The Windup Girl

The Windup Girl

Audiobook CD - 2009
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Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Undercover 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; 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 said bio-terrorism's genetic drift forces mankind to the cusp of post-human evolution? Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers one of the most highly acclaimed science fiction novels of the twenty-first century.

Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, c2009.
Edition: Library edition
ISBN: 9781441866875
1441866876
Branch Call Number: AUDIOBK CD SCIENCE FICTION BACIGALU
Characteristics: 16 audio discs (19 hrs., 44 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Davis, Jonathan
Alternative Title: Wind-up girl

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memetopia Aug 13, 2011

A fascinating sci-fi premiss. One of the best of this genre I have read this year.

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