The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi was the 17th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Mar 9, 2010 - May 17, 2010

How/Why was this book chosen:

Chosen during Cory Doctorow interview after he suggested it as a possible pick.

Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of The Windup Girl

Sword & Laser Podcasts: Kick Off: S&L 29 Check In: S&L 30 Wrap Up: S&L 31

The Windup Girl by Paolo BacigalupiEdit

What Happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits? And what happens when said bio-terrorism forces humanity 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 questions.