The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
Dystopian / Highly Recommended / Recent Release / Review Requests and ARCs / Science Fiction

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

Despite the violence, I loved this book. Here’s why. The Water Knife is set in the near future, in a time when drought in the Western U.S. means that some cities have to dry up in order for others to survive. There’s sort of a mix of lawlessness and martial law, which means basically, those … Continue reading

Blog Hops and Other Memes

Win a Free Book in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

Leeswammes’ Blog is hosting another Literary Giveaway this weekend.  It was great fun last year (even though I didn’t actually win anything) so once again, I’m giving away three books: First, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami.  This was a really cool book and I’m told it’s an excellent introduction to the work of Murakami, who … Continue reading

Challenges / Dystopian / Highly Recommended / Science Fiction

Review: Pump Six and Other Stories by Paulo Bacigalupi

Paulo Bacigalupi is the author of the award-winning science fiction novel, The Windup Girl, and a young adult novel called Ship Breaker.  I loved Ship Breaker; but I’ve tried to read The Windup Girl and found it difficult to get into.  Bacigalupi introduces a very detailed alternative world that’s can be compared to the noir-dystopian-Asian-influenced … Continue reading