THE WATER KNIFE. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. Octavo, boards. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Bacigalupi to David G. Hartwell on the title page: "For David, / No future is inevitable! / All my best, / Paolo Bacigalupi." After writing an almost universally acclaimed work of climate fiction in 2009, Bacigalupi published this even grittier tale of ecological devastation and human greed in 2015. In this one, set in a drought-ravaged southwest just over the horizon, water is everything, and corrupt states and corporations will go to any lengths to defend their claims on it. "An intense thriller and a deeply insightful vision of the coming century, laid out in all its pain and glory. It's a water knife indeed, right to the heart." - Kim Stanley Robinson. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#163959).
First edition so stated on copyright page.