Bacigalupi creates believable, detailed, lived-in futures that just happen to portray an ugly set of sunsets for humanity on Earth….He is a truly dark bard, in the spirit of Ellison at his most vivid and cynical.—The Daily Camera
From Paolo Bacigalupi, author of The Wind-Up Girl; winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards; and winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, comes a collection of eleven short science fiction stories. Social criticism, environmental advocacy, and political parable are at the core of Paolo’s work. Each tale is simultaneously a warning and a celebration of the tragic comedy that is the human experience.
These eleven stories represent the best of Bacigalupi’s work. They include the Hugo nominee “Yellow Card Man,” the Sturgeon Award-winning story “The Calorie Man,” and the Nebula- and Hugo-nominated story “The People of Sand and slag.” Readers of Ted Chiang and Kelly Link will enjoy this collection.
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About the Author
Paolo Bacigalupi’s short stories have appeared in many leading magazines and journals and he has written both science fiction and young adult novels. His work has won numerous awards, including The Hugo Award, The Nebula Award, and The Michael L. Printz Award. His essays have been syndicated in numerous western newspapers including the Idaho Statesman, the Albuquerque Journal, and the Salt Lake Tribune. He lives in Western Colorado with his wife and son.