The Rosewater Redemption


By Tade Thompson

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The Rosewater Redemption is the powerful conclusion to the award-winning Wormdwood trilogy, by one of science fiction's most engaging voices.

Life in the newly independent city-state of Rosewater isn't everything its citizens were expecting.

The Mayor finds that debts incurred during the insurrection are coming back to haunt him. Nigeria isn't willing to let Rosewater go without a fight. And the city's alien inhabitants are threatening mass murder for their own sinister ends…

Operating across spacetime, the xenosphere, and international borders, it is up to a small group of hackers and criminals to prevent the extra-terrestrial advance. The fugitive known as Bicycle Girl, Kaaro, and his former handler Femi may be humanity's last line of defense.

Innovative and genre-bending, Tade Thompson's ambitious Afrofuturist series is perfect for fans of Jeff Vandermeer, N. K. Jemisin, and Ann Leckie.
Praise for The Wormwood Trilogy:

"Smart. Gripping. Fabulous!" —Ann Leckie, award winning-author of Ancillary Justice 

"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 

"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 

The Wormwood Trilogy
The Rosewater Insurrection
The Rosewater Redemption


  • "A fitting end to this trilogy, which, in even its trippiest moments, maintains a plausibility that others in this subgenre often lack."
    Kirkus (starred review)
  • "The concluding volume of Tade Thompson enormously inventive trilogy of humanity's first contact with aliens goes for broke."
    B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
  • "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
  • "Thompson's genius in displacing his tale of successive xenobiological attacks from the West onto the developing world is matched by his breathtakingly smart prose.... Deeply engrossing."
    The Seattle Review of Books 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 on Rosewater
  • "Compellingly strange yet accessible... a character-driven, morally grey tale of hope and potential redemption."
    Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Rosewater
  • "Deeply imagined characters and vibrant, startling imagery... An author to watch."
    B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog on Rosewater
  • "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, World Fantasy Award winning author of Jade City on Rosewater
  • "Perfect for fans of William Gibson's Neuromancer, this twisty, captivating page-turner explores the fragility of the mind and how memory constructs identity."
    BookPage on Rosewater
  • "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 on Rosewater
  • "This thrilling, ambitious novel offers a deftly woven and incisive blend of science fiction, psychology, action, and mystery. Highly recommended."
    Kate Elliott, author of Black Wolves on Rosewater
  • "One of the most imaginative alien invasion scenarios I have come across."
    Aliette de Bodard, Nebula and BSFA award-winning author, on Rosewater
  • "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 on Rosewater
  • "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 on Rosewater
  • "Original, entertaining, and food for thought. Tade Thompson is an exciting new voice in our field and I can't wait to read more of his work."
    Pat Cadigan on Rosewater

On Sale
Oct 15, 2019
Page Count
416 pages

Tade Thompson

About the Author

Tade Thompson is the author of the Rosewater novels, the Molly Southbourne books, and Making Wolf. He has won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nommo Award, and the Prix Julia Verlanger and been a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award, the Locus Awards, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Hugo Awards, among others. He lives and works on the south coast of England. 

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