Shusterman, Neal

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(1962-    ) US author who also writes for younger children as by Easton Royce and who has mostly concentrated on work for Young Adult markets, sometimes entering sf territory, though his first novel, The Shadow Club (1988) is nonfantastic, like several of its successors. Of sf interest are three series. The Star Shards sequence begins with Scorpion Shards (1995), featuring youngsters with special abilities including Psi Powers. The Unwind Dystology, set in an Alternate History where interference with human life extends from conception until the age of thirteen, at which point, as puberty begins, parents can "unwind" unwanted offspring. As the series progresses, America turns into a full-blown Dystopia, seemingly under the control of badly-done-to teenagers. The Accelerati sequence, beginning with Tesla's Attic (2014) with Eric Elfman, begins in an attic which Nikola Tesla has mathematically shaped into a vortex destined long after his death to recruit the young protagonists into his posthumous operations. [JC]

Neal Shusterman

born New York: 12 November 1962

died

works (selected)

series

Star Shards

Dark Fusion

Skinjacker

  • Everlost (New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006) [Skinjacker: hb/uncredited]
  • Everwild (New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009) [Skinjacker: hb/Chloë Faglia]
  • Everfound (New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2011) [Skinjacker: hb/uncredited]
    • The Skinjacker Trilogy (New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013) [omni of the above three: Skinjacker: pb/]

Unwind Dystology

  • Unwind (New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2007) [Unwind Dystology: hb/]
  • UnWholly (New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012) [Unwind Dystology: hb/]
  • UnSouled (New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013) [Unwind Dystology: hb/]
    • The Unwind Collection (New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013) [omni of the above three: Unwind Dystology: hb/]
  • UnDivided (New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014) [Unwind Dystology: hb/]
  • UnBound (New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2015) [coll: Unwind Dystology: hb/]

Accelerati Trilogy

  • Tesla's Attic (New York: Disney-Hyperion, 2014) with Eric Elfman [Accelerati Trilogy: hb/Owen Richardson]
  • Edison's Alley (New York: Disney-Hyperion, 2015) with Eric Elfman [Accelerati Trilogy: hb/Cliff Nielsen]
  • Hawking's Hallway (New York: Disney-Hyperion, 2016) with Eric Elfman [Accelerati Trilogy: hb/Cliff Nielsen]

Arc of a Scythe

  • Scythe (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2016) [hb/Kevin Tong]
  • Thunderhead (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2018) [hb/Kevin Tong]
  • The Toll (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2019) [hb/Kevin Tong]

individual titles

  • The Eyes of Kid Midas (Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown and Company, 1992) [hb/Stephen Marchesi]
  • The Dark Side of Nowhere (Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown and Company, 1997) [hb/Minko T Dimoy]
  • Downsiders (New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1999) [hb/Greg Harlin]
  • Full Tilt (New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1999) [hb/]
  • Dry (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2018) with Jarrod Shusterman [hb/Jay Shaw]

collections

series

Darkness Creeping

Mindquakes

links

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