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THE WATER KNIFE is a finalist for the Locus Award

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Awards, News, The Water Knife |

Very pleased to hear this news. From Locus: “SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi (Knopf; Orbit UK) Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe (Tor)” 2016 Locus Awards...

The Windup Girl gets a new look!

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Blog, The Windup Girl |

Very nice new look, I think. This edition also includes “The Calorie Man” and “Yellow Card Man,” two short stories that I wrote in the same universe, and that were building blocks that led eventually led me into the final...

ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN Weird Industrial Meat Contest Winners

Posted on Sep 11, 2013 in Blog, Zombie Baseball Beatdown | 3 comments

Well, that was fun. Apparently you really like digging for weird meat products. The results were hilarious and gag inducing. Now, I take my responsibility for selecting the winners seriously, so I’ll walk you through the results, and then announce the winners. First, I’m definitely looking for real meat products– so as much as I like SPARKLE MEAT we’re setting aside the canned unicorn. Also, as much as I love some of these, I’m going to also set aside weird meat from cultures outside the U.S. I know that fish like this makes me flinch, but I’m pretty sure this a cultural reaction. OMG TEH TEEEEEEETH! I’m not going...


Posted on Sep 10, 2013 in Blog, News, Zombie Baseball Beatdown | 3 comments

ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN launches today. Here’s the nifty cover: In honor of the infected meatpacking plant that starts the zombie apocalypse in ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN, I’m doing a contest. Whoever sends me a link or pic of the weirdest industrial meat product wins a brand new hardcover ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN, inscribed by me, for whomever you wish. Drop it to me on Facebook, or on my twitter @paolobacigalupi or in the comments here on this post. At the end of the day, I’ll pick a winner. Go forth and find meat...


Posted on Sep 6, 2013 in News | 1 comment

This announcement has been a long time coming: two years of focused work on the book, plus a couple years before that of noodling with ideas, trying to find the frame for the story I wanted to write. Today, I’m very happy to announce that THE WATER KNIFE, my next novel for adults, will be published by Knopf. It’s a story of climate change, drought, and water politics set in the American Southwest, loosely based in the same world as my short story “The Tamarisk Hunter.” The New York Times has more on the story:...


Posted on Sep 2, 2013 in News, Videos, Zombie Baseball Beatdown |

While I was working on THE DROWNED CITIES, I also ended up writing another book to sort of unwind from the pressure of writing a follow-up novel after SHIP BREAKER’s phenomenal success. ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN was a secret project that I wrote for myself and my own entertainment. I wanted it to be funny, because those are story-telling muscles that I don’t normally use, and I wanted it to be fast and furious for a reader who is otherwise immersed in video games and comics and movies, and perhaps doesn’t think that books have something to offer. ZBB, of course, is full of zombies, and baseball bats, and brains…...