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This book is part of a Children of Time series deluxe 2-book set.  Both are signed and numbered 105 of 350.

Title: Children of Ruin

Author:  Adrian Tchaikovsky

ISBN:  9781529087482

Weight:  1.20 kg

Delivery:  Plus a £1.00 add-on [weight and/or ins.]

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Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Children of Ruin follows Adrian Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary Children of Time, winner of the 2016 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.

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Peer & Press Reviews

Children of Ruin grabbed me from the first page…  Tchaikovsky is writing modern classics and you should start reading them as soon as possible.

Tade Thompson, author of the Wormwood Trilogy

Tchaikovsky is the break-out star of contemporary British SF…  Big, brilliant space opera, now with added octopuses.


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, author of the Burningblade and Silvereye series

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Children of Ruin
Book Features
Edition / printing Deluxe Limited Edition
Edition background

This true limited edition of only 402 copies was commissioned by a leading online bookseller working in association with the publisher.

Each book is signed and hand numbered on a signature page tipped-in after the front free endpaper.  Printed on this page are the words, ‘This Deluxe Limited Edition of CHILDREN OF RUIN by Adrian Tchaikovsky, signed by the author, is limited to 350 numbered copies and 52 lettered copies  This is copy XXX’.

Edition features

This upscale limited edition has the following features:

  • The books are printed using the offset lithography process to give consistent, high quality print.
  • Text printed on Munken Pure 80gsm paper.  This is a wood and acid free, age resistant, archival quality paper.
  • The leaves are printed and bound long grain.  That is, the paper fibres run parallel with the long edge of the page.  This ensures a strong, clean fold and the paper’s fibres will expand and contract far less.
  • The books have Smyth sewn signatures, which means they will keep their shape and last longer.
  • Boards covered in Van Heek’s Premium Metallium Black coated fabric, which has a flat, smooth surface ideal for printing.
  • Red foil printing on spine, black decorative head and tail bands, red endpapers.
  • The jacket has a high-quality, ‘velvet-feel’ SuperMatt laminate finish.
Book number 105 of 350
Series Children of Time (#2)
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in signature / number page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes BSFA Awards 2019 – winner (best novel)
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Tor
Published   [first published 16 May 2019]
Printed by TJ Books Limited, Padstow
ISBN 13 9781529087482
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 565
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 161 x 41mm
Packed weight 1.196kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Joby Sessions
Jacket images Shutterstock

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