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Perdido Street Station - (Bas-Lag) by China Miéville (Paperback)

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  • WINNER OF THE AUGUST DERLETH AND ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARDS - A masterpiece brimming with scientific splendor, magical intrigue, and fierce characters, from the author who "has reshaped modern fantasy" (The Washington Post)"[China Miéville's] fantasy novels, including a trilogy set in and around the magical city-state of New Crobuzon, have the refreshing effect of making Middle-earth seem plodding and flat.
  • Hugo Award (Novel) 2002 4th Winner, Nebula Awards 2002 4th Winner
  • About the Author: China Miéville is the author of numerous books, including This Census-Taker, Three Moments of an Explosion, Railsea, Embassytown, Kraken, The City & The City, and Perdido Street Station.
  • 752 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Fantasy
  • Series Name: Bas-Lag

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About the Book



In the sprawling gothic city of New Crobuzon, a stranger has come to request the services of Isaac, an overweight and slightly eccentric scientist. But it is an impossible request--that of flight--and in the end Isaac's attempts will only succeed in unleashing a dark force upon the city.



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WINNER OF THE AUGUST DERLETH AND ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARDS - A masterpiece brimming with scientific splendor, magical intrigue, and fierce characters, from the author who "has reshaped modern fantasy" (The Washington Post)

"[China Miéville's] fantasy novels, including a trilogy set in and around the magical city-state of New Crobuzon, have the refreshing effect of making Middle-earth seem plodding and flat."--The New York Times

The metropolis of New Crobuzon sprawls at the center of the world. Humans and mutants and arcane races brood in the gloom beneath its chimneys, where the river is sluggish with unnatural effluent and foundries pound into the night. For a thousand years, the Parliament and its brutal militias have ruled over a vast economy of workers and artists, spies and soldiers, magicians, crooks, and junkies.

Now a stranger has arrived, with a pocketful of gold and an impossible demand. And something unthinkable is released.

The city is gripped by an alien terror. The fate of millions lies with a clutch of renegades. A reckoning is due at the city's heart, in the vast edifice of brick and wood and steel under the vaults of Perdido Street Station.

It is too late to escape.



Review Quotes




"Primal awe and erudite references have always mingled in Miéville's work--along with a healthy dose of pulp playfulness."--The New Yorker

"Flawlessly plotted and relentlessly, stunningly inventive: a conceptual breakthrough of the highest order."--Kirkus Reviews

"Perdido Street Station is brimming with enchantment. Written in intense, evocative prose, set in Dickensian New Crobuzon, peopled with characters of Boschian demeanor and diversity . . . the book flourishes and shuffles the conventions of science fiction, fantasy, and horror."--Tordotcom



About the Author



China Miéville is the author of numerous books, including This Census-Taker, Three Moments of an Explosion, Railsea, Embassytown, Kraken, The City & The City, and Perdido Street Station. His works have won the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award (three times). He lives and works in London.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inches (W) x 1.4 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 752
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Fantasy
Series Title: Bas-Lag
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Theme: Action & Adventure
Format: Paperback
Author: China Miéville
Language: English
Street Date: February 27, 2001
TCIN: 11404790
UPC: 9780345443021
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-2530
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.4 inches length x 6.1 inches width x 9.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.55 pounds
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