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Perdido Street Station

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 880 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 54mm | 586g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed.
  • 0330534238
  • 9780330534239
  • 82,273

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

China Mieville lives and works in London. He is three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award (Perdido Street Station, Iron Council and The City & The City) and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice (Perdido Street Station and The Scar). The City & The City, an existential thriller, was published in 2009 to dazzling critical acclaim and drew comparison with the works of Kafka and Orwell (The Times) and Philip K. Dick (Guardian). The richly imagined Bas-Lag world is the setting for the novels Perdido Street Station, The Scar and Iron Council.
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51,616 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 37% (19,103)
4 36% (18,518)
3 17% (9,000)
2 6% (3,352)
1 3% (1,643)
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