A race for survival among the stars . . . Humanity's last survivors escaped earth's ruins to find a new home. But when they find it, can their desperation overcome its dangers?
Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire before heading off to Reading to study psychology and zoology. For reasons unclear even to himself he subsequently ended up in law and has worked as a legal executive in both Reading and Leeds, where he now lives. Married, he is a keen live role-player and occasional amateur actor, has trained in stage-fighting, and keeps no exotic or dangerous pets of any kind, possibly excepting his son.
Brilliant science fiction and far out world building. -- James
Children of Time is a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human. -- Patrick Ness
A refreshingly new take on post-dystopia civilizations, with the smartest evolutionary worldbuilding you'll ever read. -- Peter F. Hamilton
This is superior stuff, tackling big themes - gods, messiahs, artificial intelligence, alienness - with brio * Financial Times *