The Water Knife

Paolo Bacigalupi
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The Water Knife


The Water Knife is first and foremost two things: it's a warning, and it's a thriller. Its science fiction elements only play a supporting role, but that's not to be taken as an objection. I hadn't read anything by Bacigalupi, and I'm surely reading more of him in the future -- good thing The Wind-Up Girl was a Christmas gift last year.

The Water Knife is set in the American Southwest, in a not so distant future -- Britney Spears is still alive! -- where climate change and the current Californian drought have worsened to apocalyptic proportions.


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