Rosewater - The Wormwood Trilogy (Paperback)
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Rosewater - The Wormwood Trilogy (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 20/09/2018
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There’s wild invention and then there is Rosewater, the initial instalment in Tade Thompson’s magnificently-realised trilogy Wormwood. It is 2066, the time of a truly alien invasion, the world in the thrall of a strange entity that has made its unknowable home in rural Nigeria. Its impact prompts spectrum of effect, most acutely felt by the ‘sensitives’ of which the novel’s hero Kaaro is one. Dipping between genres, from biopunk thriller to enthralling futurism, Thompson unspools even the most fantastical of narrative elements with precision and wit.

Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2019

'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

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 first in a dazzling new science fiction trilogy. The story continues in The Rosewater Insurrection and concludes in The Rosewater Redemption, published in October 2019 and available to pre-order now.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356511368
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

'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

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Clare Riley

“A great start to a potentially exciting new trilogy!”

Rosewater is a city which has grown around an alien biome in Nigeria. Once a year, a part of the dome opens and heals all those in the vicinity, regardless of their illness. The biome also appears to have triggered... More

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“The world is changing”

In 2012 an alien lands in London and releases fungal spores. These create "sensitives" people who are able to read the thoughts and feelings of others.

In 2066 a dome appears in Nigeria. A city grows around... More

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“Excellent, trippy, funky science fiction”

I had been meaning to pick this up for a while: a very amusing interview with the author in The Guardian (in which he said that Frankenstein was great, but Victor Frankenstein was a big crybaby) persuaded me to... More

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