Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2019 * 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.Â Gripping. Fabulous!' - Ann Leckie * 'Mesmerising' - M. R.Â 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.Â K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season, Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice and Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach trilogy.