Paolo Bacigalupi
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Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi's writing has appeared in WIRED Magazine, Slate, Medium, Salon.com, and High Country News, as well as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. His short fiction been nominated for three Nebula Awards, four Hugo Awards, and won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best science fiction short story of the year. It is collected in PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES, a Locus Award winner for Best Collection and also a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly.

His debut novel THE WINDUP GIRL was named by TIME Magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009, and also won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards. Internationally, it has won the Seiun Award (Japan), The Ignotus Award (Spain), The Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis (Germany), and the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire (France).

His debut young adult novel, SHIP BREAKER, was a Micheal L. Printz Award Winner, and a National Book Award Finalist, and its sequel, THE DROWNED CITIES, was a 2012 Kirkus Reviews Best of YA Book, A 2012 VOYA Perfect Ten Book, and 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist.

He has also written ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN for middle-grade children, about zombies, baseball, and, of all things, meatpacking plants. Another novel for teens, THE DOUBT FACTORY, a contemporary thriller about public relations and the product defense industry was a both an Edgar Award and Locus Award Finalist.

Paolo's latest novel for adults is The New York Times Bestseller THE WATER KNIFE, a near-future thriller about climate change and drought in the southwestern United States. A new novel set in the Ship Breaker universe, TOOL OF WAR, will be released in October.

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    • The Windup Girl

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5,557
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,760
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,784

    Anderson Lake is a company man. He combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct. There, he encounters Emiko, a strange and beautiful engineered being....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Al Gore nightmare meets Blade Runner.

    • By Marius on 01-13-10

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Ship Breaker

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,896
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,573
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,583

    In the Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Fine Story; Not The WindUp Girl

    • By Ben Capozzi on 06-18-11

    Regular price: $22.46

    • The Water Knife

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Almarie Guerra
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,889
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,884

    In the American Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, and California skirmish for dwindling shares of the Colorado River....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The fight for water in a drought fueled apocalypse

    • By Lore on 09-24-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Tool of War

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    Tool, a half man/half beast designed for combat, is capable of so much more than his creators had ever dreamed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Reads like an action movie screenplay.

    • By Ryan on 01-02-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Drowned Cities

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 797
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 714
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 718

    In a dark future America where violence, terror, and grief touch everyone, young refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to leave behind the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another grim, gripping collapsed-world adventure

    • By Ryan on 09-01-12

    Regular price: $17.96

    • The Tangled Lands

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias S. Buckell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 150

    Khaim, The Blue City, is the last remaining city in a crumbled empire that overly relied upon magic until it became toxic. It is run by a tyrant known as The Jolly Mayor and his devious right hand....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More, please!

    • By Mark Hancock on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Pump Six and Other Stories

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Eileen Stevens, James Chen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 270

    Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science-fiction short story....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I never wanted the stories to end.

    • By J.G. on 09-12-11

    Regular price: $22.46

    • The Doubt Factory

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    In this contemporary thriller, National Book Award Finalist and New York Times best-selling author Paolo Bacigalupi explores the timely issue of how public information is distorted for monetary gain....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Mark on 10-08-15

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Zombie Baseball Beatdown

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Crystle Ghoul on 11-09-16

    Regular price: $25.20

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