The City and the City has garnered Miéville yet another award. Already the winner for the 2010 Arthur C. Clark Award and the 2010 Hugo Award, now Miéville can add the 2010 World Fantasy Award to the book's recognitions. The awards were announced at a lunch banquet yesterday (Sunday October 31, 2010).
This will, undoubtedly, up the collectibility / value for first editions.
First published in the U.K., followed up by U.S. printings and a limited edition printing by Subterranean Press.
According to one AbeBooks seller, a portion of the first U.K. run "was bound upside down within the boards." This particular seller is listing his signed, defect copy plus a righted first edition for $1,750.
Other signed U.K. copies list in the $50 - $100 range. The signed, limited edition Subterranean Press (from a printing of 26 hand bound & slip-cased books), lists for $750 to $2,000.
Signed U.S. first editions can still be gotten for $45 over on alibris.com (I didn't find any at AbeBooks). Some collectors are estimating that this edition of the book will double in price within a year. Considering signed U.K. firsts of Perdido Street Station list for between $300 - $600, it's not a bad prediction.
Other winners included:
- Best Novella: Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan
- Best Short Story: Pelican Bar, Karen Joy Fowler
Labels: China Miéville, fantasy, Hypermodern collectible, Locus, sci-fi, The City and The City, World Fantasy Award. winner