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by Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 3 years ago
I'm surprised to find myself abandoning this book a quarter of the way through (a little over four hours of listening). I really enjoyed Adrian Tchaikovsky's "The Dogs Of War" and I expected "Children Of Time" to be even better. I settled down for sixteen hours of epic science fiction and found that...
Tannat rated it 4 years ago
This book is still unadulterated awesome the third time through (second time by audio). I love how it came down to the acceptance of the other through empathy and I love the alien spider mentality. Also, Holsten's mini-breakdowns were plausible and really fun to read. Seriously, it's unadulterat...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 4 years ago
This was the surprise book of the year for me. When my book club selected this for our reading list I pretty much immediately decided it would be my skip for the year - I don't like giant doorstoppers and I hate spiders, so a 600 page epic about space spiders sounded dreadful. As the date grew close...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
From the blurb: "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...
Tannat rated it 5 years ago
Narrator: Mel Hudson All the stars. This was a reread by audio and I honestly had just as much fun the second time around, and I quite liked the narrator. In a far-flung future, Adrian Tchaikovsky explores humanity, empathy, and how to overcome your species's past. It's awesome. And he makes you...
meeplemaiden rated it 5 years ago
I bought the book based on the blurb thinking I had an idea of what the story was about. Well...I wasn't entirely wrong but had I known it was partly about a race of giant, intelligent spiders I probably wouldn't have picked it up because a) I really can't stand the beasts and b) it would have sound...
IntheZone rated it 6 years ago
This was my first book by Adrian Tchaikovsky and it was even better than expected. A completely entertaining story of a far future exploration and terraformimg of a new world. This is hard science fiction at it's best and in the tale of the spiders rise to an advanced species, I was reminded of one ...
Tannat rated it 6 years ago
I really liked this book. I’m not sure how well I can describe it though, or whether I can convince anyone to read it without giving everything away. We’re thousands of years in the future, the Earth is uninhabitable, and one of its space arks comes across a verdant planet that looks like a perfec...
the dilemma of reading
the dilemma of reading rated it 7 years ago
Five stars. Hands down. Ever since I read this book, I've thought about it more than I've thought about any other book in a while. You don't even understand how obsessed I am with this book. I don't even care if you don't like sci-fi; you should read this book. Humanity’s fate is hanging off each pa...
Line Bookaholic
Line Bookaholic rated it 7 years ago
*This book was sent to me by NetGalley in exchange of a honest review* Synopsis: 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 r...
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