Paolo Bacigalupi’s bestselling novel, The Water Knife (now out in a new paperback edition from Vintage), is set in a drought-ravaged American Southwest where water is more valuable than gold. “Anyone can write about the future. Paolo Bacigalupi writes about the future that we're making today, if we keep going the way we are. It makes his writing beautiful...and terrifying.” -John Scalzi. Paolo Bacigalupi, also the author of Windup Girl, is a Hugo, Nebula, and Michael L. Printz Award winner, as well as a National Book Award finalist.