Children of Time (Paperback)

By Adrian Tchaikovsky

Pan Books, 9781447273301, 600pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (12/11/2018)
MP3 CD (8/4/2017)
Hardcover (6/1/2015)
Paperback (6/4/2015)

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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?

About the Author

Adrian Tchaikovsky is the author of the Shadows of the Apt series, which includes Empire in Black and Gold, Dragonfly Falling, Blood of the Mantis, and other titles.

Praise For 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

"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

Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel of the year published in 2015. 

Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award.