The Windup Girl, a pristine signed first edition, first printing. Paolo Bacigalupi.
The Windup Girl, a pristine signed first edition, first printing
The Windup Girl, a pristine signed first edition, first printing
The Windup Girl, a pristine signed first edition, first printing
The Windup Girl, a pristine signed first edition, first printing
The Windup Girl, a pristine signed first edition, first printing

The Windup Girl, a pristine signed first edition, first printing

New York: Night Shade Books, 2009. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a pristine signed first printing of Paolo Bacigalupi’s multiple-award winning debut novel The Windup Girl. The author signed the title page in blue ink below his printed name. First printing is confirmed by “First Edition” so stated on the title page verso with no subsequent printings noted and contents with no acknowledgments page and the word “Chapter” appearing only before chapters 19, 26, and 28. This volume is in fine, as new condition, the binding square, clean, and tight with sharp corners, the contents immaculate. The dust jacket is likewise as new, bright, crisp, and unclipped and protected beneath a removable, clear archival cover. Paolo Bacigalupi’s (1972- ) The Windup Girl stands as one of the most successful debuts of the 2000s, winning some of genre fiction’s highest awards as well as acclaim in the broader literary world. The Windup Girl is a complex biopunk tale set in the 23rd century after the depletion of carbon fuel and the rise of “calorie companies” which control food production through genetic engineering and bioterrorism. Only Thailand with its secret seedbank has been able to withstand the international rule of the calorie companies. Anderson Lake is a Calorie Man sent to Thailand in search of extinct foods, but what he finds is Emiko, the Windup Girl, one of the New People kept as a toy for the rich. Simultaneously ecological criticism, post-human speculation, and thrilling sci-fi adventure, The Windup Girl won the Hugo (Best Novel, 2010) and Nebula (Best Novel, 2010) awards, as well as the 2010 Compton Crook award (best first English language novel of the year in the field of Science fiction, Fantasy, or Horror) and the 2010 Locus Award (Best First Novel). Given that this was a book by an unknown, first time author put out by a small genre fiction publisher, the first printing was predictably miniscule; only 5,000 copies were made. Hence first printings are scarce, let alone fine, signed copies such as this. Item #005090

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