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's the author of the critically acclaimed Shadows of the Apt series, and his standalone novel Children of Time is the winner of the 30th Anniversary Arthur C Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.
Adrian Tchaikovsky's award winning novel Children of Time has been optioned for film, joining the company behind The Hunger Games.
Alongside the success of Children of Time winning the Arthur C. Clarke award, author Adrian Tchaikovsky has penned six short story prequels that will introduce readers to his new universe, and give some background to this new Earth.
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky has been announced as the 30th winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the UK’s most prestigious prize for science fiction literature.
We're delighted to announce that Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky has been shortlisted for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2016.
RT @WstonesLeeds: We're really pleased that @aptshadow will be here 1st Nov at 6:30, just after the #BookQuiz. He'll be discussing #DogsofW…
by @aptshadow - 6 hours ago
RT @WstonesLeeds: Tickets are available now for the Clarke award-winning @aptshadow discussing #DogsofWar in #Leeds 1stNov at 6:30 https:/…
by @aptshadow - 13 hours ago
RT @RebellionPub: 'Adrian Tchaikovsky's world is one begging to be further explored...' ~Forever Phantasy on @aptshadow's Ironclads: https:…
by @aptshadow - 14 hours ago
@mollyjane_k @RucchiraM Always a good mix in Traveling Man in Leeds, certainly.
by @aptshadow - 15 hours ago
RT @TechnicallyRon: I used google autocomplete to write my last will and testament and frankly it's just made everything easier https://t.c…
November Events - 12 hours ago
Just a quick note for some upcoming events next month: 1st November 2017 – Waterstones bookshop Leeds – 18.30 – Dogs of War release event including me being interviewed by David Tallerman. 10-12th November 2017 Novacon at the Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham, including a variety of convention standards, at which I’ll be Guest of Honour. […]
Reading Recs and the New Epics - 10 days ago
A long-overdue bit of bloggery for one reason or another, but time to run down on some more good stuff I’ve read, starting with Sequels Corner. Recommending sequels is always a bit of an oddity. Did you like [Book 1]? In which case you’ll probably like this one approximately more or less as much. However, […]
Hold(stock) the Press! - 18 days ago
So: not the planned reading recs post, which has been shoved into the future like a dyspeptic time traveller. Instead, lord alive, The Tiger and the Wolf won the Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy novel at the British Fantasy Awards, which somewhat blindsided me (as anyone listening to my cobbled-together speech probably gathered). Holdstock is […]
Thunkpiece: Bringing a Sword to a Gunfight - one month ago
I caught the edge of a discussion (I think sparked from an Edge Lit panel, though I’m not 100% sure) about whether you can justify using swords in a setting that also has ready access to guns. Most of what I caught seemed to suggest that the consensus was “no”, but the mills of my […]
The Shape of Things to Come: Fantasycon and Upcoming Releases - one month ago
At the end of this month I will indeed be at Fantasycon in Peterborough, doing the following hijinks: Friday 7.30 Writing fighting panel Friday 8.30 Dungeons and Disorderly (er… some kind of crowd-run D&D tomfoolery run by that rogue Dave Moore from Rebellion and I have no idea) Saturday 12.30 Worldbuilding panel Saturday 7.30 The […]
Sign up to the Pan Macmillan newsletter for great extra content and free extracts.