Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag)

Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag) Author China Miéville
ISBN-10 0345443020
ISBN-13 9780345443021
Year 2001-02-27
Pages 710
Language English
Publisher Del Rey
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Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead ancient beast lies New Crobuzon a squalid city where humans Re mades and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers artists spies junkies and whores In New Crobuzon the unsavory deal is stranger to nonenot even to Isaac a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory Isaac has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research But when a half bird half human creature known as the Garuda comes to him from afar Isaac is faced with challenges he has never before fathomed Though the Garuda s request is scientifically daunting Isaac is sparked by his own curiosity and an uncanny reverence for this curious stranger While Isaac s experiments for the Garuda turn into an obsession one of his lab specimens demands attention a brilliantly colored caterpillar that feeds on nothing but a hallucinatory drug and grows largerand more consumingby the day What finally emerges from the silken cocoon will permeate every fiber of New Crobuzonand not even the Ambassador of Hell will challenge the malignant terror it invokes A magnificent fantasy rife with scientific splendor magical intrigue and wonderfully realized characters told in a storytelling style in which Charles Dickens meets Neal Stephenson Perdido Street Station offers an eerie voluptuously crafted world that will plumb the depths of every reader s imagination

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