Bangkok is surrounded by a dam preventing the city to get swallowed by the ocean. Thai government is in constant alarm against modified viruses because of nearly past mortal plague. There are bad people after business and politics, too few good people, many desperate and confused ones in this world out of petrol, but rich of biotech. And there's the wind-up girl, so sad and candid. A complex, wonderful plot with a terrific end. Worth of the Hugo Prize.
"- Tell me, what is a windup girl doing here? -.
Emiko shrugs. - I was left behind -."