Biokrieg: Roman by Paolo Bacigalupi

Biokrieg: Roman

byPaolo Bacigalupi, Hannes Riffel

Kobo ebook | March 3, 2011 | German

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Bangkok in naher Zukunft: Klimawandel und die Profitgier der internationalen Großunternehmen haben die Welt, wie wir sie kennen, für immer zerstört. Künstlich generierte Krankheiten, Bioterrorismus und Hungersnöte gehören zum Alltag, die Lebensmittelkonzerne beherrschen die globale Marktwirtschaft. Anderson Lake, Mitarbeiter der Firma AgriGen, versucht, Zugang zu thailändischen Genlaboratorien zu bekommen – weltweit die einzigen, die noch Stammkulturen unverseuchten Getreidesamens besitzen. Doch Thailands Regierung setzt alles daran, das Eindringen der westlichen Konzerne in ihr Land zu verhindern ...

Title:Biokrieg: RomanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 3, 2011Publisher:E-Books der Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbHLanguage:German

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ISBN - 10:3641054303

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from SF The Windup Girl is a great story (until the end) in the realistic and fascinating world of future Bangkok. I really enjoyed the world the Bacigalupi crafted for the book. The heavy control of fuel and foodstuffs in the isolated city of Bangkok creates a plot that is always teetering on the edge of chaos. You could tell that a push in any direction was going to rip the city apart. I wish there was more information on the food companies that exist in the world. The characters he populated his world with ranged from good to okay. Although the number of POV characters allows for a more expansive story, I felt it left them all under-developed. The character I liked the most was Anderson, and I feel like the reader is meant to dislike him because of his job, his associates and his interaction with the native population. But I wanted to know more about him, his job and his plans. Emiko, the synthetic human, is certainly meant to be sympathetic but for the most part it didn't work for me. I really enjoyed story. The constant friction in the government between the trade ministry & the environmental ministry and how the characters are divided on these two sides make for a compelling plot. And that plot comes together in a slow and satisfying manner as it builds up to a thrilling climax. But I felt that Bacigalupi really dropped the ball at the end of the book. It seemed like he wanted a happy ending, sad ending and twist ending all in the same book. It didn't work for me. It just ends up muddying the waters.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Read I read this book for my "Science, Technology, and Society" class. Usually assigned readings are boring but WOW! This book was great! It depicts a dystopian future where calories are the new currency and the market for food is controlled by large corporations. There is corruption and discrimination, all the horrible things one might expect to see in a novel that essentially explores tragic outcomes of our current markets and ideals.
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the Effort Set in a future time when the world's plants and animals are subject to an endless cycle of disastrous mutations has put mankind's food supply at risk. Amid all this despair, farmers in Thailand are growing crops lost to the rest of the world. This has brought calorie man Anderson Lake to try and find the scientist responsible. During his quest, he is introduced to Emiko, a Japanese created 'New People'. While the Japanese embrace these creche grown beings, the rest of the world barely tolerate these windups. Coming from an environmentalist background, I was most intrigued by devastation to the global flora and fauna. A little snip here and little tinker there, and soon we have a cascading genetic crisis. I wish there had been more emphasis on this part of the story rather than on the windup girl and the political crisis that developed in the country. The one thing that most disturbed me was the level of corruption in all branches of the government. Bribes were required in almost every situation. You want a package cleared through customs, you pay a bribe, you want to get the union to do the work they've been hired to do, you pay a bribe, you want to do just about anything, you pay a bribe. As distasteful as this process is to me, it was fundamental to the development of this story. This story really has me pondering how close we come to this type of disaster. Currently the Emerald Ash Borer is devastating the white ash trees across my area of Ontario. Loss of trees in the affected areas will be 100% (unless treated). This is horrific damage from a pest that was accidentally introduced to the area. Imagine if these pest had targeted a food stock instead of a tree. I found this book was a bit hard to get into. There was a new world to be introduced to as well as several sets of characters all with their own connections, ranks and priorities. Once I got past that stage, I rather enjoyed the story line. This is a complicated world that Mr. Bacigalupi has constructed and there are a few open story lines that could lead to a sequel, but as of yet, there is no hints of a follow-up.
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Windup Girl I really enjoyed this book. It touch on a lot of themes that are relevant to our society today, from the dangers of technology to racism. The story was entertaining and the ending left me wanting more. In a good way of course :)
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive and thought provoking This is one of the best dystopian books I’ve read. Told from several points of view, the story unfolds painting a vivid picture of future Thailand and the rest of the world. There are so many layers to the plot and characters that I was thinking about it long after I was done reading. It is not a book for everyone. You’ll not have any cheap thrills, one dimensional characters or neat packaging in here. The future world is a dark place filled with selfish people, each striving to fulfil their agenda. One of the best books I’ve read this year. Bacigalupi is an author I’ll be reading again.
Date published: 2010-08-22