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Premier roman de l’auteur paru en France, Dans la toile du temps s’inscrit dans la lignée du cycle Élévation de David Brin. Il nous fait découvrir l’évolution d’une civilisation radicalement autre et sa confrontation inévitable avec l’espèce humaine. Le roman a reçu le prix Arthur C. Clarke en 2016
Arrivés à proximité d’une de ces planètes, les scientifiques à bord du vaisseau de terraformation baptisé l’Égéen découvrent, contre toute attente, qu’elle abrite déjà une forme de vie. Vont-ils surseoir à l’exécution de leur mission ou, envers et contre tout, rendre la planète habitable pour l’homme alors que la Terre n’a plus donné signe de vie depuis bien longtemps ?
L’un d’entre eux, Disra Senkovi, est convaincu que des poulpes qu’il a élevés à la conscience pourront les aider à accomplir leur tâche au mieux. Et peu importent les conséquences.
D’une inventivité rare et déployant tous ses talents de conteur, Adrian Tchaikovsky parvient à donner une suite brillante à Dans la toile du temps (prix Arthur C. Clarke 2016).
From the author of the thrilling science-fiction epic Children of Time,
winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Christopher Paolini described Adrian Tchaikovsky as 'one of the most interesting and accomplished writers in speculative fiction'.
Shards of Earth is the first high-octane instalment in the Final Architecture trilogy.
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.
Praise for Adrian Tchaikovsky:
'Enthralling, epic, immersive and hugely intelligent' – Stephen Baxter on Shards of Earth
'He writes incredibly enjoyable sci-fi, full of life and ideas' – Patrick Ness
‘Brilliant science fiction’ – James McAvoy on Children of Time
Rex est un bon chien. C’est un biomorphe, un animal génétiquement modifié, armé de fusils-mitrailleurs de très gros calibre et doté d’une voix synthétique créée pour instiller la peur. Avec Dragon, Miel et Abeilles, son escouade d’assaut multiforme, il intervient sur des zones de combat où les humains ne peuvent se risquer.
Rex est un bon chien. Il obéit aux ordres du Maître, qui lui désigne les ennemis. Et des ennemis, il y en a beaucoup. Mais qui sont-ils réellement ? Se pourrait-il que le Maître outrepasse ses droits ? Et si le Maître n’était plus là ?
Rex est un bon chien. Mais c’est surtout une arme de guerre hautement mortelle. Que se passerait-il s’il venait à se libérer de sa laisse ?
Après les araignées du futur lointain de Dans la toile du temps, Adrian Tchaikovsky crée un personnage de chien intelligent aussi dangereux qu’attachant. Il met ainsi en lumière les conséquences, notamment éthiques, des recherches en biotechnologie.
'My most anticipated book of the year' - Peter F. Hamilton, Britain's no.1 science fiction writer
Children of Ruin follows Adrian Tchaikovsky's extraordinary Children of Time, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke award. It is set in the same universe, with new characters and a thrilling narrative.
It has been waiting through the ages. Now it's time . . .
Thousands of years ago, Earth’s terraforming program took to the stars. On the world they called Nod, scientists discovered alien life – but it was their mission to overwrite it with the memory of Earth. Then humanity’s great empire fell, and the program’s decisions were lost to time.
Aeons later, humanity and its new spider allies detected fragmentary radio signals between the stars. They dispatched an exploration vessel, hoping to find cousins from old Earth.
But those ancient terraformers woke something on Nod better left undisturbed.
And it’s been waiting for them.
'Books like this are why we read science fiction'
- Ian McDonald, author of the Luna series
All underpinned by great ideas. And it is crisply modern - but with the sensibility of classic science fiction'
Stephen Baxter, author of the Long Earth series (with Terry Pratchett)
Winner of the 30th anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel.
Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed 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?
'Children of Time is a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human.' - Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls.
They thought we were safe. They were wrong.
Lee and Mal went looking for monsters on Bodmin Moor four years ago, and only Lee came back. She thought she’d lost Mal forever, now miraculously returned. But what happened that day on the moors? And where has Mal been all this time? Mal's reappearance hasn’t gone unnoticed by MI5 either, and their officers also have questions.
Julian Sabreur is investigating an attack on top physicist Kay Amal Khan. This leads Julian to clash with agents of an unknown power – and they may or may not be human. His only clue is grainy footage, showing a woman who supposedly died on Bodmin Moor.
Dr Khan’s research was theoretical; then she found cracks between our world and parallel Earths. Now these cracks are widening, revealing extraordinary creatures. And as the doors come crashing open, anything could come through.
'Inventive, funny and engrossing, this book lingers long after you close it' - Tade Thompson, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author of Rosewater
Adrian Tchaikovsky brought us far-future adventure with Children of Time. Now The Doors of Eden takes us from Bodmin Moor to London and alternate versions of earth. This is an extraordinary feat of the imagination and a page-turning adventure.
The first in the Echoes of the Fall series, The Tiger and the Wolf is a high fantasy novel by Adrian Tchaikovsky, winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Novel.
In the bleak northern crown of the world, war is coming . . .
Maniye's father is the Wolf clan's chieftain, but she's an outcast. Her mother was queen of the Tiger and these tribes have been enemies for generations. Maniye also hides a deadly secret. All can shift into their clan's animal form, but Maniye can take on tiger and wolf shapes. She refuses to disown half her soul so escapes, rescuing a prisoner of the Wolf clan in the process. The killer Broken Axe is set on their trail, to drag them back for retribution.
The Wolf chieftan plots to rule the north and controlling his daughter is crucial to his schemes. However, other tribes also prepare for strife. Strangers from the far south appear too, seeking allies in their own conflict. It's a season for omens as priests foresee danger and a darkness falling across the land. Some say a great war is coming, overshadowing even Wolf ambitions. A time of testing and broken laws is near, but what spark will set the world ablaze?
Continue this sweeping coming-of-age fantasy with The Bear and the Serpent.
Empire in Black and Gold is the first instalment in the critically-acclaimed fantasy series Shadows of the Apt by Adrian Tchaikovsky.
The days of peace are over . . .
The Lowlands’ city states have lived in peace for decades, hailed as bastions of civilization. Yet that peace is about to end. A distant empire has been conquering neighbours with highly trained soldiers and sophisticated combat techniques. And the city states are its desirable new prize.
Only the ageing Stenwold Maker – spymaster, artificer and statesman – foresees the threat, as the empires’ armies march ever closer. So it falls upon his shoulders to open the eyes of the cities’ leaders. He sees that war will sweep through their lands, destroying everything in its path.
But to warn his people, he must stay alive.
Empire in Black and Gold is followed by the second book in the Shadows of the Apt series, Dragonfly Falling.
FIREWALKERS ARE RESOURCEFUL
FIREWALKERS ARE EXPENDABLE
The Earth is burning. Nothing can survive at the Anchor; not without water and power. But the ultra-rich, waiting for their ride off the dying Earth? They can buy water. And thanks to their investment, the sun can provide power.
But someone has to repair the solar panels when they fail, down in the deserts below.
Kids like Mao, and Lupé, and Hotep; kids with brains and guts but no hope.
“This is a must-read for fans of dystopian and climate change fiction.” - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Honey the genetically engineered bear starts a revolution on the Red Planet in the new novel from the Arthur C. Clark Award-winning author of Children of Time.
WELCOME TO HELL CITY, MARS
Jimmy Martin has a sore head.
He's used to smuggling illegal data in his headspace. But this is the first time it has started talking to him.
The data claims to be a distinguished academic, author and civil rights activist.
It also claims to be a bear.
A bear named Honey.
Jimmy has nothing against bioforms – he's one himself, albeit one engineered out of human stock – and works with them everyday in Hell City, building the future, staking mankind's claim to a new world: Mars.
The problem is that humanity isn't the only entity with designs on the Red Planet. Out in the airless desert there is another presence. A novel intelligence, elusive, unknowable and potentially lethal.
And Honey is here to make contact with it, whether Jimmy likes it or not.
Praise for Bear Head:
'An unashamedly thrilling escapade' The Times
'Funny, appalling, gruesome and uplifting ... Propelled by a cracking plot that balances dystopian satire with a palpable sense of moral peril' Daily Mail
'An absolute whammy of a read, and a must for anyone who enjoys a smart, fast-paced, hugely entertaining blast of speculative fiction ... This is one of those books where you can just throw yourself and abandon yourself to a fabulous story, knowing you will be entertained throughout' LoveReading
'A rousing good read' Guardian
'If you're a fan of Black Mirror, this classic dystopian book will have you hooked within the first few pages. Smart, fast-paced, and razor-sharp, this book is surprisingly funny while still remaining deeply thought-provoking' Daily Express
The Hyena and the Hawk is the third book in Adrian Tchaikovsky's epic fantasy trilogy, Echoes of the Fall, following The Bear and the Serpent.
From the depths of the darkest myths, the soulless Plague People have returned. Their pale-walled camps obliterate villages, just as the terror they bring with them destroys minds. In their wake, nothing is left of the true people: not their places, not their ways. The Plague People will remake the world as though they had never been.
The heroes and leaders of the true people – Maniye, Loud Thunder, Hesprec and Asman – will each fight the Plague People in their own ways. They will seek allies, gather armies and lead the charge. But a thousand swords or ten thousand spears will not suffice to turn back this enemy. The end is at hand for everything the true people know.