Shards of Earth: Signed Edition - The Final Architecture (Hardback)Adrian Tchaikovsky (author)
From the bestselling author of Children of Time, this magisterial space saga follows the crew of a lone rescue vessel travelling the galaxy after the destruction of Earth, with the future of humanity in their hands.
A standard edition is available here
This high-stakes space-based adventure will be perfect for those who loved Children of Time, also by Adrian Tchaikovsky.
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 humanity's 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. It's 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.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 560
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
'Full of sparking, speculative invention . . . The Doors of Eden is a terrific time-slip/lost world romp in the grand tradition of Turtledove, Hoyle, even Conan Doyle. If you liked Primeval, read this book' - Stephen Baxter on The Doors of Eden
'The Doors of Eden shows 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 on The Doors of Eden
'Breathtaking scope and vision. Adrian Tchaikovsky is one of our finest writers' - Gareth Powell on Children of Ruin
'Brilliant science fiction and far-out world-building' - James McAvoy on Children of Time
Children of Time is a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human' - Patrick Ness on Children of Time
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