup Girl. San Francisco: Night Shade. Ballard,
J.G. (1968) 'You and Me and the Continuum', in Judith Merril (ed.) England
Swings SF. New York: Ace. 95–102. Ballard, J.G. (1990) 'Why I Want to Fuck
Ronald ...

Author: Mark Bould

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136820418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 498

The term ‘science fiction’ has an established common usage, but close examination reveals that writers, fans, editors, scholars, and publishers often use this word in different ways for different reasons. Exploring how science fiction has emerged through competing versions and the struggle to define its limits, this Concise History: provides an accessible and clear overview of the development of the genre traces the separation of sf from a broader fantastic literature and the simultaneous formation of neighbouring genres, such as fantasy and horror shows the relationship between magazine and paperback traditions in sf publishing is organised by theme and presented chronologically uses text boxes throughout to highlight key works in sf traditions including dystopian, apocalyptic and evolutionary fiction includes a short overview and bullet-pointed conclusion for each chapter. Discussing the place of key works and looking forward to the future of the genre, this book is the ideal starting point both for students and all those seeking a better understanding of science fiction.

Ship Breaker

In this powerful novel, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a fast-paced adventure set in the vivid and raw, uncertain future of his companion novels The Drowned Cities and Tool of War.

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316081689

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 530

This thrilling bestseller and National Book Award Finalist is a gritty, high-stakes adventure of a teenage boy faced with conflicting loyalties, set in a dark future America devastated by the forces of climate change. In America's flooded Gulf Coast region, oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer. Grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts by crews of young people. Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota--and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or by chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.... In this powerful novel, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a fast-paced adventure set in the vivid and raw, uncertain future of his companion novels The Drowned Cities and Tool of War. "Suzanne Collins may have put dystopian literature on the YA map with The Hunger Games...but Bacigalupi is one of the genre's masters, employing inventively terrifying details in equally imaginative story lines." --Los Angeles Times A New York Times Bestseller A Michael L. Printz Award Winner A National Book Award Finalist A VOYA 2010 Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers Book A Rolling Stone 40 Best YA Novels Book

The Very Best of Fantasy Science Fiction

A mutant baby goes on a rampage through Central Park.

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 1616961848

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 227

A mutant baby goes on a rampage through Central Park. An immigrant reveals secrets in the folds of a perfect gift. Lucky Cats extend their virtual paws to salute a generous revolution. The Internet invades a third-world village. The premier speculative-fiction magazine Fantasy & Science Fiction continues to discover and showcase many of the most inventive authors writing in any genre. Now drawing even more deeply upon F&SF’s impressive history, this extraordinary companion anthology expands upon sixty-five years’ worth of top-notch storytelling. The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume Two is a star-studded tribute to the continuing vision of F&SF.

The Alchemist

Driven by desperation and genius, the alchemist constructs a device that transcends magic, unlocking the mysteries of bramble's essential nature. But the power of his newly-built balanthast is even greater than he dreamed.

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Publisher: Subterranean

ISBN: 9781596063532

Category: Fiction

Page: 95

View: 946

An alchemist determined to heal his sick daughter and save his town from a weed-like plant that feeds off magic invents a device that destroys the plant, but things start to go wrong after he shows the device to the town's mayor.

The Water Knife

When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Las Vegas water knife Angel Velasquez is sent to investigate.

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127151

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 213

From the international bestselling author of the Hugo and Nebula award-winning The Windup Girl, comes an electrifying thriller set in a world on the edge of collapse. WATER IS POWER The American Southwest has been decimated by drought, Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Las Vegas water knife Angel Velasquez is sent to investigate. With a wallet full of identities and a tricked-out Tesla, Angel arrows south, hunting for answers that seem to evaporate as the heat index soars and the landscape becomes more and more oppressive. There, Angel encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist who knows far more about Phoenix's water secrets than she admits, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas migrant who dreams of escaping north to those places where water still falls from the sky. As bodies begin to pile up and bullets start flying, the three find themselves pawns in a game far bigger, more corrupt, and dirtier than any of them could have imagined. With Phoenix teetering on the verge of collapse and time running out, their only hope for survival rests in one another's hands. But when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only truth in the desert is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.

Zombie Baseball Beatdown FREE PREVIEW EDITION The First 10 Chapters

In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes--from food safety to racism and immigration--and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will ...

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316278556

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 323

In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes--from food safety to racism and immigration--and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from. The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive...and maybe even save the world.

The Tangled Lands

In four interrelated parts, The Tangled Lands is an evocative and epic story of resistance and heroic sacrifice in the twisted remains surrounding the last great city of Khaim.

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press

ISBN: 1481497308

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 494

From award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias Buckell comes a fantasy novel told in four parts about a land crippled by the use of magic, and a tyrant who is trying to rebuild an empire—unless the people find a way to resist. Khaim, The Blue City, is the last remaining city in a crumbled empire that overly relied upon magic until it became toxic. It is run by a tyrant known as The Jolly Mayor and his devious right hand, the last archmage in the world. Together they try to collect all the magic for themselves so they can control the citizens of the city. But when their decadence reaches new heights and begins to destroy the environment, the people stage an uprising to stop them. In four interrelated parts, The Tangled Lands is an evocative and epic story of resistance and heroic sacrifice in the twisted remains surrounding the last great city of Khaim. Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias Buckell have created a fantasy for our times about a decadent and rotting empire facing environmental collapse from within—and yet hope emerges from unlikely places with women warriors and alchemical solutions.