Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
'Children of Time is a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human.' - Patrick NessWinner of the 30th anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best NovelAdrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed, stand-alone novel Children of Time, is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet.Who will inherit this new Earth?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?
A race for survival among the stars... Humanity's last survivors escaped earth's ruins to find a new home. But when they find it, can their desperation overcome its dangers?
Shortlisted for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2016.
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
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.