Adrian Tchaikovsky



Adrian Tchaikovsky is an award-winning and highly acclaimed science fiction and fantasy author with works published at home in the UK and internationally. 

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Children of Memory By Adrian Tchaikovsky

Published by Pan Macmillan

Hard back release date 24 November 2022

The follow-up novel to Children of Time and Children of Ruin is arriving in November this year.

When Earth failed, it sent out arkships to establish new outposts. So the spaceship Enkidu and its captain, Heorest Holt, carried its precious human cargo to a potential new paradise. Generations later, this fragile colony has managed to survive on Imir, eking out a hardy existence. Yet life is tough, and much technological knowledge has been lost.

Then strangers appear, on a world where everyone knows their neighbour. They possess unparalleled knowledge and thrilling new technology – for they have come from the stars, to help humanity’s lost colonies. But not all is as it seems on Imir.

As the visitors lose track of time and memories, they discover the colonists fear unknown enemies and Imir’s own murky history. Neighbour turns against neighbour, as society fractures in the face of this terrifying foe. Perhaps some other intelligence is at work, toying with colonists and space-faring scientists alike? But not all questions are so easily answered – and the price may be the colony itself.

Children of Memory is a far-reaching space opera spanning generations, species and galaxies.

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City of Last Chances By Adrian Tchaikovsky

Published by Head of Zeus

Hard back release date TBC possibly early Dec 2022

There has always been a darkness to Ilmar, but never more so than now. The city chafes under the heavy hand of the Palleseen occupation, the choke-hold of its criminal underworld, the boot of its factory owners, the weight of its wretched poor and the burden of its ancient curse.

What will be the spark that lights the conflagration?

Despite the city's refugees, wanderers, murderers, madmen, fanatics and thieves, the catalyst, as always, will be the Anchorwood – that dark grove of trees, that primeval remnant, that portal, when the moon is full, to strange and distant shores.

Ilmar, some say, is the worst place in the world and the gateway to a thousand worse places.

Ilmar, City of Long Shadows.

City of Bad Decisions.

City of Last Chances.

Cover Art: Joe Wilson

This is Adrian’s first fantasy release for some time. He had enormous fun writing this and Head of Zeus Publishing and Joe Wilson have done a magnificent job with the cover.


Children of Time shortlisted for

The Seiun Awards (Japan)

Adrian would like to thank Masayuki Uchida for their excellent translation of his book Children of Time. It’s wonderful that this translation has been nominated as Best Translated Long Work for the Japanese Seiun Awards. 

Exciting announcement

Shards of Earth has been shortlisted for a 

Locus Award!

Adrian is very excited that this novel has been shortlisted for this prestigious award.

Check out the shortlist and all the other finalists at the link below.

Want to read the book and find out more? 

Here are some handy links below. 

This month, he is also featured in the Locus Magazine with an interview. Get your copy to read more.

Exciting Announcement!

Elder Race has been shortlisted for a prestigious

Hugo Award.

Adrian is absolutely delighted at his first ever Hugo nomination and is very grateful to everyone who voted for this book. 

Elder Race is a book he is very proud of and he’s very pleased that it’s been well received so far. 

It explores the meeting of science fiction and fantasy, coming face to face with the unknown, and fighting mental illness.

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