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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 Time

Author:  Adrian Tchaikovsky

ISBN:  9781529087475

Weight:  1.25 kg

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Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Adrian Tchaikovksy’s critically acclaimed, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novel Children of Time, is the epic story of humanity’s battle for survival on a terraformed planet.

Who will inherit this new Earth?

The last remnants of the human race 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, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit.  The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied.  New masters 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 are the true heirs of this new Earth?

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Peer & Press Reviews

Children of Time is a joy from start to finish.  Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human.

Patrick Ness, author of the Chaos Walking trilogy

This is superior stuff, tackling big themes – gods, messiahs, artificial intelligence, alienness – with brio.

Financial Times

I cannot recommend it enough.  It’s a helluva first contact story, and that’s only like its 5th most interesting feature!

Ezra Klein, New York Times columnist

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Children of Time
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 TIME 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.
  • Aquamarine foil printing on spine, black decorative head and tail bands, and aquamarine endpapers.
  • The jacket has a high-quality, ‘velvet-feel’ SuperMatt laminate finish.
Book number 105 of 350
Series Children of Time (#1)
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in signature / number page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes 30th anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award 2016 – winner
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Tor
Published   [first published 04 June 2015]
Printed by TJ Books Limited, Padstow
ISBN 13 9781529087475
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 598
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 161 x 41mm
Packed weight 1.248kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Kate Eshelby
Jacket images Shutterstock

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