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Adrian Tchaikovsky - Children of Time (Kindle Edition) - 99p @ Amazon UK
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Posted 2nd Dec 2019Available: National, South East, South, South West, London, East of England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Yorkshire & Lincolnshire, North West, North East, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

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Winner of the 30th anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel (2016).

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?

'Children of Time is a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human.' - Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls.

Amazon UK - 4.5/5 (1,187 ratings)
Goodreads - 4.29/5 (41,802 ratings)
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16 Comments
Great author. Heat added
Fantastic book, thoroughly enjoyed it. Such interesting characters and concepts, just remembered the sequel came out and I've not bought that yet!

Good deal!
I thought this was a superb read. Loved the twist at the end.
Thanks will give this ago, really enjoyed 'The Three Body Problem' when that was on the 99p offer a previous time
Amazing book
Briliant book - and also the sequel!
Just finished this on Audible, really captivating and novel sci-fi. Well worth the investment!
This is the best sci-fi read I had in over a decade
Damn good book, he is a brilliant author. The sequel is even better.
Excellent book, worth every penny and then some.
LOVED this book. Absolute steal at a quid!
Sounds very Asimov like.

His Children of the Apt series were a great read.
This was a brilliant read. Loved it from the opening chapter onwards! Great characters and interesting concept. It's truly a steal at 99p.
Great stories, listened to both. Best use of audible credits in a while.
bascule02/12/2019 18:39

Damn good book, he is a brilliant author. The sequel is even better.



Absolutely loved Children of Time, but I felt Ruin missed the mark. An excellent exploration of his subject area, but lacked the cleanly directed sense of adventure generation ship sci-fi can thrill with. Or maybe I just really found the new protagonist species a bit rubbish and uninteresting compared with the horror element the first novel's species provided.

That said, I could imagine a more boring species to focus on - like a plant, yet possibly my favourite sci-fi I read this year was Semiosis (Sue Burke). Genuinely brilliant exploration of Sue's academic area again, but was nail biting and effortlessly inspired. She did what Adrian managed in his first book I felt.

Need to pick up her Interference sequel as soon as I finish the last book of Sylvain Neuvel's Waking trilogy. It's class, fast paced and easy to read aka The Martian.
Edited by: "Vanderlust" 11th Dec 2019
Vanderlust11/12/2019 15:45

Absolutely loved Children of Time, but I felt Ruin missed the mark. An …Absolutely loved Children of Time, but I felt Ruin missed the mark. An excellent exploration of his subject area, but lacked the cleanly directed sense of adventure generation ship sci-fi can thrill with. Or maybe I just really found the new protagonist species a bit rubbish and uninteresting compared with the horror element the first novel's species provided.That said, I could imagine a more boring species to focus on - like a plant, yet possibly my favourite sci-fi I read this year was Semiosis (Sue Burke). Genuinely brilliant exploration of Sue's academic area again, but was nail biting and effortlessly inspired. She did what Adrian managed in his first book I felt. Need to pick up her Interference sequel as soon as I finish the last book of Sylvain Neuvel's Waking trilogy. It's class, fast paced and easy to read aka The Martian.


I know what you mean about the damned protagonists, but I really enjoyed the body horror of the antagonists (sometimes dodging spoilers makes everything sound so daft), overall, it worked for me.

"Semiosis" in waiting on my kindle for me. "Waking Gods" I really enjoyed, again, the others are waiting on my kindle. I'm currently indulging my regular winter habit of re-reading old favourites "The Weirdstone of Brisingamen" never gets old, I enjoy it every time
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