The City & The City

China Miéville

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2010 Winner

Locus Award Best Fantasy Novel

2010 Winner

The Kitschies Red Tentacle Award for Best Novel

2010 Winner

The Arthur C. Clarke Award

2010 Winner

BSFA Award for Best Novel

2010 Winner

Hugo Award For Best Novel

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05 April 2018
9781509886531
384 pages
Synopsis

With shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984, the multi-award winning The City & The City by China Miéville is a murder mystery taken to dazzling metaphysical and artistic heights.

'You can't talk about Miéville without using the word "brilliant".' – Ursula Le Guin

When the body of a murdered woman is found in the extraordinary, decaying city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he probes, the evidence begins to point to conspiracies far stranger, and more deadly, than anything he could have imagined. Soon his work puts him and those he cares for in danger. Borlú must travel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own, across a border like no other.

You can't talk about Miéville without using the word "brilliant".

Ursula Le Guin - Guardian

Miéville is gifted with an incomparable visionary imagination.

Financial Times

One of our most important writers.

Independent on Sunday