Monday, August 08, 2011

William Sleator , YA Novelist

William Sleator, the prolific and incisive YA fantasy, science fiction and horror novelist novelist passed away last week (August 3, 2011).

He was the author of classics like the House of Stairs, Interstellar Pig, Singularity, The Green Futures of Tycho and the semi-fictional  memoir, Oddballs.

Sleator was able to combine his many passions such as science and  music, and to convey very succinctly and directly in his stories  how it felt for his protagonists to to be  outsiders in their family, school and the larger world.

For those who wish to leave a personal note  you may post to the blog erected in his honor:

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