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.
@SirGrimdark It is as legit as having to sign 1000 copies in a single sitting. One of them basically reads "Tony".
by @aptshadow - an hour ago
@aliettedb tbh most days that's all I get done, or less.
RT @krassenstein: Fox News poll: Doug Jones leads Roy Moore by 10 points
WARNING: Don't believe it. They are likely trying to get Democra…
@arrroberts The Island of Doctor Muppet, The Unbearable Lightness of Gonzo. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Miss Piggy.
@EwaSR Well sure, the Earth is a flat pizza and the moon is a salt cellar shaking out people onto it...
by @aptshadow - 2 hours ago
Catch up and yet more reading recs - 24 days ago
November’s various duties have been put behind me – thanks to everyone who turned up at the WS events. Also a huge thank you to the organisers of Novacon, where I was treated royally. It’s a great convention (longest running local con I think) and there was some excellent programming, including a fascinating lecture on […]
November Events - one month 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 - 2 months 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! - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 […]
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