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The Fluted Girl (Pump Six and Other Stories)

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This story is part of the publisher's Great Science Fiction Stories audio series. It's on 1 CD approximately 62 minutes in length. The fluted girl had been given Revitia treatments at thirteen to freeze her features in the matrix of youth. She had been given the stolen black eyes of an Indian girl. Pigment drugs drained color from her skin. Then surgeries and cell knitters ...more
Audio CD, 24 pages
Published August 23rd 2006 by AudioText Inc. (first published June 2003)
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Michelle Keep
I really loved the world that this short is set in. I'm absolutely fascinated to learn more about the speculative fiction portions.

Unfortunately, I found the writing so flowery in describing the titular character that I had trouble picturing her - and because of that I found that it was hard to really lose myself in it. I kept having to reevaluate how the main character looked and how much was literal and how much was figurative.

I think it was beautiful, though, and I wish I had enjoyed it more.
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Kirsten
Paolo Bacigalupi is my favorite just discovered author! I highly recommend him for fans of Margaret Atwood.

His future speculated Earth are frightening, horrifying and very plausible. Financial feudalism and gene modification are two of the themes he plays with. The characters are very believable and the plots are thrilling.

Amee Violette
Just got around to reading it yesterday, and finished pretty quickly; it's a short story, after all.

My feelings about this story are weird; I love it and I'm disturbed by it the same time. Although it was highly disturbing, I didn't find it so scary I couldn't sleep at night. But then again, how scared I am depends on several strange factors. Nevertheless, this IS a creepy as hell story, so some may want to read with caution.

Overall, it was interesting and, despite the creepy factor, I enjoyed i
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Vi Khong
Very interesting story
David Bott
I read the short story version of this in Gardiner Dozois' annual anthology. It haunted me for months. I eventually gained the courage to try one of his novels, Shipbreakers. There is vision and empathy in this author, but I would like to see him explore other themes, even if the rich-poor divide is not so important and compelling. This story will remain in my consciousness for a long while.
Pennie
The Fluted Girl is fantastic, disturbing and chillingly plausible; all rolled up into an extraordinary short story.
Josh
Got through most of the short stories. Pocketful of Dharma was great, Fluted Girl was good, the rest are ok.
Suzi
Kind of sick and twisted, but in a subtle way. Kind of a modern-day Frankenstein story.
James
Fairly good story, though the dystopia portrayed here is sad indeed.
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Paolo Bacigalupi’s writing has appeared in High Country News, Salon.com, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. It has been anthologized in various “Year’s Best” collections of short science fiction and fantasy, nominated for three Nebula and five Hugo Awards, and won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best sf short story of the year.

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