Children of Time (Paperback)
Adrian Tchaikovksy's award-winning novel Children of Time, is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet.
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 civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?span
About the Author
Adrian Tchaikovsky is the author of the acclaimed 10-book Shadows of the Apt series starting with Empire in Black and Gold published by Tor UK. His other works for Tor UK include standalone novels Guns of the Dawn and Children of Time (which won the Arthur C Clarke award in 2016) and the new series Echoes of the Fall starting with The Tiger and the Wolf (which won the Robert Holdstock award in 2017). His work has also been nominated for the David Gemmell Legend Award and the Starburst Brave New Words Award. He lives in Leeds in the UK and his hobbies include entomology and board and role-playing games.
"Children of Time is a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human."—Patrick Ness
"Brilliant science fiction and far out world building"—James McAvoy
"A refreshingly new take on post-dystopia civilizations, with the smartest evolutionary worldbuilding you'll ever read"
—Peter F Hamilton
"A magnificently imaginative space opera."—B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
"Like a Stephen Baxter novel with an epic sweep of history (see his Evolution,
for example), added to a broad cast of a Peter Hamilton Space Opera and
the narrative drive of, say, a David Brin or a Greg Bear old style SF
novel, Children of Time soon got me hooked."—SFF World
science fiction novels, that sense of wonder and unfettered imagination
but combined with this is the charm of a writer who really knows how to
entertain, how to spin a good story. Essential science fiction, a book
not to be missed."
"The novel's clever interrogation of the usual narrative of planetary conquest, and its thoughtful depiction of two alien civilisations attempting to understand each other, is an exemplar of classic widescreen science fiction."—New Scientist
"An entertaining and thought provoking novel of post humanity, survival and legacy."—SF Signal
"Tchaikovsky's prose is superb, and his world-building was exceptional, brilliantly realized on the page, and both fascinating and original."—Civilian Reader