Friday, September 2, 2011

Books to get you ready for the economic apocalypse

At io9 Annalee Newitz tagged a list of books to prepare you for the economic apocalypse, including:
The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi

This now-classic novel about a world after peak oil offers us a vision of what happens when Big Genomics replaces Big Oil. Agribusiness rules the world, and people struggle to survive on GMO grains made vulnerable to diseases while the government of Thailand guards its main source of wealth - a library of heirloom genes - jealously. If you want a glimpse of post-oil economics, this book is the place to start.
Read about the other books on the list.

Writers Read: Paolo Bacigalupi.

--Marshal Zeringue