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Scott Westerfeld - Author

About the Author

'YA's hippest author' Scott Westerfeld is the author of the hugely popular Uglies series. As well as the Midnighters series and three stand alone YA novels, he has written five science fiction novels for adults. He and his wife, Justine, divide their time between Sydney and New York.

Featured books by Scott Westerfeld

Uglies

Uglies

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/03/2012

Tally can't wait to turn sixteen and become Pretty. Sixteen is the magic number that brings a transformation from a repellent Ugly into a stunningly attractive Pretty, and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks, Tally will be there. But Tally's new friend, Shay, isn't sure she wants to be Pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the Pretty world - and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worse choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn Pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

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Other books by Scott Westerfeld

Shatter City

Shatter City

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2019

Return to the stunning world of IMPOSTORS in this new book by global bestselling author Scott Westerfeld. When the world sees Frey, they think they see her twin sister Rafi. Frey was raised to be Rafi's double, and now she's taken onthe role . . . without anyone else knowing. Her goal? To destroy the forces that created her. But with the world watching and a rebellion rising, Frey is forced into a detour. Suddenly she is stranded on her own in Paz, a city where many of the citizens attempt to regulate their emotions through an interface on their arms. Paz is an easy place to get lost . . . and also an easy place to lose yourself. As the city comes under a catastrophic attack, Frey must leave the shadows and enter the chaos of warfare - because there is no other way for her to find her missing sister and have her revenge against her murderous father.

Spill Zone Book 2 The Broken Vow

Spill Zone Book 2 The Broken Vow

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2019

Pretties

Pretties

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

The second installment of Scott Westerfeld's international bestselling Uglies series - the global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend. In Tally's world, looks are all that matters. And now that she's finally undertaken the surgery to become a `Pretty', everything seems perfect: her looks are flawless, her clothes are cool, her boyfriend is totally gorgeous, and she's completely popular. But beneath the fun of non-stop parties, high-tech luxury and apparent total freedom, Tally can't stop a nagging sense that something is wrong. Something important. Then a message from her `Ugly' past arrives, forcing Tally to remember the truth she learned before her transformation, and the fun stops cold. Because the true price of this perfect world is more than Tally is willing to pay...

Uglies

Uglies

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

The longing for fairy-tale beauty has never looked so sinister The Times Action-packed and strikingly well-written Amanda Craig, Best Books The international bestselling series from blockbuster author Scott Westerfeld! In Tally Youngblood's world, looks matter. At sixteen everyone undergoes a transformation from Ugly to Pretty and is catapulted into a high-tech paradise where the only thing that matters is having a great time and you never have to worry or think for yourself. Tally can't wait. But then, with just weeks to go to Tally's birthday, her friend Shay runs away and the ugly truth about the world of the Pretties starts to reveal itself. What if the beauty of the Pretties utopia really is just skin deep?

Impostors

Impostors

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

With Impostors, master storyteller Scott Westerfeld returns with a new series set in the world of his mega-bestselling Uglies - a world full of twist and turns, rebellion and intrigue, where any wrong step could be Frey's last Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . two edges of the same knife. But Frey's very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi's twin sister - and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must. When her father sends Frey in Rafi's place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor-as poisedand charming as her sister. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough tospot the killer inside her. As the deal starts to crumble, Frey must decide if she can trust him with the truth . . . and if she can risk becoming her own person. A storming return to the Uglies universe from the always-surprising Scott Westerfeld. What's real? What's not?It's up to you to decide... First in a brilliant new series set in the dark world of Uglies A gripping story of sisterhood, danger, rebellion and intrigue Explores sweeping ethical questions about the future of science Please note this book contains mature content more suitable for older readers.

Spill Zone The Broken Vow

Spill Zone The Broken Vow

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/07/2018

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Strange manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. Addison got close enough to the Spill Zone to touch it, literally. She survived the encounter, but came back changed. It turns out she's not alone. North Korea has its own Spill Zone, and a young man named Don Jae is the only one who made it out alive. Alive, but changed. Now Addison, Don Jae, and, curiously, a rag doll named Vespertine, share an unholy bond and uncanny powers. From Scott Westerfeld, the inspired imagination behind the New York Times bestsellers Uglies and Leviathan, comes The Broken Vow, the second volume of our highly anticipated new graphic novel series.

Spill Zone

Spill Zone

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2018

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison's parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn't spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death - or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits - and it seems to be calling Addison's name.

Horizon : N(deg) 1 - L'ecrasement

Horizon : N(deg) 1 - L'ecrasement

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2018

See below for English description.Huit jeunes survivent à un accident d'avion au milieu de l'Arctique. Aussitôt extirpés des décombres de l'appareil, ils réalisent qu'ils sont entourés d'une jungle menaçante. Pourtant, ils devraient se trouver au milieu d'une étendue de neige et de glace.Avec l'eau et la nourriture qui se font rares, et les rivalités qui s'installent, les survivants réalisent vite que le pire reste à venir… When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before.With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive...Original title: Horizon (Book 1)

Peeps

Peeps

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2018

A year ago, Cal Thompson was a college freshman more interested in meeting girls and partying than in attending biology class. Now, after a fateful encounter with a mysterious woman named Morgan, biology has become, literally, Cal's life.Cal was infected by a parasite that has a truly horrifying effect on its host. Cal himself is a carrier, unchanged by the parasite, but he's infected the girlfriends he's had since Morgan. All three have turned into the ravening ghouls Cal calls Peeps. The rest of us know them as vampires. It's Cal's job to hunt them down before they can create more of their kind. . . .Bursting with the sharp intelligence and sly humor that are fast becoming his trademark, Scott Westerfeld's novel is an utterly original take on an archetype of horror.

Succession Duology

Succession Duology

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2018

This discounted ebundle includes: The Risen Empire and The Killing of WorldsFrom Scott Westerfeld, the acclaimed author of the Leviathan trilogy and the Uglies series comes a sweeping space opera. A warrior and a pacifist senator hold the fate of the empire in their hands. They stand at a war between an immortal god-like emperor and relentless cybernetic humans. Only one can prevail.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Nexus

Nexus

Author: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2018

The third and final bookin this explosive trilogy by the bestselling author of the UGLIES series, Scott Westerfeld, and award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti The Zeroes are in disarray. One of them has vanished into thin air. One of them is in prison. The rest of them are on the most-wanted list. And something big is brewing. After defeating Swarm in a breath-taking stand-off, Nate has been arrested for his murder. In prison and isolated, he cant use his powers of influence at all. Flicker, Chizara, Kelsie and Ethan are on the run and in hiding from the FBI who believe the Cambria Five are domestic terrorists. And Agent Phan and the FBI have a secret weapon up their sleeve - a teenager with a superpower that the Zeroes havent encountered yet. Meanwhile, Sonia Sonic and her growing band of weird-hunters are tracking inexplicable events across the country - and their investigations lead them to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, where the celebrating crowds promise enormous power to anyone who can channel it. Time is running out for the Zeroes, but they must learn to trust each other again and combine their powers for good - to avert the looming disaster... X-Menmeets Heroesin this gripping seriesabout a group of teens with amazing abilities. Praise for Zeroes: With action, romance, and thorny ethical questions, it's a book with a little something for everyonePublishers Weekly Fresh and originalSchool Libraries Journalstarred review I absolutely loved this book.Fast paced, full of action and fun, this is one not to be missedHeather Reviews

Nexus

Nexus

Author: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

The third and final book in this explosive trilogy by the bestselling author of the UGLIES series, Scott Westerfeld, and award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti The Zeroes are in disarray. One of them has vanished into thin air. One of them is in prison. The rest of them are on the most-wanted list. And something big is brewing. After defeating Swarm in a breath-taking stand-off, Nate has been arrested for his murder. In prison and isolated, he can't use his powers of influence at all. Flicker, Chizara, Kelsie and Ethan are on the run and in hiding from the FBI who believe the Cambria Five are domestic terrorists. And Agent Phan and the FBI have a secret weapon up their sleeve - a teenager with a superpower that the Zeroes haven't encountered yet. Meanwhile, Sonia Sonic and her growing band of weird-hunters are tracking inexplicable events across the country - and their investigations lead them to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, where the celebrating crowds promise enormous power to anyone who can channel it. Time is running out for the Zeroes, but they must learn to trust each other again and combine their powers for good - to avert the looming disaster... X-Men meets Heroes in this gripping series about a group of teens with amazing abilities. Praise for Zeroes: 'With action, romance, and thorny ethical questions, it's a book with a little something for everyone' Publishers Weekly 'Fresh and original' School Libraries Journal starred review 'I absolutely loved this book. Fast paced, full of action and fun, this is one not to be missed' Heather Reviews

Last Days

Last Days

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2017

A mysterious epidemic holds the city in its thrall and the chaos is contagious. Black oil spews from fire hydrants, rats have taken over Brooklyn, and every day, more people disappear. But all that matters to Pearl, Moz, and Zahler is their new band. They ignore the madness around them and join forces with a vampire lead singer and a drummer whose fractured mind can glimpse the coming darkness. Will their music stave off the end of the world . . . or summon it?Set against the gritty apocalypse that began in Peeps, The Last Days is about five teenagers who find themselves creating the soundtrack for the end of the world.

Horizon #2: Deadzone

Horizon #2: Deadzone

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

This harrowing tale of supernatural suspense kicks off a new series from the visionary mind of #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld. When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before--from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse. With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive.

Spill Zone

Spill Zone

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison's parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn't spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death--or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits--and it seems to be calling Addison's name.

Horizon, Book 1

Horizon, Book 1

Author: Scott Westerfeld Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2017

When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors find themselves lost in a strange jungle. With danger at every turn, the kids must learn to work together to survive. But not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive. (Runtime 5 hours, 54 min)