This month, the io9 book club read China Miéville's Nebula-nominated The City & The City. And today the meeting is in session, so it's time to start discussing!

Here's how the io9 book club works. You read the book. We create a post like the one you're reading right now when the meeting is in session, and then everybody talks about the book in comments on this post for a few days. So go ahead, talk amongst yourselves!

We're hoping that Miéville can join us later this week so you can ask him all the multi-layered questions you have about the book.

Want to get started on next month's book? It's N.K. Jemisin's Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (read io9's review of the book here). We'll be meeting to discuss that book on Aug. 30. Get reading!