*Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, winner*Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel, winner
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.
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"Smart. Gripping. Fabulous!"―Ann Leckie
"A magnificent tour de force, skillfully written and full of original and disturbing ideas."―Adrian Tchaikovsky
"A sharply satirical, ingenious thriller about an alien invasion that's disturbing 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
"Compellingly strange yet accessible... a character-driven, morally grey tale of hope and potential redemption."―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Deeply imagined characters and vibrant, startling imagery... An author to watch."―B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
"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
"Inventive aliens and realistic-feeling invasion... keen observations of how easily people ignore and accept what should be terrifying... intriguing characters (many of them women) who have lives of their own beyond the pages... fascinating."―Strange Horizons
"This thrilling, ambitious novel offers a deftly woven and incisive blend of science fiction, psychology, action, and mystery. Highly recommended."―Kate Elliott
"One of the most imaginative alien invasion scenarios I have come across."―Aliette de Bodard, Nebula and BSFA award-winning author