Out on 28 April 2022

Eyes of the Void

Adrian Tchaikovsky

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28 April 2022
608 pages

From the author of the thrilling science-fiction epic Children of Time, which won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award.

‘One of the most interesting and accomplished writers in speculative fiction’
– Christopher Paolini

Eyes of the Void is the second high-octane instalment in Adrian Tchaikovsky's Final Architecture space opera trilogy.

After eighty years of fragile peace, the galaxy’s greatest alien enemy is back. Waging a brutal one-sided war, the Architects consume entire planets under their unfathomable directive. In the past, Originator artefacts – vestiges of a long-vanished civilization – could save a world from annihilation. Yet the Architects have discovered a way to circumvent these protective relics. Suddenly, no planet is safe.

Facing impending extinction, the Human Colonies are in turmoil. While some believe a unified front could save the remaining planets, others insist humanity should fight alone. And there are those who seek to benefit from the fractured politics of war – even as the Architects loom ever closer.

Idris has spent decades running from the horrors of his past. Yet as an Intermediary, he could be one of the few to turn the tide in humanity’s favour. Now, he finds himself thrust back onto the battlefront. With a handful of allies, he searches for a weapon that could stop the Architects and save the galaxy. But to do so, he must return to the nightmarish unspace, where his mind was broken and remade.

What Idris discovers there will change everything.

Praise for Adrian Tchaikovsky:

‘[Adrian] writes incredibly enjoyable sci-fi, full of life and ideas’ – Patrick Ness, author of The Knife of Never Letting Go

‘Brilliant science fiction’ – James McAvoy on Children of Time

‘Full of sparkling, speculative invention’ – Stephen Baxter, author of the Xeelee Sequence on The Doors of Eden

Adrian Tchaikovsky: king of the spiders, master world-builder and asker of intriguing questions. His books are packed with thought-provoking ideas (as well as lots of spiders; did I mention the spiders?). One of the most interesting and accomplished writers in speculative fiction

Christopher Paolini

He writes incredibly enjoyable sci-fi, full of life and ideas

Patrick Ness

A thoughtful, sweeping space adventure

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