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The Water Knife

The Water Knife
A Book

by Paolo Bacigalupi

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2015-05-26
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0385352891
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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WATER IS POWER In the near future, the Colorado River has dwindled to a trickle. Detective, assassin, and spy, Angel Velasquez “cuts” water for the Southern Nevada Water Authority, ensuring that its lush arcology developments can bloom in Las Vegas. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Angel is sent south, hunting for answers that seem to evaporate as the heat index soars and the landscape becomes more and more oppressive. There, he encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist with her own agenda, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas migrant, who dreams of escaping north. As bodies begin to pile up, the three find themselves pawns in a game far bigger and more corrupt than they could have imagined, and when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only truth in the desert is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.

Study Guide

Study Guide
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (SuperSummary)

by Supersummary

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-09-24
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 9781695461550
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 66-page guide for "The Water Knife" by Paolo Bacigalupi includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 47 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Inequality of Wealth and The Effects of Climate Change.

The Water Knife

The Water Knife
A Book

by Paolo Bacigalupi

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2015-05-26
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0748127151
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the international bestselling author of the Hugo and Nebula award-winning The Windup Girl, comes an electrifying thriller set in a world on the edge of collapse. WATER IS POWER The American Southwest has been decimated by drought, Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Las Vegas water knife Angel Velasquez is sent to investigate. With a wallet full of identities and a tricked-out Tesla, Angel arrows south, hunting for answers that seem to evaporate as the heat index soars and the landscape becomes more and more oppressive. There, Angel encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist who knows far more about Phoenix's water secrets than she admits, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas migrant who dreams of escaping north to those places where water still falls from the sky. As bodies begin to pile up and bullets start flying, the three find themselves pawns in a game far bigger, more corrupt, and dirtier than any of them could have imagined. With Phoenix teetering on the verge of collapse and time running out, their only hope for survival rests in one another's hands. But when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only truth in the desert is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.

The Gambler

The Gambler

by Paolo Bacigalupi

  • Publisher : Windup Stories, Inc
  • Release : 2016-02-04
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated short story, a Laotian journalist, Ong, tries to succeed in an American news agency where glamorous “click-bait” stories drive revenue, and in-depth news stories are a dying breed. As Ong struggles to survive in the newsroom, he must choose whether he will pursue clicks and success, or stay true to his ideals, and risk everything because of it. “The Gambler” was nominated for the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Novelette, and the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Novelette. It was featured in Gardner Dozois’s “Year’s Best SF” Twenty-Sixth Edition, Jonathan Strahan’s “Best SF of the Year” Volume 3, and originally published in Pyr’s Fast Forward 2 Anthology. Reviews: “The stories he [Paolo] chooses to write are those that make an easy extrapolation of the present into the near future, but with an immediacy and richness of detail that shows the reader just how close we are to seeing this come to pass. The world of The Gambler isn’t as dystopian as what we normally get from him, but his protagonist still serves a similar function as a lone voice of reason in a future you would not prefer but which seems somehow inevitable. There may be some analogy there with the author himself, but either way this is a nicely done story.” --- Mataglap SF “…The story … wisely spends its time deepening Ong’s quiet but firm sincerity. The end of the “The Gambler” is probably the most touching thing Bacigalupi has yet written: what Ong gambles on is human nature, and Bacigalupi makes us want him to win.” ---Torque Control

The Windup Girl

The Windup Girl
A Book

by Paolo Bacigalupi

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2010-10-21
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0748127143
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's calorie representative in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, he combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs long thought to be extinct. There he meets the windup girl - the beautiful and enigmatic Emiko - now abandoned to the slums. She is one of the New People, bred to suit the whims of the rich. Engineered as slaves, soldiers and toys, they are the new underclass in a chilling near future where oil has run out, calorie companies dominate nations and bio-engineered plagues run rampant across the globe. And as Lake becomes increasingly obsessed with Emiko, conspiracies breed in the heat and political tensions threaten to spiral out of control. Businessmen and ministry officials, wealthy foreigners and landless refugees all have their own agendas. But no one anticipates the devastating influence of the Windup Girl.

Cli-Fi Activism

Cli-Fi Activism
Slow Violence and the Ecodystopian Imagination of Paolo Bacigalupi's The Water Knife

by Matthew R. Shand

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Knife in the Water

Knife in the Water
A Book

by Jerzy Skolimowski

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Drowned Cities

The Drowned Cities
Number 2 in series

by Paolo Bacigalupi

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-05-01
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0748129391
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this exhilarating companion to Printz Award winner and National Book Award finalist Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi brilliantly captures a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, driven by demagogues who recruit children to become soulless killing machines. Two refugees of these wars, Mahlia and Mouse, are known as 'war maggots': survivors who have barely managed to escape the unspeakable violence plaguing the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities. But their fragile safety is threatened when they discover a wounded half-man--a bioengineered war beast named Tool, who is hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers. When tragedy strikes, Mahlia is faced with an impossible decision: risk everything to save the boy who once saved her, or flee to her own safety. Drawing upon the brutal truths of current events, The Drowned Cities is a powerful story of loyalty, survival, and heart-pounding adventure.

The Tangled Lands

The Tangled Lands
A Book

by Paolo Bacigalupi,Tobias S. Buckell

  • Publisher : Gallery / Saga Press
  • Release : 2018-11-20
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1481497308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias Buckell comes a fantasy novel told in four parts about a land crippled by the use of magic, and a tyrant who is trying to rebuild an empire—unless the people find a way to resist. Khaim, The Blue City, is the last remaining city in a crumbled empire that overly relied upon magic until it became toxic. It is run by a tyrant known as The Jolly Mayor and his devious right hand, the last archmage in the world. Together they try to collect all the magic for themselves so they can control the citizens of the city. But when their decadence reaches new heights and begins to destroy the environment, the people stage an uprising to stop them. In four interrelated parts, The Tangled Lands is an evocative and epic story of resistance and heroic sacrifice in the twisted remains surrounding the last great city of Khaim. Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias Buckell have created a fantasy for our times about a decadent and rotting empire facing environmental collapse from within—and yet hope emerges from unlikely places with women warriors and alchemical solutions.

Untitled Bacigalupi Book 3

Untitled Bacigalupi Book 3
A Book

by Paolo Bacigalupi

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2022-06-14
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780748127160
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 2009, a novel was released that would sweep the board for science fiction awards, and establish Paolo Bacigalupi as one of the most visionary writers of our time. Listed by Time magazine as one of the top 10 books of the year, The Windup Girl took the world by storm. Following the publication of several award-winning YA novels and The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi now returns with a third groundbreaking new novel for adults - sure to be one of the most highly anticipated books of the year.

Knife in the Water

Knife in the Water
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Doubt Factory

The Doubt Factory
A Book

by Paolo Bacigalupi

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-04-07
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 034900255X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Everything Alix knows about her life is a lie--at least according to the mysterious young man who's been stalking her. But could her dad really be a bad guy at the helm of an organization that covers up the deadly wrongdoings of some of the country's most rich and powerful? Alix has to make an impossible choice between her father and the young man she's not only falling for, but who's asking her to blow the whistle on the man who raised her. Could someone you have loved and have known for your whole life actually have the heart of a killer?

Reading Aridity in Western American Literature

Reading Aridity in Western American Literature
A Book

by Jada Ach,Gary Reger

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2020-12-14
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 1793622027
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In literary and cinematic representations, deserts often betoken collapse and dystopia. Reading Aridity in Western American Literature offers readings of literature set in the American Southwest from ecocritical and new materialist perspectives. This book explores the diverse epistemologies, histories, relationships, futures, and possibilities that emerge from the representation of American deserts in fiction, film, and literary art, and traces the social, cultural, economic, and biotic narratives that foreground deserts, prompting us to reconsider new, provocative modes of human/nonhuman engagement in arid ecogeographies.

Book of Water

Book of Water
A Book

by Robin Brande

  • Publisher : Ryer Publishing
  • Release : 2021-07-10
  • Pages : 698
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Some battles can’t be won with swords. Now a warrior in the king’s army, Bradamante is camped with her fellow warriors in the mountains at Monarch Pass. She’s there to help defend against the enemy commander Rogero—who is not only the most successful commander of all time, but is also a sorcerer. Bradamante will need all the power, strength, and courage she can muster to save her own life and the lives of the ones she loves. And that isn't her only challenge. Sometimes love can create a battlefield all its own.

Negotiating Waters: Seas, Oceans, and Passageways in the Colonial and Postcolonial Anglophone World

Negotiating Waters: Seas, Oceans, and Passageways in the Colonial and Postcolonial Anglophone World
A Book

by André Dodeman,Nancy Pedri

  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Release : 2020-01-31
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1622738047
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines how seas, oceans, and passageways have shaped and reshaped cultural identities, spurred stories of reunion and separation, and redefined entire nations. It explores how entire communities have crossed seas and oceans, voluntarily or not, to settle in foreign lands and undergone identity, cultural and literary transformations. It also explores how these crossings are represented. The book thus contributes to oceanic studies, a field of study that asks how the seas and oceans have and continue to affect political (narratives of exploration, cartography), international (maritime law), identity (insularity), and literary issues (survival narratives, fishing stories). Divided into three sections, Negotiating Waters explores the management, the crossings, and the re-imaginings of the seas and oceans that played such an important role in the configuration of the colonial and postcolonial world and imagination. In their careful considerations of how water figures prominently in maps, travel journals, diaries, letters, and literary narratives from the 17th century onwards, the three thematic sections come together to shed light on how water, in all of its shapes and forms, has marked lands, nations, and identities. They thus offer readers from different disciplines and with different colonial and postcolonial interests the possibility to investigate and discover new approaches to maritime spaces. By advancing views on how seas and oceans exert power through representation, Negotiating Waters engages in important critical work in an age of rising concern about maritime environments.

Rebirth: City's Conceited Supreme

Rebirth: City's Conceited Supreme
Volume 2

by Wu QingZhen

  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Release : 2020-05-17
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1649204612
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looking at the people in front of him who hated him one after another, or who wanted to trample him to death, the corners of Mu Shaotian's mouth curled up. With an even stronger attitude, he suppressed those who hated him or wanted to trample him to death, making him a tyrant again.

Science Fiction and Climate Change

Science Fiction and Climate Change
A Sociological Approach

by Andrew Milner,J. R. Burgmann

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-03-27
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1789621720
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a timely, comprehensiveand thoroughly researched study of climate fiction from around the world,including novels, short stories, films and other formats. Informed by a sociologicalperspective, it will be an invaluable resource for students and scholarslooking to enter and expand the field of climate fiction studies.

All the Water the Law Allows

All the Water the Law Allows
Las Vegas and Colorado River Politics

by Christian S. Harrison

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2021-08-12
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 0806176881
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the population of the greater Las Vegas area grows and the climate warms, the threat of a water shortage looms over southern Nevada. But as Christian S. Harrison demonstrates in All the Water the Law Allows, the threat of shortage arises not from the local environment but from the American legal system, specifically the Law of the River that governs water allocation from the Colorado River. In this political and legal history of the Las Vegas water supply, Harrison focuses on the creation and actions of the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) to tell a story with profound implications and important lessons for water politics and natural resource policy in the twenty-first century. In the state with the smallest allocation of the Colorado’s water supply, Las Vegas faces the twin challenges of aridity and federal law to obtain water for its ever-expanding population. All the Water the Law Allows describes how the impending threat of shortage in the 1980s compelled the five metropolitan water agencies of greater Las Vegas to unify into a single entity. Harrison relates the circumstances of the SNWA’s evolution and reveals how the unification of local, county, and state interests allowed the compact to address regional water policy with greater force and focus than any of its peers in the Colorado River Basin. Most notably, the SNWA has mapped conservation plans that have drastically reduced local water consumption; and, in the interstate realm, it has been at the center of groundbreaking, water-sharing agreements. Yet these achievements do not challenge the fundamental primacy of the Law of the River. If current trends continue and the Basin States are compelled to reassess the river’s distribution, the SNWA will be a force and a model for the Basin as a whole.

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Patents

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Serindia Publications, Inc.
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9781932476033
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on the author's previous publication The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs, this handbook contains an array of symbols and motifs, accompanied by succinct explanations. It provides treatment of the essential Tibetan religious figures, themes and motifs, both secular and religious.