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Last Train to Perdido Street Station
""Perdido Street Station" is an alternate reality horror novel written by China Mieville. It was nominated for 2002 Hugo and Nebula and won multiple other awards. Hop on the train and travel with me to this amazing world! (Minor Spoilers Warning!)"
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Perdido Street Station is a tall building located at the heart of the metropolis where the novel's events take place. What is the name of this city?
What kinds of city transportation use Perdido Street Station as a central hub?
At the opening scene of the first chapter, a wire basket is lowered from a high window to the market street below, a street vendor fills it with food and it gets pulled up inside. The basket belongs to two secret lovers who have just woken up and start eating breakfast together. What makes this pair so secretive?
It is a homosexual pair
None of these reasons
It is an illegitimate pair
It is an interracial pair
The variety of species in this world is endless. There is a building in a district of the city called The Glasshouse. This building serves as a base for a specific (very exotic) race. Which one is it?
Isaac, the protagonist, is a multi-scientist. Something like an old-school inventor. The main plot of the novel starts rolling when he is approached by Yagharek, a Garuda, who asks for Isaac's aid. Yagharek used to live in Cymek desert, member of a nomadic Garuda tribe. He committed a terrible crime, was judged by his peoples' Council and was sentenced to the ultimate Garuda punishment. He now seeks Isaac's help to reverse the effects of this punishment. What did the Council do to poor Yagharek?
They cut off his wings
They blinded him
They castrated him
They cut off all fingers of one of his arms
Mr. Motley is a crime boss of the city. He is described in one of the chapters as a horrible abomination. He has performed surgical modifications on his body, adding several extra limbs, mouths, eyes and other (not necessarily human) body parts, essentially becoming a monster. What is the name of the people who perform such body-modification practices?
I have carefully been avoiding giving away major plot spoilers, since the story is so fascinating that I would not want to spoil it for anyone intrigued enough to read it after taking this quiz. I will remain focused on the various species and creatures appearing in the book for this next question too.
Halfway into the book, we meet an interdimensional creature called The Weaver. It is a unique creature which can move between dimensions and is something like a safekeeper of the fabric of time and space. What kind of creature is it?
A king cobra
Lin, Isaac's girlfriend, is a Khepri sculptor. What material does she use to create her artworks?
Who or what is the Runagate Rampant in the novel?
The leader of the city rebels
An underground newspaper
A vicious monster terrorizing the city
An extremist political party
So far I avoided any reference whatsoever to the novel's main villains. It's about time that I said something about them. So I will end this quiz on "Perdido Street Station" with a simple question: Are the main villains human?
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Compiled Jun 19 13