The Windup Girl

The Windup Girl
Publisher Hachette UK
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Category Fiction
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9789350094273
Rating 3.5/5 from 185 reviews
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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 bio-terrorism's genetic drift forces mankind to the cusp of post-human evolution?

The Windup Girl
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07

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

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The Windup Girl
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-10-21

Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's calorie representative in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, he combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs long thought to be extinct. There he meets the windup girl - the beautiful and enigmatic Emiko - now abandoned to the slums. She

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The Windup Girl
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01

Recipient of the Sturgeon Award, Paolo Bacigalupi's writing has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, and the environmental journal High Country News. His non-fiction essays have appeared in Salon.com and High Country News, and have been syndicated into numerous western newspapers.

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Cold Spring Harbor
  • Author : Richard Yates
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-12-23

Evan Shepard is a young man with a chequered past when he first meets the Drakes, after his car breaks down outside their house. Behind him, he has a troubled adolescence, a failed marriage and a little daughter, but his meeting with the quiet and beautiful Rachel heralds a new

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Ship Breaker
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2010-05-01

This thrilling bestseller and National Book Award Finalist is a gritty, high-stakes adventure of a teenage boy faced with conflicting loyalties, set in a dark future America devastated by the forces of climate change. In America's flooded Gulf Coast region, oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer. Grounded oil tankers

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The Water Knife
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015

Paolo Bacigalupi, "New York Times" best-selling author of "The Windup Girl" and National Book Award finalist, delivers a near-future thriller that casts new light on how we live today and what may be in store for us tomorrow.

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Pump Six and Other Stories
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2008-02-01

Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science fiction short story. Social criticism, political parable, and environmental advocacy lie at the center of Paolo's work. Each of the stories herein is at once a warning, and a celebration of the tragic comedy of the human experience.

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The Lost Fleet  Beyond the Frontier  Steadfast
  • Author : Jack Campbell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06

New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell continues his “series of fast-paced adventure” (SFRevu) as The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier continues... Admiral John “Black Jack” Geary and the crew of Dauntless have safely escorted important alien representatives to Earth. But before they can depart for home, two of Geary’

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The Girl with the Windup Heart
  • Author : Kady Cross
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2014

An ultimate showdown in 1897 London is marked by Mila's pursuit of independence after her heart is broken by Jack Dandy, Griffin King's torture by the Machinist and Finley's life-risking venture into the Aether. Simultaneous eBook.

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Tool of War
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10

Set in a dark future devastated by climate change, Tool of War is the third book in a major adventure series by a bestselling and award-winning science fiction author and starring the most provocative character from the acclaimed novels Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities. In this gripping, eerily prescient

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Lexicon
  • Author : Max Barry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-06-18

Stick and stones break bones. Words kill. They recruited Emily Ruff from the streets. They said it was because she's good with words. They'll live to regret it. They said Wil Parke survived something he shouldn't have. But he doesn't remember. Now they're after him and he doesn't know why.

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The Drowned Cities
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01

Soldier boys emerged from the darkness. Guns gleamed dully. Bullet bandoliers and scars draped their bare chests. Ugly brands scored their faces. She knew why these soldier boys had come. She knew what they sought, and she knew, too, that if they found it, her best friend would surely die.

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The Doubt Factory
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14

In this page-turning contemporary thriller, National Book Award Finalist, Printz Award winner, 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

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Zombie Baseball Beatdown
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2013-09-10

In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes 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. The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel,

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Tymon s Flight
  • Author : Mary Victoria
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Release Date : 2010-08-01

An action-packed adventure set against a background of warring civilisations competing for ever scarcer resources ... a beautiful new epic fantasy of a world set in a tree. the World tree rises up out of the seething clouds like a green mountain. All creation nestles in its green branches. there is

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