Pump Six and Other Stories
Publish date: February 1st 2008
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Pages no: 239
Edition language: English
Series: Pump Six and Other Stories
This is an anthology of eleven short science fiction stories written by Paolo Bacigalupi. They were all set on Earth, in the future, and they all reflected a pretty bleak future. The book is only 240 pages, so it’s a quick read. It was also an easy read in that the stories usually grabbed my attenti...
Weeks later, I can't get that dog out of my head. I closed the book and its glow died. In the darkness, Lisa rustled under the covers. My eyes adjusted. She was staring at me. “‘Dead Man,’ right?” “Because of the dog,” I said. “Dark reading.” She touched my shoulder, her ha...
Stories in this collection are presented in chronological order which gives a rather interesting insight in the development of a good author. Though first stories are a bit weak, they too have a strong atmosphere and complete universe behind. Some of Bacigalupi's ideas are amazing and you are left w...
Bacigalupi is one of the science fiction's rising stars, and [b:Pump Six and Other Stories|2819368|Pump Six and Other Stories|Paolo Bacigalupi|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1298992600s/2819368.jpg|2845301] - his series of thoughtful short stories dealing with environmental or economic dystopias (...
In the end, this collection of short stories is a grim sledgehammer. A relentlessly dismal view of our future. The writing and ideas are often sharp and insightful, but it's too much over and over. Read one of the author's novels instead.