The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Amidst their enormous ‘The Top 10 Everything of 2009‘ list on Time magazines list, is their choice of the ten best novels of the year, regardless of genre. The only adult Science Fiction (or Fantasy) novel to make it? The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.

Top 10 Fiction Books

  1. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  2. The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter
  3. Swimming by Nicola Keegan
  4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  5. Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower
  6. Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer
  7. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
  8. Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
  9. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  10. The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell

So, a big congrats to Paolo! Now I just need to get my hands on a copy of The Windup Girl!

  • Kathleen December 8, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    this is ridiculous. Catching Fire is clearly SciFi.

  • aidan December 8, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Hey, you’re right! I suppose since it’s YA, that’ll usually be mentioned before its SF roots. I made a small change to accommodate the mistake.

  • Aarti December 8, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    I’ve never heard of The Wind-Up Girl before, but it has a very intriguing cover of elephants near a massive metropolis. Will have to look into it. I’m quite proud to have heard of most of those books and read two of them! That doesn’t happen for me as often as I’d like with “Best of” lists.

  • Kathleen December 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    sorry my comment came off rude. It’s just a pet peeve of mine. cheers!