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WINNER OF THE 2016 ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD

A race for survival among the stars ... Humanity's last survivors escaped earth's ruins to find a new home. But when they find it, can their desperation overcome its dangers?

WHO WILL INHERIT THIS NEW EARTH?

The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life.

But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare.

Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?

PRAISE FOR CHILDREN OF TIME

"A refreshingly new take on post-dystopia civilizations, with the smartest evolutionary worldbuilding you'll ever read" Peter F. Hamilton

"This is superior stuff, tackling big themes - gods, messiahs, artificial intelligence, alienness - with brio" Financial Times

"Like a Stephen Baxter novel with an epic sweep of history ... added to a broad cast of a Peter Hamilton Space Opera and the narrative drive of, say, a David Brin or a Greg Bear old style SF novel, Children of Time soon got me hooked." SFF World

"Children of Time has that essence of the classic science fiction novels, that sense of wonder and unfettered imagination but combined with this is the charm of a writer who really knows how to entertain ... Essential science fiction, a book not to be missed." SF Book

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2015
1 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan UK
SELLER
Macmillan Publishers Australia and Pan Macmillan Australia
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Brucebot ,

Incredible - so aptly a winner of the Clarke award

This book took me back to my awe of the grandeur of early science fiction, including Clarke's, compelling fiction combined with extraordinary science, real characters and drama, without the over-done philosophizing narration of other sci-fi that's become too common. The best book I've read in years - I could kiss the author for showing me these amazing worlds and times!

SeeOToo ,

It goes on and on and on

The plot has some really interesting directions but loses interest. There is no none in the human crew worth following and the spider society develops but do we care...

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