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William Sleator (1945–2011)

Autor(a) de House of Stairs

33+ Works 5,891 Membros 199 Críticas 18 Favorited

About the Author

William Sleator was born on February 13, 1945 in Harve de Grace, Maryland. In 1967, he received a BA in English from Harvard University. He mainly wrote science fiction novels for young adults. His first novel, Blackbriar, was published in 1972. He wrote more than 30 books including House of mostrar mais Stairs, Interstellar Pig, The Green Futures of Tycho, Strange Attractors, The Spirit House, The Boy Who Couldn't Die, and The Phantom Limb. His picture book, The Angry Moon, won a Caldecott Award in 1971. He died on August 3, 2011 at the age of 66. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por William Sleator

House of Stairs (1974) 939 exemplares
Interstellar Pig (1984) 719 exemplares
Singularity (1985) 419 exemplares
The Boy Who Reversed Himself (1986) 308 exemplares
The Boy Who Couldn't Die (2004) 302 exemplares
Marco's Millions (2001) 301 exemplares
Among the Dolls (1975) 269 exemplares
The Boxes (1998) 266 exemplares
Into the Dream (1979) 246 exemplares
The Green Futures of Tycho (1981) 186 exemplares
The Last Universe (2005) 174 exemplares
The Duplicate (1988) 153 exemplares
Oddballs (1993) 148 exemplares
Parasite Pig (2002) 144 exemplares
Blackbriar (1972) 135 exemplares
Rewind (1999) 131 exemplares
The Beasties (1997) 130 exemplares
Others See Us (1993) 129 exemplares
Hell Phone (2006) 128 exemplares
Test (2008) 122 exemplares
Fingers (1983) 94 exemplares
Strange Attractors (1989) 89 exemplares
The Spirit House (1991) 78 exemplares
The Night the Heads Came (1996) 66 exemplares
The Angry Moon (1970) 61 exemplares
Dangerous Wishes (1995) 46 exemplares
Run (1973) 35 exemplares
Boltzmon! (1999) 27 exemplares
The Phantom Limb (2011) 22 exemplares
That's Silly (1981) 6 exemplares
Geisterfinger. ( Ab 13 J.). (1993) 3 exemplares

Associated Works

Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence (1994) — Contribuidor — 811 exemplares
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contribuidor — 770 exemplares
Beware! (2002) — Contribuidor — 231 exemplares
How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity (2009) — Contribuidor — 217 exemplares
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork (2006) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Brave New Love (2012) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
On The Edge: Stories At The Brink (2000) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Soul Searching: Thirteen Stories about Faith and Belief (2002) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



80s children's science fiction em Name that Book (Novembro 2016)
Children's Mystery Book - 20th century em Name that Book (Julho 2013)
Young Adult boy and girl who read each others' minds em Name that Book (Novembro 2010)
YA SF kids in a social experiment em Name that Book (Junho 2010)
YA Sci-Fi "The Cube"-like Book? em Name that Book (Outubro 2009)
YA Held Hostage in Endless Stairs em Name that Book (Maio 2009)
Young Adult Novel em Name that Book (Dezembro 2008)
Trapped on endless staircase em Name that Book (Agosto 2008)
book about teens and mind control em Name that Book (Julho 2008)


Novella. Slow first half, fast second half. Easy read. Very interesting premise.
Dorothy2012 | 22 outras críticas | Apr 22, 2024 |
I was not sure what to expect, but the title caught my eye.

It turned out to be a boring summer vacation that became a real adventure for Barney.

Stuck in the Captain’s House, which is far from the village, and no one close to Barney’s age (16) it is looking pretty dull. Then three young people show up that have rented the small cinderblock cottage close by. Young, tan, good looking, without much background, they give something of interest for Barney.

There is also a role playing game the threesome are addicted to, that also attracts Barney’s interest — Interstellar Pig. A strange game that seems based on the world of Space and the planets. Barney is dying to play a round of the game with the three.

Zena, Manny and Joe are looking for something that is key to Interstellar Pig and think it is in the Captain’s House or very close by. They come to the conclusion that Barney knows where the item is and decide to give Barney entry to the game.

Sci-fi and fantasy are part of the mix, while the two segments jockey to get what they want. Who will be the winner?
… (mais)
ChazziFrazz | 22 outras críticas | Feb 27, 2024 |
Max finds himself in possession of a time travel device which is being eagerly sought by both the scientist who invented it and his alter ego from a different time line.
Gmomaj | 3 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |
I just had a horrible flashback to highschool. This was a class read my English teacher made us read. I can not believe all these years later I still remember this horrific book. Some memories are better left covered over with a dark blackness never to be revealed. This is one of them but unfortunately, I wasn't so lucky.
It was horrible then and I don't care what anyone says I'm not about to 'give it a try' now. Some books don't deserve a second chance. This one doesn't deserve a first chance. There are better ways to spend your time than this. You could, for example, scrub the shower or pet an angry porcupine. The most this book deserves is a moment of silence for the book that was murdered on its behalf.… (mais)
MsTera | 22 outras críticas | Oct 10, 2023 |



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