The Book of the Colossus

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Dark Feathered Hearts Out Now…

The Book of the Colossus is now complete with the final volume – Dark Feathered Hearts. “You shut us down in the darkness, you skin people oh so bright beneath […]

AntiHelix out now!

Remorseless, vicious and brilliant – General Crysanthe Uella has dedicated her life to ensuring humanity will escape from the embers of a dead universe. But the corrupt lords of a […]

Ragged Claws

5 out of 5 – Jane Dougherty, Amazon.com. “This is a wonderful book, a massive canvas of purple and blood red skies, oceans of liquid metal, decomposing cities full of […]

Thumb

Reviews of Thumb Adrian Tchaikovsky – Shadows of the Apt “Thumb is a superb book, one that makes the madness work.” Ian Watson “Splendidly strange, vividly original.” 5 out of 5 […]

AntiHelix, nuts and bolts and a writer’s workflow

I’ve finished the first draft of the third volume in the Book of the Colossus quadrilogy, AntiHelix, and put it to one side for a month to pickle. It stands […]

Paperhouse (1988)

Movies and dreams have always been closely linked. Cinema history is full of movies of dreams, from the films of Georges Méliès and the 1911 cartoon of Little Nemo in […]

Ragged Claws available on March 16th!

  Max and Abby are trapped in the city of Interosseous where the inhabitants navigate through the treacherous streets using the giant faces in the sky. If humanity is to […]

Ragged Claws Cover Art

The great news is that the manuscript for Ragged Claws is back from my editor, John Jarrold, and ready for the final knocking into shape before release. The book is […]

Visualising Ragged Claws in 3D

The first draft of my next novel and sequel to Thumb, Ragged Claws, is now finished and tucked safely in a drawer for a month. It’s hard not to keep […]

Ragged Claws – concept art

The sequel to Thumb.

Thumb available in paperback!

Thumb is now available in paperback from Amazon, priced $9.99 in the US, £7.99 in the UK and €11.17 in Europe. I confess to being biased but I’m really happy […]

Thumb – Out Now!

The universe is empty. The stars are dead. The worlds are no more. The last humans struggle to create a god to save them from the utter end. In the […]

Countdown to Thumb

A flat singularity carried the unfinished body of God through an empty universe. The colossus lay on his back, a being so vast he might easily have put his arms […]

German Expressionist Flyer

I’ve been working on some art/visualisation pieces for Thumb. As I mentioned before I wanted to capture the feel of the German Expressionist artists and films of the 1920s and […]

Concept art for Thumb

In the Wastelands at the end of time stands a house that contains the secret to humanity’s survival.

Off to Italy

Just a quick couple of pieces of news: 1) There won’t be a post for a couple of weeks as I’m off on my hols to Lake Como in Italy, […]

Thumb – Concept Art

Update: Consensus of opinion is that the font made it looked too like a comic book so I’m going to rethink the titling. In the meantime, here’s the image. I […]

The Maiden Tower

I’ve just spent a few days in Latvia at a UNESCO conference on education. The delegates were mainly from Central Asia and Eastern Europe, so I had the chance to […]

The New Mother

One of the most disturbing children’s stories ever published is “The New Mother” by Lucy Clifford. It appeared in the anthology of tales Anyhow Stories, Moral and Otherwise, published in […]

The End

Thumb is set at the very end of the Universe when all the stars have vanished and we have entered the phase called the heat death of the universe. Early […]