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“Gripping and skillfully told, with an economy and freshness of approach that is all Tade Thompson''s own. The setting is interstellar, but it feels as real, immediate, and lethal as today's headlines. Whatever he does next, it's bound to be interesting.”—Alastair Reynolds
"This character-driven, locked-room murder mystery set in space is as intriguing as the title… With aliens, androids, too-curious politicians, and a rogue AI, this new novel from Thompson manages to be both a romp and a puzzle.”—Buzzfeed
“Simultaneously brutally grounded and wildly imaginative. The twists keep on coming.”—Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C. Clarke Award winner
“[A]n intriguing mix of real space science and mystery: It’s “Gravity” meets “The Murders in the Rue Morgue"....completely engrossing." —New York Times
"[I]nventive, exciting and compulsively readable...This book is like the Tardis, larger inside than out, with a range of ideas, characters and fascinating future settings making it probably the best science fiction novel of the year."—The Guardian
"This energetic thriller features compelling characters, believable space logistics, dreadful consequences, and horror leavened by humor."—Booklist
"A real treat. It's a gripping space opera with the characters fighting for their lives aboard a dying starship. I enjoyed it so much and can't wait to see what he does next.”—Martha Wells, New York Times bestselling author
"[A] book brimming with big ideas, imaginative flair, and memorable characters."
"Inventive. Thompson’s appealing take on long-distance space travel, subversion of typical AI tropes, tender characterization, and cleverly constructed suspense makes this worthwhile fare. Readers looking for a smart sci-fi mystery should snap this up."—Publishers Weekly
Previous praise for Tade Thompson:
"Smart. Gripping. Fabulous!"
--- Ann Leckie, award winning-author of Ancillary Justice on Rosewater
"Mesmerising. There are echoes of Neuromancer and Arrival in here, but this astonishing debut is beholden to no one."
--- M. R. Carey, bestselling author of The Girl with all the Gifts on Rosewater
"A magnificent tour de force, skillfully written and full of original and disturbing ideas."
--- Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C. Clarke Award winning author of Children of Time on Rosewater
"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, author of Autonomous on Rosewater
"Part thriller, part mystery and part phantasmagoric journey across a strange yet not-too-distant future, and reminiscent at times of both Roger Zelazny and Nnedi Okorafor, Rosewater is the hardboiled, Nigerian alien invasion story you always wanted."
--- Lavie Tidhar, award winning author of Central Station