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.
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.
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by @aptshadow - 5 hours ago
@DissectingWrlds & inclusive rather than occult & exclusive (which also contributed to excluding demographics)
@DissectingWrlds & many others. Interesting much focus has shifted to more open world & character based these days
@DissectingWrlds capable of being completelymastered
by @aptshadow - 6 hours ago
@DissectingWrlds re attraction of 'clunky' early d&d system : there is a mindset that likes a system complex enough to be exclusive while...
Many Recommendations of the Season - 3 days ago
So I am the bear who walks into a bar, which is to say, apologies for the long pause. Mostly I have been finishing off the first draft of the Hyena and the Hawk*, book 3 of Echoes of the Fall (book 2 of which, The Bear and the Serpent, is coming out in February. […]
Fantasycon by the Sea - 2 months ago
Firstly, apologies for leaving a whole load of posts pending that should have been approved. Let me know if there were any I missed. Thank you to everyone for all the congratulations. I have also just finished recording a guest slot for Paul Cornell’s The Cornell Collective podcast which I imagine will be up soon. Now, […]
Arthur C Clarke Award - 3 months ago
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 - 3 months 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 - 4 months 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 […]
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