Paolo Bacigalupi - The Windup Girl

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  • The Windup Girl

    Feb 9, 2013 by kairosdreaming is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Scary dystopian world.
    Cons: Couldn't connect to characters.

    Summary: This is a very bleak steampunk themed look at a dystopian world.  I like dystopian books normally, but I had a lot of trouble connecting with this one.  It had some good premises, but unrelatable characters.In the future the world's ... read more

  • An imaginative vision of the future

    May 29, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Full of innovative, plausible sci-fi ideas. Creates a vivid, solid world.
    Cons: Overall narrative and character arks dull and unfufilling. Erratic pacing issues.

    Summary: In the far-flung future of The Windup Girl, every environmentalist in history has been proven right and humanity’s own hubris has brought it to the edge of extinction. Oil and coal are extravagant rarities, rising tides brought on by ... read more

  • Bioengineering comes to science fiction in this Hugo-winning novel

    Oct 6, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Uses a science that hasn't been heavily exploited by the genre yet
    Cons: Hard to sympathize with most of the characters, may offend those with delicate sensibilities

    Summary: The 2010 Hugo Award winners have been announced and the buzz was proven uncannily accurate. Once the ballots were counted and the lower-placed preferences had their votes redistributed, the novel category tied ... read more

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