William Sleator





William Sleator

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born
in Havre de Grace, Maryland, The United States
February 13, 1945

died
August 04, 2011

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William Warner Sleator III was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland on February 13, 1945, and moved to St. Louis, MO when he was three. He graduated from University City High School in 1963, from Harvard in 1967 with BAs in music and English.

For more than thirty years, William Sleator thrilled readers with his inventive books. His House of Stairs was named one of the best novels of the twentieth century by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

William Sleator died in early August 2011 at his home in Thailand.


Average rating: 3.77 · 18,837 ratings · 1,892 reviews · 36 distinct works · Similar authors
House of Stairs
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Singularity
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The Boy Who Reversed Himself
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The Beasties
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The Green Futures of Tycho
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The Last Universe
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Hell Phone
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“I learn more from books than from people”
William Sleator, The Beasties

“But really, that is kind of silly,' Abigail tried to explain. 'I mean, a book is much less personal than a programmed screen that can respond to you according to your needs, and concentrate on what's hard for you, and go fast on what's easy. A book stays the same no matter *who's* reading it. And anyway, I don't see how anyone could read a whole long book, it must be so boring!'

'But...but it wasn't,' Peter said faintly. 'I...almost forgot I was reading it. The...the whole story was going on in my head.'

'I still don't understand,' said Oliver. 'I mean, watching a real-life hologram right before your eyes is better than anything you could *imagine.*”
William Sleator, House of Stairs

“Hello, Martin.”
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