Children of Time



Children of Time #1

by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Adrian Tchaikovksy’s critically acclaimed novel, Children of Time, is the epic story of humanity’s battle for survival on a terraformed planet.


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

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.

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Book Condition

Used – Okay




600 pages


2016 by Pan Macmillan


Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction


Hugo Award for Best Series (2023),
Arthur C. Clarke Award (2016),
Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire Nominee for Roman étranger (2019)

Children of Time


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