The Windup Girl: Orientalism, Science Fiction, and Wasn’t Your Own Culture Good Enough For Your Dystopian Novel?

I recently finished The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi’s critically acclaimed science fiction novel about a world where bioengineering has run amock and the person who can create and store the most calories—of food or of energy—wins. The book came highly recommended by someone who knows I am a fan of dystopian novels and science fiction, […]