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The Windup Girl,9781597801584

The Windup Girl

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 5/1/2010
Publisher(s): Nightshade Book

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Intriguing and well written,  May 9, 2011
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Windup Girl is a textbook filled with interesting and human characters, rich in psychology and exciting actions. The Windup Girl is a wonderfully well written novel with a great setting, interesting and believable characters, and original and fantastic ideas. In The Windup Girl, Bacigalupi has created a world, and a novel, of dark beauty and rare power. Highly, highly recommended. I rate the seller 5 stars and I plan to buy from ecampus again in the future.






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Summary

In this Time Magazine top 10 book of the year, 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. This title has been nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula awards. This title was also on the best book lists of the year for Library Journal and Publishers Weekly.

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