I am still to read The Windup Girl but I enjoyed Ship Breaker and some of the short fiction in Pump Six.
Here’s Radio nationals profile of the book and the author:
Science fiction is often seen as a genre that presents a future, takes wild rides in cyber space, or delves into strange and confronting realms.
But rarely does a sci fi novel begin with a discussion about mangosteens.
Yet fruit, vegetables and dwindling food resources in a post oil-era world are the focus for award winning writer Paolo Bacigalupi's first published novel The Windup Girl.
You can download the short segment (7mb) here.
If you’re concerned about corporate farming this one will be right up your alley.
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