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!

Apex Magazine issue 90 is LIVE!

By Lesley Conner
on November 01, 2016

November 1st is here and it is a BIG month here at Apex! First, it is new Apex Magazine day! This month we have four original short stories by four phenomenal women: E. Catherine Tobler, Onu-Okpara Chiamaka, Natalia Theodoridou, and Erica L. Satifka. Our poetry is by Tiffany Midge and John Paul Davies. We have a reprint of “Shadow” by Tade Thompson. And if that isn’t enough, we have an excerpt from Tade’s novel Rosewater, which comes out through Apex Book Company later this month (preorders are open now). Andrea Johnson talks with E. Catherine Tobler about her story “Every Winter” and writing. And Russell Dickerson talks with our amazing cover artist Ania Tomicka.

Head over to the Apex Magazine website to read Jason Sizemore’s editorial and E. Catherine Tobler’s story “Every Winter” right now. To catch more of the issue, check back often. We will be releasing new content all month long!

Want to read the entire issue now? Subscribe!

Every month I encourage readers to subscribe if they enjoy Apex Magazine, but this month in particular it is really important. We are currently running our annual subscription drive. Subscriptions are the main way which we keep Apex Magazine funded. They are how we pay our authors, artists, and other contributors. This year we have a goal of raising $10,000. If we reach that goal we will have the funds to increase the word count of each issue and raise the pay rate at which we pay our authors. We are also planning an amazing issue full of bonus content – including stories by Ursula Vernon, Nisi Shawl, John Hornor Jacobs, and E. Catherine Tobler – for the January 2017 issue as a thank you to our readers. So far, we have raised $1,623. If you enjoy Apex Magazine and if you’d like to help us continue to grow and expand, please consider supporting us during our drive which is running until November 15th.

Individual issues are also available direct from Apex, or through Weightless Books and Amazon.

Table of Contents

EDITORIAL
Words from the Editor-in-Chief – Jason Sizemore

FICTION
Every Winter – E. Catherine Tobler
When She Comes – Onu-Okpara Chiamaka
The Island in the Attic – Natalia Theodoridou
After We Walked Away – Erica L. Satifka
Shadow – Tade Thompson
Rosewater (novel excerpt) – Tade Thompson

NONFICTION
Interview with Author E. Catherine Tobler – Andrea Johnson
Interview with Cover Artist Ania Tomicka – Russell Dickerson

POETRY
Love’s Ideal Envisioned by a Satyr – Tiffany Midge
The Annual Scarecrow Festival – John Paul Davies

For more Apex fun in November, check out the guidelines for our flash fiction contest. 250 words to tell us your best dark SFF Valentine’s story! Are you up for the challenge? Winners will be published in the February issue of Apex Magazine.

Rosewater by Tade Thompson - Cover Reveal

By Lesley Conner
on July 25, 2016
1 comment

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.

Cart Summary

Your cart is empty

New Releases

  • Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Victory in Defiance
    Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Victory in Defiance
  • The Apex Book of World SF: Volume 5
    The Apex Book of World SF: Volume 5
  • Undead: A Poetry Anthology of Ghosts and Ghouls
    Undead: A Poetry Anthology of Ghosts and Ghouls
  • Nexhuman
    Nexhuman
  • Close Your Eyes
    Close Your Eyes
  • Aetherchrist
    Aetherchrist

From the Blog

Coming in 2019 from Apex Book Company

October 25, 2018

It’s hard to believe, but 2019 is nearly here. And with that, comes a new batch of books published by...

Read more →