ROSEWATER by Tade Thompson is a John W. Campbell Award finalist

By Jason Sizemore
on June 05, 2017

We're pleased to share that ROSEWATER by Tade Thompson is a finalist for the 2017 John W. Campbell Award.

The John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science-fiction novel of the year is one of the three major annual awards for book-length science fiction, and the only juried award of its history and stature.

Other nominees include Colson Whitehead, Ben Winter, Nisi Shawl, and Don DeLillo.

For a complete list go here.

Audiobook of ROSEWATER by Tade Thompson is now available

By Jason Sizemore
on May 10, 2017

Apex Publications is pleased to announce that in partnership with Beacon Audio, Tade Thompson's outstanding novel ROSEWATER is now available in audio format.

Length: 11 hours 31 minutes

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qZReEb

Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Rosewater-Audiobook/B071YLY9VH/

Narrated by Sangita Chauhan.

Rosewater by Tade Thompson is available now!

By Lesley Conner
on November 15, 2016

Today’s the day! The invasion has begun; Rosewater by Tade Thompson is now available in both print and eBook editions!

Set in Nigeria, Rosewater is a science fiction novel spanning decades of Kaaro’s life: from when he was a young man and thief to his recruitment into a government agency known as Section 45 to when he must try to figure out why other sensitives like himself are dying. It’s story about love, survival, and a silent alien invasion.

Order your copy of Rosewater now!

"One of the most imaginative alien invasion scenarios I have come across ..."
—Aliette de Bodard, Nebula and BSFA award-winning author of THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS

"The story bounces over multiple decades, laying out Kaaro’s sordid past and assorted sins, but it never loses sight of the big picture, in which the machinations of aliens (whom the reader will find both understandable and frightening) and psychics are just the backdrop for a character-driven, morally gray tale of hope and potential redemption."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Synopsis:

Between meeting a boy who bursts into flames, alien floaters that want to devour him, and a butterfly woman who he has sex with when he enters the xenosphere, Kaaro's life is far from the simple one he wants. But he left simple behind a long time ago when he was caught stealing and nearly killed by an angry mob. Now he works for a government agency called Section 45, and they want him to find a women known as Bicycle Girl. And that's just the beginning.

An alien entity lives beneath the ground, forming a biodome around which the city of Rosewater thrives. The cities of Rosewater are enamored by the dome, hoping for a chance to meet the beings within or possibly be invited to come in themselves. But Kaaro isn't so enamored. He was in the biodome at one point and decided to leave it behind. When something begins killing off other sensitives like himself, Kaaro defies Section 45 to search for an answer, facing his past and coming to a realization about a horrifying future.

"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 and now simply couldn't do without!" 
—Lavie Tidhar, author of A MAN LIES DREAMING and CENTRAL STATION

"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 and COLD MAGIC

If you have been looking for a science fiction novel that will broaden your world but feels so close and so real that it will leave you breathless, look no further. Rosewater is the book for you!

Rosewater by Tade Thompson - Cover Reveal

By Lesley Conner
on July 25, 2016
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Tade Thompson is a talented writer that we here at Apex think everyone should be reading (check out his story "Child, Funeral, Thief, Death" in Apex Magazine issue 76). Later this year we will be bringing you a whole lot more from Tade with a new sci-fi novel. 

Rosewater is science fiction novel set in Nigeria that deals with an alien invasion and the impact it has on Earth.

Today we have the cover for this awesome new book, as well as the synopsis. Later this week, we'll open up preorders so you can be the first in line to read it.

Synopsis:

Between meeting a boy who bursts into flames, alien floaters that want to devour him, and a butterfly woman who he has sex with when he enters the xenosphere, Kaaro’s life is far from the simple one he wants. But he left simple behind a long time ago when he was caught stealing and nearly killed by an angry mob. Now he works for a government agency called Section 45, and they want him to find a woman known as Bicycle Girl. And that’s just the beginning.

An alien entity lives beneath the ground, forming a biodome around which the city of Rosewater thrives. The citizens of Rosewater are enamored by the dome, hoping for a chance to meet the beings within or possibly be invited to come in themselves. But Kaaro isn’t so enamored. He was in the biodome at one point and decided to leave it behind. When something begins killing off other sensitives like himself, Kaaro defies Section 45 to search for an answer, facing his past and coming to a realization about a horrifying future.

Cover art by Igor Vitkovskiy.

Cover design by Russell Dickerson.

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