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Adrian Tchaikovsky - Children of Ruin (2nd Hand Paperback)

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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.

Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke award. It is set in the same universe, with new characters and a thrilling narrative.

Long ago, Earth's terraforming program sent ships out to build new homes for humanity among the stars and made an unexpected discovery: a planet with life. But the scientists were unaware that the alien ecosystem was more developed than the primitive life forms originally discovered.

Now, thousands of years later, the Portiids and their humans have sent an exploration vessel following fragmentary radio signals. They discover a system in crisis, warring factions trying to recover from an apocalyptic catastrophe arising from what the early terraformers awoke all those years before.

  • Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Fiction - Science Fiction
  • Published : 2019 (Pan MacMillan Books)
  • ISBN : 9781509865857
  • SKU : B002423
  • PPC : SP600gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'All underpinned by great ideas. And it is crisply modern - but with the sensibility of classic science fiction. Asimov or Clarke might have written this' - Stephen Baxter.

'You know you're in for a ride. . . This book thoroughly engaged me. Children of Ruin is a humdinger of a book I enjoyed immensely' - Neal Asher.

'Magnificent. This is the big stuff - the really big stuff. Rich in wisdom and Humanity (note the 'H'), with a Stapledonian sweep and grandeur . . . Books like this are why we read science-fiction' - Ian McDonald.

'Breathtaking scope and vision. Adrian Tchaikovsky is one of our finest writers' - Gareth Powell.

'Wonderful - big, thinky SF that feels classic without being mired in the past, absolutely crammed with fun ideas . . . Anyone who likes sweeping, evolutionary-scale stories will love this' - Django Wexler.

'I couldn't put it down. There is an effortless quality to Adrian's writing and you've clearly got another winner on your hands' - James Oswald.

'My most anticipated book of the year' - Peter F. Hamilton.

'I thoroughly enjoyed Children of Time and was looking forward to the follow-up. I wasn't disappointed. While this is an excellent sequel to Children of Time, it's also a brilliant novel in its own right. The structure and initial setup are actually dangerously close to COT, but there is enough different here - and more than enough imaginative new ideas - to allow you to overlook that. The society and worlds Tchaikovsky has created are stunningly original and wholly believable. His writing is always fluid and engaging, making the entire experience enjoyable.' - Booktopia.

The Author

Adrian Czajkowski (spelled as Adrian Tchaikovsky in his books) is a British fantasy and science fiction author. He is best known for his series Shadows of the Apt, and for his novel Children of Time.

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