Friday, May 23, 2014

The twenty greatest dystopian novels

One title on ShortList's roundup of the twenty greatest dystopian novels:
The Wind Up Girl (2009)

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

A modern dystopian classic, Bacigalupi describes a world where catastrophes are commonplace, global warming has caused huge sea level rises and biotechnology rules, with mega corporations - calorie companies - controlling food production. Set in Thailand, he creates a vivid dystopian environment and, like so many on this list, an entirely believable one.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Wind Up Girl is on Annalee Newitz's list of books to prepare you for the economic apocalypse.

--Marshal Zeringue