Adrian Tchaikovsky


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About Adrian

Adrian Tchaikovsky


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

He primarily explores deep themes, such as artificial intelligence and alien awareness within epic galactic and fantastical settings.

He has a deep interest in the animal world specifically insects from his studies in Zoology and has a particular penchant for spiders. 

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British Science-Fiction Award: Best Novel. City of Last Chances (Head of Zeus) Winner

British Science-Fiction Award: Best Short Fiction. Ogres (Solaris) Shortlist

Subjective Chaos Kind of Award for Science-Fiction 2023. Eyes of the Void (Pan Macmillan) Shortlist

Kurd Laßwitz Preis 2022 in the Best Translated SF Work 2023. Die Scherben der Erde/Shards of Earth (Heine/Pan Macmillan). Translator: Irene Holicki Shortlist

Locus Award 2023: Best Science Fiction Novel. Eyes of the Void (Tor UK; Orbit US) Finalist

Locus Award 2023: Best Novella. Ogres (Solaris). Finalist

Kelvin 505 (Spain): Best Translated Novel, Huerfanos de la Tierra (Shards of Earth) (Alamut) Shortlist


The Kitschies: Bear Head (Head of Zeus) Shortlist

Subjective Chaos Kind of Award: Shards of Earth (Tor) Shortlist

Ursula Le Guin Award: Elder Race ( Shortlist

Seiun Awards (Japan): Children of Time (Tor) Nomination

(Best Translated Long Work. Translation by Masayuki Uchida) 

Hugo Awards: Elder Race ( 2nd place.

Premi Ictineu Awards 2022 Trescafocs (Firewalkers) (Editorial Chronos) Shortlist

(Best novel translated into Catalan. Translation by Edgar Cotes i Argelich)

Locus Awards: Shards of Earth (Tor) Shortlisted

British Science Fiction Awards: Shards of Earth (Tor) Winner


Golden Dragon Award (Montenegro) for Best International Author (2021) Winner

Philip K. Dick Award: The Doors of Eden (Tor) Nomination

British Science Fiction Awards: The Doors of Eden (Tor) Nomination

Sidewise Awards: The Doors of Eden (Tor) Winner


Arthur C. Clarke Award: Cage of Souls (Head of Zeus) Nomination

Prix Utopiales 2020 (France): Dogs of War (Head of Zeus) Nomination


SciFi Weekender Award for Best Author (2019) Winner

British Science Fiction Award: Children of Ruin (Tor) Winner


British Fantasy Awards: The Tiger and the Wolf (Pan Macmillan) Winner


Arthur C. Clarke Award: Children of Time (Tor) Winner

British Fantasy Awards: Guns of the Dawn (Tor) Nomination


British Fantasy Awards: “Family Business” in The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic (Best Short Story) Nomination

David Gemmell Legend Award: War Master’s Gate (Tor UK) Nomination for Best Novel 2014. 

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