(#152949) PERDIDO STREET STATION. China Miéville.

PERDIDO STREET STATION. New York: The Ballantine Publishing Group, [2001]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First U.S. edition. A presentation copy with a nice inscription by Miéville to "David" on the title page. The author's well-received second novel, preceded by KING RAT (1998), "the first of three independent works set in the fictional world of Bas-Lag, a world where both magic (referred to as 'thaumaturgy') and steampunk technology exist ... In an interview, Miéville described this book as 'basically a secondary world fantasy with Victorian era technology. So rather than being a feudal world, it's an early industrial capitalist world of a fairly grubby, police statey kind!'"- Wikipedia. "Extremely complex fantasy with strong surrealistic dystopian elements." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. The novel won the British Fantasy Society's August Derleth Award in 2000 and the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2001. It was a Hugo and Nebula nominee. Large trade paperback format. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-763. Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #62. A fine copy. (#152949).

Price: $85.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"First American Edition: March 2001 / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.