The Windup Girl

The Windup Girl

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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 on MP3-CD, p2009.
Edition: Library edition
ISBN: 9781441866899
Characteristics: 2 audio discs (19 hrs., 33 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Davis, Jonathan (Narrator)
Alternative Title: Wind up girl


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Aug 24, 2010

Really cool book. Didn't read any of the authors previous works in this 'world' and while that might have helped I didn't find it necessary. The author really develops an interesting future world with plagues, calorie companies controlling the global food market, and gentic engineering run amok. Definately worth a read if you are into this kind of dysopian Science Fiction.


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