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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Paolo Bacigalupi

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Paolo Bacigalupi’s debut novel "The Windup Girl" was named by Time Magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009, and also won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook and John W. Campbell Memorial awards. Internationally, it has won the Seiun Award (Japan), The Ignotus Award (Spain), The Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis (Germany) and the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France).

His debut young adult novel, "Ship Breaker," was a Micheal L. Printz Award Winner, and a National Book Award Finalist, and its sequel, "The Drowned Cities," was a 2012 Kirkus Reviews Best of YA Book, A 2012 VOYA Perfect Ten Book and 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist.

He has also written "Zombie Baseball Beatdown" for middle-grade children, about zombies, baseball and, of all things, meatpacking plants. Another novel for teens, "The Doubt Factory," a contemporary thriller about public relations and the product defense industry was a both an Edgar Award and Locus Award Finalist.

His latest novel for adults is The New York Times best-seller "The Water Knife," a near-future thriller about climate change and drought in the southwestern United States and his latest YA novel is "Tool of War."

His newest novel for young adults is "Tool of War," a cat-and-mouse thriller about the bioengineered warbeast known as Tool and his human creators who are now bent on destroying him.

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Tool of War
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Little Brown Books for Young Readers
October 2017
ISBN 9780316220835
336 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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This third book in a major series by a bestselling science fiction author, Printz Award winner, and National Book Award finalist is the gripping story of the most provocative character from his acclaimed novels Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities. More/less

The Water Knife
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
April 2016
ISBN 9780804171533
371 pages
$16.00, INSTOCK
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Decimated by drought, Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches, waiting. More/less

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