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Rosewater

Winner of the Nommo Award for Best Novel

By Tade Thompson

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Rosewater is the start of a vibrant and compellingly told trilogy by one of science fiction's most engaging new voices - perfect for fans of N. K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season, Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice and Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach trilogy. Winner of the inaugural Nommo Award for Best Novel, Africa's first award for speculative fiction

Winner of the inaugural Nommo Award for Best Novel
Africa's first award for speculative fiction
John W. Campbell Award finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel

'A magnificent tour de force' Adrian Tchaikovsky

'Smart. Gripping. Fabulous!' Ann Leckie

'Mesmerising' M. R. Carey

Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless - people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumoured healing powers.

Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. He has seen inside the biodome, and doesn't care to again - but when something begins killing off others like himself, Kaaro must defy his masters to search for an answer, facing his dark history and coming to a realisation about a horrifying future.

Biographical Notes

Tade Thompson is the author of Rosewater, a John W. Campbell Award finalist and winner of the 2017 NOMMO Award for Best Novel. His novella The Murders of Molly Southbourne has recently been optioned for screen adaptation. He also writes short stories, notably 'The Apologists' which was nominated for a British Science Fiction Association Award. Born in London to Yoruba parents, he lives and works on the south coast of England where he battles an addiction to books.

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  • ISBN: 9780356511368
  • Publication date: 20 Sep 2018
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: Orbit
Smart. Gripping. Fabulous! — Ann Leckie
Mesmerising. There are echoes of Neuromancer and Arrival in here, but this astonishing debut is beholden to no-one — M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
Hugely satisfying . . . a darkly beautiful gem — SFX
A magnificent tour de force, skilfully written and full of original and disturbing ideas — Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of CHILDREN OF TIME
Hard-edged and utterly compelling — i newspaper
This series is going to be addictive. See you on the other side — STYLIST (featured as a top ten pick for September)
A fiercely weird, breathtaking biopunk tale of alien invasion, Rosewater is ambitious and smart and very, very cool — Tasha Suri, author of EMPIRE OF SAND
Perfect for fans of William Gibson's NEUROMANCER, this twisty, captivating page-turner explores the fragility of the mind and how memory constructs identity — BookPage
In addition to providing a gritty and intricately plotted science fiction mystery, Thompson's opening of the Wormwood Trilogy considers what it means to be human — Booklist
As strange, vivid and intricate as the alien biosphere at its heart, Rosewater is a fabulous book and Tade Thompson is a writer of enormous heart and talent. Just brilliant — Dave Hutchinson
A strange and unsettling story of psychics, conspiracy, and alien invasion unlike anything I've read before. Masterfully constructed, brimming with ideas and slowly unfolding mystery, Rosewater hurt my brain in the best of ways — Fonda Lee, author of JADE CITY
You've never been anywhere like Rosewater. And you've never seen an alien invasion like this. Tade Thompson will take you someplace incredible, full of unforgettable characters and deep insight. Rosewater cements his place as one of our our boldest and most exciting new writers — Sam J. Miller
Breathtakingly smart prose — SEATTLE REVIEW OF BOOKS
Rosewater asks you uncomfortable questions about what is right, what is wrong, what you'll tolerate, and what is human — Mike Brooks
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