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‘A spectacular thriller’ – THE WATER KNIFE book trailer

From the international bestselling author of the Hugo and Nebula award-winning THE WINDUP GIRL [UK |ANZ] comes an electrifying thriller set in a world on the edge of collapse. THE WATER KNIFE [UK|ANZ] is published in paperback this week and we’re very excited to present to you the thrilling book trailer for Paolo Bacigalupi’s incredible novel.

When the water runs out blood will flow.

To celebrate release, Paolo Bacigalupi will be touring in the UK. Click here for event information in your area.

Paolo Bacigalupi events in the UK

Paolo Bacigalupi, author of Nebula and Hugo award-winning THE WINDUP GIRL [UK|ANZ], will be touching down in UK shores this month with a series of events promoting the paperback release of his latest New York Times bestselling novel, THE WATER KNIFE. Don’t miss this chance to meet this visionary author who Time called ‘a worthy successor to William Gibson’.

30 March – Waterstones Covent Garden

Award winning speculative fiction writer Paolo Bacigalupi discusses works and his new novel, THE WATER KNIFE, with acclaimed journalist Alok Jha, author of THE WATER BOOK.
Doors open 6pm. Tickets £3 – available from the bookshop or online. More information

31 March – Waterstones Liverpool Level One

Paolo Bacigalupi, international best selling author of THE WATER KNIFE and THE WINDUP GIRL, will be appearing at Liverpool Waterstones L1 Geekery in conversation with Dr Chris Pak on Thursday March 31st at 6.30pm. Tickets £3 (£2 for Loyalty Card holders) and available in store or call 0151 709 9820. More information

2 April – Oxford Literary Festival

Novelist Paolo Bacigalupi talks to academic Ed Finn about science fiction, imagination, climate change and the role of storytelling in inspiring change. More information

THE WINDUP GIRL – unleashed today in print

We are very excited to announce that the print edition of The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi hits retailers in the UK today, fabulously garbed in it’s wonderful cover as seen in this spiral of windup-ness here …

We released the book in ebook form prior to the print edition, so those of you teched up with e-devices might already have had the pleasure, but it was very exciting to see the print edition enter the office still cold from the warehouse. Not sure what kind of preservation method they use on them there. You can get a FREE EXTRACT here, and in case this multiple award-winning book needs further introduction, here are just some of the highlights below:

Time Magazine named The Windup Girl as one of its ten best novels of the year

The book has also won five of 2010’s major international SF awards: the Hugo (as covered in the Guardian here), Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook Award and John W. Campbell Memorial Award

‘Bacigalupi is a worthy successor to William Gibson: this is cyberpunk without computers’ Time Magazine

‘Not since William Gibson’s pioneering cyberpunk classic, Neuromancer (1984), has a first novel excited science fiction readers as much’ The Washington Post

‘Heart-thudding action sequences, sordid sex, and enough technical speculation for two lesser novels’ Cory Doctorow

‘One of the finest SF novels of the year’ Publishers Weekly

‘It’s ridiculous how good this book is’ Techland