The City & The City

China Miéville

2010 Nominee

Nebula Award Best Novel

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

12 July 2018
400 pages


With an introduction by novelist Kamila Shamsie.

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.

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

You can't talk about Miéville without using the word "brilliant".
Miéville is gifted with an incomparable visionary imagination.
One of our most important writers.