The City & the City

Science Fiction, Novel by China Miéville


The City & the City is a novel by British author China Miéville, combining weird fiction with the police procedural; it was written as a gift for Miéville's terminally ill mother, who was a fan of the latter genre. The novel was published by Macmillan on 15 May 2009. In the US it was published by Del Rey Books on 26 May 2009. Also in 2009, a signed, limited edition of 500 numbered and 26 lettered copies was published in the US by Subterranean Press. It has won the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, Arthur C. Clarke Award, World Fantasy Award, BSFA Award and Kitschies Red Tentacle; tied with Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl for the 2010 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and been nominated for a Nebula Award and John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

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I like China Miéville a lot and the main idea of the locale in this book, the two cities coexisting together (no more details so I don't spoil it) didn't disappoint. The crime plot is OK but for me it didn't matter much, I just enjoyed a lot the way common actions are made to work in this mind bending backdrop. A definite pick for me.

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