Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science fiction short story.Social criticism, political parable, and environmental advocacy lie at the center of Paolo's work.Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers -- and even more perplexing questions.But the truth is closer now than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force.
The government wants him in jail, or preferably, executed. Everyone has a plan for Train, but Train has a plan of his own. It is an outfit so secret that only a handful of people know it exists, and some of those people have names like Churchill and Roosevelt.War is breaking out on Long Island, the army boys are flamethrowing the streets, five Presidents have been assassinated in a year. Soon Lola and her family must move over to the Lower East side - Loisaida - to the Pit and the new language of violence of the streets.The metamorphosis of the nice Lola Hart into the new model Lola has begun…As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth.As an adult, she's dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world?But soon their scheme brings to light a massive conspiracy with its roots in Detachment 2702 linked to an unbreakable Nazi code called Arethusa.