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SF & Fantasy Book Club

Mac's Backs Sci Fi Book Club discusses Perdido Street Station by China Mieville.

In the sprawling gothic city of New Crobuzon, a stranger has come to request the services of Isaac, an overweight and slightly eccentric scientist. But it is an impossible request--that of flight--and in the end Isaac's attempts will only succeed in unleashing a dark force upon the city.

China Miéville is the author of numerous books, including This Census-Taker, Three Moments of an Explosion, Railsea, Embassytown, Kraken, The City & The City, and Perdido Street Station. His works have won the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award (three times). He lives and works in London.

"[A] phantasmagoric masterpiece . . . The book left me breathless with admiration." --Brian Stableford

"China Miéville's cool style has conjured up a triumphantly macabre technoslip metropolis with a unique atmosphere of horror and fascination." --Peter Hamilton

"It is the best steampunk novel since Gibson and Sterling's." --John Clute

Due to the shutdown, we will meet via Zoom. Contact suzanne@macsbacks.com for details. The book will be available through our website, www.macsbacks.com, at the 20% book club discount.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
1820 Coventry Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345443021
Availability: Backordered
Published: Del Rey - February 27th, 2001