Children of Memory - Adrian Tchaikovsky

Children of Memory

By Adrian Tchaikovsky

  • Release Date: 2023-01-31
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 178 Ratings


Winner of the 2023 Hugo Award for Best Series! 

The modern classic of space opera that began with Children of Time continues in this extraordinary novel of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet.

Earth failed. In a desperate bid to escape, the spaceship Enkidu and its captain, Heorest Holt, carried its precious human cargo to a potential new paradise. Generations later, this fragile colony has managed to survive, eking out a hardy existence. Yet life is tough, and much technological knowledge has been lost.

Then strangers appear. They possess unparalleled knowledge and thrilling technology – and they've arrived from another world to help humanity’s colonies. But not all is as it seems, and the price of the strangers' help may be the colony itself.

Children of Memory by Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author Adrian Tchaikovsky is a far-reaching space opera spanning generations, species and galaxies.


  • Unexpectedly profound

    By YetAnotherKate
    I’m still thinking about Children of Memory, a few days afterwards. In its final chapters, the story goes wide on ideas he’d been planting through the whole series, about appreciating sentience, and seeing beyond one’s own species. In each of the earlier books, we watched characters ultimately overcome their assumptions and prejudices, to accept and connect with other cultures quite different from their own. In the last pages of this book, in the guise of story, I was suddenly presented with an opportunity to make a similar leap myself — to reconsider what thinking is, and expand my own definition of culture. Also, great Corvid dialogues.
  • Excellent

    By Peter Rontea
    Well written, superb descriptions, artificial intelligence, messiahs, gods. Excellent.
  • Enjoyable

    By Fit fortysomething
    Did not enjoy the jumping around time, a little jerky, put together nicely in the end.