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The Windup Girl

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Appears on 17 lists in total.
Appears on 12 master lists.
Appears on 6 voting lists.
Appears on 0 non-voting lists.
Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko. Emiko is the Windup Girl, a st...


Book Awards

Won 3 awards in total (3 unique awards)
  • 1 Nebula
  • 1 Hugo
  • 1 John W. Campbell

  • Book Award Years
    2010 Hugo Winner: The Windup Girl
    2010 British Science Fiction Association Award Nominated: The Windup Girl
    2010 John W. Campell Award Winner: The Windup Girl
    2009 Nebula Winner: The Windup Girl

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    Reviews/Comments On The Windup Girl

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful
    By: Anonymous
    2014-01-11 11:54:50

    Not a book for simple minds. If you're smart and hungry for a great book, the windup girl will satisfy.

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
    By: Anonymous
    2015-09-24 03:37:23

    This is a book for simple minds,

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    RE: The Windup Girl
    By: White Pawn
    2016-02-15 12:45:53

    Someone green-lighted a terrible narrator again, with this book, my audible purchase almost lulled me to sleep.

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    RE: The Windup Girl
    By: Anonymous
    2016-10-29 09:08:15

    What a wonderful world builder is Bacigalupi. His imagined future version of Thailand is absolutely believable and rich with authenticity. And what a fresh breath of air to read a sci-fi book that's not set in some western culture.

    I do have some minor complaints, like too much description and repetition. I also dislike the use of the present tense as a main writting style, but that is quickly gotten over.

    For me, the Windup Girl felt like discovering sci-fi for the first time. It made me excited like few books had in the past 10 years. It has a very original setting, a diverse and believable set of characters, an excelent sci-fi premise, and a fascinating story development. Warmly recommeneded!

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