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Children of Ruin
Children of Ruin | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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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 a new cast of characters and a thrilling new narrative. It has been waiting through the ages. Now it's time . . . Thousands of years ago, Earths 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 humanitys great empire fell, and the programs 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 its been waiting for them.
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TheSpineView
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This is the 2nd book in The Children of Time series. I put off reading because I have been disappointed enough times with sequels. I wish I hadn't because the 2nd was as good as the 1st. Fabulous characters and world building was out of this world (pun intended). Great plot that kept me interested the entire time. 5⭐

Aimeesue Yep, this one was very good. And not just because I love octopuses! I think the first book made me appreciate spiders more, too. (edited) 2d
esurient Oops! I confused at a glance Tchaikovsky's book with Moulton's of a similar title and was SO thrilled to learn of a sequel to a childhood favorite. Oh, well -- no sequel, just two more books to add to my TBR. That's really not bad... 2d
TheSpineView @esurient More good book is never a bad thing!😊 2d
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TheSpineView
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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TheSpineView
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#selfImprovementSept @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

#readinggoals

These are the books I want to read/finish this month. I hope to complete at least 2 audiobooks and 4 physical. Anything more will just be gravy!📚📚📚

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DaisyDaniel
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This was an incredible book detailing an intergalactic and inter species journey of epic proportions. Only Tchaikovsky can make you question our purpose in life and our perception of it as well as providing gripping action in the same chapter. This book is long and hefty, often some of the concepts are not easy to grasp but it is well worth the effort. I have not been this absorbed in a book for a long time x

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annkuch13
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This sequel was amazing! I was so curious where the author would take the story after Children of Time and it was so fascinating. The ideas he has about different life and technology and ways of thinking are just so impressive. The narrator for the audiobooks is equally amazing. I will never hear the phrase "we're going on an adventure" again without being creeped out. I really suggest giving these books a try even if you're not big on scifi.

Squidapus We just picked up Children of Time at the bookstore! Squidapus is eager to read it if both are so good! 4w
annkuch13 @Squidapus I hope you like it!! 4w
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Jexime
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After falling in love with Children of Time, I could not wait for Children of Ruin. This site is simply unparalleled. The language is absolutely brilliant and his spectacular creatures are written in anthropomorphic perfection. Children of Ruin is a heady read - thick with deep science and theoretical contemplation. This is not for everyone. It does not move fast and is not purely action filled, but it will push the boundaries of your psyche.

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Aimeesue
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Excited about this one. Can't wait to see where our evolved spider friends take us next.

Aimeesue OMG! There's an octopus in the first chapter! Octopuses are my favorite wild animal -they are so amazing! And they are the Ninjas of the Sea! 🐙 🐙 🐙 🐙 🐙 2mo
Aimeesue Best Octopus video ever: https://youtu.be/eS-USrwuUfA (edited) 2mo
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Geeklet
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I really really enjoyed this book! Portiids and Humans are now working together. On a spaceship, the combined crew stumbles into an unknown life form. I don‘t want to give away too much but we learn about the impact of a group of human terraformers who were busy working when they received the last transmission from Earth. I think I liked this book more than Children of Time. I recommend this series to all sci-fi fans.

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I like that despite all things, humans and intelligent spiders can bond over complaining.

vivastory 😄 It's the universal language 4mo
rohit-sawant 🤣🤣 4mo
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Geeklet
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I pull this trick far too often at work. Senkovi is right, it works. 😁

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Geeklet
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In theory, I‘d dive into this before bed but I‘m gonna be honest, I forgot everything that happened in the first book. Whoopsie! Guess I‘ll look at a summary tomorrow.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk My excitement for this one can‘t be quantified!!! 4mo
rjsthumbelina I'm so excited that they put the ebook of the first one on sale for the second one's release! I have been holding off on buying it at full price, but now I can read it! 4mo
Geeklet @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I must have liked the first one more than I thought because I have been weirdly excited too. @rjsthumbelina That‘s always the best part when a new book in a series comes out. I pick up so many series that way. ❤️ 4mo
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Vinjii
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Children of Ruin is the sequel to Children of Time. A novel that won the Arthur C. Clarke award in 2016. Adrian Tchaikovsky is a gifted writer and his thought experiments are fascinating. Children of Time: A ship sets out to land on a terraformed planet, ready for us humans. Only when we arrive, life is already there.

The sequel is just as magnificent! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CouronneDhiver Shark! 4mo
Louise Lovely pooch! 💕🐾 4mo
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