Children of Time, written by Adrian Tchaikovsky, is a captivating science fiction novel that explores the concept of alien technology and its impact on evolution. The story takes place in a future where humanity has terraformed a distant planet and accidentally uplifted a species of intelligent spiders. As the spiders develop their own civilization and encounter remnants of alien technology, the true nature of their existence is revealed. With its unique perspective and thought-provoking exploration of alien technology, Children of Time is a must-read for fans of science fiction and evolutionary biology.