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The Resource The windup girl, Paolo Bacigalupi

The windup girl, Paolo Bacigalupi

Label
The windup girl
Title
The windup girl
Statement of responsibility
Paolo Bacigalupi
Title variation
Wind-up girl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the calorie economy, a new fruit, especially one of an old species reborn resistant to the plagues that have ravaged the world, is of great interest to the corporations that control most of the worlds seed stock. Anderson Lake, Agri-Gens calorie man in Thailand, buys a bag of ngaw and starts a cascade of events that will end in revolution. Emiko, the windup girl, is a New Person genetically engineered to be first the perfect servitor and then abandoned in Bangkok, where she is illegal and essentially without rights. Lake meets and uses her as a bargaining chip but becomes fond of her. The Thai kingdom is one of the last holdouts against the giant calorie-controlling corporations, but ngaw is all Lake needs to start negotiations for access to the Thai seed bank in exchange for military backup
Summary
Living in a future where food is scarce, Anderson Lake tries to find ways to exploit this need, as he comes into conflict with Jaidee, an official of the Environmental Ministry, and encounters Emiko, a engineered windup girl who has been discarded by her creator
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Hugo Award for Best Novel, 2010.
  • John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, 2010.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
  • Locus Award for First Novel, 2010.
  • Nebula Award for Best Novel, 2009.
  • RUSA Reading List, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
331540
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bacigalupi, Paolo
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bioterrorism
  • Bioterrorism
  • Genetic engineering
  • Bangkok (Thailand)
Target audience
adult
Label
The windup girl, Paolo Bacigalupi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781597801577
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
SCIENCE FICTION
System control number
  • ocn373482688
  • OCoLC
Label
The windup girl, Paolo Bacigalupi
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781597801577
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
SCIENCE FICTION
System control number
  • ocn373482688
  • OCoLC

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