New Big Name; Paolo Bacigalupi

Among the just-announced nominees for the Hugo Award in the Best Novel category is The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, which also appeared on several end-of-the-year best books lists. This is Bacigalupi’s first novel (he has written many short stories; several are in the collection, Pump Six and Other Stories, Night Shade, 2008); it is also a nominee for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America’s Nebula Award for Best Novel. The Windup Girl is published by independent Night Shade Books.

The galley of Bacigalupi’s next book, a YA title, Ship Breaker, to be pubbed by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers next month, made a splash at the recent PLA. Kirkus is the first to review it, calling it a “gripping futuristic thriller.”

The author is from Colorado.

Ship Breaker
Paolo Bacigalupi
Retail Price: $17.99
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers – (2010-05-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0316056219 / 9780316056212

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