The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

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ISBN: 9780356500539

Orbit; First Printing edition (2 Dec. 2010)

Soft Cover, 505 pages

'Bacigalupi is a worthy successor to William Gibson: this is cyberpunk without computers' Time Magazine 'Not since William Gibson's pioneering cyberpunk classic, NEUROMANCER (1984), has a first novel excited science fiction readers as much ... Paolo Bacigalupi is a writer to watch for in the future. Just don't wait that long to enjoy the darkly complex pleasures of THE WIND-UP GIRL' The Washington Post 'An exciting story about industrial espionage, civil war, and political struggle, filled with heart-thudding action sequences, sordid sex, and enough technical speculation for two lesser novels' Cory Doctorow 'This complex, literate and intensely felt tale, which recalls both William Gibson and Ian McDonald at their very best, will garner Bacigalupi significant critical attention and is clearly one of the finest science fiction novels of the year' Publishers Weekly (starred review) 'It's ridiculous how good this book is' Techland 'Postmodern Bangkok springs to life in Bacigalupi's brilliant dystopian tale of culture clash, recalling the best of China Mieville and Neal Stephenson' Library Journal --Various

'The pace of the book is fast and relentless. It is a dark vision; the violence is minutely described, the sex scenes are brutal and there are few redeeming characters. As a portrait of a world far from our own but not unrecognisably so, it is finely done.' --Times Literary Supplement