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#CBR4 Maneuver #9 – Perdido Street Station

Target: China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station

Profile: Speculative Fiction, Weird Fantasy, Psychological Horror, Bas-Lag

Summary: From the Back Cover, “Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies the city of New Crobuzon, where the unsavory deal is stranger to no one – not even to Isaac, a gifted and eccentric scientist who has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research.  But when a half-bird, half-human creature known as a Garuda comes to him from afar, Isaac is faced with challenges the has never before encountered.  Though the Garuda’s request is scientifically daunting, Isaac is sparked by his own curiosity and an uncanny reverence for this curious stranger.  Soon an eerie metamorphosis will occur that will permeate every fiber of New Crobuzon – and not even the Ambassador of Hell will challenge the malignant terror it evokes.” Read the rest of this entry

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