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The Murders of Molly Southbourne cover!

Yes, the cover of my new novella THE MURDERS OF MOLLY SOUTHBOURNE is here!

You can find out what it’s about, and a metric ton of blurbage on the publisher’s page at Tor.com

The Murders of Molly Southbourne reaches deep into the heart of existence and drags our fears into the sunlight. An excellent, terrifying read.” —Fran Wilde, award-winning author of Updraft, Cloudbound, and Horizon

Pre-order on Amazon: US , UK , Canada, France

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Clearing My Throat

Eh, I’m terrible at this blogging thing, no?

Check out my story BOOTBLACK at Expanded Horizons. Maybe content warning? Nah, go for it. You’re adults.

Some stuff:

My novella The Murders of Molly Southbourne is due for an October release from Tor.com. First reader responses are good. I’ve seen the cover art, and it’s superb. I will share what I can when I can.

I’m currently working on rewrites for a novella called Witch Gun Running which is a kind of batshit contemporary fantasy with pocket universe settings. The first draft is a mess, but it’s looking like I know what to fix.

In the Johannesburg Review of Books some other writers and I pay tribute to the writer Kojo Laing who died with not nearly enough recognition, in my opinion.

In a few days time I’ll be giving a talk at the London School of Oriental Studies titled Science Fictional antidotes to the Created, Observed and Experienced African Self. It sounds fancier that it really is, but I promise to entertain, at least.

I’m listening to Drum n Bass and reading Elephantmen.

Til next time.

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ROSEWATER: A Novel

Publishers Weekly:

[A] compellingly strange yet accessible setting, with an underlying mystery to drive the fast-paced narrative.

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In 24-hours you’ll be able to buy my sci-fi novel ROSEWATER.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rosewater-Tade-Thompson-x/dp/1937009297/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1479132397&sr=1-2&keywords=Rosewater

https://www.amazon.com/Rosewater-Tade-Thompson/dp/1937009297

https://www.amazon.fr/Rosewater-Tade-Thompson/dp/1937009297/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1479132487&sr=8-3&keywords=rosewater

 

 

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Cover Art: INTERZONE 266

Don’t forget Interzone #266 which contains my science fiction short story THE APOLOGISTS.

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The Apologists Splash Page Art

My sci-fi story The Apologists will appear in Interzone #266, September this year.

Below is the graphic by Martin Hanford. I like.

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ROSEWATER cover reveal!

I can finally share this.

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Cover art by Igor Vitkovskiy.

Cover design by Russell Dickerson.

Pre-orders from later this week.

http://www.apexbookcompany.com/blogs/frontpage/rosewater-by-tade-thompson-cover-reveal

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Songs with the Liars

“I only said how I want to be there and I would sing my songs with the liars,and my lies with the singers.”
Anne Sexton

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Here we are at the start of another year. I’m not going to bother with all that revisionist malarkey that everybody does. Why repeat that when others have done it better?

Instead, let’s look at what’s ahead. What are your plans for 2016?

I sold my science fiction novel ROSEWATER to Apex Books. Tentative release date is September 2016. Watch this space, as there may be a promotional website.

Also in September 2016, Secret Project X, a novella. I’ll discuss this with its real title when the embargo is lifted. All I can say is, I’ve finished the novella, including rewrites and editorial input. Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, I’m working on two projects, LABOURS, an urban fantasy novel set in London, and painting an internal illustration for a short story collection.

My 2015 novel MAKING WOLF is still getting good reviews. You’ve bought it, right?

“The British Yoruba author Tade Thompson was previously known to me as a creator of speculative fiction, so I was rather surprised to discover this excellent writer’s intriguingly titled debut novel, Making Wolf, is non-spec mystery/suspense.  Set in the fictional West African nation of Alcacia, this is a novel well aware of the Bond mythos, and there’s a moment where I thought Bond’s path was the one the plot would take.  Then Thompson smashed that notion to smithereens, and kept smashing.  I was not only surprised repeatedly, I was made very aware that my ignorance of what goes on in parts of humanity’s home continent was by choice.  Brutal, unsparing, brilliant.  Find Thompson’s work and read it.”

 

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