Children of Time

Children of Time

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 21/04/2016
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Children of Time
Who are you calling alien?
The survivors of the human race leave Earth for a terraformed planet, but find that over the course of their voyage, the residents of the planet have evolv... READ MORE
Sharon at Maidstone
Children of Time
Easily my favourite read of all time!
For fans of Sci-Fi and fantasy books with immense and detailed world building, I cannot recommend this book highly enough! Tchaikovsky takes you on a journ... READ MORE


Winner of the 30th anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel. Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed 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? Continue the far-reaching space opera with Children of Ruin and Children of Memory.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781447273301
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Weight: 431g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 36 mm

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Children of Time
A great read
A gripping read from cover to cover. A different tac for science fiction could not put it down.
Children of Time
For a novel sold on the clashing of two contrasting societies - one of humans fleeing a dead Earth, the other of artificially-uplifted spiders achieving in... READ MORE
Children of Time
Novel Science Fiction
I have been eyeing up this novel by Adrian Tchaikovsky for at least a year and have finally taken the plunge. The plunge into forgetting all the other thin... READ MORE
Adrian Parker
Children of Time
Surprising book
All I knew going in this book was that it depicted the meeting of humans and aliens in the best of ways, so I was in for a lot of surprises, all of them pl... READ MORE
Children of Time
Some incredibly smart world development
Rhis book takes very much from the Tolkien school of world building. The action is lefy much more to the readers imagination and the oage is given over to ... READ MORE
Phill Griffiths
Children of Time
Survival of the fittest
This is the best science fiction novel I have read in years and one of the best I have read, ever. As Earth’s final refugees flee their exhausted home pl... READ MORE
Keith Currie
Children of Time
Staggering World Building
Children of Time is a sci-fi, focusing on space exploration and evolutionary experimentation. This is the most in depth world building I have yet to come... READ MORE
Children of Time
Great book. Although a bit creepy crawly
Darren Newton-Turner
Children of Time
A true Sci-Fi Epic!
I really liked Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky, a book that asks the big questions and explores the big themes in a thrilling tale of survival set a... READ MORE
John Broughton
Children of Time
Fascinating premise ,the accidental evolution of a species and how society can fall and rise. Can’t wait to read the next.
adrian ferguson
Children of Time
So well written!
This book is incredible. I found myself not able to take my eyes away from the book and while I was at work all I could think about was getting back into b... READ MORE
Nathaniel Paice