July 21st, 2013 | Room 131, Tatemachi Campus, Hiroshima University of Economics
Multi-award winning Science Fiction Writer, Paolo Bacigalupi is coming to Hiroshima City for The International SF Symposium 2. Bacigalupi will also give a lecture on the issues on natural environment and technology, sponsored by The Society for Ecocriticism Studies in Japan. We hope to see you at this event if you are in neighborhood!
Highly appraised as a masterpiece recalling "both William Gibson and Ian McDonald at heir very best"(Publishers Weekly) and an important book describing "An extraordinary, virtuoso, shock-immersion rendering of a transformed world"(John Clute, SCI FI Wire), his first novel The Windup Girl (2009; tr. Kazue Tanaka & Hiroshi Kaneko, Tokyo: Hayakawa Publishers, 2011) has won incredibly numerous and prestigious awards such as: the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, the Compton Crook Award, the John W. Campbell Award, and the Seiun Award. His next novel Ship Breaker (2010; tr. Kazue Takana, Tokyo: Hayakawa Publishers, 2012) was nominated for the National Book Award. His third novel The Drowned Cities (2012) is a finalist for the L.A.Times Book Prize. His short story "The Calorie Man" (2005; tr. Naoya Nakahara & Hiroshi Kaneko, Tokyo: Hayakawa Publishers, 2012) included in Pump Six and Other Stories (2008) won the Theodore Sturgeon Award.
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Literary critic and professor of American literature and Literary Theory at Keio University (Tokyo, Japan). He authored Cyberpunk America (Tokyo: Keiso Publishers, 1988; the 1988 Japan-US Friendship Commission's American Studies Book Prize) and Full Metal Apache: Transactions between Cyberpunk Japan and Avant-Pop America: (Durham: Duke UP, 2006; the 2010 IAFA Distinguished Scholarship Award), and co-edited the Japanese Science Fiction issue of Science-Fiction Studies (29.3[November 2002]) and Robot Ghosts, Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2007). He won the 5th Pioneer Award (SFRA) in 1994 with the collaboration essay with Larry McCaffery "Towards the Theoretical Frontiers of 'Fiction': From Metafiction and Cyberpunk through Avant-Pop"(1993)," and the 21st Japan SF Grand Prize (SFWJ) in 2001 with his edited anthology Japanese SF Controversies:1957-1997(Tokyo: Keiso Publishers, 2000). He also published numerous essays in SF Eye, Extrapolation, Para*Doxa, American Book Review, Mechademia, PMLA and elsewhere.