Paolo Bacigalupi's writing focuses on environmental and social themes including GM foods, ecosystem collapse, drought, global warming, poverty, and industrial pollution. He is the author of the Nebula award-winning novel The Windup Girl (Night Shade Books, Sept. 2009), which was named by Time Magazine as one of the top ten novels of 2009. The Windup Girl is also the winner of the Compton Crook Award and is a Hugo and Locus Award finalist. His debut young adult novel Ship Breaker (Little, Brown, May 2010), has just been released. Other works include "The Gambler" (Fast Forward 2, ed. Lou Anders) which was a Hugo and Nebula Award finalist, and his short story collection Pump Six and Other Stories (Night Shade Books, 2008) which won the Locus Award for best collection, and was named a Best Book of 2008 by Publishers Weekly. The title novelette is also a Locus Award winner. Other stories in the collection include Hugo and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award finalist, "Yellow Card Man," Hugo finalist and Sturgeon Award winner "The Calorie Man," Hugo and Nebula finalist "The People of Sand and Slag," and Sturgeon finalist "The Fluted Girl." His website is at