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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.

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY "TIME", "PUBLISHERS WEEKLY", "LIBRARY JOURNAL", "LOCUS" AND THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD, THE NEBULA AWARD, THE LOCUS AWARD, THE COMPTON CROOK AWARD, AND THE CAMPBELL MEMORIAL AWARD

"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, "TIME"

"Reminiscent of Philip K. Dick's Blade Runner.... densely packed with ideas
about genetic manipulation, distribution of resources, the social order, and
environmental degradation ... science fiction with an environmental message, but one that does not get in the way of its compelling story."
--"Sacramento Book Review"

"This complex, literate and intensely felt tale, which recalls both William Gibson and Ian McDonald at their very best ... clearly one of the finest science fiction novels of the year."
--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)

"A captivating look at a dystopic future that seems all too possible. East meets
West in a clash of cultures brilliantly portrayed in razor-sharp images, tension-building pacing, and sharply etched characters."
--"Library Journal" (starred review)

"When it hits its sweet-spot, "The Windup Girl" embodies what SF does best of all: it remakes reality in compelling, absorbing and thought-provoking ways, and it lives on vividly in the mind."
--"The Guardian"

"Bacigalupi never slides into moralism or judgement ... Ultimately that's what makes this debut novel so exciting. It's rare to find a writer who can create such well-shaded characters while also building a weird new future world."
--"io9"
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY "TIME," "PUBLISHERS WEEKLY," "LIBRARY JOURNAL," "LOCUS" AND THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD, THE NEBULA AWARD, THE LOCUS AWARD, THE COMPTON CROOK AWARD, AND THE CAMPBELL MEMORIAL AWARD
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, "TIME"
Reminiscent of Philip K. Dick s Blade Runner.... densely packed with ideas about genetic manipulation, distribution of resources, the social order, and environmental degradation ... science fiction with an environmental message, but one that does not get in the way of its compelling story.
"Sacramento Book Review"
This complex, literate and intensely felt tale, which recalls both William Gibson and Ian McDonald at their very best ... clearly one of the finest science fiction novels of the year.
"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
A captivating look at a dystopic future that seems all too possible. East meets
West in a clash of cultures brilliantly portrayed in razor-sharp images, tension-building pacing, and sharply etched characters.
"Library Journal" (starred review)
"When it hits its sweet-spot, "The Windup Girl" embodies what SF does best of all: it remakes reality in compelling, absorbing and thought-provoking ways, and it lives on vividly in the mind."
"The Guardian"
"Bacigalupi never slides into moralism or judgement ... Ultimately that's what makes this debut novel so exciting. It's rare to find a writer who can create such well-shaded characters while also building a weird new future world."
"io9"
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, LIBRARY JOURNAL, LOCUS AND THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD, THE NEBULA AWARD, THE LOCUS AWARD, THE COMPTON CROOK AWARD, AND THE CAMPBELL MEMORIAL AWARD

"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, TIME

"Reminiscent of Philip K. Dick's Blade Runner.... densely packed with ideas about genetic manipulation, distribution of resources, the social order, and environmental degradation ... science fiction with an environmental message, but one that does not get in the way of its compelling story."
--Sacramento Book Review

"This complex, literate and intensely felt tale, which recalls both William Gibson and Ian McDonald at their very best ... clearly one of the finest science fiction novels of the year."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A captivating look at a dystopic future that seems all too possible. East meets
West in a clash of cultures brilliantly portrayed in razor-sharp images, tension-building pacing, and sharply etched characters."
--Library Journal (starred review)

"When it hits its sweet-spot, The Windup Girl embodies what SF does best of all: it remakes reality in compelling, absorbing and thought-provoking ways, and it lives on vividly in the mind."
--The Guardian

"Bacigalupi never slides into moralism or judgement ... Ultimately that's what makes this debut novel so exciting. It's rare to find a writer who can create such well-shaded characters while also building a weird new future world."
--io9

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The winner of five major SF awards, The Windup Girl is both a heart-stopping dystopian thriller and a razor-sharp vision of our near future.

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