Left Bank Books Logo

Collectively operated since 1973

Return to Staff Picks

Perdido Street Station

by: China Mieville

Publisher: Del Rey Books (2000)


a truly original piece of steampunk high fantasy. Follow an obsessive scientist contracted by a Garuda, ana vian humanoid exhiled and crippled by his nomad tribe for his evil crime. The former tries to restore to the latter his power of flight via a perpetual motion engine. Asthe workings of these experiments grow, they attract the sinister attention of a growing artificial hive mind which too in turn is called upon to aid the party to defend the station against a yet weirder foe