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Children of Ruin follows Adrian Tchaikovsky's extraordinary Children of Time, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke award. It is set in the same universe, with a new cast of characters and a thrilling new narrative.
It has been waiting through the ages.
Now it's time . . .
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.
'Tchaikovsky is the break-out star of contemporary British SF . . . Big, brilliant space opera, now with added octopuses' - Guardian
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PRAISE FOR CHILDREN OF TIME
‘The smartest evolutionary world-building you’ll ever read’ Peter F. Hamilton
‘Brilliant science fiction and far-out world-building’ James McAvoy
‘Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human’ Patrick Ness
‘This is superior stuff, tackling big themes’ Financial Times
‘Thoughtful . . . an exemplar of classic widescreen science fiction’ New Scientist
‘Epic is definitely the correct word to describe Children of Time’ Starburst Magazine
'A writer who really knows how to entertain . . . Essential science fiction’ SFBook.com
‘Entertaining and thought provoking . . . enormously interesting and well-drawn’ SFSignal.com
‘The tension as the book draws to a close was wonderfully unbearable . . . incredibly compelling’ SFandFReviews