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Children of Ruin (Children of Time 2) - Adrian Tchaikovsky

Children of Ruin (Children of Time 2) - Adrian Tchaikovsky

Title: Children of Ruin

Author:  Adrian Tchaikovsky

ISBN:  9781509865833

Weight:  990g

Delivery:  Extra £1.00 [heavy book]

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Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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.

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.

Peer & Press Reviews

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

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

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

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Children of Ruin
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition background

These copies have a signature page, tipped-in before the title page, which has the words ‘THIS BOOK IS ONE OF A LIMITED NUMBER OF SIGNED FIRST EDITIONS’ printed on it.

Issued direct by Pan Macmillan, the total number of copies in this [unnumbered] limited edition is not known.

Series The Children of Time Novels – book 2
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the tipped-in signature page
Book Stats
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint Tor
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781509865833
ISBN 10: 1509865837
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 565
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 162 x 50mm
Packed weight 1.125kg [very heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Joby Sessions
Jacket images Shutterstock

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