Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi

Pump Six and Other Stories

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science fiction short story. Social criticism, political parable, and environmental advocacy lie at the center of Paolo's work. Each of the stories herein is at once a warning, and a celebration of the tragic comedy of the human experience. The eleven stories in Pump Six represent the best Paolo's work, including the Hugo nominee "Yellow Card Man," the nebula and Hugo nominated story "The People of Sand and Slag," and the Sturgeon Award-winning story "The Calorie Man."

Reviewed by bettyehollands on

4 of 5 stars

Just, wow. I finished Windup Girl a while ago and I picked this up at a Humble Bundle sale. Man was it good. Makes me really appreciate the power of the short story and have new found respect for Paolo. I want to go out and read another one of this book's right now, especially if there is anything in the Pasho universe.

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