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Perdido Street Station
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Del Rey
Publication date March 1, 2001
Pages 710
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345443021
ISBN-10 0345443020
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In the squalid, gothic city of New Crobuzon, a mysterious half-human, half-bird stranger comes to Isaac, a gifted but eccentric scientist, with a request to help him fly, but Isaac's obsessive experiments and attempts to grant the request unleash a terrifying dark force on the entire city. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 . . .

A magnificent fantasy rife with scientific splendor, magical intrigue, and wonderfully realized characters, told in a storytelling style in which Charles Dickens meets Neal Stephenson, Perdido Street Station offers an eerie, voluptuously crafted world that will plumb the depths of every reader's imagination.

Editions
Hardcover
Limited edition from Nightshade Book (April 30, 2006)
9781597800242 | details & prices | 700 pages | List price $75.00
About: 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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780345443021 Book cover for 9780345459404
 
from Del Rey (August 1, 2003)
9780345459404 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $7.99
About: In the squalid, gothic city of New Crobuzon, a mysterious half-human, half-bird stranger comes to Isaac, a gifted but eccentric scientist, with a request to help him fly, but Isaac's obsessive experiments and attempts to grant the request unleash a terrifying dark force on the entire city.
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from Del Rey (March 1, 2001)
9780345443021 | details & prices | 710 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $18.00
About: 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.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781435295407
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 5, 2008)
9781435295407 | details & prices | 710 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.18 lbs | List price $27.95
About: 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.

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