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Paolo Bacigalupi


Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi is the New York Times bestselling author of THE WINDUP GIRL, SHIP BREAKER, THE DROWNED CITIES, ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN, THE DOUBT FACTORY, THE WATER KNIFE, PLUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES and THE TANGLED LANDS. His writing has appeared in WIRED, High Country News, Salon, OnEarth Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. He has won the Michael L. Printz, Locus, Hugo, Nebula, Compton Crook and John W. Campbell awards.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Books by Paolo Bacigalupi

by Paolo Bacigalupi - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Tool, a half-man/half-beast designed for combat, is capable of so much more than his creators had ever dreamed. He has gone rogue from his pack of bioengineered "augments" and emerged a victorious leader of a pack of human soldier boys. But he is hunted relentlessly by someone determined to destroy him, who knows an alarming secret: Tool has found the way to resist his genetically ingrained impulses of submission and loyalty toward his masters...The time is coming when Tool will embark on an all-out war against those who have enslaved him.

by Paolo Bacigalupi - Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Everything Alix knows about her life is a lie. At least that's what a mysterious young man who's stalking her keeps saying. But then she begins investigating the disturbing claims he makes against her father. Could her dad really be at the helm of a firm that distorts the truth and covers up wrongdoing by hugely profitable corporations that have allowed innocent victims to die? Is it possible that her father is the bad guy, and that the undeniably alluring criminal who calls himself Moses--and his radical band of teen activists--is right? Alix has to make a choice, and time is running out, but can she truly risk everything and blow the whistle on the man who loves her and raised her?

by Paolo Bacigalupi - Youth Fiction

In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes --- from food safety to racism and immigration --- and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from.

by Paolo Bacigalupi - Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

In the war-torn lands of THE DROWNED CITIES, refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to escape the violence that plagues the main metropolis. When they are confronted by soldiers from the United Patriot Front, Mahlia must make a decision --- risk everything to save Mouse, the boy who once saved her, or flee on her own to safety.

by Paolo Bacigalupi - Science Fiction

In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are broken down for parts, a teenage boy scavenges for enough copper wiring to make quota --- and hopes he'll live to see another day. But when Nailer finds a beached clipper ship, he faces the biggest decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth, or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.