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Perdido Street Station
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Published:
New York : Del Rey, 2001.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First American edition.
Physical Desc:
710 pages : 1 map ; 24 cm
Status:
Glen Burnie Library - Adult Science Fiction
SCIENCE FICTION (M)
Odenton Library - Adult Science Fiction
SCIENCE FICTION (M)
Description

Yes, but what is Perdido Street Station about? To oversimplify: the eccentric scientist Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin is hired to restore the power of flight to a cruelly de-winged birdman. Isaac's secret lover is Lin, an artist of the khepri, a humano-insectoid race; theirs is a forbidden relationship. Lin is hired (rather against her will) by a mysterious crime boss to capture his horrifying likeness in the unique khepri art form. Isaac's quest for flying things to study leads to verification of his controversial unified theory of the strange sciences of his world. It also brings him an odd, unknown grub stolen from a secret government experiment so perilous it is sold to a ruthless drug lord--the same crime boss who hired Lin. The grub emerges from its cocoon, becomes an extraordinarily dangerous monster, and escapes Isaac's lab to ravage New Crobuzon, even as his discovery becomes known to a hidden, powerful, and sinister intelligence. Lin disappears and Isaac finds himself pursued by the monster, the drug lord, the government and armies of New Crobuzon, and other, more bizarre factions, not all confined to his world.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780345443021, 0345443020

Notes

General Note
Originally published: London : Macmillan, 2000.
Description
Yes, but what is Perdido Street Station about? To oversimplify: the eccentric scientist Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin is hired to restore the power of flight to a cruelly de-winged birdman. Isaac's secret lover is Lin, an artist of the khepri, a humano-insectoid race; theirs is a forbidden relationship. Lin is hired (rather against her will) by a mysterious crime boss to capture his horrifying likeness in the unique khepri art form. Isaac's quest for flying things to study leads to verification of his controversial unified theory of the strange sciences of his world. It also brings him an odd, unknown grub stolen from a secret government experiment so perilous it is sold to a ruthless drug lord--the same crime boss who hired Lin. The grub emerges from its cocoon, becomes an extraordinarily dangerous monster, and escapes Isaac's lab to ravage New Crobuzon, even as his discovery becomes known to a hidden, powerful, and sinister intelligence. Lin disappears and Isaac finds himself pursued by the monster, the drug lord, the government and armies of New Crobuzon, and other, more bizarre factions, not all confined to his world.
Awards
August Derleth Award, 2000.
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2001.
Awards
Kurd Lasswitz Preis, 2003: Best Foreign Novel.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Miéville, C. (2001). Perdido Street Station. First American edition. New York: Del Rey.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Miéville, China. 2001. Perdido Street Station. New York: Del Rey.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Miéville, China, Perdido Street Station. New York: Del Rey, 2001.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Miéville, China. Perdido Street Station. First American edition. New York: Del Rey, 2001. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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