Children of Time
From the remnants of humanity to the rise of spiders.
"Children of Time" by Adrian Tchaikovsky spun a tale of evolution and survival across the eons. Humanity, on the brink of extinction, stumbled upon a terraformed planet, engineered eons ago by their ancestors, where a new civilization has emerged from the most unlikely of successors: spiders.
As the remnants of humanity vied for a new home, they confronted the planet's dominant species, leading to an epic clash of civilizations. The narrative explored themes of intelligence, progress, and the essence of being, flipping the script on human centrality in the universe. Tchaikovsky's work became a compelling study of life's potential, winning the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award for its innovative and reflective approach to science fiction.