History Literature / PerdidoStreetStation

19th Jan '18 7:27:30 AM Jubileus57
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* MothMenace: The slake-moths of are horrifically deadly {{AnimalisticAbomination}}s: they [[SoulEating feed on the minds]] of sapient beings via OrificeInvasion, leaving them {{Empty Shell}}s; their [[BrownNote hypnotic wings]] sedate anyone who looks at them; and they have NighInvulnerability due to their bodies extending across multiple planes of existence. The Mayor of New Crobuzon tries to make a DealWithTheDevil when five of them hatch in his city. Hell is ''too afraid of them to accept''

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* MothMenace: The [[spoiler:The slake-moths of are horrifically deadly {{AnimalisticAbomination}}s: they [[SoulEating feed on the minds]] of sapient beings via OrificeInvasion, leaving them {{Empty Shell}}s; their [[BrownNote hypnotic wings]] sedate anyone who looks at them; and they have NighInvulnerability due to their bodies extending across multiple planes of existence. The Mayor of New Crobuzon tries to make a DealWithTheDevil when five of them hatch in his city. Hell is ''too afraid of them to accept''accept''.]]
19th Jan '18 7:25:05 AM Jubileus57
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* MothMenace: The slake-moths of are horrifically deadly {{AnimalisticAbomination}}s: they [[SoulEating feed on the minds]] of sapient beings via OrificeInvasion, leaving them {{Empty Shell}}s; their [[BrownNote hypnotic wings]] sedate anyone who looks at them; and they have NighInvulnerability due to their bodies extending across multiple planes of existence. The Mayor of New Crobuzon tries to make a DealWithTheDevil when five of them hatch in his city. Hell is ''too afraid of them to accept''
30th Dec '17 7:42:49 AM Wyldchyld
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* MermaidProblem: Neatly tied up when it comes to the female Khepri. Weird bug head, sexy lady body. [[FetishFuel For some reason]].

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* MermaidProblem: Neatly tied up when it comes to the female Khepri. Weird bug head, sexy lady body. [[FetishFuel For some reason]].reason.
5th Sep '17 5:03:27 PM Peteman
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* DisabilitySuperpower: ''Brutally'' subverted with [[spoiler: Lin at the end. She becomes essentially mentally disabled, lobotomized from the slake-moth half-draining her of her mind. At one point, she spits out some of the material that she secretes to make her art, [[HopeSpot leading the reader to assume she may have kept her advanced artistic capabilities and thus a small portion of her mind]]... but the material splats on the ground in a mess, and Lin doesn't seem to be aware of what she's done or why she did it.]]

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* DisabilitySuperpower: ''Brutally'' subverted Subverted with [[spoiler: Lin at the end. She becomes essentially mentally disabled, lobotomized from the slake-moth half-draining her of her mind. At one point, she spits out some of the material that she secretes to make her art, [[HopeSpot leading the reader to assume she may have kept her advanced artistic capabilities and thus a small portion of her mind]]... but the material splats on the ground in a mess, and Lin doesn't seem to be aware of what she's done or why she did it.]]
7th Aug '17 10:35:00 AM Eygam
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** The title actually fits the book very well on a metaphorical level and correlates to the underlying theme of mixture, heterogenity, mutation and transition - Perdido Street is the central station that connects the city to other parts of the world.
4th Apr '17 9:31:47 AM HiddenWindshield
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* RenaissanceMan: Isaac dabbles in virtually ever science under the sun, often exploring new, underresearched areas just due to his obsession of the month. (And he manages simultaneously to ''not'' be an OmnidisciplinaryScientist; he doesn't know everything, so when someone comes to him with a new problem he has to spend weeks researching it and sometimes consults with experts in the fields he's not so good at.)

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* RenaissanceMan: Isaac dabbles in virtually ever every science under the sun, often exploring new, underresearched areas just due to his obsession of the month. (And he manages simultaneously to ''not'' be an OmnidisciplinaryScientist; he doesn't know everything, so when someone comes to him with a new problem he has to spend weeks researching it and sometimes consults with experts in the fields he's not so good at.)
3rd Apr '17 6:45:30 PM Sharlee
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** It says something about the novel that [[spoiler: the handlingers]] are a distant ''last'' on its list of BodyHorror examples.
16th Mar '17 12:33:43 AM intastiel
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Creator/ChinaMieville's sprawling monster-hunt, followed by related works ''Literature/TheScar'' and ''Literature/IronCouncil'' (different stories set in the [[Literature/BasLagCycle same world]]) gave a name to the NewWeird movement and provided a counterpoint to the long, dreary march of Tolkien rip-offs. They're also excellent examples of SteamPunk.

Compare Literature/{{Kraken}}, by the same author.

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Creator/ChinaMieville's sprawling monster-hunt, followed by monster-hunt begins his ''Literature/BasLagCycle'', which includes the related works ''Literature/TheScar'' and ''Literature/IronCouncil'' (different stories set in the [[Literature/BasLagCycle same world]]) ''Literature/IronCouncil''. These books gave a name to the NewWeird movement and provided a counterpoint to the long, dreary march of Tolkien rip-offs. They're also excellent examples of SteamPunk.

Compare Literature/{{Kraken}}, ''Literature/{{Kraken}}'', by the same author.
15th Mar '17 9:48:00 AM Sharlee
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* HorrifyingTheHorror: Even ''demons'' are afraid to confront the slake-moths.
28th Feb '17 5:41:43 AM SorPepita
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* PsychicNosebleeds: Isaac's [[spoiler:slake-moth trap]] causes 155 of these in various thaumaturgists and sensitives around the city. Two of these actually prove fatal.

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* PsychicNosebleeds: PsychicNosebleed: Isaac's [[spoiler:slake-moth trap]] causes 155 of these in various thaumaturgists and sensitives around the city. Two of these actually prove fatal.
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