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NWC Book Club > January 2020: The Windup Girl

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Michael Hanscom (djwudi) | 113 comments Mod
The theme this month as we start the New Year is DYSTOPIA. Let’s explore all the different ways that the world will end---fire, ice, flood, plague, or alien invasion. The possibilities are limitless.

This month let’s look at a global warming catastrophe in The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.

Published in 2009, this novel collected Locus, Hugo, and Nebula Awards for its depiction of a ravaged 23rd century. In this future, only Thailand maintains a genetically viable crop of seeds with the rest of the world fighting over genehacked produce controlled by a handful of ill-intentioned massive corporations.


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