The garuda are a race of bird-like humanoids. Many live in the Cymek desert, but some may live in cities such as New Crobuzon.

While the urban population in New Crobuzon consists largely of poverty-stricken, segregated, and desensitized youth living in Spatters, there are well-established communities elsewhere in the world. A

At least one of these practices an unusual form of law, in which the only crime is theft of choice, although this is possible in various degrees and covers the vast majority of conventional crimes, exiling or wing-clipping the most serious transgressors. Individual garuda can be seen flying over the wilderness at times.

Yagharek in Perdido Street Station (novel) is a garuda.

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