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.
We're delighted to announce that Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky has been shortlisted for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2016.
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.
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by @aptshadow - 3 hours ago
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by @aptshadow - 7 hours ago
Arthur C Clarke Award - yesterday
So, it appears to be inarguable now that this happened: My very own beautiful Children of Time has won the Clarkes this year. Please do tune in to those stalwarts Barry and Dave at Geek Syndicate, here, for a skipthrough of the ceremony itself, including my horribly garbled acceptance speech and a spectacularly rabbit-in-headlamps interview after. […]
Casting Call : The Tiger and the Wolf - 12 days ago
The paperback edition of The Tiger and the Wolf is now on the shelves, and so I’m following my own recent tradition of dream-casting the not-at-all-happening movie of the film.Shadows of the Apt and Children of Time, would have difficulty translating to screen, I think – the former because of the high-concept axioms of the fantasy work, […]
Does Whatever a Spider Might - 28 days ago
Spiderlight is out today! And getting some very nice reviews, for which I and all the little spiders are properly grateful. The book gets a mention in Leah Schnelbach’s “fiction’s greatest spiders” article here (can you believe someone beat me to that article?), I sneak into Barnes & Noble’s new release list (along with Emma Newman’s new Split […]
Shiny and New – stuff coming this year - one month ago
I am up to my eyeballs with stuff right at this moment, principally Tiger & Wolf book 3 (tentatively The Hawk and the Hyena? Does that work? I keep thinking “handsaw” Beats “The Owl and the Pussycat” which was the working title for a while) but however I take a break to bring you Tidings […]
Random Assortment of Good Stuff - 2 months ago
Or TFW you can’t come up with a clever blog title (1). I have not done bloggery as I should, owing to other stuff to have been doing (25% through The Hawk and the (some other animal) as I write) and so a number of separate posts on stuff I’ve stumbled over and liked are going […]
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