Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 20/09/2018
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The world is changing
In 2012 an alien lands in London and releases fungal spores. These create "sensitives" people who are able to read the thoughts and feelings of others. In... READ MORE
Sharon at Maidstone
Excellent, trippy, funky science fiction
I had been meaning to pick this up for a while: a very amusing interview with the author in The Guardian (in which he said that Frankenstein was great, but... READ MORE
Ian Farnell
Unclassifiable and Unputdownable
One of the first things that might strike you about this novel is that the blurb doesn’t really tell you much. In terms of actual plot detail, it gives you... READ MORE
Ollie, Senior Bookseller


Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2019 'Mesmerising. There are echoes of Neuromancer and Arrival in here, but this astonishing debut is beholden to no-one' - M. R. Carey, author of The Girl With all the Gifts 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 first in a dazzling new science fiction trilogy. The story continues in The Rosewater Insurrection and concludes in The Rosewater Redemption, published in October 2019 and available to pre-order now.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780356511368
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 289g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 30 mm

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A great start to a potentially exciting new trilogy!
Rosewater is a city which has grown around an alien biome in Nigeria. Once a year, a part of the dome opens and heals all those in the vicinity, regardless... READ MORE
Clare R
Well written
A little hard to understand the story at first but it was very well written and I couldn't stop reading!
Ellie Murray