Think Galactic read three stories from Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi in April of 2009. When asked nicely, Bacigalupi and Night Shade Books created a free PDF download of the stories available for book group members and random interwebs denizens to enjoy! The three stories incuded the Hugo nominee ‘Yellow Card Man,’ and the Sturgeon Award-winning story ‘The Calorie Man.’
We hosted that .pdf on our site for three months, then took it down, , as per our agreement with Nightshade Books.
Kelly Link describes his work as, ‘Ferocious, intelligent, and precisely rendered, these stories include some of my favorite contes cruels and cautionary tales for the twenty-first century. Paolo Bacigalupi is clearly the fifth rider of the apocalypse – you know, the one who writes science fiction in his spare time.'”