Nominiert: Nebula Award Best Novel 2003, Ausgezeichnet: The Arthur C. Clarke Award 2001, Nominiert: BSFA Award for Best Novel 2001, Nominiert: Hugo Award For Best Novel 2002, Nominiert: World Fantasy Awards Best Novel 2001
The metropolis of New Crobuzon sprawls at the centre of its own bewildering world. Humans and mutants and arcane races throng the gloom beneath its chimneys, where the rivers are sluggish with unnatural effluent, and factories and foundries pound into the night. For more than a thousand years, the parliament and its brutal militia have ruled over a vast array of workers and artists, spies, magicians, junkies and whores. Now a stranger has come, with a pocketful of gold and an impossible demand, and inadvertently something unthinkable is released. Soon the city is gripped by an alien terror - and the fate of millions depends on a clutch of outcasts on the run from lawmakers and crime-lords alike. The urban nightscape becomes a hunting ground as battles rage in the shadows of bizarre buildings. And a reckoning is due at the city's heart, in the vast edifice of Perdido Street Station. It is too late to escape.
'A work of exhaustive inventiveness . . . superlative fantasy' Time Out
'A well-written, authentically engrossing adventure story, exuberantly full of hocus-pocus . . . Miéville does not disappoint' Daily Telegraph
China Miéville lives and works in London. He is three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award ( Perdido Street Station, Iron Council and The City & The City) and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice ( Perdido Street Station and The Scar). The City & The City, an existential thriller, was published in 2009 to dazzling critical acclaim and drew comparison with the works of Kafka and Orwell ( The Times) and Philip K. Dick ( Guardian). The richly imagined Bas-Lag world is the setting for the novels Perdido Street Station, The Scar and Iron Council.