Paolo Bacigalupi is an American author of science fiction and fantasy novels, writing for young adults and adults. He writes in the biopunk subgenre. Paolo has won the Hugo, Nebula, Compton Crook, Theodore Sturgeon and Michael L. Printz awards, among others. His writing has appeared in High Country News,, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. Paolo resides in Western Colorado with his wife and son, where he is working his next novel.

Paolo Bacigalupi made his debut as a published novelist in 2009 with the novel The Windup Girl. Below is a list of Paolo Bacigalupi’s books in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of Ship Breaker Books

Ship Breaker (2010)Description / Buy at
The Drowned Cities (2012)Description / Buy at
Tool of War (2017)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Windup Universe Books

Pump Six and Other Stories (2006)Description / Buy at
The Windup Girl (2009)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Khaim Short Stories/Novellas

The Alchemist (2011)Description / Buy at
The Tangled Lands (By: Tobias Buckell) (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Zombie Baseball Beatdown (2013)Description / Buy at
The Doubt Factory (2014)Description / Buy at
The Water Knife (2015)Description / Buy at
Navola (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Pocketful of Dharma (1999)Description / Buy at
The Fluted Girl (2003)Description / Buy at
The People of Sand and Slag (2004)Description / Buy at
The Calorie Man (2005)Description / Buy at
The Tamarisk Hunter (2006)Description / Buy at
Yellow Card Man (2006)Description / Buy at
The Gambler (2008)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Year's Best Science Fiction: 21 Annual Edition(2004)Description / Buy at
Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection(2004)Description / Buy at
Asimov's Science Fiction, September 2004(2004)Description / Buy at
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection(2006)Description / Buy at
Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories(2007)Description / Buy at
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection(2007)Description / Buy at
Rewired(2007)Description / Buy at
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 22(2008)Description / Buy at
Fast Forward 2(2008)Description / Buy at
Year's Best SF 14(2009)Description / Buy at
I'm With the Bears(2011)Description / Buy at
Diverse Energies(2012)Description / Buy at
After the End(2013)Description / Buy at
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Nine(2014)Description / Buy at
Futuredaze 2: Reprise(2014)Description / Buy at
Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales(2014)Description / Buy at
Lightspeed Magazine, October 2014(2014)Description / Buy at
Loosed Upon the World(2015)Description / Buy at
Future Tense Fiction(2016)Description / Buy at
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection(2016)Description / Buy at
Cyber World(2016)Description / Buy at
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection(2017)Description / Buy at
Futurescapes: Blue Sky Cities(2019)Description / Buy at

Note: I’m with the Bears also has stories by Margaret Atwood, T.C. Boyle, Toby Litt, Lydia Millet, Wu Mingi, David Mitchell, Nathaniel Rich, Kim Stanley Robinson and Helen Simpson. The Tangled Lands was co-authored by Tobias S. Buckell.

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Paolo Bacigalupi Synopses: The Fluted Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi is a tale of the freedoms and shackles of wealth and fame. Lidia is a fluted girl, one of a pair of genetically altered and surgically designed twins, intended to win the hearts and minds of all who observe her in performance. While Lidia’s patron, Madame Belari, plots to profit from Lidia’s and her sister’s debut exhibition, Lidia seeks her freedom, and will pay any price to seize it.

The Gambler is a short story by Paolo Bacigalupi. Ong is a Laotian journalist who 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.

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