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Rosewater

(2017)
(The first book in the Wormwood Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book
British Science Fiction Association Best Book (nominee)
Tade Thompson's Rosewater is the start of an award-winning, cutting edge trilogy set in Nigeria, by one of science fiction's most engaging new voices.

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 rumored 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 realization about a horrifying future.


Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"One of the most imaginative alien invasion scenarios I have come across..." - Aliette de Bodard

"Rosewater asks you uncomfortable questions about what is right, what is wrong, what you'll tolerate, and what is human." - Mike Brooks

"Mesmerising. There are echoes of Neuromancer and Arrival in here, but this astonishing debut is beholden to no-one." - M R Carey

"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

"Smart. Gripping. Fabulous!" - Ann Leckie

"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

"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

"A fiercely weird, breathtaking biopunk tale of alien invasion, Rosewater is ambitious and smart and very, very cool." - Tasha Suri

"A magnificent tour de force, skilfully written and full of original and disturbing ideas." - Adrian Tchaikovsky


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Used availability for Tade Thompson's Rosewater

Paperback Editions

September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rosewater: Book 1 of the Wormwood Trilogy, Winner of the Nommo Award for Best Novel
Author(s): Tade Thompson
ISBN: 0-356-51136-7 / 978-0-356-51136-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy, 1)
Author(s): Tade Thompson
ISBN: 0-316-44905-9 / 978-0-316-44905-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rosewater
Author(s): Tade Thompson
ISBN: 1-937009-29-7 / 978-1-937009-29-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Apex Book Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Rosewater: The Wormwood Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Tade Thompson
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon   


September 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Rosewater: The Wormwood Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Tade Thompson
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Rosewater: The Wormwood Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Tade Thompson
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Rosewater
Author(s): Tade Thompson
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Rosewater
Author(s): Tade Thompson
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Tade Thompson
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rosewater: Book 1 of the Wormwood Trilogy, Winner of the Nommo Award for Best Novel
Author(s): Tade Thompson
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU