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.
What I liked
Lots of provocative and clever ideas but nothing at the expense of the story
Well-realised history and back story
Different time periods don’t jar the flow of narrative
Comic book energy and invention.
Exciting and considered extrapolation of Nigeria in 2066.
What I didn’t like
It’s a heady cocktail of ideas, poured over a careful story. I’m looking forward to the next one.