New Crobuzon

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,229 ratings

Perdido Street Station: New Crobuzon, Book 1 Publisher's Summary

Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to none—not even to Isaac, a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory.

Isaac has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research. But when a half-bird, half-human creature known as the Garuda comes to him from afar, Isaac is faced with challenges he has never before fathomed. Though the Garuda's request is scientifically daunting, Isaac is sparked by his own curiosity and an uncanny reverence for this curious stranger.

While Isaac's experiments for the Garuda turn into an obsession, one of his lab specimens demands attention: a brilliantly colored caterpillar that feeds on nothing but a hallucinatory drug and grows larger—and more consuming—by the day. What finally emerges from the silken cocoon will permeate every fiber of New Crobuzon—and not even the Ambassador of Hell will challenge the malignant terror it invokes.

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  • Book 1

    • Perdido Street Station: New Crobuzon, Book 1

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 31 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to none—not even to Isaac, a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not My Cup Of Tea

    • By David on 08-13-12

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Perdido Street Station

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,421
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,172

    Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stick with it

    • By Steph on 01-31-13

    Regular price: $51.93

  • Book 2

    • The Scar

    • New Crobuzon, Book 2
    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
    • Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    A pirate city hauled across the oceans.... A hidden miracle about be revealed.... These are the ingredients of an astonishing story. It is the story of a prisoner's journey. Of the search for the island of a forgotten people, for the most astonishing beast in the seas, and ultimately for a fabled place - a massive wound in reality, a source of unthinkable power and danger.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story let down by subpar rendition

    • By Matt on 11-19-12

    Regular price: $30.98

    • The Scar

    • New Crobuzon, Book 2
    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460

    Aboard a vast seafaring vessel, a band of prisoners and slaves, their bodies remade into grotesque biological oddities, is being transported to the fledgling colony of New Crobuzon. But the journey is not theirs alone. They are joined by a handful of travelers, each with a reason for fleeing the city. Among them is Bellis Coldwine, a renowned linguist whose services as an interpreter grant her passage - and escape from horrific punishment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Huge and engrossing

    • By David on 10-04-16

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 3

    • Iron Council

    • New Crobuzon, Book 3
    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    It is a time of revolts and revolutions, conflict and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart from without and within. War with the shadowy city-state of Tesh and rioting on the streets at home are pushing the teeming metropolis to the brink. In the midst of this turmoil, a mysterious masked figure spurs strange rebellion, while treachery and violence incubate in unexpected places. In desperation, a small group of renegades escapes from the city and crosses strange and alien continents in the search for a lost hope, an undying legend.

    Regular price: $23.75

    • Iron Council

    • New Crobuzon, Book 3
    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 218

    It is a time of wars and revolutions, conflict and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart from without and within. War with the shadowy city-state of Tesh and rioting on the streets at home are pushing the teeming city to the brink. A mysterious masked figure spurs strange rebellion, while treachery and violence incubate in unexpected places. In desperation, a small group of renegades escapes from the city and crosses strange and alien continents in the search for a lost hope.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Close to the First

    • By Tim on 03-11-16

    Regular price: $38.50