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The Resource Perdido Street Station, China Miéville, (electronic resource)

Perdido Street Station, China Miéville, (electronic resource)

Label
Perdido Street Station
Title
Perdido Street Station
Statement of responsibility
China Miéville
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 none -- not 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 larger -- and more consuming -- by the day. What finally emerges from the silken cocoon will permeate every fiber of New Crobuzon -- and not even the Ambassador of Hell will challenge the malignant terror it invokes ..
Awards note
  • August Derleth Award, 2000.
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2001.
  • Kurd Lasswitz Preis, 2003: Best Foreign Novel.
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Miéville, China
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.I265
LC item number
P47 2000eb
Literary form
novels
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  • Strangers
  • Dissenters
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
Label
Perdido Street Station, China Miéville, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Macmillan, 2000
Extent
1 online resource (613 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780345464521
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Other physical details
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03ec491d-610d-4550-872b-17918f3d77d1
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)ocn248054500
  • (OCoLC)248054500
  • 862581
  • 858183
Label
Perdido Street Station, China Miéville, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Macmillan, 2000
Extent
1 online resource (613 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780345464521
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Other physical details
map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
03ec491d-610d-4550-872b-17918f3d77d1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn248054500
  • (OCoLC)248054500
  • 862581
  • 858183

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