Genre(s): fiction, science fiction, fantasy
Publication: February 23rd, 2018
Tade Thompson’s Rosewater is the start of an award-winning, cutting edge trilogy set in Nigeria, by one of science fiction’s most engaging new voices.
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 rumored 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 realization about a horrifying future. (Goodreads)
When I decide to read sci-fi, I expect it to go all in. I like the works: aliens, out of this world science or ideas, some mysterious thing that the simple humans just can’t grasp. This sounds like it ticks all the boxes. With my sci-fi I also tend to prefer adult over YA so this book seems like it hits on every level. Why haven’t I seen this around before?
What is disappointing is that I just went to put on a hold on this from my library and they don’t have a physical copy. “Alright, well, I’ll log into the bigger library system I have a card for and request an e-loan, surely they will have it,” I thought. Guess what? They don’t. This award winning, well rated sci-fi novel and I can’t get it from my library. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions on why that is while I put in purchase requests for it.
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