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Yellow Card Man (Pump Six and Other Stories)

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Paolo Bacigalupi tells us the pitiless future of the "Yellow Card Man" was "an outgrowth from an aborted novel." In his latest story, Tranh, who began existence as one of the book's supporting characters, must use any means available to survive in this ruthless and precarious future.
ebook, 33 pages
Published December 2006
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Steven
Oct 24, 2015 Steven rated it really liked it
This short story was included in my copy of The Windup Girl so I decided to read it as a preface to the rest of the story after a poor reception of the novel's first chapter.

"Yellow Card Man" is, to be honest, a lot more brilliantly written than "Calorie Man" and my initial impressions of The Windup Girl. This may be because the story deals with people and how they handle adversity and poor circumstances as opposed to the other two tales which seemed more intent on preaching about the dangers of
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Christina
Sep 21, 2012 Christina rated it really liked it
In the same dystopian future as The Calorie Man- Tranh used to be a successful man with a good job, but in this new world where calories are the currency, he is starving and looking for steady work. Tranh will do anything to survive...

Yellow Card Man explains more about the world to be seen in The Windup Girl. It is a dismal world where human life has very little value. Bacigalupi shows the worst in human nature in this story. Is a crime still a crime if it comes down to a life or death situatio
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Vivian
Jul 09, 2015 Vivian rated it really liked it
Another prequel story to "The Windup Girl" by Bacigalupi, telling the back story of a character from that novel, a scene referenced only briefly in flashbacks by the character, Tranh. It's another taste of life in future dystopian Bangkok, where most people are starving and just trying to survive a brutal existence, especially those who are "yellow card" immigrants, like Tranh. Recommended for those planning to read "The Windup Girl."
Eija
Sep 20, 2012 Eija rated it really liked it
Masentava tulevaisuuden maailma - köyhät on köyhiä, mutta maailmassa on myös rikkaita. Tarina maahanmuuttajasta, joka ennen oli iso pamppu, mutta nyt joutunut pohjalle. Hänen entinen palkollisensa taas oli kivunnut uralla ylöspäin. Tarina piittaamattomuudesta ja oma-etu-ainao-etu ajattelumaailmasta. Lopetus hyvin onnistunut.
Joe
Jul 30, 2015 Joe rated it liked it
bleak short story explaining how hock seng ends up where he is in windup girl. shows this character at his worst. still great world building and writing.
Casey Anderson
Dec 23, 2015 Casey Anderson rated it liked it
This was an interesting back story about one of the somewhat major characters of Windup Girl.
It was also disturbing.
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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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