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The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

  • Sep 30, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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  • Jared

    I will try to drop by a bit late just to say hi. :-)

    September 30, 2013

  • Hana

    The power steering when out on my car and I don't think it'll be fixed by tomorrow night- can anyone give me a ride there/back? I live at Juan Tabo and Eubank

    September 29, 2013

    • Jim S.

      I drive right by there and should be able to pick you up.

      September 29, 2013

  • Dave C

    Hoping to finish in time. Good book.

    September 25, 2013

  • Jim S.

    There are two short story prequels, The Calorie Man and The Yellow Card Man, set in the same universe. They're legally available for download: http://www.nightshadebooks.com/Downloads/WindupStories.pdf

    April 30, 2013

    • Jim S.

      Explanation: Basically, in “Yellow Card Man,” I named Tranh before I figured out his back story. I had originally thought of him as having a Vietnamese origin, but later on as I developed the character, and he became fleshed out, he became a Malaysian Chinese refugee. The problem was that by that time, I loved the name Tranh so much, and identified with him that way so much, that I hung onto the name, even when I should have changed it to something more Southern Chinese in origin. Basically, it was a case of having a “pretty” that I should have killed, but didn’t.

      Unfortunately, when I was working on the book, the problem was still there. In the end, I decided that I needed to get the cultural detail right, even if it made a break with the earlier story. I know that for readers of the earlier story, it’s glaringly bizarre, but I felt like I just needed to eat that earlier failure, and not double-down by getting it wrong twice.

      May 10, 2013

    • ZoeJ

      Thanks Jim!

      September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have tooling going on this month. Catch you next time

    September 14, 2013

  • Mary L.

    Just finished Joyland by Stephen King. Don't usually like his writing, don't like horror; but this was more of a murder mystery/ghost story. I enjoyed it - fun, light reading. Thanks Hana.

    August 30, 2013

  • Hana

    For everyone that can't make the discussions (or even if you can)- if you are a goodreads user check out the group I made there for the club: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/112415-albuquerque-sci-fi-fantasy-book-club

    August 28, 2013

  • Hana

    Member Recommendations from 8/26/13:
    Joyland by Stephen King
    The Witch's Boy and Night of the Jaguar by Michael Gruber
    Gun, Germ, and Steel; Civilization by Jared M. Diamond
    The Human Division by John Scalzi
    Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi
    Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
    The Sagan Diary by John Scalzi and Bob Eggleton

    August 27, 2013

  • Mary L.

    Finished The Windup Girl and loved it! Loved the characters, the story, the writing style, AND that I do not need to read another book to find out what happens.

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well the explanation is you're a perfectionist or a bit O.C.D.

    May 11, 2013

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