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Adrian Tchaikovsky

Autor(a) de Children of Time

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About the Author

Adrian Tchaikovsky is a British fantasy and science fiction author, born on June 14, 1972 in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. He studied Zoology and Psychology at the University of Reading. His career focus changed to law and has worked as a Legal Executive in both Reading and Leeds. He's the author of mostrar mais the Shadows of the Apt series, and his standalone novel Children of Time is the winner of the 2016 Arthur C Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Adrian Tchaikovsky

Children of Time (2015) 3,633 cópias
Children of Ruin (2019) 1,274 cópias
Empire in Black and Gold (2008) 1,143 cópias
Shards of Earth (2021) 726 cópias
Dragonfly Falling (2009) 604 cópias
Elder Race (2021) 528 cópias
Blood of the Mantis (2009) 507 cópias
Children of Memory (2022) 475 cópias
The Doors of Eden (2020) 461 cópias
Salute the Dark (2010) 435 cópias
Dogs of War (2017) 380 cópias
Cage of Souls (2019) 366 cópias
The Tiger and the Wolf (2016) 363 cópias
The Scarab Path (2010) 359 cópias
Eyes of the Void (2022) 330 cópias
City of Last Chances (2022) 277 cópias
Guns of the Dawn (2015) 265 cópias
The Sea Watch (2011) 265 cópias
The Expert System's Brother (2018) 258 cópias
Heirs of the Blade (2011) 242 cópias
Lords of Uncreation (2023) 200 cópias
Walking to Aldebaran (2019) 196 cópias
The Air War (2012) 181 cópias
Redemption's Blade (2018) 179 cópias
Made Things (2019) 170 cópias
War Master's Gate (2013) 161 cópias
One Day All This Will Be Yours (2021) 158 cópias
Bear Head (2021) 154 cópias
Spiderlight (2016) 150 cópias
The Bear and the Serpent (2017) 138 cópias
Ogres (2022) 132 cópias
The Seal of the Worm (2014) 129 cópias
Firewalkers (2020) 129 cópias
Ironclads (2018) 111 cópias
The Hyena and the Hawk (2018) 109 cópias
The Expert System's Champion (2021) 106 cópias
House of Open Wounds (2023) 80 cópias
And Put Away Childish Things (2023) 57 cópias
Precious Little Things (2019) 38 cópias
Spoils of War (2016) 36 cópias
Alien Clay (2024) 36 cópias
For Love of Distant Shores (2018) 24 cópias
Service Model (2024) 22 cópias
The King Must Fall (2022) 18 cópias
The tales of Catt & Fisher (2020) 16 cópias
Feast and famine (2013) 13 cópias
Terrible Worlds: Revolutions (2023) 12 cópias
The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders (2012) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Short Changes 3 cópias
Spadkobiercy ostrza (2012) 2 cópias
Portal der Welten (2021) 2 cópias
Trescafocs (2021) 2 cópias
Le porte dell'Eden (2021) 2 cópias
Gli occhi del vuoto: Vol. 2 (2023) 2 cópias
The Prince 2 cópias
Camouflage 2 cópias
Fallen Heroes 2 cópias
To Own the Sky 2 cópias
Rapture (short story) 1 exemplar(es)
Good Taste (short story) 1 exemplar(es)
Fabled Journey 1 exemplar(es)
Care (short story) 1 exemplar(es)
Die Augen der Galaxis (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Děti vzpomínek 1 exemplar(es)
GOSSOS DE GUERRA 1 exemplar(es)
Klec duší 1 exemplar(es)
Reading Between the Lines (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
The Naturalist 1 exemplar(es)
Pipework 1 exemplar(es)
Summer's End (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Loyalties 1 exemplar(es)
Idle Hands 1 exemplar(es)
Sword and Circle 1 exemplar(es)
Shadow Hunters 1 exemplar(es)
Inferno! A Warhammer 40,000 Collection (Inferno! Warhammer 40,000) (2021) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Low Energy Economy 1 exemplar(es)
The Working Title 1 exemplar(es)
Queen of the Night 1 exemplar(es)
Chiens de guerre 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Contribuinte — 569 cópias
Evil Is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists (2017) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2017 Edition (2017) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
Dark Currents (2012) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 6 (2021) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Burning Brightly: 50 Years of Novacon (2021) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Paradox: Stories Inspired by the Fermi Paradox (2014) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Legends: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell (2013) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Dracula: Rise Of The Beast (2018) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Once Upon a Parsec: The Book of Alien Fairy Tales (2019) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Fantasy-Faction Anthology (2015) — Autor — 14 cópias
Grimdark Magazine #1 (2014) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Avatars Inc (2020) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Tor.com Short Fiction: Fall 2019 (2019) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Hauntings (2012) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
European Monsters (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters) (Volume 1) (1705) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
The Tor.com Sampler (2016) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Knee-Deep in Grit: Two Bloody Years of Grimdark Fiction (2018) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Inferno! Tales from the Worlds of Warhammer: Volume 6 (2021) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Vivisepulture (2011) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Winter Tales (2016) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Myriad Lands: Volume 2: Beyond the Edge (2016) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Tales of the Nun and Dragon (2012) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic 2 (2014) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Wicked Women (2014) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Girl at the End of the World Book 2 (Girl Cover) (2014) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Eve of War (2016) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Tales of Eve (2013) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic (2013) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Newcon Press Sampler — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
White Dwarf 478 (2022) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Unexpected Journeys — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
BSFA Awards 2022 (2023) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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A book club pick :)

All right, this was very interesting. It’s probably one of the more interesting “Tchaikovskys” I’ve read so far. I liked it a lot, with some reservations that I have so far had trouble articulating. Writing things down usually helps, so here we go.

The totalitarian state of this universe has labour camps on planets it wants to explore. Convicts are shipped there, as cheaply as possible. (Me: labour camps on Earth are cheaper.) The author obviously knows about sharashkas of the Soviet Gulag – and the main character is to help the research into the alien artefacts of Kiln. (The research findings need to confirm to the state doctrine, of course.) The artefacts are creepy and fascinating and seem to have been made by a vanished civilization. I like this kind of mystery.

The labour camp dynamics and horrors were written well, yet there was a sarcastic detachment that bothered me. It is a legitimate narrative choice; it has been done before. It is just that in this particular case I had trouble feeling, experiencing, diving in. Things were happening, I wanted to know what would happen next, so on I read, that’s it. It also made the characters more puppet-like, and the beginning of the book had led to me to expect a more character-driven story…

I really liked the subversive nods to the French Revolution, as parts 1, 2, and 3 are Liberté-Égalité-Fraternité. As you read, it becomes more and more subversive and twisted. I loved that!

The world of Kiln is fascinating and amazing, truly alien, with frighteningly different (to conservative humans, that is) genetics and ecology. The references to Hieronymus Bosch are the loveliest things. I didn’t know I wanted a Boschian alien world in my books, but suddenly, there is was, and I happily ate it all up. The true nature of Kiln wasn’t that much of surprise, but Tchaikovsky is doing ambitious, ambiguous stuff here, so kudos to him. Is our narrator reliable, by the way? Ha! But I am always eager to see another take on the “there are many ways of being human (post-human?)” theme. (Also me, screaming: doesn’t anyone in this labour camp have an immune system??? Me, having caught my breath: ok, so Kiln stuff is good it adaptation, so maybe it fools the human immune system. But do mention it specifically, please?) The ending is not unexpected. Is it satisfying or horrific? It depends.

Quotes that I liked:
“Just because the tyrant dresses like a clown doesn’t mean he’s funny.”

“The greatest privilege of power is being able to overlook the fact that you’re even wielding it.”
… (mais)
Alexandra_book_life | 1 outra resenha | May 19, 2024 |
Of the three books in the series, this was the hardest read because it's (intentionally) confusing. As the author drops more hints you eventually think you have it figured out. Then the last veil is dropped or rather torn away with an emotional gut-punch. Great read, left me with many questions.

I hope this is not the last time we go on an adventure in this fascinating universe.
acidzebra | outras 11 resenhas | May 19, 2024 |
when I thought it couldn't get any weirder after the first book, it did. In a good way.
acidzebra | outras 38 resenhas | May 19, 2024 |
No let-up from the tight plotting, breakneck action sequences and realistic combat scenes that were in place for Empire Of Black & Gold. No sign of the series going off the boil and quite the opposite. Tchaikovsky somehow makes this nearly 700 page beast seem too short. I'm straight onto the next in the series.4.5 starts - only misses out on 5 because it's part of a...decaology?
bookdragon616 | outras 7 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |



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