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.
A magnificent tour de force, skilfully written and full of original and disturbing ideas
Smart. Gripping. Fabulous!
Mesmerising. There are echoes of Neuromancer and Arrival in here, but this astonishing debut is beholden to no-one
A fiercely weird, breathtaking biopunk tale of alien invasion, Rosewater is ambitious and smart and very, very cool
One of the most imaginative alien invasion scenarios I have come across
Tade Thompson is the author of Rosewater, which was the winner of the 2019 Arthur C. Clarke Award, inaugural winner of the Nommo Award and a John W. Campbell finalist. His Hugo Award-shortlisted Wormwood trilogy is set in the world of Rosewater, and he is working on a space opera. His Shirley Jackson Award-shortlisted novella The Murders of Molly Southbourne has been optioned for screen adaptation. Born in London to Yoruba parents, he lives and works on the south coast of England where he battles an addiction to books.