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Encyclopedia > William Sleator
William Sleator
Born February 13, 1945 (1945-02-13) (age 63)
Havre de Grace, Maryland
Occupation Novelist, young-adult writer, children's writer
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Writing period
1970 - present
Genres Science fiction

William Warner Sleator III (born February 13, 1945), known as William Sleator, is an American science fiction author who writes primarily young adult novels but has also written for younger readers. His books typically deal with adolescents coming across a peculiar phenomenon related to an element of theoretical science, then trying to deal with the situation. The theme of family relationships, especially between siblings, is frequently intertwined with the science fiction plotline. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Harford County Incorporated 1785 Mayor John P. Correri, Jr. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... This article is about work. ... This article is about the literary concept. ... Young adult (YA) literature is literature written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents. ... Childrens books redirects here. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A literary genre is one of the divisions of literature into genres according to particular criteria such as literary technique, tone, or content. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Young adult (YA) literature is literature written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents. ... This article is about the literary concept. ... For other uses, see Family (disambiguation). ...


Due to the suspenseful and often eerie nature of some of his works, Sleator has been compared to young-adult horror writer R. L. Stine. Others cite a strong resemblance to the paranoid, dream-like style of Franz Kafka, which is most notable in House of Stairs, one of Sleator's most powerful novels. “Horror story” redirects here. ... Robert Lawrence Stine (born October 8, 1943) [1], known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. ... Kafka redirects here. ... House of Stairs (1974) is a science fiction novel by William Sleator. ...

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Biography

Early life

Sleator was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, the oldest of four children, to William Warner Sleator, Jr., a professor of physiology and biophysics, and his wife, Esther Kaplan Sleator, a pediatrician who later did some of the pioneering research on attention deficit disorder (ADD). The Sleator family moved to suburban St. Louis, Missouri, when Billy, as the family called him, was three. His younger siblings are Vicky Wald, Tycho, and Daniel. He attended University City High School, where he was known as a composer who wrote scores for school plays and the orchestra, graduating in 1963. Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Harford County Incorporated 1785 Mayor John P. Correri, Jr. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... DISCLAIMER Please remember that Wikipedia is offered for informational use only. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Daniel Dominic Kaplan Sleator is a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. ... University City High School is located in University City, Missouri, an eclectic suburb of St. ...


Career

After graduating from Harvard University with a degree in English in 1967, Sleator moved to England, earning money by playing music in ballet schools. Eventually, Sleator returned to the U.S. to write his first novel, Blackbriar, eventually published in 1972, which was based on real life experiences. His first published book, however, was a children's story called The Angry Moon, released in 1970. Sleator's writing has been described as a clean, simple style. His characters are reluctant teenage heroes, and Sleator's younger siblings and friends have often found themselves being written into his prose, as in the semi-autobiographical story collection Oddballs. Elements of Thai culture also occasionally turn up in his stories. Harvard redirects here. ... The Culture of Thailand is heavily influenced by Buddhism. ...


Personal life

Sleator splits his time between homes in Boston, Massachusetts, and Bangkok Thailand. Boston redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Works

  • The Angry Moon (1970)
  • Blackbriar (1972)
  • Run (1973)
  • House of Stairs (1974)
  • Among the Dolls (1975)
  • Take Charge: A Personal Guide to Behavior Modification (1976) (non-fiction, with William H. Redd)
  • Into the Dream (1979)
  • Once, Said Darlene (1979)
  • The Green Futures of Tycho (1981)
  • That's Silly (1981)
  • Fingers (1983)
  • Interstellar Pig (1984)
  • Singularity (1985)
  • The Boy Who Reversed Himself (1986)
  • The Duplicate (1988)
  • Strange Attractors (1989)
  • The Spirit House (1991)
  • Others See Us (1993)
  • Oddballs (1993) (story collection)
  • Dangerous Wishes (1995)
  • The Night the Heads Came (1996)
  • The Beasties (1997)
  • The Boxes (1998)
  • Rewind (1999)
  • Boltzmon! (1999)
  • Marco's Millions (2001)
  • Parasite Pig (2002)
  • The Boy Who Couldn't Die (2004)
  • The Last Universe (2005)
  • Hell Phone (2006)

House of Stairs (1974) is a science fiction novel by William Sleator. ... The Green Futures of Tycho The Green Futures of Tycho is a 1981 science fiction novel for young audience by William Sleator. ... Interstellar Pig (ISBN 0-14-037595-3) is a book by William Sleator, published in 1984. ... The Boy Who Reversed Himself (1986) is a science fiction novel by William Sleator. ... The Duplicate is a 1988 William Sleator book about a boy named David who finds a device called the Spee-Dee-Dupe. ... Rewind is a science fiction novel written in 1999 by William Sleator. ... For the Eugene ONeill play, see Marco Millions. ...

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NAME Sleator, William
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Sleator, William Warner III (full name)
SHORT DESCRIPTION Young adult science fiction novelist
DATE OF BIRTH February 13, 1945
PLACE OF BIRTH Havre de Grace, Maryland
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
The Internet Speculative Fiction Database is a database of bibliographic information on science fiction and related genres such as fantasy fiction and horror fiction. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Harford County Incorporated 1785 Mayor John P. Correri, Jr. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N...

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