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Posted on Sep 29, 2010 in Appearances | 7 comments

Travel and Appearance Schedule

I realize I should actually post where I’m going to be, and what I’m going to be up to for the next month.

Oct 9 — Southern Books Festival, Nashville, TN.

Oct 13 — Boulder, CO – Barnes & Noble, 2999 Pearl St. 5pm.

Oct 22-24 — Denver, CO – Toastmaster @ MileHiCon

Oct 25 — Fort Collins, CO – Reading & Signing @ Old Firehouse Books. 6pm.

Oct 28-31st — Tentatively, I believe I’m going to be at World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, OH. Assuming I buy my membership and a plane ticket.


  1. Paolo – I have a membership you can purchase $125. Email me off site, and I can fix you up.

  2. Bravo Paolo,
    I just finished Ship Breaker. Outstanding book my friend. I am now a big fan. Best book I have read in soooooo long. I loved it so much I did not want it to end. You have great skills bro.
    Another Big Fan,
    Tim Angelo
    Tyler Texas

  3. Windup Girl. Could not put it down. Amazing. Echoes of The Sheep Look Up. Vivid. Chilling. Powerful.

    Hard to use verbs on no sleep.

    Congratulations, can’t wait for adult novel number two.

  4. Hi Paolo
    I absolutely loved Windup Girl, which I have just finished reading. As someone else on your blog has pointed out (Carol) there are echoes of The Sheep Look Up. Also Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.
    I just read an interview with you where you say a lot of people see what you write as grim and depressing. Well I say it’s just realistic – it’s no more ‘grim and depressing’ than Oryx and Crake and Ms Atwood isn’t referred to as ‘grim and depressing’ all the time?
    I too can’t wait for the next book!

  5. Checked this schedule a few days too late and missed both MileHi Con and your Old Firehouse Books signing. Loved “Windup Girl”, and am excited to read more, and have such a great author nearby.

    Thanks, and keep up the good work.

  6. Paolo, as I finish teaching my Science in Literature class at Colorado School of Mines, I feel that I must write and simply say that “The Windup Girl” is, as always, a huge hit. My students, many of them huge readers of science fiction (in addition to being sharp in all ways science and engineering), respond best to your novel–it provides a way of looking at science fiction both as genre fiction and as literary fiction, and is just plain fun to talk about. Are you going to be doing any readings in Colorado in the next year? I would love to have a chance (sorry for being so bold) to ask you questions about your craft and your inspiration.

    Otherwise, just think of me as a fan, writing to say how much I enjoy teaching students how to love literature through your novel.