Children of Time

Adrian Tchaikovsky

2016 Winner

The Arthur C. Clarke Award

21 April 2016
608 pages


Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky is an epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a hostile, terraformed planet.

'Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human' - Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls

The last remnants of the human race have 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, its new occupiers 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 will emerge as the rightful heirs of this new Earth?

Dive into Tchaikovsky's chillingly brilliant universe with Children of Time, the Winner of the 30th anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel.

Continue the journey with Children of Ruin and Children of Memory.

Brilliant science fiction and far out world building.
Children of Time is a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human.
A refreshingly new take on post-dystopia civilizations, with the smartest evolutionary worldbuilding you'll ever read.