THE WINDUP GIRL named by TIME Magazine as a best book of the year


I meant to post this earlier, like, two months ago, when it happened. But I always get distracted. In any case, yes, TIME Magazine named THE WINDUP GIRL as one of the top ten fiction books of the year. Not just science fiction, mind, but fiction, generally. Which feels pretty good. Some other fabulous reviews below:

TIME Magazine: “Bacigalupi is a worthy successor to William Gibson: this is cyberpunk without computers.”

Techland: “It’s ridiculous how good this book is.”

Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2009: “Bacigalupi’s powerful debut warns of dire ecological collapse and the evils of colonialism in an eerily plausible near future Thailand.”

Library Journal, Best Books of 2009: “Postmodern Bangkok springs to life in Bacigalupi’s brilliant dystopian tale of culture clash, recalling the best of China Miéville and Neal Stephenson.”

Barnes & Nobles Book Club – Unabashedly Bookish: “Paolo Bacigalupi’s debut novel The Windup Girl is nothing short of an instant dystopian classic – replete with genetically engineered elephants, clipper ships and dirigibles.”

Winner, ALA 2010 Reading List Awards: “Bacigalupi constructs a sobering and nuanced of future Bangkok teetering on the edge of disaster. In this inhospitable environment, a disparate group of characters calculates how to survive. The novel’s gritty tone, provocative story line, and sympathetic characters evoke a world that is frightening real.”