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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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Does Bacigalupi's whole oeuvre take place in the same universe?

I know that The Windup Girl takes place in the same universe as "The Calorie Man," and I know that The Water Knife is in the same universe as "The Tamarisk Hunter." But are The Windup Girl and The ...
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In Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl, why are solar and wind power not utilized?

In "The Windup Girl", after the end of fossil fuels, humanity (or at least Thailand) has fallen back to use human and animal power as main energy source. Energy is either stored as food, or in ...
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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 ...
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