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
GenreCrime, Weird fiction
Publication date
15 May 2009
Media typePrint (hardcover)

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.