WorldCat Identities

Thomas, Scarlett

Works: 49 works in 308 publications in 16 languages and 7,538 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Novels  Science fiction  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Printer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6120.H66, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Scarlett Thomas
The end of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas( Book )

65 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cursed book. A missing professor. Some nefarious men in gray suits. And a dreamworld called the Troposphere? Ariel Manto has a fascination with nineteenth-century scientists--especially Thomas Lumas and "The End of Mr. Y, "a book no one alive has read. When she mysteriously uncovers a copy at a used bookstore, Ariel is launched into an adventure of science and faith, consciousness and death, space and time, and everything in between. Seeking answers, Ariel follows in Mr. Y's footsteps: She swallows a tincture, stares into a black dot, and is transported into the Troposphere--a wonderland where she can travel through time and space using the thoughts of others. There she begins to understand all the mysteries surrounding the book, herself, and the universe. Or is it all just a hallucination?
The seed collectors by Scarlett Thomas( Book )

22 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Russian and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Great Aunt Oleander is dead. To each of her nearest and dearest she has left a seed pod. The seed pods might be deadly, but then again they might also contain the secret of enlightenment. Not that anyone has much time for enlightenment. Fleur, left behind at the crumbling Namaste House, must step into Oleander's role as guru to lost and lonely celebrities. Bryony wants to lose the weight she put on after her botanist parents disappeared, but can't stop drinking. And Charlie struggles to make sense of his life after losing the one woman he could truly love. A complex and fiercely contemporary tale of inheritance, enlightenment, life, death, desire and family trees, The Seed Collectors is the most important novel yet from one of the world's most daring and brilliant writers. As Henry James said of George Eliot's Middlemarch, The Seed Collectors is a 'treasurehouse of detail' revealing all that it means to be connected, to be part of a society, to be part of the universe and to be human."--
Our tragic universe by Scarlett Thomas( Book )

33 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meg Carpenter is broke. Her novel is years overdue. So when a book called The Science of Living Forever lands on her desk, she jumps at the chance to review it, starting on a labyrinthine journey that takes her from mysterious beasts of the moor to forest fairies to ships in bottles. New Age theories of everything to physics to narrative theory, and forces her to ask: Does anyone really want to live forever? Our Tragic Universe finds connections where we didn't know they existed, breaks down conventions that keep us from our destinies, and shows us how we just might be able to rewrite our futures"--Cover page 4
Dragon's Green by Scarlett Thomas( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five young heroes go on a quest to save a collection of magical books from an evil villain who plans to dominate the world
PopCo by Scarlett Thomas( Book )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-nine-year-old Alice Butler has parlayed her expertise in "crosswords, cryptography, and cryptanalysis"; talents she gained from her mathematically inclined grandparents; into a job at PopCo's Ideation and Design department, where she creates sleuthing kits for kids. At a companywide countryside retreat (aka "Thought Camp"), the CEO selects Alice to help invent a product that will spark a craze for teenage girls. While Alice looks into her past for insight to this inadequately tapped market; and for clues to her own identity; she also ponders a locket from her grandfather that may contain the code to a centuries-old puzzle. As Alice works on PopCo's blockbuster product and decodes the ancient brainteaser, as well as encrypted messages from an anonymous PopCo colleague, she becomes increasingly disenchanted with her employer's ubiquitous branding, advertising and exploitation of young consumers
Seaside : a Lily Pascale mystery by Scarlett Thomas( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lily Pascale, university lecturer and amateur sleuth, faces her most baffling case when one-half of a pair of identical twins turns up dead
Dead clever : a novel by Scarlett Thomas( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and German and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lily Pascale, having finally landed a great job teaching crime fiction at a small university, is drawn into a real-life mystery when her fellow instructors start turning up dead and her boss, the eccentric Professor Valentine, starts acting crazy
In your face : a novel by Scarlett Thomas( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second Lily Pascale mystery finds Lily headed to London to help a journalist friend catch the person who has just killed three women she featured in an article on stalking, but when she arrives in the city, her friend is missing
Bright young things by Scarlett Thomas( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Bright Young Things wanted for Big Project.' They're in the prime of their lives but our bright young things are all burnt out. Six sparky twenty-somethings just out of university and working dead-end jobs, they are all bored to tears with their lives and looking for a way out. When a mysterious job is advertised in the newspaper, they all apply. What they least expect is to find themselves prisoners on a deserted island. There's food in the fridge and they have a bedroom each, but there's no telephone, no television, and no way to escape
Going out by Scarlett Thomas( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Luke is twenty-five and allergic to the sun. He is stuck in his bedroom, where the world comes to him through TV, the internet and Julie's visits. Julie, meanwhile, is brilliant, kind and could be changing the world. Unfortunately she is too terrified of aeroplane crashes, road accidents and potentially life-threatening bacteria to leave her home town. When someone contacts Luke and claims that he can cure him, Luke and Julie have to deal with their fears and face the world outside. With four friends, wellies and a homemade space suit, they set off in a VW Camper van along Britain's B-roads. It is a journey that might just change their lives." --Publisher description
Our tragic universe by Scarlett Thomas( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling with writer's block, Meg Carpenter takes a job reviewing a pseudo-science book promising everlasting life, an assignment that exposes her to New Age rituals that distort her sense of reality
Monkeys with typewriters : how to write fiction and unlock the secret power of stories by Scarlett Thomas( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual for reading and writing better that explores the great plots from Plato to The Matrix and Tolstoy to Toy Story. This manual shows you how you can learn to understand it well enough to crack open any fictional narrative, and, start creating your own. Have you ever had your heart broken, or broken someone else's heart? Have you ever won an argument but later realized you were wrong? Have you ever tripped in public or spilled wine on someone else's carpet? Have you ever tried to help someone who didn't want to be helped--or even someone who did? Have you ever been in trouble, big or small? Have you ever felt trapped? Have you ever gossiped, felt bad about it, and then found that you've been the subject of gossip yourself? Have you ever basically felt like a chimp in a pair of jeans, caught up in endless drama and with no idea of how the universe works? This is an ode to secret power of stories, and a guide to cracking those powers open
Please : fiction inspired by the Smiths by Peter Wild( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music of the Smiths and their iconic frontman Morrissey is beautiful, witty, melancholic'music that makes outsiders feel as though they are part of something. Now an eclectic collection of acclaimed, up-and-coming writers lets their love of the band, its words and music, manifest itself in literary form with smart, emotion-filled, Smiths-inspired short fiction. In Please, edited by Peter Wild, love blooms by the cemetery gates and the death of a Miami disco dancer inspires a new TV show. Shoplifters of the world unite to tug a reluctant aardvark from a hole, while a naked birthday rendition of "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" is beamed across the globe. Here is fiction that melds the worlds of music and literature while celebrating the unique artistic contributions of one of the most beloved bands of the past two and a half decades
Monkeys with typewriters : on reading and writing fiction by Scarlett Thomas( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CREATIVE WRITING & CREATIVE WRITING GUIDES. Exploring great plots from Plato to The Matrix, from Tolstoy to Toy Story, Scarlett Thomas s new book is for writers and readers who want to unlock any narrative and create their own. Filled with creative exercises, structures, and charts, Thomas manual breaks down the fiction writing process and demonstrates that everyone has material to write about, whether they believe it or not. Have you ever had your heart broken, or broken someone else s heart? Have you ever won an argument but later realized you were wrong? Have you ever tripped in public or spilled wine on someone else s carpet? Monkeys with Typewriters is an ode to the secret power of stories, and a guide to cracking those powers open. As a bestselling author, Thomas may appear as a naturally gifted writer. However, for Thomas, fiction unlocked itself only once she recognized the importance of an author s individual experience and one s willingness to ask questions, not simply provide solutions
A discourse of the vsage of the English fugitiues, by the Spaniard by Lewis Lewkenor( Book )

5 editions published in 1595 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ariel Manto uncovers a copy of The End of Mr Y in a second-hand bookshop, she can't believe her eyes. She's read about its author before, the outlandish Victorian scientist Thomas Lumas, and this is his most notorious, and rarest, book. It is also believed to hold a curse. Anyone who's ever read it, including Lumas, has disappeared without trace. With Mr Y under her arm, Ariel is thrust into an adventure of faith, physics, love, death, and everything in between. Part gothic mystery, part time-travelling love story, The End of Mr Y lies somewhere between Shadow of the Wind and Dr Who. Scarlett Thomas sends us on a wild and irresistible quest into our deepest selves and our biggest questions."--Provided by publisher
The sinfull mans search: or, seeking of God. by Henry Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1594 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il messaggio segreto delle foglie by Scarlett Thomas( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midas. : Plaied before the Queenes Maiestie vpon Tvvelfe day at night, by the Children of Paules by John Lyly( Book )

2 editions published in 1592 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The end of Mr. Y
Alternative Names
Scarlett Thomas Brits schrijfster

Scarlett Thomas englische Schriftstellerin

Scarlett Thomas escritora británica

Scarlett Thomas scrittrice britannica

Scarlett Thomas skieuse alpine autrichienne

Scarlett Thomas Suurbritannia kirjanik

Tumās, Skārlit 1972-

Томас, Скарлетт

טאמאס, סקרלט, 1972-

סקרלט תומאס

סקרלט תומאס סופרת בריטית

תומאס, סקרלט

토마스, 스칼렛 1972-

トマス, スカーレット

Our tragic universePopCoSeaside : a Lily Pascale mysteryDead clever : a novelIn your face : a novelBright young thingsGoing outOur tragic universePlease : fiction inspired by the Smiths