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Children of Ruin (#2 Children of Time)
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Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Children of Ruin (#2 Children of Time)

Adrian Tchaikovsky


Orbit Books

Science Fiction » Future Society;
Science Fiction » Space Exploration;
Award Winners » Arthur C Clarke Award


496 pages

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The astonishing sequel to Children of Time, the award-winning novel of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Thousands of years ago, Earth's terraforming program took to the stars. On the world they called Nod, scientists discovered alien life - but it was their mission to overwrite it with the memory of Earth. Then humanity's great empire fell, and the program's decisions were lost to time. Aeons later, humanity and its new spider allies detected fragmentary radio signals between the stars. They dispatched an exploration vessel, hoping to find cousins from old Earth. But those ancient terraformers woke something on Nod better left undisturbed. And it's been waiting for them.

For more from Adrian Tchaikovsky, check out: Children of Time

By:   Adrian Tchaikovsky
Imprint:   Orbit Books
Dimensions:   Height: 213mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 41mm
Weight:   508g
ISBN:   9780316452533
ISBN 10:   031645253X
Series:   Children of Time
Pages:   496
Publication Date:   May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

This is superior stuff, tackling big themes - gods, messiahs, artificial intelligence, alienness - with brio. --Financial Times on Children of Time Children of Time has that essence of the classic 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. --SF Book on Children of Time A refreshingly new take on post-dystopia civilizations, with the smartest evolutionary worldbuilding you'll ever read. --Peter F Hamilton on Children of Time Children of Time is a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human. --Patrick Ness Tchaikovsky's prose is superb, and his world building was exceptional, brilliantly realized on the page, and both fascinating and original. --Civilian Reader on Children of Time An entertaining and thought provoking novel of post humanity, survival and legacy. --SF Signal on Children of Time 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 on Children of Time 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 on Children of Time Brilliant science fiction and far out world building. --James McAvoy on Children of Time

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