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Adrian Tchaikovsky

Autor/a de Children of Time

114+ obres 15,927 Membres 636 Ressenyes 22 preferits

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Adrian Tchaikovsky is a British fantasy and science fiction author, born on June 14, 1972 in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. He studied Zoology and Psychology at the University of Reading. His career focus changed to law and has worked as a Legal Executive in both Reading and Leeds. He's the author of mostra'n més the Shadows of the Apt series, and his standalone novel Children of Time is the winner of the 2016 Arthur C Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Adrian Tchaikovsky

Children of Time (2015) 3,637 exemplars
Children of Ruin (2019) 1,278 exemplars
Empire in Black and Gold (2008) 1,145 exemplars
Shards of Earth (2021) 728 exemplars
Dragonfly Falling (2009) 605 exemplars
Elder Race (2021) 528 exemplars
Blood of the Mantis (2009) 509 exemplars
Children of Memory (2022) 476 exemplars
The Doors of Eden (2020) 461 exemplars
Salute the Dark (2010) 437 exemplars
Dogs of War (2017) 377 exemplars
Cage of Souls (2019) 367 exemplars
The Tiger and the Wolf (2016) 364 exemplars
The Scarab Path (2010) 359 exemplars
Eyes of the Void (2022) 332 exemplars
City of Last Chances (2022) 279 exemplars
Guns of the Dawn (2015) 266 exemplars
The Sea Watch (2011) 265 exemplars
The Expert System's Brother (2018) 258 exemplars
Heirs of the Blade (2011) 242 exemplars
Lords of Uncreation (2023) 202 exemplars
Walking to Aldebaran (2019) 196 exemplars
The Air War (2012) 181 exemplars
Redemption's Blade (2018) 179 exemplars
Made Things (2019) 170 exemplars
War Master's Gate (2013) 161 exemplars
One Day All This Will Be Yours (2021) 158 exemplars
Bear Head (2021) 154 exemplars
Spiderlight (2016) 150 exemplars
The Bear and the Serpent (2017) 139 exemplars
Ogres (2022) 132 exemplars
The Seal of the Worm (2014) 129 exemplars
Firewalkers (2020) 129 exemplars
Ironclads (2018) 111 exemplars
The Hyena and the Hawk (2018) 109 exemplars
The Expert System's Champion (2021) 106 exemplars
House of Open Wounds (2023) 80 exemplars
And Put Away Childish Things (2023) 57 exemplars
Precious Little Things (2019) 38 exemplars
Alien Clay (2024) 37 exemplars
Spoils of War (2016) 36 exemplars
Journal of the Plague Year: An Omnibus of Post-Apocalyptic Tales (2014) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
For Love of Distant Shores (2018) 24 exemplars
Service Model (2024) 22 exemplars
The King Must Fall (2022) 19 exemplars
The tales of Catt & Fisher (2020) 16 exemplars
Feast and famine (2013) 13 exemplars
Terrible Worlds: Revolutions (2023) 12 exemplars
The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders (2012) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Short Changes 3 exemplars
Gli occhi del vuoto: Vol. 2 (2023) 2 exemplars
Le porte dell'Eden (2021) 2 exemplars
Trescafocs (2021) 2 exemplars
Spadkobiercy ostrza (2012) 2 exemplars
Portal der Welten (2021) 2 exemplars
Camouflage 2 exemplars
To Own the Sky 2 exemplars
Fallen Heroes 2 exemplars
The Prince 2 exemplars
The Working Title 1 exemplars
Loyalties 1 exemplars
Fabled Journey 1 exemplars
Queen of the Night 1 exemplars
Děti vzpomínek 1 exemplars
GOSSOS DE GUERRA 1 exemplars
Klec duší 1 exemplars
Days of Shattered Faith (2024) 1 exemplars
The Naturalist 1 exemplars
Die Augen der Galaxis (2023) 1 exemplars
Reading Between the Lines (2013) 1 exemplars
Pipework 1 exemplars
Sword and Circle 1 exemplars
Shadow Hunters 1 exemplars
Summer's End (2016) 1 exemplars
Low Energy Economy 1 exemplars
Care (short story) 1 exemplars
Idle Hands 1 exemplars
Chiens de guerre 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Col·laborador — 569 exemplars
Evil Is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists (2017) — Col·laborador — 74 exemplars
Monstrous Little Voices: New Tales Shakespeare's Fantasy World (2016) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2013) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2017 Edition (2017) — Col·laborador — 66 exemplars
Dark Currents (2012) — Col·laborador — 51 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 6 (2021) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
Burning Brightly: 50 Years of Novacon (2021) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Paradox: Stories Inspired by the Fermi Paradox (2014) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Legends: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell (2013) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Dracula: Rise Of The Beast (2018) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Once Upon a Parsec: The Book of Alien Fairy Tales (2019) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Fantasy-Faction Anthology (2015) — Autor — 14 exemplars
Grimdark Magazine #1 (2014) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Avatars Inc (2020) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Tor.com Short Fiction: Fall 2019 (2019) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Hauntings (2012) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
European Monsters (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters) (Volume 1) (1705) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
The Tor.com Sampler (2016) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Knee-Deep in Grit: Two Bloody Years of Grimdark Fiction (2018) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Inferno! Tales from the Worlds of Warhammer: Volume 6 (2021) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Vivisepulture (2011) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Now We Are Ten: Celebrating the First Ten Years of Newcon Press (2016) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Winter Tales (2016) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Myriad Lands: Volume 2: Beyond the Edge (2016) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Tales of the Nun and Dragon (2012) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic 2 (2014) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Wicked Women (2014) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
The Girl at the End of the World Book 2 (Girl Cover) (2014) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Eve of War (2016) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Tales of Eve (2013) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic (2013) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Newcon Press Sampler — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
White Dwarf 478 (2022) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Unexpected Journeys — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
BSFA Awards 2022 (2023) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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presumibilmente buono ma non ho voglia di passare ancora del tempo con un AI sociopatica, pseudotestuggini e polpi prepotenti, soprattutto troppo aracnofobica per sopportare oltre sti schifosissimi ragni
 
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LLonaVahine | Hi ha 39 ressenyes més | May 22, 2024 |
sono troppo aracnofobica per apprezzarlo davvero
 
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LLonaVahine | Hi ha 148 ressenyes més | May 22, 2024 |
A book club pick :)

All right, this was very interesting. It’s probably one of the more interesting “Tchaikovskys” I’ve read so far. I liked it a lot, with some reservations that I have so far had trouble articulating. Writing things down usually helps, so here we go.

The totalitarian state of this universe has labour camps on planets it wants to explore. Convicts are shipped there, as cheaply as possible. (Me: labour camps on Earth are cheaper.) The author obviously knows about sharashkas of the Soviet Gulag – and the main character is to help the research into the alien artefacts of Kiln. (The research findings need to confirm to the state doctrine, of course.) The artefacts are creepy and fascinating and seem to have been made by a vanished civilization. I like this kind of mystery.

The labour camp dynamics and horrors were written well, yet there was a sarcastic detachment that bothered me. It is a legitimate narrative choice; it has been done before. It is just that in this particular case I had trouble feeling, experiencing, diving in. Things were happening, I wanted to know what would happen next, so on I read, that’s it. It also made the characters more puppet-like, and the beginning of the book had led to me to expect a more character-driven story…

I really liked the subversive nods to the French Revolution, as parts 1, 2, and 3 are Liberté-Égalité-Fraternité. As you read, it becomes more and more subversive and twisted. I loved that!

The world of Kiln is fascinating and amazing, truly alien, with frighteningly different (to conservative humans, that is) genetics and ecology. The references to Hieronymus Bosch are the loveliest things. I didn’t know I wanted a Boschian alien world in my books, but suddenly, there is was, and I happily ate it all up. The true nature of Kiln wasn’t that much of surprise, but Tchaikovsky is doing ambitious, ambiguous stuff here, so kudos to him. Is our narrator reliable, by the way? Ha! But I am always eager to see another take on the “there are many ways of being human (post-human?)” theme. (Also me, screaming: doesn’t anyone in this labour camp have an immune system??? Me, having caught my breath: ok, so Kiln stuff is good it adaptation, so maybe it fools the human immune system. But do mention it specifically, please?) The ending is not unexpected. Is it satisfying or horrific? It depends.

Quotes that I liked:
“Just because the tyrant dresses like a clown doesn’t mean he’s funny.”

“The greatest privilege of power is being able to overlook the fact that you’re even wielding it.”
… (més)
 
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Alexandra_book_life | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | May 19, 2024 |
Of the three books in the series, this was the hardest read because it's (intentionally) confusing. As the author drops more hints you eventually think you have it figured out. Then the last veil is dropped or rather torn away with an emotional gut-punch. Great read, left me with many questions.

I hope this is not the last time we go on an adventure in this fascinating universe.
 
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acidzebra | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | May 19, 2024 |

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Obres
114
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42
Membres
15,927
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Valoració
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Ressenyes
636
ISBN
396
Llengües
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Preferit
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