Stories are powerful: they can change how people see the world, or change their lives forever. Looking back, what story has had the greatest impact on your life?
Hugo-Award winning author Paolo Bacigalupi is on tour in support of The Water Knife, and at his event yesterday in Brookline, Mass., he was asked about the disparity between “optimistic” scifi and “pessimistic” scifi. One of his observations: “Science fiction hunts for the techno fix, not the social fix.”
The 2010 Hugo Award Winners were presented today at Aussiecon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention, in Melbourne, Australia, Who were among the big winners? China Miéville, Paolo Bacigalupi, and Moon.
For the past few days, we've been discussing Paolo Bacigalupi's novel The Windup Girl in our io9 book club meeting. Now you can ask Paolo about the book! He'll be joining us here in comments tomorrow at 12 PST.
The io9 Book Club is officially in session. This week, we'll be discussing Paolo Bacigalupi's novel The Windup Girl, which was just nominated for a Nebula Award. Let's start talking in comments.
Science fiction about the environment can get preachy, so Paolo Bacigalupi's hard SF novel The Windup Girl is a welcome change. Set in Thailand's future, the book follows scientist spies hunting good genomes in a world ruined by GMO diseases.