By China Miéville
Underneath the towering bleached ribs of a useless, historical beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid urban the place people, Re-mades, and arcane races stay in perpetual worry of Parliament and its brutal defense force. The air and rivers are thick with manufacturing unit pollution and the unusual effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos include an enormous mixture of employees, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to none—not even to Isaac, a super scientist with a penchant for concern Theory.
Isaac has spent a life-time quietly engaging in his certain learn. but if a half-bird, half-human creature often called the Garuda involves him from afar, Isaac is confronted with demanding situations he hasn't ever sooner than fathomed. even though the Garuda's request is scientifically daunting, Isaac is sparked by way of his personal interest and an uncanny reverence for this curious stranger.
While Isaac's experiments for the Garuda develop into an obsession, one among his lab specimens calls for realization: a brilliantly coloured caterpillar that feeds on not anything yet a hallucinatory drug and grows larger—and extra consuming—by the day. What ultimately emerges from the silken cocoon will permeate each fiber of latest Crobuzon—and now not even the Ambassador of Hell will problem the malignant terror it invokes . . .
A extraordinary fable rife with clinical beauty, magical intrigue, and beautifully learned characters, instructed in a storytelling sort during which Charles Dickens meets Neal Stephenson, Perdido road Station bargains an eerie, voluptuously crafted global that would plumb the depths of each reader's mind's eye.