July 9, 2010
How do we explain the Web and what it means? With so many innovations changing our lives, that’s a complex explanation. Now what if you had to do it in only a few words?
Marshall Kirkpatrick recently asked some of our readers that very question. We then picked 10 responses most worth sharing.
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July 5, 2010
When a murdered woman is found in the city of Besźel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlű of the Extreme Crime Squad. To investigate, Borlű must travel from the decaying Besźel to its equal, rival, and intimate neighbor, the vibrant city of Ul Qoma. But this is a border crossing like no other, a journey as psychic as it is physical, a seeing of the unseen. What stands against him are murderous powers in Besźel and Ul Qoma – and most terrifying of all, that which lies between these two cities.
In April 2010, the novel was named a 2010 Hugo Award nominee in the Best Novel category. In the same month, it won the BSFA Award for Best Novel of 2009, as well as the 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award.
With shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984, The City & The City is a murder mystery taken to dazzling metaphysical and artistic heights.
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