Paolo Bacigalupi is a multiple award-winning SF author whose debut THE WINDUP GIRL has been one of the most acclaimed novels in this area to appear in recent years. He also writes critically acclaimed, award-winning short stories in addition to novel length fiction. Paolo currently lives in Western Colorado with his wife and son.
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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.
A Maxim Jakubowski Best Science Fiction selection. An award-winning novel by a new American writer, THE WIND-UP GIRL is a dark vision of the future, almost like William Gibson without the computers. A tale of industrial espionage, civil war and political struggle, in which Anderson Lake, a calorie representative undercover in Thailand meets up with the beautiful and enigmatic Emiko in a Bangkok street market. She is one the engineered New People, an underclass of the near future. The encounter plunges him and the reader into a multi-layered new world of fear in which biology has taken over from electronics as a driving force. Challenging but rewarding.
From Printz Award winner and National Book Award finalist Paolo Bacigalupi comes the third companion novel in the dystopic Ship Breaker universe. Set in a future swamped by rising seas, depleted resources, corporate government, and civil war, this novel stars the most provocative, most talked-about, most controversial character from Paolo Bacigalupi's highly acclaimed books Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities, and pulls no punches in exploring the gray areas between what it means to be human--and animal. An attack on the Drowned Cities leaves Tool, a part-human, part-animal super-soldier with heightened physical abilities, on the run. His pack of compatriots is destroyed, and his only allies are humans whom he can't afford to trust. But now he must resist his bioengineered impulse of loyalty toward his masters and embark on an all-out war against those who have enslaved him.
Cybernetics. Neuroscience. Nanotechnology. Genetic engineering. Hacktivism. Transhumanism. The world of tomorrow is already here, and the technological changes we all face have inspired a new wave of stories to address our fears, hopes, dreams, and desires as Homo sapiens evolveor notinto their next incarnation. Cyber World presents diverse tales of humanity's tomorrow, as told by some of today's most gripping science fiction visionaries.
Everything Alix knows about her life is a lie--at least according to the mysterious young man who's been stalking her. But could her dad really be a bad guy at the helm of an organization that covers up the deadly wrongdoings of some of the country's most rich and powerful? Alix has to make an impossible choice between her father and the young man she's not only falling for, but who's asking her to blow the whistle on the man who raised her. Could someone you have loved and have known for your whole life actually have the heart of a killer?
In this page-turning contemporary thriller, National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestselling author Paolo Bacigalupi explores the timely issue of how public information is distorted for monetary gain, and how those who exploit it must be stopped.Everything Alix knows about her life is a lie. At least that's what a mysterious young man who's stalking her keeps saying. But then she begins investigating the disturbing claims he makes against her father. Could her dad really be at the helm of a firm that distorts the truth and covers up wrongdoing by hugely profitable corporations that have allowed innocent victims to die? Is it possible that her father is the bad guy, and that the undeniably alluring criminal who calls himself Moses--and his radical band of teen activists--is right? Alix has to make a choice, and time is running out, but can she truly risk everything and blow the whistle on the man who loves her and raised her?
The 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... ZOMBIES!!! 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 grown-ups 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. In this inventive, fast-paced novel that strikes a pitch-perfect tone for reluctant readers, National Book Award finalist and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi effectively uses humour and high-intensity action to take 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.
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.
Ein religioser Fuhrer existiert nur noch als digitale Kopie, ein Fluchtling kampft ums Uberleben, und ein Journalist wird mit einem vollig neuen Paradigma der Berichterstattung konfrontiert ... In einer global vernetzten Welt sind die Folgen politischer Entscheidungen, ob sie nun in New York oder Bangkok gefllt werden, in allen Gesellschaftsschichten sprbar. berkommene Traditionen werden infrage gestellt, Lebens- und Arbeitsverhltnisse neu definiert. Auch wenn wir uns darber nicht immer im Klaren sind die Zukunft hat uns lngst eingeholt. Und Paolo Bacigalupi erzhlt aus dieser Welt von Morgen. - "e;Die Tasche voller Dharma"e; ("e;Pocketful of Dharma"e; / Fantasy & SF, Februar 1999)- "e;Das Fltenmdchen"e; ("e;The Fluted Girl"e; / Fantasy & SF, Juni 2003)- "e;Der Pascho"e; ("e;The Pasho"e; / Asimov's, September 2004)- "e;Der Kalorienmann"e; ("e;The Calorie Man"e; / Fantasy & SF, Oktober/November 2005)- "e;Yellow Cards"e; ("e;Yellow Card Man"e; / Asimov's, Dezember 2006)- "e;Der Spieler"e; ("e;The Gambler"e; / Fast Forward 2, 2008)Die Novelle "e;Yellow Cards"e; wurde fr den "e;Nebula Award"e; nominiert, die Novelle "e;Der Kalorienmann"e; mit dem "e;Sturgeon Award"e; ausgezeichnet beide spielen vor demselben Hintergrund wie Bacigalupis Roman Biokrieg. Die Erzhlung "e;Der Spieler"e; wurde fr den "e;Hugo Award"e; und den "e;Nebula Award"e; nominiert, und der Sammelband Pump Six and Other Stories, dem die meisten der vorliegenden Texte entnommen sind, wurde mit dem "e;Locus Award"e; ausgezeichnet.