The Doors of Eden is an extraordinary feat of the imagination and a page-turning adventure. Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author, has excelled himself with this breathtaking novel.
They thought we were safe. They were wrong.
Four years ago, two girls went looking for monsters on Bodmin Moor. Only one came back.
Lee thought she’d lost Mal, but now she’s miraculously returned. But what happened that day on the moors? And where has she been all this time? Mal’s reappearance hasn’t gone unnoticed by MI5 officers either, and Lee isn’t the only one with questions.
Julian Sabreur is investigating an attack on top physicist Kay Amal Khan. This leads Julian to clash with agents of an unknown power – and they may or may not be human. His only clue is grainy footage, showing a woman who supposedly died on Bodmin Moor.
Dr Khan’s research was theoretical; then she found cracks between our world and parallel Earths. Now these cracks are widening, revealing extraordinary creatures. And as the doors crash open, anything could come through.
'Inventive, funny and engrossing, this book lingers long after you close it' - Tade Thompson, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author of Rosewater
Adrian Tchaikovsky is the author of Children of Time, Children of Ruin and many other novels, novellas and short stories. Children of Time won the Arthur C. Clarke award in its 30th anniversary year.
Tchaikovsky (Children of Ruin) examines alternate dimensions and speculative evolution in this tropey, entertaining sci-fi adventure that's both outrageously bizarre and utterly convincing. Cryptid hunter Lee Pryor receives a call from her girlfriend, Elsinore "Mal" Mallory, four years after Mal disappeared without a trace on Bodmin moor. Meanwhile, MI5 agent Julian Sabreur receives word that theoretical mathematician Kay Amal Khan has been attacked in her flat. The last thing Julian expects to discover when he reaches the scene are Kay's would-be abductors beaten senseless and camera footage of a woman who disappeared four years ago fleeing the building. Lee and Julian's intricate story lines crisscross, building steady momentum and layered suspense. Things come to a head when Lee is kidnapped by a dodgy private security firm and then rescued by unknown allies who transport her through the multiverse, bringing her to join Kay, who has been recruited to save the world from a growing threat. Edifying and entertaining evolutionary histories of alternate versions of Earth are interspersed throughout, granting the reader insight into the multiverse as the cracks between dimensions widen. Thrilling action punctuates the intrigue on the way to an ending that, though convoluted, satisfies. Sci-fi readers will be pleased.