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Sleator, William

Works: 94 works in 429 publications in 9 languages and 31,119 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Folklore  Legends  Short stories  Young adult works  Psychological fiction  Science fiction  Sagas  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Printer
Classifications: PZ7.S6313, FIC
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Publications about William Sleator
Publications by William Sleator
Publications by William Sleator, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by William Sleator
Interstellar pig by William Sleator( Book )
33 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 2,470 libraries worldwide
Barney's boring seaside vacation suddenly becomes more interesting when the cottage next door is occupied by three exotic neighbors who are addicted to a game they call "Interstellar Pig."
House of stairs by William Sleator( Book )
45 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,787 libraries worldwide
Five fifteen-year-old orphans of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in a house of endless stairs as subjects for a psychological experiment on conditioned human response
Singularity by William Sleator( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and French and held by 1,652 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old twins Harry and Barry stumble across a gateway to another universe, where a distortion in time and space causes a dramatic change in their competitive relationship
The boy who reversed himself by William Sleator( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 1,556 libraries worldwide
When Laura discovers that the unpopular boy next door has the ability to go into the fourth dimension, she makes the dangerous decision to accompany him
The duplicate by William Sleator( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 1,530 libraries worldwide
Overview: When David finds a mysterious machine that can copy living things, he thinks his problems are over. Now he can be in two places at once: at his grandmother's and out on a date. While the other David is in school, the real one can spend the day at the beach. The possibilities are endless. And they turn terrifying. David's duplicate has a mind, ideas, and desires of his own-and one of them is to see the real David dead
Into the dream by William Sleator( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 1,390 libraries worldwide
When two youngsters realize they are having the same frightening dream, they begin searching for an explanation for this mysterious coincidence
The boy who couldn't die by William Sleator( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,251 libraries worldwide
When his best friend dies in a plane crash, sixteen-year-old Ken has a ritual performed that will make him invulnerable, but soon learns that he had good reason to be suspicious of the woman he paid to lock his soul away
The angry moon by William Sleator( Book )
7 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 1,214 libraries worldwide
An Indian girl insults the moon and is held prisoner by him until her friend reaches the sky country to rescue her
The boxes by William Sleator( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
When she opens two strange boxes left in her care by her mysterious uncle, fifteen-year-old Annie discovers a swarm of telepathic creatures and unleashes a power capable of slowing down time
Strange attractors by William Sleator( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
Max finds himself in possession of a time travel device which is eagerly sought by two desperate men, the scientist who invented it and the scientist's alter ego from a different timeline
Rewind by William Sleator( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 992 libraries worldwide
Not long after learning that he was adopted, eleven-year-old Peter is hit by a car and then given several chances to alter events that could lead to his death
The beasties by William Sleator( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 973 libraries worldwide
When fifteen-year-old Doug and his younger sister Colette move with their parents to a forested wilderness area, they encounter some weird creatures whose lives are endangered
Others see us by William Sleator( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 950 libraries worldwide
When an accidental dunking in toxic waste gives sixteen-year-old Jared the ability to read minds, he discovers horrifying secrets about family members at the summer reunion. Sixteen-year-old Jared falls into a toxic swamp just before the yearly summer reunion at Grandmother's house. He comes away with the ability to "visit" other people's minds, and things get very complicated very quickly. He discovers that his beautiful cousin Annalise is a sociopath, responsible for the death of another teenage girl, and that his ironfisted grandmother is an accomplished thief with even stronger mind-reading capabilities than his own. Grandma has her own theory about how to handle Annalise, and it includes exposure to the mind-expanding toxins. A confrontation of wills ensues, with Grandma ruthlessly bending others to her purpose. Mind visits, family secrets, and unusual characters will make Sleator's story easy to booktalk beyond the sf and fantasy genres
Blackbriar by William Sleator( Book )
8 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 903 libraries worldwide
In the attempt to decipher a number of strange events after he moves into an old cottage, an orphaned teenaged boy discovers a group of English folk engaged in Devil worship
Marco's Millions by William Sleator( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 887 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Marco's love for travel and for his younger sister Lilly, who has psychic powers, leads him to journey to other universes, gaining the ability to go wherever he wishes without growing old
The green futures of Tycho by William Sleator( Book )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Finnish and held by 871 libraries worldwide
When he finds an ancient, egg-shaped object with which he travels back and forth in time, eleven-year-old Tycho grapples with several terrible futures he sees for himself and his family
Fingers by William Sleator( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and German and held by 850 libraries worldwide
Eighteen-year-old Sam falls in with his mother's bizarre scheme to revitalize his younger brother Humphrey's flagging career as a piano prodigy, and agrees to compose "new works" by a long dead composer and present them to his brother as the dictations of a ghost. The scheme is a success--until some ghostly occurrences convince Sam that the spirit of the dead composer has actually taken over Humphrey's fingers
The spirit house by William Sleator( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 824 libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old Julie investigates the suspicious behavior of the Thai exchange student staying with her family and comes to believe in the wish-granting power of a spirit that appears to have followed him across the ocean
Among the dolls by William Sleator( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 819 libraries worldwide
Vicky is disappointed in her birthday gift of a dollhouse, but she experiences real terror when she is drawn into the house and the lives of its malicious inhabitants
Parasite Pig by William Sleator( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 766 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old Barney, infected by an alien parasite, and his friend Katie are taken to the planet J'koot by extraterrestrials intent on playing the dangerous game known as Interstellar Pig
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Alternative Names
Sleator, William Warner III.
William Sleator Amerikaans schrijver (1945-2011)
William Sleator amerikansk författare
William Sleator amerikansk skribent
William Sleator US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Autor
William Sleator Young adult science fiction novelist
슬레이터, 윌리엄 1945-
スリーター, ウィリアム
English (246)
German (33)
Italian (4)
Japanese (3)
Finnish (3)
French (2)
Chinese (1)
Persian (1)
Korean (1)
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