The Rosewater Insurrection

The Rosewater Insurrection : Book 2 of the Wormwood Trilogy

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The year is 2067. The city of Rosewater is chaotic, vibrant and full of life - some of it extra-terrestrial.

The charismatic mayor, Jack Jacques, has declared Rosewater a free state, independent to Nigeria. But the city's alien dome is dying. Government forces await its demise, ready to destroy Rosewater's independence before it has even begun.

And in the city's quiet suburbs, a woman wakes with no memory of who she is - with memories belonging to something much older and much more alien.

Praise and accolades for Rosewater:

Winner of the inaugural Nommo Award for Best Novel, Africa's first award for speculative fiction
Shortlisted for the Kitschie Award for Best Novel 2019
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

'An astonishing book. I wish I'd written it' Lauren Beukes


The Wormwood Trilogy begins with Rosewater, continues with The Rosewater Insurrection and ends in The Rosewater Redemption.
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Product details

  • United Kingdom
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1405542187
  • 9781405542180

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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 Hard-edged and utterly compelling -- i newspaper 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 boldest and most exciting new writers -- Sam J. Miller Mind-expanding and utterly addictive -- Mark Haddon, author of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Breathtakingly smart prose -- SEATTLE REVIEW OF BOOKS A magnificent tour de force, skilfully written and full of original and disturbing ideas -- Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of CHILDREN OF TIME In addition to providing a gritty and intricately plotted science fiction mystery, Thompson's opening of the Wormwood Trilogy considers what it means to be human -- Booklist 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 asks you uncomfortable questions about what is right, what is wrong, what you'll tolerate, and what is human -- Mike Brooks Smart. Gripping. Fabulous! -- Ann Leckie Hugely satisfying . . . a darkly beautiful gem -- SFX A fiercely weird, breathtaking biopunk tale of alien invasion, Rosewater is ambitious and smart and very, very cool -- Tasha Suri, author of EMPIRE OF SAND
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About Tade Thompson

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.
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