Paolo Bacigalupi in the Spotlight | The Water KnifeSunday, June 7 | 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
The San Francisco Chronicle Stage at Freight & Salvage
- Science Fiction & Fantasy
Water is power. In the near future, a severe drought in the southwest has demolished Texas, and Phoenix is ravaged and desolate, on the verge of total breakdown. While the wealthy stay wet, the poor get the dust, buying water by the ($6-plus) gallon and struggle to find ways north through militarized borders at state lines. Welcome to The Water Knife by National Book Award winner Paolo Bacigalupi — and to a world that seems terrifyingly possible given the ongoing drought plaguing the west and southwest.