Perdido Street StationBook - 2001
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 encountered. 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 becomes more and more consumed with his experiments, one of his lab specimens demands special attention; a brilliantly colored caterpillar that feeds on nothing but a hallucinatory drug and grows larger - and more voracious - 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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