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Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet.

Who will inherit this new Earth?

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 Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare.

Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?

©2016 Adrian Tchaikovsky (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Kritikerstimmen

" Children of Time is a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human." (Patrick Ness)

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  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Gesamt
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

maybe better when reading

As an audio book sometimes very hard to follow. can't exactly tell if it because of a confusing interwoven storyline. or because of the voice and manner. still happy that I listened till the unexpected ending.

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  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Conceptually very interesting

"Story"
There are a whole range of really interesting concepts and ideas in this this book. This makes the story quite unique and gives you plenty to think about.

"Writing Style"
In many ways this is refreshingly different. No classic story arch, barely any clichée. But the story is spread out over quite a long time and characters, so I couldn't really bond with any of them. About half the chapters are written like lab book entries (not really, but at least really detached and observing).

"Narrator"
I think I would have chosen a male speaker - partly for just personal preference, partly because most main characters (that actually have a spoken language) are male. Anyways, I think Mel Hudson does a quite good job -- the sample provided is quite indicative.

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  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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One of the best SciFi I have read in a long time!

On par with the Hyperion Cantus. Amazingly mind-boggling. A whole new world. 1 2 3

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  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

was anderes<br />

am Anfang ist die Geschichte wirklich sehr Sprunghaft und die Welt der Spinnen ist mir etwas zu genau beschrieben. Die erste Hälfte sieht man wenig Zusammenhabg zwischen den einzelnen Abschnitten und alles wirkt etwas grundlos. das verbessert sich deutlich in der zweiten Hälfte, wenn man allmählich erkennt, wer der wirkliche Hauptcharakter ist

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
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Breathtaking book, innovative story, brilliant.

I loved it and was sorry, that my commute is over and I'm at work or at home and have to wait so long for continuation.

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
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Wirklich guter und kurzweiliger SciFi

Ob jetzt bei dieser Geschichte jedes Detail wirklich wissenschaftlich/physikalisch korrekt ist vermag und will ich auch gar nicht beurteilen. Die Grundidee der Geschichte erscheint mir jedenfalls glaubhaft und das reicht mir. Hardcore SciFi der Sorte Enceladus, bei der aber auch jedes kleine Detail wissenschaftlich präzise erläutert ist, langweilt mich eh nur zu Tode. In der Mitte war die Geschichte der Menschen manchmal ein wenig ermüdend. Dafür entschädigte mich der wirklich gute und überraschende Schluss. Das Englisch ist - wie auch von anderen hier empfunden - schon ein wenig schwieriger, was an der Wortwahl und nicht an der guten Sprecherin liegt.

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Fresh Sci-Fi with an original perspective

This story was a delight, a fresh addition to the sci-fi genre with some unique sociological perspectives in the old vance-ian style (although not as dark). Its interesting and gripping despite the story encompassing millenia. Highly recommended for every fan of the sci-fi genre and beyond.

The audiobook narration is very good. Mel Hudson manages to give it the right amount of emotion, gravitas and madness.

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Fab
  • 02.07.2018

Beautifully Imaginative

Tchaikovsky builds a beautiful world that's deep but unlike Baxter he also creates meaningful characters.

  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars

Very imaginative story and a fitting narrator

Story:
I really liked the overall story. It's very imaginative and puts the whole topic of preserving the human race as a whole into perspective. The premise feels somewhat construed at first, but it lays the perfect groundwork for a thrilling story and opens up a whole bunch of interesting problems for the protagonists to solve.
There are basically two points of criticism for me:
1. The story feels rushed at several points. At some points within the story line this makes perfect sense and really conveys the (human) protagonist's feeling of being in and out of time, again and again. But sometimes I feel there would have been so much more to tell about this very special experience aboard the Gil. There's a lot left open to the reader's imagination.
2. I feel that humanity as a whole is portrayed very one-dimensional. Humans are mostly characterized as brutal conquerors and eternal warmongers. Even though this may essentially be true in this story, I feel it overly simplifies the human condition and is really not necessary to convey the message of the book.

Narrator:
I feel the narrator was great for several characters and OK for others. Especially her rendition of the extremely arrogant and increasingly mad Doctor Kern is brilliant! In general, having this book read by a Woman was a very good decision, as there are very strong female characters in this story.

  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars

Ist ok

Das letzte Drittel könnte etwas mehr Inhalt vertragen, vielleicht wären zwei Bücher möglich gewesen. Der Sprecher hat gute Arbeit geleistet

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