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The Water Knife

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"These days are coming, and as always fiction explains them better than fact. This is a spectacular thriller, wonderfully imagined and written, and racing through it will make you think--and make you thirsty." --Lee Child

"These days are coming, and as always fiction explains them better than fact. This is a spectacular thriller, wonderfully imagined and written, and racing through it will make you think--and make you thirsty." --Lee Child, author of "Personal"
"An intense thriller and a deeply insightful vision of the coming century, laid out in all its pain and glory. It's a water knife indeed, right to the heart." --Kim Stanley Robinson, author of "Aurora"
"Anyone can write about the future. Paolo Bacigalupi writes about the future that we're making today, if we keep going the way we are. It makes his writing beautiful . . . and terrifying."--John Scalzi, author of "Lock In"
""The Water Knife" is an noir-tinged, apocalyptic vision of the near-future: What will the world be like, and how will we live in it? Bacigalupi already seems to live there. Once I started, I couldn't put it down." --Kelly Link, author of "Get in Trouble"
"A fresh cautionary tale classic, depicting an America newly shaped by scarcity of our most vital resource. The pages practically turn themselves in a tense, taut plot of crosses and double-crosses, given added depth by riveting characters. This brutal near-future thriller seems so plausible in the world it depicts that you will want to stock up on bottled water."--"Library Journal," starred review
"The frightening details of how the world might suffer from catastrophic drought are vividly imagined. The way the novel's environmental nightmare affects society, as individuals and larger entities--both official and criminal--vie for a limited and essential resource, feels solid, plausible, and disturbingly believable. The dust storms, Texan refugees, skyrocketing murder rate, and momentary hysteria of a public ravenous for quick hits of sensational news seem like logical extensions of our current reality. An absorbing . . . thriller full of violent action."--"Kirkus "

These days are coming, and as always fiction explains them better than fact. This is a spectacular thriller, wonderfully imagined and written, and racing through it will make you think and make you thirsty. Lee Child, author of "Personal"
"An intense thriller and a deeply insightful vision of the coming century, laid out in all its pain and glory. It's a water knife indeed, right to the heart." Kim Stanley Robinson, author of "Aurora"
"Anyone can write about the future. Paolo Bacigalupi writes about the future that we're making today, if we keep going the way we are. It makes his writing beautiful . . . and terrifying." John Scalzi, author of "Lock In"
""The Water Knife"is an noir-tinged, apocalyptic vision of the near-future: What will the world be like, and how will we live in it? Bacigalupi already seems to live there. Once I started, I couldn t put it down. Kelly Link, author of "Get in Trouble"
A fresh cautionary tale classic, depicting an America newly shaped by scarcity of our most vital resource. The pages practically turn themselves in a tense, taut plot of crosses and double-crosses, given added depth by riveting characters. This brutal near-future thriller seems so plausible in the world it depicts that you will want to stock up on bottled water. "Library Journal," starred review
"The frightening details of how the world might suffer from catastrophic drought are vividly imagined. The way the novel's environmental nightmare affects society, as individuals and larger entities both official and criminal vie for a limited and essential resource, feels solid, plausible, and disturbingly believable. The dust storms, Texan refugees, skyrocketing murder rate, and momentary hysteria of a public ravenous for quick hits of sensational news seem like logical extensions of our current reality. An absorbing . . . thriller full of violent action."--"Kirkus"

"From the eBook edition.""

[A] fresh, genre-bending thriller. . . . Reading Paolo Bacigalupi's richly imagined novelThe Water Knifebrings to mind the movieChinatown. Although one is set in the past and the other in a dystopian future, both are neo-noir tales with jaded antiheroes and ruthless kingpins who wield water as lethal weapons to control life and mete out death. . . . Bacigalupi weaves page-turning action with zeitgeisty themes. . . . His use of water as sacred currency evokes Frank Herbert'sDune. The casual violence and slang may bring to mindA Clockwork Orange. The book's nervous energy recalls William Gibson at his cyberpunk best. Its visual imagery evokes Dust Bowl Okies in the Great Depression and the catastrophic 1928 failure of the St. Francis Dam that killed 600 people and haunted its builder, Mulholland, into the grave. . . . Reading the novel in 93-degree March weather while L.A. newscasts warned of water rationing and extended drought, I felt the hot panting breath of the desert on my nape and I shivered, hoping that Bacigalupi's vision of the future won't be ours. Denise Hamilton, "Los Angeles Times
"
[A]water-wars thriller set in the Southwest only a few decades from now. . . . While Bacigalupi's environmental message could not be more powerful, it's neatly embedded in a nonstop action plot, full of murders and betrayals, that should satisfy thriller readers who didn't even think they cared about these issues. Gary K. Wolfe, "The Chicago Tribune"
Mr. Bacigalupi s is the most thought-provoking of the recent apocalypses. It s a very timely read for policy-makers, as well as anyone living in the threatened American West. That s the thing about sci-fi authors: Some of them really mean it. Tom Shippey, "The Wall Street Journal"
Residents in the southwestern United States enduring that water crisis will appreciate the precision with which Bacigalupi imagines our thirsty future. . . . Bacigalupi is a grim, efficient and polished narrator. . . . Our waterless future looks hot and filled with conflict. Hector Tobar, "The Washington Post"
Bacigalupi's characters are engagingly unpredictable, and his story blasts along like a twin-battery Tesla.The Water Knifeis splendid near-future fiction, a compelling thriller and inordinately fun. " Cleveland Plain Dealer"
A noir-ish, cinematic thriller set in the midst of a water war between Las Vegas and Phoenix. . . . ThinkChinatownmeetsMad Max. NPR, All Things Considered
Paolo Bagicalupi's new near-future thriller arrives at a depressingly appropriate moment. . . ."The Water Knife"is a carefully constructed thriller, with elements of"Chinatown"and"The Maltese Falcon." But the novel ultimately transcends its pulpier origins. Bacigalupi offers a carefully calibrated warning of what might happen if the US refuses to address global climate change and its own water-wasting ways. It's one we ignore at our peril. Michael Berry, "Earth Island Journal"""
"These days are coming, and as always fiction explains them better than fact. This is a spectacular thriller, wonderfully imagined and written, and racing through it will make you think and make you thirsty. Lee Child, author of "Personal"
"An intense thriller and a deeply insightful vision of the coming century, laid out in all its pain and glory. It's a water knife indeed, right to the heart." Kim Stanley Robinson, author of "Aurora"
"Anyone can write about the future. Paolo Bacigalupi writes about the future that we're making today, if we keep going the way we are. It makes his writing beautiful . . . and terrifying." John Scalzi, author of "Lock In"
""The Water Knife"is an noir-tinged, apocalyptic vision of the near-future: What will the world be like, and how will we live in it? Bacigalupi already seems to live there. Once I started, I couldn t put it down. Kelly Link, author of "Get in Trouble"
A fresh cautionary tale classic, depicting an America newly shaped by scarcity of our most vital resource. The pages practically turn themselves in a tense, taut plot of crosses and double-crosses, given added depth by riveting characters. This brutal near-future thriller seems so plausible in the world it depicts that you will want to stock up on bottled water. "Library Journal," starred review
"The frightening details of how the world might suffer from catastrophic drought are vividly imagined. The way the novel's environmental nightmare affects society, as individuals and larger entities both official and criminal vie for a limited and essential resource, feels solid, plausible, and disturbingly believable. The dust storms, Texan refugees, skyrocketing murder rate, and momentary hysteria of a public ravenous for quick hits of sensational news seem like logical extensions of our current reality. An absorbing . . . thriller full of violent action."--"Kirkus""

. "Amazon.com, "Best Books of 2015
. "NPR Book Concierge, "Best Books of 2015
. "Kansas City Star, "Best Fiction of 2015
. "Paste Magazine, "Best Fiction of 2015
[A] fresh, genre-bending thriller. . . . Reading Paolo Bacigalupi's richly imagined novelThe Water Knifebrings to mind the movieChinatown. Although one is set in the past and the other in a dystopian future, both are neo-noir tales with jaded antiheroes and ruthless kingpins who wield water as lethal weapons to control life and mete out death. . . . Bacigalupi weaves page-turning action with zeitgeisty themes. . . . His use of water as sacred currency evokes Frank Herbert'sDune. The casual violence and slang may bring to mindA Clockwork Orange. The book's nervous energy recalls William Gibson at his cyberpunk best. Its visual imagery evokes Dust Bowl Okies in the Great Depression and the catastrophic 1928 failure of the St. Francis Dam that killed 600 people and haunted its builder, Mulholland, into the grave. . . . Reading the novel in 93-degree March weather while L.A. newscasts warned of water rationing and extended drought, I felt the hot panting breath of the desert on my nape and I shivered, hoping that Bacigalupi's vision of the future won't be ours. Denise Hamilton, "Los Angeles Times
"
[A]water-wars thriller set in the Southwest only a few decades from now. . . . While Bacigalupi's environmental message could not be more powerful, it's neatly embedded in a nonstop action plot, full of murders and betrayals, that should satisfy thriller readers who didn't even think they cared about these issues. Gary K. Wolfe, "The Chicago Tribune"
Mr. Bacigalupi s is the most thought-provoking of the recent apocalypses. It s a very timely read for policy-makers, as well as anyone living in the threatened American West. That s the thing about sci-fi authors: Some of them really mean it. Tom Shippey, "The Wall Street Journal"
Residents in the southwestern United States enduring that water crisis will appreciate the precision with which Bacigalupi imagines our thirsty future. . . . Bacigalupi is a grim, efficient and polished narrator. . . . Our waterless future looks hot and filled with conflict. Hector Tobar, "The Washington Post"
Bacigalupi's characters are engagingly unpredictable, and his story blasts along like a twin-battery Tesla.The Water Knifeis splendid near-future fiction, a compelling thriller and inordinately fun. " Cleveland Plain Dealer"
A noir-ish, cinematic thriller set in the midst of a water war between Las Vegas and Phoenix. . . . ThinkChinatownmeetsMad Max. NPR, All Things Considered
Paolo Bagicalupi's new near-future thriller arrives at a depressingly appropriate moment. . . ."The Water Knife"is a carefully constructed thriller, with elements of"Chinatown"and"The Maltese Falcon." But the novel ultimately transcends its pulpier origins. Bacigalupi offers a carefully calibrated warning of what might happen if the US refuses to address global climate change and its own water-wasting ways. It's one we ignore at our peril. Michael Berry, "Earth Island Journal"
"These days are coming, and as always fiction explains them better than fact. This is a spectacular thriller, wonderfully imagined and written, and racing through it will make you think and make you thirsty. Lee Child, author of "Personal"
"An intense thriller and a deeply insightful vision of the coming century, laid out in all its pain and glory. It's a water knife indeed, right to the heart." Kim Stanley Robinson, author of "Aurora"
"Anyone can write about the future. Paolo Bacigalupi writes about the future that we're making today, if we keep going the way we are. It makes his writing beautiful . . . and terrifying." John Scalzi, author of "Lock In"
""The Water Knife"is an noir-tinged, apocalyptic vision of the near-future: What will the world be like, and how will we live in it? Bacigalupi already seems to live there. Once I started, I couldn t put it down. Kelly Link, author of "Get in Trouble"
A fresh cautionary tale classic, depicting an America newly shaped by scarcity of our most vital resource. The pages practically turn themselves in a tense, taut plot of crosses and double-crosses, given added depth by riveting characters. This brutal near-future thriller seems so plausible in the world it depicts that you will want to stock up on bottled water. "Library Journal," starred review
"The frightening details of how the world might suffer from catastrophic drought are vividly imagined. The way the novel's environmental nightmare affects society, as individuals and larger entities both official and criminal vie for a limited and essential resource, feels solid, plausible, and disturbingly believable. The dust storms, Texan refugees, skyrocketing murder rate, and momentary hysteria of a public ravenous for quick hits of sensational news seem like logical extensions of our current reality. An absorbing . . . thriller full of violent action."--"Kirkus""

Reseña del editor:

WATER IS POWER
Paolo Bacigalupi, "New York Times" best-selling author of "The Windup Girl" and National Book Award finalist, delivers a near-future thriller that casts new light on how we live today and what may be in store for us tomorrow.
The American Southwest has been decimated by drought. Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches, deciding if it should just take the whole river all for itself. Into the fray steps Las Vegas water knife Angel Velasquez. Detective, assassin, and spy, Angel cuts water for the Southern Nevada Water Authority and its boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert and that anyone who challenges her is left in the gutted-suburban dust.
When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Angel 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 for Angel, Lucy, and Maria, 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."

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