Perdido Street Station (Paperback)
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Perdido Street Station (Paperback)

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Paperback 880 Pages / Published: 06/05/2011
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Winner of the August Derleth award, Perdido Street Station is an imaginative fantasy thriller, and the first of China Mieville's novels set in the world of Bas-Lag.

The metropolis of New Crobuzon sprawls at the centre of its own bewildering world. Humans and mutants and arcane races throng the gloom beneath its chimneys, where the rivers are sluggish with unnatural effluent, and factories and foundries pound into the night. For more than a thousand years, the parliament and its brutal militia have ruled over a vast array of workers and artists, spies, magicians, junkies and whores. Now a stranger has come, with a pocketful of gold and an impossible demand, and inadvertently something unthinkable is released. Soon the city is gripped by an alien terror - and the fate of millions depends on a clutch of outcasts on the run from lawmakers and crime-lords alike. The urban nightscape becomes a hunting ground as battles rage in the shadows of bizarre buildings. And a reckoning is due at the city's heart, in the vast edifice of Perdido Street Station. It is too late to escape.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330534239
Number of pages: 880
Weight: 622 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 54 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A well-written, authentically engrossing adventure story, exuberantly full of hocus-pocus . . . Mieville does not disappoint. * Daily Telegraph *
A work of exhaustive inventiveness . . . superlative fantasy. * Time Out *

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“Perdido Street Station”

This was a Good book, interesting and quirky. However it did not grip me like some of the other books I have been reading recently and I did not find myself lost in the story line.

Unsure why this was exactly. The... More

Paperback edition
5th July 2012
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“Warning: May shatter your heart, in the absolute best of ways”

Mieville is one of the best worldbuilders I have ever come across. Yes, the book is big and wordy, but it all goes towards building up a vivid picture of New Crobuzon, the dank, sprawling city with Perdido Street... More

Paperback edition
17th March 2015
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“Perdido Street Station”

This is my first truely steampunk read and I must say I was not disappointed. This seems to combine the best of sci-fi, fantasy and the old fashioned science stylings that I associate with traditional steampunk with... More

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7th July 2014
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