The Windup Girl is a biopunk science fiction novel by Paolo Bacigalupi and published in September 2009. The novel is set in 23rd century Thailand, ravaged by catastrophic global warming and dominated by biotechnology mega corporations.

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What motivated the Green headbands to genocide the Malay Chinese?

In Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl the Green headbands, a fundamentalist Islamic movement in the 23rd century, genocide the native Malay-Chinese people causing the main Character Hock Seng to lose his ...
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In Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl, what real world device does a kink spring correspond to?

In "The Windup Girl," there is frequent talk about kink-spring devices. Googling kink-springs doesn't turn up anything. Is this a real technology or has it been made up or is this just the same as the ...