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TADE THOMPSON lives and works in the south of England. His background is in medicine, psychiatry and social anthropology. His first novel Making Wolf won the Golden Tentacle Award at the 2016 Kitschies. His second novel Rosewater is on the 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List, and his short story "The Apologists" has been shortlisted for a British Science Fiction Association award. He enjoys jazz, comics, and baking deformed bread.

Genres: Science Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction
   Making Wolf (2015)
   Far from the Light of Heaven (2021)
   Jackdaw (2022)
   Stories of Hope and Wonder (2020) (with others)
Anthologies edited
   AfroSF (2012) (with Ivor W. Hartmann)
   Steampunk World (2014) (with Sarah Hans)
   African Monsters (2015) (with James Bennett)
   Crises and Conflicts (2016) (with Ian Whates)
Series contributed to
Five Stories High
   3. Gnaw (2016)
British Science Fiction Association Best Book nominee (2018) : Rosewater
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book winner (2019) : Rosewater
British Science Fiction Association Best Book nominee (2019) : The Rosewater Insurrection

Tade Thompson recommends
Ascension (2023)
Nicholas Binge
"A science fiction mystery that uses a classical concept, but with a beating heart. Both the science and the suspense are perfection, all held together by a robust emotional core. I enjoyed it immensely."
Infinity Gate (2023)
(Pandominion, book 1)
M R Carey
"Infinity Gate is a powerful exploration of the near-future, skillfully and seamlessly weaving different realities and different iterations of AI. In other hands, this might be messy, but Carey has the experience, imagination and verve to pull it off. A must-read!"
Leech (2022)
Hiron Ennes
"Leech isn't like anything I've read before. Superb writing, interesting and fresh ideas, skilful execution. Highly recommended. I'll be reading anything Hiron Ennes writes from now on."
The Doors of Eden (2020)
Adrian Tchaikovsky
"The Doors of Eden shows a combination of tight, evocative prose combined with erudition. In a story whose scope is the broad canvas of the history of all life in the universe, Tchaikovsky manages to zoom in on human moments without breaking a sweat. Inventive, funny and engrossing, this book lingers long after you close it."
The Luminous Dead (2019)
Caitlin Starling
"With The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling gives us a confident debut, an imaginative future thriller that barely lets up the tension and claustrophobia. Mistrust and paranoia abound all the way to the end, and Gyre feels every moment of it, widening along with the events, as the poet said."
The Black God's Drums (2018)
P Djèlí Clark
"Whether you're new to orisha magic or seasoned in the lore, Clark's retro-afrofuturistic tale will keep you engrossed in a world of airships, New Orleans, alternative history, and renegade scientists. The language and setting is so authentic you'll taste the gumbo."

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