Rosewater

  • Author Tade Thompson
  • Narrator Bayo Gbadamosi
  • Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
  • Run Time 13 hours and 36 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Science fiction.

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What to expect

***Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award***

Winner of the inaugural Nommo Award for Best Novel, Africa’s first award for speculative fiction
Shortlisted for the Kitschie Award for Best Novel

John W. Campbell Award finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel

‘A magnificent tour de force’ Adrian Tchaikovsky

‘Mind-expanding and utterly addictive’ Mark Haddon

‘Smart. Gripping. Fabulous!’ Ann Leckie

‘Mesmerising’ M. R. Carey

‘An astonishing book. I wish I’d written it’ Lauren Beukes

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.

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.

Critics Review

  • Mind-expanding and utterly addictive

    Mark Haddon author of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
  • Smart. Gripping. Fabulous!

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

  • Hugely satisfying . . . a darkly beautiful gem

  • A magnificent tour de force, skilfully written and full of original and disturbing ideas

  • Hard-edged and utterly compelling

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