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La bomba número seis

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Premio Locus 2008, «La bomba número seis» da título a la colección de relatos de Paolo Bacigalupi (Fantascy, 2013). Ambientado en un futuro distópico, el autor nos ayuda a reflexionar sobre el valor del saber y el terror de un mundo en el que las personas han dejado de pensar por sí mismas.

Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories

by Ursula K. Le Guin Kate Wilhelm Orson Scott Card Shirley Jackson Ray Bradbury Neil Gaiman Philip K. Dick Cory Doctorow Carrie Vaughn Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Paolo Bacigalupi

Brave New Worlds collects over 30 of the best tales of dystopian menace by some of today's visionary writers.

El cementerio de barcos

by Paolo Bacigalupi

UN JOVEN HÉROE. UN MUNDO PELIGROSO. UNA GRAN AVENTURA.Cable de cobre. Planchas de hierro. Chatarra. A veces aceite o incluso un bidón de petróleo, un recurso de otra época. Estos son los tesoros que el joven Nailer rescata de los barcos varados en la playa.En la costa de lo que una vez fue el golfo de México, la gente sobrevive desguazando antiguos petroleros y buques mercantes, y malvendiendo a las grandes empresas. Nailer y sus compañeros, la «cuadrilla ligera», afrontan el trabajo más arriesgado: meterse en las entrañas de los barcos. Es una profesión dura en un mundo duro, en el que nadie cuida de nadie y gana quien es más rápido. Solo hay una manera de escapar: con un golpe de suerte.Y la suerte sonríe a Nailer el día que descubre un hermoso velero, uno de los clíperes con los que siempre ha soñado, encallado en las rocas. Con lo que saque del naufragio, podría abandonar la playa. Aunque dentro también hay una chica prisionera: si la mata, será rico; si la ayuda a regresar con los suyos... empezará la aventura.«Una aventura fascinante en un mundo devastado ... EL CEMENTERIO DE BARCOS es una de las mejores novelas que he leído en los últimos tiempos.» SCOTT WESTERFELD«A los lectores que saborearon ese mundo sombrío y duro de LOS JUEGOS DEL HAMBRE y están buscando una historia distinta, les encantará EL CEMENTERIO DE BARCOS. El futuro que imagina y los maravillosos personajes hacen de esta novela una lectura inolvidable.» SUITE101.COM«Un mundo extraordinariamente bien imaginado; unos personajes excelentes; un ritmo imparable; ni un segundo de aburrimiento.» SF SIGNAL«Una novela de aventuras con una historia trepidante, un ritmo exquisito y unos protagonistas llenos de vida.» THE ZONE

La chica mecánica

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Bienvenidos al siglo XXII.Anderson Lake es el hombre de confianza de AgriGen en Tailandia, un reino cerrado a los extranjeros para proteger sus preciadas reservas ecológicas. Su empleo como director de una fábrica es en realidad una tapadera. Anderson peina los puestos callejeros de Bangkok en busca del botín más preciado para sus amos: los alimentos que la humanidad creía extinguidos. Entonces encuentra a Emiko...Emiko es una «chica mecánica», el último eslabón de la ingeniería genética. Como los demás neoseres a cuya raza pertenece, fue diseñada para servir. Acusados por unos de carecer de alma, por otros de ser demonios encarnados, los neoseres son esclavos, soldados o, en el caso de Emiko, juguetes sexuales para satisfacer a los ricos en un futuro inquietantemente cercano... donde las personas nuevamente han de recordar qué las hace humanas.

Cuchillo de agua

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Una escalofriante aventura futurista que arroja nueva luz a nuestra forma de vivir, Cuchillo de agua es la primera novela adulta de Paolo Bacigalupi después de la aclamadísima, multipremiada e internacionalmente exitosa La chica mecánica. LÉELA ANTES DE QUE LA REALIDAD SUPERE LA FICCIÓN. Cuando el río Colorado se seca, el sur de Estados Unidos se convierte en el escenario desértico de una guerra por el agua. En un futuro no muy lejano, tras siglos de sobreexplotación, el río Colorado está secándose. La catástrofe obliga a miles de ciudadanos a emigrar a zonas más fértiles de Estados Unidos, pero los estados deciden construir barreras para impedir la marea de refugiados que se les viene encima. A medida que la sequía se extiende y se prolonga, el campo y las ciudades se convierten en páramos sin ley, presas de especuladores que empiezan a comerciar con la desesperación de los seres humanos. En medio de esta desalmada guerra por el agua, el mercenario Angel Velasquez está al servicio de un poderoso cártel que busca nuevos acuíferos. Siguiendo su cometido se cruza con la curtida periodista Lucy Monroe, quien conoce de primera mano el peligro de saber demasiado, y con la joven Maria, hija de un inmigrante mexicano que sueña con escaparse al norte, donde dicen que la tierra sigue poblada de lagos y aún cae agua del cielo. Con la ciudad de Phoenix viniéndose abajo, no queda más remedio que depender los unos de los otros para sobrevivir. Aun así, en un escenario donde el agua vale más que el oro, las alianzas resultan tan movedizas como la arena. La opinión de la crítica:«Épico... Visionario.»Publishers Weekly «Un thriller espectacular, brillantemente imaginado y escrito, que te hará reflexionar mientras lo devoras.»Lee Child «Una mezcla entre Chinatown y Mad Max.»NPR «Un thriller que va más allá del género... Bacigalupi entreteje acción trepidante con temas de actualidad.»Los Ángeles Times «Las páginas se pasan prácticamente solas en una trama tensa, llena de traiciones y dobles traiciones, a la que unos personajes fascinantes añaden mayor profundidad.»Library Journal «Bacigalupi imagina con gran realismo los aterradores detalles de cómo el mundo podría sufrir una sequía de dimensiones catastróficas.»Kirkus Reviews «El apocalipsis que imagina Bacigalupi te hará reflexionar como ningún otro.»The Wall Street Journal

The Doubt Factory

by Paolo Bacigalupi

In this page-turning contemporary thriller, National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestselling author Paolo Bacigalupi explores the timely issue of how public information is distorted for monetary gain, and how those who exploit it must be stopped.Everything Alix knows about her life is a lie. At least that's what a mysterious young man who's stalking her keeps saying. But then she begins investigating the disturbing claims he makes against her father. Could her dad really be at the helm of a firm that distorts the truth and covers up wrongdoing by hugely profitable corporations that have allowed innocent victims to die? Is it possible that her father is the bad guy, and that the undeniably alluring criminal who calls himself Moses--and his radical band of teen activists--is right? Alix has to make a choice, and time is running out, but can she truly risk everything and blow the whistle on the man who loves her and raised her?

The Drowned Cities

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Soldier boys emerged from the darkness. Guns gleamed dully. Bullet bandoliers and scars draped their bare chests. Ugly brands scored their faces. She knew why these soldier boys had come. She knew what they sought, and she knew, too, that if they found it, her best friend would surely die.In a dark future America where violence, terror, and grief touch everyone, young refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to leave behind the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities by escaping into the jungle outskirts. But when they discover a wounded half-man--a bioengineered war beast named Tool--who is being hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers, their fragile existence quickly collapses. One is taken prisoner by merciless soldier boys, and the other is faced with an impossible decision: Risk everything to save a friend, or flee to a place where freedom might finally be possible.This thrilling companion to Paolo Bacigalupi's highly acclaimed Ship Breaker is a haunting and powerful story of loyalty, survival, and heart-pounding adventure.

El fabricante de calorías

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Relato precursor de La chica mecánica, la novela que dio a conocer a su autor en todo el mundo, «El fabricante de calorías» fue galardonado con el premio Thedore Sturgeon 2005 y fue finalista al Hugo 2005.«El fabricante de calorías» está incluido en el libro de cuentos La bomba número seis

I'm With the Bears

by Margaret Atwood Bill Mckibben Lydia Millet Paolo Bacigalupi Mark Martin

The size and severity of the global climate crisis is such that even the most committed environmentalists are liable to live in a state of denial. The award-winning writers collected here have made it their task to shake off this nagging disbelief, bringing the incomprehensible within our grasp and shaping an emotional response to the deterioration of our global habitat. From T. C. Boyle's account of early eco-activists, to Nathaniel Rich's vision of a near future where oil sells for $800 a barrel--these ten provocative, occasionally chilling, sometimes satirical stories bring a human reality to disasters of inhuman proportions.Royalties from I'm With the Bears will go to 350.org, an international grassroots movement working to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Pump Six and Other Stories

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science fiction short story. Social criticism, political parable, and environmental advocacy lie at the center of Paolo's work. Each of the stories herein is at once a warning, and a celebration of the tragic comedy of the human experience. The eleven stories in Pump Six represent the best Paolo's work, including the Hugo nominee "Yellow Card Man," the nebula and Hugo nominated story "The People of Sand and Slag," and the Sturgeon Award-winning story "The Calorie Man."

Pump Six and Other Stories

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science fiction short story. Social criticism, political parable, and environmental advocacy lie at the center of Paolo's work. Each of the stories herein is at once a warning, and a celebration of the tragic comedy of the human experience.The eleven stories in Pump Six represent the best Paolo's work, including the Hugo nominee "Yellow Card Man," the nebula and Hugo nominated story "The People of Sand and Slag," and the Sturgeon Award-winning story "The Calorie Man."

Seres de arena y escoria

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Relato finalista del premio Hugo y Nebula en 2004, «Seres de arena y escoria» nos muestra un mundo en el que avance tecnológico ha permeado todos los aspectos de la vida: las enfermedades se han erradicado, hay seres diseñados tecnológicamente para cada una de las funciones y los seres humanos han alcanzado su extremo evolutivo, pero cuando ¿queda algo de humano?«Seres de arena y escoria» está incluido en el libro de cuentos La bomba número seis

Ship Breaker

by Paolo Bacigalupi

In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota--and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life...<P><P> Michael J. Printz Award winner

Tarjeta amarilla

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Relato precursor de La chica mecánica, la novela que dio a conocer a su autor en todo el mundo, «Tarjeta amarilla», finalista del premio Hugo 2006, es un relato acerca del fin de las sociedades, de los ciudadanos de clase B y de su lucha por mantenerse dignos en entornos donde sus vidas no tienen ningún valor.

The Water Knife

by Paolo Bacigalupi

WATER IS POWER In the near future, the Colorado River has dwindled to a trickle. Detective, assassin, and spy, Angel Velasquez "cuts" water for the Southern Nevada Water Authority, ensuring that its lush arcology developments can bloom in Las Vegas. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Angel is sent south, hunting for answers that seem to evaporate as the heat index soars and the landscape becomes more and more oppressive. There, he encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist with her own agenda, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas migrant, who dreams of escaping north. As bodies begin to pile up, the three find themselves pawns in a game far bigger and more corrupt than they could have imagined, and when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only truth in the desert is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.

The Windup Girl

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Recipient of the Sturgeon Award, Paolo Bacigalupi's writing has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, and the environmental journal High Country News. His non-fiction essays have appeared in Salon.com and High Country News, and have been syndicated into numerous western newspapers.

The Windup Girl

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel, a new edition of the break-out science fiction debut featuring additional stories and a Q&A with the author. Anderson Lake is AgriGen's Calorie Man, sent to work undercover as a factory manager in Thailand while combing Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. Emiko is not human; she is an engineered being, 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 this 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 and forces mankind to the cusp of post-human evolution? Bacigalupi delivers one of the most highly-acclaimed science fiction novels of the twenty-first century. In this brand new edition celebrating the book's reception into the canon of celebrated modern science fiction, accompanying the text are two novelettes exploring the dystopian world of The Windup Girl, the Theodore Sturgeon Award-winning "The Calorie Man" and "Yellow Card Man." Also included are course-work questions for use in the classroom, and an exclusive Q&A with the author describing his writing process, the political climate into which his debut novel was published, and the future of science fiction.

The Windup Girl

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Anderson Lake is AgriGen's Calorie Man, sent to work undercover as a factory manager in Thailand while combing Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories.<P><P> Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. Emiko is not human; she is an engineered being, 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 this 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.<P> What happens when calories become currency? What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits and forces mankind to the cusp of post-human evolution? Bacigalupi delivers one of the most highly-acclaimed science fiction novels of the twenty-first century.<P> Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

Zombie Baseball Beatdown

by Paolo Bacigalupi

In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes--from food safety to racism and immigration--and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from. The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive...and maybe even save the world.

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