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.
@SebCross Technically Expert system's Brother (SF) and Redemption's Blade (fantasy), both this month :)
by @aptshadow - 6 hours ago
Woot! Well done @annecharnock ! Congratulations! https://t.co/UprpJ31jf2
@staffdb66 @dedbutdrmng I prefer "Killing it with sarcasm," yeah, that would be a *much* better title, sure it would.
by @aptshadow - 7 hours ago
Love all these hard graft stories about how people born with more money than you'll ever have somehow manage to tou… https://t.co/tzS65kyt4b
by @aptshadow - 8 hours ago
@casskhaw Apparently life found a way.
by @aptshadow - 10 hours ago
At the Eleventh Hour: The Arthur C Clarke Award shortlist 2018 - 9 days ago
Better late than never! I have been overwhelmed with books to read this year, and it was seriously looking as though I’d not get the Clarke’s shortlist in. The mid-range prognosis was helped by the fact that I’ve already read the nominees for the BFS Holdstock award (the one Tiger & Wolf picked up last year, […]
Giveaway of the Decade - 18 days ago
It’s been ten years. *Ten years* Empire in Blacks and Gold was published in 2008, this very month*, coming out to what I see in retrospect was actually quite a decent reception. Since when there’s been a lot of water under the bridge, and things have been going frankly better […]
Recommendations Ralph - 28 days ago
“GONNA REC IT!” as seen in Ralph II where the destructuve anti-hero takes up a quiet post in a library and guides people towards appropriate reading material. Anyway, I am up to my eyeballs but want to get some book recs out there before I, hopefully, get the Clarkes shortlist written up (which, owing to […]
Books to the future! - 2 months ago
Which is to say that I have some book recs but they’re some of them ARCs so some of these won’t be out for a while. Usual apologies for the long paws, as Rex would say. My fairly decent excuse is that I have finally delivered (delivered three separate times in fact (1)) the MS […]
Autotrumpetry: New Releases for 2018 - 4 months ago
I’m on the very point of heading to Manchester for the Starburst Mediacity (1) film festival, where among other things I may get to guest on an episode of the Brave New Words podcast, but just a brief post on Things I Have Coming Out shortly or later this year. Firstly, I am one of […]