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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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Available at all good interwebs!

 

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Reviews and Stuff

Mike Tyson said everyone has a plan till they’re punched in the face. Or something similar. Been a while since I had anything to say, mostly because life punched me in the face. No tragedy or drama or anything, just regular life stuff that requires time and effort.

Now then.

Locus Online reviews AfroSFV2 in which my novella ‘The Last Pantheon’ co-written with Nick Wood, gets favourable mention.

“It’s overall an entertaining read with occasional political overtones, not a screed, but at its heart a tragedy of two persons who once called each other brothers.”

Read the full review here.

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My novel MAKING WOLF (which you’ve bought, right?) continues to get favourable reviews.

Here’s one from Val’s Random Comments.

“Thompson has his reasons to tell the story the way he does. He wants the book to be more than a simple fast-paced thriller and succeeds gloriously. It’s a book that hides a lot of food for thought under the surface. I’ve been spoiled with a great many good books this year. Making Wolf is another book I can wholeheartedly recommend.”

Full review here.

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On the short fiction front, African Monsters ToC and Cover art is ready.

My story “120 Days of Sunlight” is in it.

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You can read my horror short story “The Monkey House” on Omenana for free. Lots of other fiction there too.

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That’s it for now. Tip your nurses and janitors!

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Some news: World Fantasy Convention

So…my story ‘SLIP ROAD’ will be part of the anthology “Unconventional Fantasy, A Celebration of Forty Years of the World Fantasy Convention.”

I’m pleased.

Meanwhile, stuck in rewrites, but I will be in and out of this place.

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