About the Author
Paolo Bacigalupi is the author of the highly acclaimed The Drowned
Cities, Tool of War, and Ship Breaker, a New York Times bestseller,
Michael L. Printz Award winner, and National Book Award finalist.
He is also the author of the Edgar Awards nominee The Doubt
Factory; a novel for younger readers, Zombie Baseball Beatdown; and
two bestselling adult novels for adults, The Water Knife and The
Windup Girl. His first work of collected short fiction was Pump Six
and Other Stories. He co-wrote The Tangled Lands with Tobias S.
Buckell. The winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, John
W. Campbell Memorial, and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards, he
lives in western Colorado with his wife and son. The author invites
you to visit his website at windupstories.com.
Praise for Tool of War
A 2018 Locus Awards Finalist for Young Adult Books
Praise for Ship Breaker
Michael L. Printz Award Winner, 2011A New York Times
National Book Award Finalist, 2010
A VOYA 2010 Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers
BookA Rolling Stone 40 Best YA Novels Book
A Washington Post Best Book for Young Readers, 2012
Green Earth Book Award Young Adult Fiction Honor Book, 2011
YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2010
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 2010
ALSC Notable Children's Books, 2011
"Bacigalupi's future earth is brilliantly imagined and its
genesis anchored in contemporary issues...The characters are
layered and complex, and their almost unthinkable actions and
choices seem totally credible. Vivid, brutal, and thematically
rich, this captivating title is sure to win teen fans for the
award-winning Bacigalupi." --Booklist (starred review) "A
stellar YA debut...the book's message never overshadows the
storytelling, action-packed pacing, or intricate world-building."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for The Drowned Cities
A 2012 Kirkus Reviews Best of YA BookA 2012 VOYA Perfect Ten BookA
2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistA 2012 Los Angeles Public
Library Best Teen BookA 2013 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
BookA 2013 CBC at Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the
Year BookA 2013 Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and
A Junior Library Guild SelectionA 2014 Tennessee Volunteer Book
*"A strong, entertaining continuation of Bacigalupi's
postapocalyptic series."--School Library Journal, starred
*"Bacigalupi's environmentally ravaged world remains both richly
described and terrifying, his characters diverse and complex.
Through Tool, he explores free will and the consequences of humans
playing at being gods. ...Well worth the wait."
, starred review
*"Tool is at center stage at last as readers move through
Bacigalupi's exploration of the intricate relationships connecting
hunter and prey, master and enslaved, human and monster.
Masterful."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A cleverly described, intricate, and equally desolate world. Fans
of the series will love it, and...new readers will quickly
understand the world."
"Bacigalupi masterfully examine[s] larger questions about humanity,
genetic engineering, loyalty, freedom, violence, and survival. This
striking novel...is an all-too-timely reminder that humans' actions
have the power to change the world for better or worse."
--The Horn Book
"Bacigalupi's action scenes are brilliantly cinematic, powering the
pacing with breathtaking superhero stunts. Tool, as ever, is a
character impossible to forget."--Booklist
"Makes readers think about what it means to be human, the price of
genetic engineering, and the inhumanity of the corporations who put
profit above all else."