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Adrian Tchaikovsky

UK flag (b.1972)

Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire before heading off to Reading to study psychology and zoology. For reasons unclear even to himself he subsequently ended up in law and has worked as a legal executive in both Reading and Leeds, where he now lives. Married, he is a keen live role-player and occasional amateur actor, has trained in stage-fighting, and keeps no exotic or dangerous pets of any kind, possibly excepting his son.

He is the author of the critically acclaimed Shadows of the Apt series, the Echoes of the Fall series, and several stand-alone novels, including Children of Time, the winner of the 30th Anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror
Series contributed to
Afterblight Chronicles
   15. The Bloody Deluge (2014)
   Journal of the Plague Year (omnibus) (2014) (with Malcolm Cross and CB Harvey)
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book winner (2016) : Children of Time
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2016) : Guns of the Dawn
British Fantasy Society Best Novel winner (2017) : The Tiger and the Wolf

Adrian Tchaikovsky recommends
The Shadow of Black Wings (2012)
(Year of the Dragon, book 1)
James Calbraith
"Fast paced and full of energy."
The Guns of Ivrea (2016)
(Tale of Valdur, book 1)
Clifford Beal
"Fast-paced, intelligent fantasy action. A fascinating tale of intrigue, magic and war."
The Never King (2017)
James Abbott
"Engaging heroic fantasy in the vein of Gemmell and Gwynne."
A Man of Shadows (2017)
(Nyquist Mysteries, book 1)
Jeff Noon
"A disturbing and bizarre journey by one of the great masters of weird fiction."
Semiosis (2018)
(Semiosis Duology, book 1)
Sue Burke
"This is top class SF, intelligent and engaging and I loved every moment of it."
The Bitter Twins (2018)
(Winnowing Flame Trilogy, book 2)
Jen Williams
"Absolutely phenomenal fantasy."
City of Lies (2018)
(Poison Wars, book 1)
Sam Hawke
"An enormously enjoyable read, one of the best new fantasies I’ve seen in a long time."
Lost Gods (2018)
(Lost Gods , book 1)
Micah Yongo
"Yongo invigorates the epic fantasy genre with his original and accomplished voice in the striking and throroughly enjoyable Lost Gods."
War Criminals (2018)
(Bastard Legion, book 3)
Gavin Smith
"Fluid, fast and excellently written."
Hidden Sun (2018)
(Shadowlands Duology, book 1)
Jaine Fenn
"A fascinating and finely written exploration of the human and the alien."
Beneath the World, a Sea (2019)
Chris Beckett
"A disturbing descent into a surreal world, written with a deft hand."
The Ruthless (2019)
(Deathless , book 2)
Peter Newman
"Original and engrossing."
The Beasts In The Arena (2019)
Sophia McDougall
"this is a magnificent series."

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