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Children of time

Children of time

Tchaikovsky, Adrian, 1972- author

The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare. Now two civilisations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive

Paperback, Book. English. Science fiction.
Published London: Pan Books, 2016

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Statement of responsibility: Adrian Tchaikovsky
ISBN: 1447273303, 9781447273301
Note: Originally published: London: Tor, 2015.
Physical Description: 599 pages ; 20 cm

Author note

Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire before heading off to Reading to study psychology and zoology. For reasons unclear even to himself he subsequently ended up in law and has worked as a legal executive in both Reading and Leeds, where he now lives. Married, he is a keen live role-player and occasional amateur actor, has trained in stage-fighting, and keeps no exotic or dangerous pets of any kind, possibly excepting his son.

He is the author of the critically acclaimed Shadows of the Apt series, Echoes of the Fall series, and several stand-alones, including his novel Children of Time, the winner of the 30th Anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

Reviews

Children of Time is a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human
Patrick Ness||A refreshingly new take on post-dystopia civilizations, with the smartest evolutionary worldbuilding you'll ever read
Peter F Hamilton||This is superior stuff, tackling big themes - gods, messiahs, artificial intelligence, alienness - with brio
Financial Times

Back cover copy

WHO WILL INHERIT THIS NEW EARTH?

The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home. Following their ancestors' star maps, they discovered the greatest treasure of a past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life.

But all is not right in this new Eden. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare.

Now two civilizations are on a collision course and must fight to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?

'The smartest evolutionary world-building you'll ever read'

Peter F. Hamilton

'This is superior stuff, tackling big themes'

Financial Times

'A writer who really knows how to entertain . . . Essential science fiction'

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