The City & the City

The City & the City is a novel by British author China Miéville that follows a wide-reaching murder investigation in two cities that occupy the same space simultaneously, 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.[1] The novel was published by Macmillan on 15 May 2009.

The City & the City
UK first edition cover
AuthorChina Miéville
Cover artistChristopher Papasadero
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
GenreCrime, Weird fiction
PublisherMacmillan
Publication date
15 May 2009
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pages312
Award
ISBN1-4050-0017-1
OCLC316836327

The novel won the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, Arthur C. Clarke Award, World Fantasy Award, BSFA Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle; tied for the 2010 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and was nominated for a Nebula Award and John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.[2]

A four-part television adaptation by the BBC was broadcast in 2018.