Oh my gosh, I remember seeing this in the book and thinking the Huxley was just about the ugliest thing ever. And I also had no idea what gender Deryn was, because I'd just been looking at the beautiful art at the time. Looking back I think the art is why I read the book in the first place, and the absolute least I can say about the Huxley now is that it's remarkable. Fascinating. Downright awesome.