Pump Six and Other Stories

Pump Six and Other Stories

Book - 2008
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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.
The eleven stories in Pump Six represent the best of Paolo's work, including the Hugo nominee "Yellow Card Man," the Nebula-and Hugo-nominated story "The People of Sand and Slag," and the Sturgeon Award-winning story "The Calorie Man." The title story is original to this collection. With this book, Paolo Bacigalupi takes his place alongside SF short fiction masters Ted Chiang, Kelly Link and others, as an important young writer that directly and unabashedly tackles today's most important issues.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Night Shade Books, c2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781597801331
159780133X
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION BACIGALU
Characteristics: 239 pages ; 23 cm.

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PearlyBaker
Sep 05, 2016

I clean toilets at my yoga studio in exchange for unlimited power, sculpt, cardio, core yoga or power pumper yoga as my ex wife/girlfriend likes to call it. Pump Six offers the most realistic near future dystopian scenario I have ever read thanks to corporations like Monsanto and ADM causing global plagues, blight and other food crises wth GMO's and planned obsolescence. And this is exactly what motivates me to train daily either for just such an apocalyptic event or three night run of Phish concerts whichever comes first.

myrtlebchsun Jan 27, 2011

Dystopian science fiction at its best. Great concepts! Poor BioDog!

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