Books by Paolo Bacigalupi

TOOL OF WAR by Paolo Bacigalupi
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Masterful. (Dystopian. 14-adult)"
Bacigalupi returns to probe his brutal, post-apocalyptic American landscape and darkly provocative characters in this third installment of the series begun in Ship Breaker (2010) and continued in The Drowned Cities (2012). Read full book review >
THE WATER KNIFE by Paolo Bacigalupi
Released: May 26, 2015

"An absorbing, if sometimes ideologically overbearing, thriller full of violent action and depressing visions of a bleakly imagined future."
In his sixth novel, Bacigalupi (The Doubt Factory, 2014, etc.) imagines the vicious conflicts that might arise in a world of severe water scarcity.Read full book review >
THE DOUBT FACTORY by Paolo Bacigalupi
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Whether readers ultimately find it passionate, preachy, inspiring or quixotic depends upon their own levels of cynicism; nonetheless, it's a book bound to provoke thought—and arguments. (Thriller. 15 & up)"
The public relations business becomes an unlikely but effective villain in this techno-thriller. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Not for the faint of heart or stomach (or maybe of any parts) but sure to be appreciated by middle school zombie cognoscenti. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Upton Sinclair's The Jungle meets Left for Dead/The Walking Dead/Shaun of the Dead in a high-energy, high-humor look at the zombie apocalypse, complete with baseball (rather than cricket) bats. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2012

"Breathtaking. (Dystopian. 14 & Up)"
In the visceral and deeply affecting companion to the Printz Award-winning Ship Breaker, Bacigalupi returns to a dark, war-torn dystopian future in which severe climatic change and years of political upheaval have left the United States a bloodied and ravaged landscape. Read full book review >
SHIP BREAKER by Paolo Bacigalupi
Released: May 1, 2010

"Told in the third person, this stark, surreal story sends an alarm to heed the warning signs of climate change or suffer a similar fate. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
A gritty teen betrays his father and flees his grim existence in a post-global-warming Gulf Coast village to protect a young woman he barely knows in this gripping futuristic thriller. Read full book review >