Adrian Tchaikovsky

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Adrian Tchaikovsky is an award-winning and highly acclaimed science fiction and fantasy author with works published at home in the UK and internationally. 

Latest News

New Award Nomination for Shards of Earth.

Adrian’s novel Die Scherben der Erde (Shards of Earth) published in Germany by Heine 

is shortlisted for the Kurd Laßwitz Preis 2022: Bestes ausländisches Werk zur SF mit deutschsprachiger Erstausgabe 2022 (Best Translated SF Work category). 

Many congratulations also to Irene Holicki, the translator. 

What colour will you get?

Book plate signing for the new, upcoming last novel in the “Final Architects” series, 

Lords of Uncreation

Published by Pan Macmillian 

Available in bookshops including Waterstones from 27 April 2023

Come and Meet Adrian!

It’s that time of year for new events to be booked and Adrian has another exciting action-packed year coming up. There will be many opportunities to meet him in person to sign a book or have a chat about his latest work-in-progress. 

Please head over to the EVENTS page to find out more. 


New Cover Reveal

And Put Away Childish Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Published by Rebellion

US Hardback Publication 28 March 2023

UK Hardback Publication 30 March 2023

Adrian says, “In March my new novella, And Put Away Childish Things, will hit the shelves. This is the third of the loose conceptual sequence that we’re calling Terrible Worlds: Destinations, which started with Walking to Aldebaran and then went onto One Day All This Will Be Yours.”

Cover art: Gemma Sheldrake. 

Childish Things is the story of middle-aged TV presenter Harry Bodie, the portal fantasy world his grandmother wrote a beloved series of books about, and its horrible decayed inhabitants who are fed up of waiting for Harry to come visit.”

Read more including an extract from Chapter 1 at the following website:

“This completes the second ‘not-really-a-trilogy’ that I’ve written for Solaris (the first, Terrible Worlds : Revolutions was comprised of Ironclads, Firewalkers and Ogres). These are sets of books that have thematic links but don’t in any way involve the same setting/characters, in case anyone was wondering where Gary Rendell turns up in One Day.

I’ve been asked to do another two sets (and have in fact written some already, that won’t see the light of day until next year), and I’m tentatively going for Transformations and Innovations although that’s definitely subject to change.”

This wonderful cover art has been created by Gemma Sheldrake. 

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“I am still on Twitter as @ aptshadow right now but, given the uncertainty about the platform, I’ve set up on Mastodon as aptshadow (at) so please follow me there if you’re on it too (click on the icon). Otherwise the contact form from this site is a good way to contact me, and I will update here with any other locales I end up on.”

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