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