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.
@writerjencrow Especially the uplifted turkeys.
by @aptshadow - 3 hours ago
@Fahro27 All the hardcopies are, but I can personalise it for you if you bring it along. See you there.
@lunar_werewolf Very good :)
by @aptshadow - 8 hours ago
Also, I have a note here: ‘Califi & Rus, Virus Engineers’ and I can’t help feeling they belong I. Their own very different book.
by @aptshadow - 9 hours ago
Typo no. 737. Apparently my terraformerd are working on a high-gravy world.
Another shot in the pods (plus book news) - 4 days ago
Been a while, usual reasons. In this case the endgame of Children of Time 2 (Arachnid Boogaloo) is very mind-consuming, as indeed are some of the things contained therein. So: I’m moved to do a brief post about podcasts, as it’s been a long old while. I’m particularly moved to this because a number of […]
That was the 2017 that was. - one month ago
2017 has been a good year for me, which goes rather against the tide of crap stuff happening globally. The BFS Holdstock award for The Tiger and the Wolf was particularly nice, and I’ve got three books out somehow – The Bear and the Serpent, Ironclads, and Dogs of War, which has just made the Guardian “best recent SF” […]
A Year in Comics: 2017 - 2 months ago
I don’t think I’ve done one of these before, but I’ve got through a lot of graphic novels this year, and so I might as well round off the round ups by flagging some up that I’ve particularly enjoyed. In fact, as this is the medium I probably re-read the most, I’ll make it a […]
A Year in Film: 2017 - 2 months ago
I keep doing this, apparently. I’d thought I hadn’t watched much this year, but apparently I saw quite a few movies despite all the other shenanigans I got up to, and I am going to inflict my meagre opinions on you. Firstly: yes, (and spoiler-free) I have seen The Last Jedi. I am of the camp […]
A year in books: 2017 - 2 months ago
We are marching towards the end of a year of tumult and turbulence, and I am going to retreat from it and instead talk books at you. Specifically, I have read a metric crapton of books this year, and mostly I have blogged about them previous to this, so I will let those posts speak […]