More inexpensive ebook goodies!

Just learned that you can download Paolo Bacigalupi's excellent The Windup Girl for 6.99$ here. Again, it may not be as cheap as some of the recent deals I've posted, but it is still 53% off the regular ebook price.

Here's the blurb:

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 strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman, but now abandoned to the streets of Bangkok. Regarded as soulless beings by some, devils by others, New People are slaves, soldiers, and toys of the rich in a chilling near future in which calorie companies rule the world, the oil age has passed, and the side effects of bio-engineered plagues run rampant across the globe.

What happens when calories become currency? What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits, when said bio-terrorism's genetic drift forces mankind to the cusp of post-human evolution? In The Windup Girl, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi returns to the world of "The Calorie Man" ( Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award-winner, Hugo Award nominee, 2006) and "Yellow Card Man" (Hugo Award nominee, 2007) in order to address these poignant questions

4 commentaires:

Blue Tyson said...

It has been $6.00 here the whole time :-

something of which you should be well aware.

Luanne G. Smith said...

I'm reading this right now and it's so odd but so good. I love the future world Bacigalupi has created in his novels.

Ash said...

At Kobo it's $7.39, but it's eligible for discounts and there's a 30% off coupon right now (code jan13ca30) so you can get it for $5.17:

rastronomicals said...

Awesome book and very highly recommended