I always enjoy being able to do giveaways for my readers. Which is why today I’m thrilled to announce that thanks to the good people at Night Shade Books, I have 2 copies of the expanded edition of Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl to give away to a couple of lucky US readers!
Anderson Lake is AgriGen’s Calorie Man, sent to work undercover as a factory manager in Thailand while combing Bangkok’s street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history’s lost calories.
Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. Emiko is not human; she is an engineered being, 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 this 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 and forces mankind to the cusp of post-human evolution? Bacigalupi delivers one of the most highly-acclaimed science fiction novels of the twenty-first century.
In this brand new edition celebrating the book’s reception into the canon of celebrated modern science fiction, accompanying the text are two novelettes exploring the dystopian world of The Windup Girl, the Theodore Sturgeon Award-winning “The Calorie Man” and “Yellow Card Man.” Also included is an exclusive Q&A with the author describing his writing process, the political climate into which his debut novel was published, and the future of science fiction.
I read and reviewed the original edition in 2011, and I really enjoyed it, so I’m excited to be able to be able to see the expanded edition, with the extra novelettes and the interview.
So if you’re interested in possibly getting your hands on 1 of 2 copies of this fantastic sci-fi novel, here are the rules:
- Must have a US mailing address; no PO Boxes
- Must provide mailing address if chosen as a winner, which will be sent to the publisher for shipping and not retained by me
- Comment on this post to enter; must provide valid contact info in case you win
- Limit of 1 (one) entry per person
- Giveaway closes at 11:59 PM, PST, Sunday May 24, 2015
- Winners will be drawn and announced on Monday May 25, 2015
Bacigalupi will also on tour through multiple US cities these next 2 months, so if you’re near where he’ll be speaking and signing, definitely go see him!
5/26/15: Denver, CO Tattered Cover, reading, Q&A, and signing
5/27/15: Boulder, CO Boulder Bookstore, reading, Q&A, and signing
5/28-29/15: New York, NY, BEA and NYC media
5/30/15: Boston, MA Brookline Booksmith, reading, Q&A, and signing
6/2/15: Chicago, IL Anderson’s Bookshop, reading, Q&A, and signing
6/3/15: Salt Lake City, UT The King’s English, reading, Q&A, and signing
6/4/15: Phoenix, AR Changing Hands Bookstore, reading, Q&A, and signing
6/6-6/7/15: San Francisco, CA, Bay Area Literary Festival
6/6-6/7/15: San Francisco, CA, Borderlands, signing
6/8/15: San Diego, CA Mysterious Galaxy, reading, Q&A, and signing
6/9/15: Los Angeles, Vroman’s, reading, Q&A, and signing
6/10/15: Portland, OR Powell’s Bookstore, reading, Q&A, and signing
6/11/15: Seattle, WA University Book Store, reading, Q&A, and signing
6/18/15: Crested Butte, CO Rumors Coffee and Tea House, reading, Q&A, and signing