: Thompson (T.)

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390pp., paperback, First UK Edition, London, 2018


First published in the USA in 2016.

Winner of the 2019 Arthur C. Clarke Award. Inaugural winner of the Nommo Award, Africa's first award for speculative fiction.

Book one in The Wormwood Trilogy, set in Nigeria in the near-future. Rosewater is a town situated around the edges of an alien biodome.

“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

"A sharply satirical, ingenious thriller about an alien invasion that's disturbingly familiar. Tade Thompson has built a fascinating world that will suck you in and keep you guessing. This book will eat you alive, and you'll like it." Annalee Newitz, author of The Future of Another Timeline

"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

Tade Thompson was born in London to Yoruba parents. He lives in Portsmouth, England.