The Windup Girl (Paperback)

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I think the best sci-fi is capable of waking up the world to the all-too-real problems that affect us all. And Paolo Bacigalupi, through the vivid, terrifying, dystopian world he brings to life, does just that. In 23rd century Thailand, companies control the world's food supply, producing genetically grown food and wreaking havoc on what's left of the world through bioterrorism tactics. With each character Bacigalupi introduced, I found myself more and more drawn to the personal stories of people who are desperately attempting to retain what once made them who they were--or, in Emiko the windup girl's case, to find it. There are many reasons this novel won a Hugo Award and a Nebula Award, and there are many reasons we should see it as not only an outstanding novel, but a warning to be more aware of the environmental travesties that await us if we don't pay attention and care.

Becky

Product Details
ISBN: 9784150118105
ISBN-10: 4150118108
Publisher: Hayakawa Publishing/Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2011
Pages: 382
Language: Japanese