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The Resource Perdido Street Station, China Miéville

Perdido Street Station, China Miéville

Label
Perdido Street Station
Title
Perdido Street Station
Statement of responsibility
China Miéville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
In squallid and brutal New Crobuzon, a Garuda requests eccentric crisis theorist Isaac to work with lab specimens, particularly a caterpillar that feeds on a hallucinatory drug until its evolution, when it will invoke malignant terror
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2001.
Awards note
  • August Derleth Award, 2000.
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2001.
  • Kurd Lasswitz Preis, 2003: Best Foreign Novel.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
045262
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miéville, China
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.I265
LC item number
P47 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
New Crobuzon series
Series volume
1]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scientists
  • Strangers
  • Dissenters
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
Perdido Street Station, China Miéville
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Series information from NoveList
  • Originally published: London : Macmillan, 2000
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14902896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
710 pages
Isbn
9780345443021
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00067474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(DLC)00067474
Label
Perdido Street Station, China Miéville
Link
Publication
Note
  • Series information from NoveList
  • Originally published: London : Macmillan, 2000
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14902896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
710 pages
Isbn
9780345443021
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00067474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(DLC)00067474

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