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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."
"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."
Fantastic. Very much like a Phillip K. Dick story. The author paints a vivid and personal picture of life in Bangkok in a bustling future.Published 2 months ago by Jay Jennings
Boring . . .after resisting until page 350 I ended up reading the rest of the plot on wikipedia. Maybe I had too many expectations...anyways, did not work for me.Published 5 months ago by luther
Exceptional. Find myself going back to re-read several times now.Published 14 months ago by Charlain Shields
This guy can write. Check out THE DROWNED CITIES which is even better.Published 14 months ago by Scissorpaws
A complex, well charactered, semi-apocalyptic potential future. Extrapolates many of the current geopolitical, environmental, genetic and human issues. No easy outs.Published 15 months ago by Joe Church
Set in a future time when the world's plants and animals are subject to an endless cycle of disastrous mutations has put mankind's food supply at risk. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Heather Pearson
Bacigalupi creates an immersive alternate future with ambiguous morality and twisted technology that is enjoyable to visit. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Craig Jenkins
The story is tedious, pretentious and a bit distasteful. But the real undoing is that in every exchange of dialogue, the only adjectives used to describe the characters are... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sixtyliner
An overall good read, although the title is a bit misleading focal point.
Bacigalupi provides a solid science fiction with a perspective on the world after global... Read more