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Children of Ruin

(2019)
(The second book in the Children of Time series)
A novel by

 
 
'My most anticipated book of the year' - Peter F. Hamilton, Britain's no.1 science fiction writer

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 new characters and a thrilling 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.

And it’s been waiting for them.

'Books like this are why we read science fiction'
- Ian McDonald, author of the Luna series

All underpinned by great ideas. And it is crisply modern - but with the sensibility of classic science fiction'
Stephen Baxter, author of the Long Earth series (with Terry Pratchett)

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A novel of sublime plot twists and spectacular set pieces, all underpinned by great ideas. And it is crisply modern - but with the sensibility of classic science fiction. Asimov or Clarke might have written this. A hugely satisfying sequel." - Stephen Baxter

"This is really smart science fiction." - Peter F Hamilton

"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

"Children of Ruin is 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


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Used availability for Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of Ruin

Hardback Editions

May 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Children of Ruin (The Children of Time Novels)
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
ISBN: 1-5098-6583-7 / 978-1-5098-6583-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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May 2019 : UK Hardback

Title: CHILDREN OF RUIN SIGNED
Author(s): ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY
ISBN: 1-4726-2612-5 / 978-1-4726-2612-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: MACMILLAN
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Paperback Editions

February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Children of Ruin (The Children of Time Novels)
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
ISBN: 1-5098-6585-3 / 978-1-5098-6585-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Children of Ruin (The Children of Time Novels)
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
ISBN: 1-5098-6587-X / 978-1-5098-6587-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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May 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Children of Ruin
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
ISBN: 0-316-45253-X / 978-0-316-45253-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Audio Editions

June 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Children Of Ruin
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
ISBN: 1-5290-2528-1 / 978-1-5290-2528-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Audio
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June 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Children Of Ruin
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
ISBN: 1-5290-2525-7 / 978-1-5290-2525-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Audio
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May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Children of Ruin
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Children of Ruin
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Children of Ruin
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Children of Ruin
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Children of Ruin
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2019 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Children of Ruin (The Children of Time Novels)
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Tor
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May 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Children of Ruin
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Orbit
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May 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Children of Ruin: Children of Time Book 2
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU