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Shards of Earth

Häftad,  Engelska, 2022-03-17
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From the author of the thrilling science-fiction epic Children of Time, winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award. Shards of Earth is the first high-octane, far-future space adventure in Adrian Tchaikovsky's Final Architecture trilogy. 'One of the most interesting and accomplished writers in speculative fiction' Christopher Paolini, author of Fractal Noise The war is over. Its heroes forgotten. Until one chance discovery . . . Idris has neither aged nor slept since they remade his mind in the war. And one of humanitys heroes now scrapes by on a freelance salvage vessel, to avoid the attention of greater powers. Eighty years ago, Earth was destroyed by an alien enemy. Many escaped, but millions more died. So mankind created enhanced humans such as Idris - who could communicate mind-to-mind with our aggressors. Then these Architects simply disappeared and Idris and his kind became obsolete. Now, Idris and his crew have something strange, abandoned in space. Its clearly the work of the Architects but are they really returning? And if so, why? Hunted by gangsters, cults and governments, Idris and his crew race across the galaxy as they search for answers. For they now possess something of incalculable value, and many would kill to obtain it. 'Enthralling, epic, immersive and hugely intelligent' Stephen Baxter, author of the Xeelee Sequence Praise for Adrian Tchaikovsky: 'He writes incredibly enjoyable sci-fi, full of life and ideas' Patrick Ness 'Thoughtful, sweeping space adventure' SFX Brilliant science fiction James McAvoy
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If Homer had written space opera . . . Enthralling, epic, immersive and hugely intelligent. This might be Tchaikovsky's best so far, and that's saying something -- Stephen Baxter, author of the Xeelee Sequence, on <i>Shards of Earth</i> Adrian Tchaikovsky: king of the spiders, master worldbuilder, and asker of intriguing questions. His books are packed with thought-provoking ideas (as well as lots of spiders; did I mention the spiders?). One of the most interesting and accomplished writers in speculative fiction -- Christopher Paolini, author of <i>To Sleep in a Sea of Stars</i> and <i>Fractal Noise</i> He writes incredibly enjoyable sci-fi, full of life and ideas -- Patrick Ness, author of <i>The Knife of Never Letting Go</i> and <i>A Monster Calls</i> A modern classic of the genre. Imaginative, kinetic, and wire tense. Highly recommended -- Gareth L. Powell, author of <i>Embers of War</i> and <i>Descendant Machine</i> A thoughtful, sweeping space adventure -- <i>SFX Magazine</i> A rip-roaring space opera featuring starship battles, genetically enhanced superhumans and multiple weird and wonderful aliens . . . I can't wait to read the next one -- <i>New Scientist</i> A combination of tight, evocative prose combined with erudition. In a story whose scope is the broad canvas of the history of all life in the universe, Tchaikovsky manages to zoom in on human moments without breaking a sweat. Inventive, funny and engrossing, this book lingers long after you close it -- Tade Thompson, author of <i>Rosewater</i> on <i>The Doors of Eden</i> Brilliant science fiction and far-out world-building -- James McAvoy, actor (<i>Split</i>, <i>X-Men: First Class</i>), on <i>Children of Time</i> I cannot recommend it enough. It's a helluva first contact story, and that's only like its 5th most interesting feature! -- Ezra Klein, <i>New York Times</i> columnist, on <i>Children of Time</i>

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Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, and headed off to university in Reading to study psychology and zoology. For reasons unclear even to himself, he subsequently ended up in law. Adrian has since worked as a legal executive in both Reading and Leeds and now writes full time. He also lives in Leeds, with his wife and son. Adrian is a keen live role-player and occasional amateur actor. He has also trained in stage-fighting and keeps no exotic or dangerous pets of any kind possibly excepting his son. Adrian is the author of the critically acclaimed Shadows of the Apt series, the Echoes of the Fall series and other novels, novellas and short-stories. The Tiger and the Wolf won the British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel and Children of Time won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. This was in the awards thirtieth anniversary year.