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Scott Westerfeld

Auteur van Uglies

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Scott Westerfeld was born in Dallas, Texas on May 5, 1963. He received a degree in philosophy from Vassar College in 1985. Before becoming a full time writer, he held several jobs including factory worker, software designer, editor, and substitute teacher. His works for young adults include the toon meer Uglies series, the Midnighters series, and The Last Days. He is the co-author of the Zeroes series written with Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti. He also writes science fiction novels for adults. He has won numerous awards including a Special Citation for the 2000 Philip K. Dick Award for Evolution's Darling, a Victorian Premier's Award for So Yesterday, and an Aurealis Award for The Secret Hour. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder
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Werken van Scott Westerfeld

Uglies (2005) 13,929 exemplaren
Pretties (2005) 9,377 exemplaren
Specials (2006) 8,056 exemplaren
Extras (2007) 5,775 exemplaren
Leviathan (2009) 5,537 exemplaren
Peeps (2005) 2,938 exemplaren
Het heimelijke uur (2004) 2,501 exemplaren
Behemoth (2010) 2,475 exemplaren
Als de duisternis je grijpt (2005) 1,801 exemplaren
Goliath (2011) 1,741 exemplaren
Blue Noon (2006) 1,681 exemplaren
So Yesterday (2004) 1,522 exemplaren
The Last Days (2006) 1,334 exemplaren
Afterworlds (2014) 1,233 exemplaren
Zeroes (2015) 752 exemplaren
The Risen Empire (2003) 702 exemplaren
Impostors (2018) 675 exemplaren
The Killing of Worlds (2003) 448 exemplaren
Horizon (2017) 387 exemplaren
Spill Zone (2017) 286 exemplaren
Swarm (2016) 241 exemplaren
Shatter City (2019) 220 exemplaren
Evolution's Darling (1999) 213 exemplaren
Polymorph (1997) 156 exemplaren
The Broken Vow (2018) 138 exemplaren
Fine Prey (1998) 124 exemplaren
Nexus (2017) 117 exemplaren
Mirror's Edge (2021) 113 exemplaren
Stupid Perfect World (2012) 97 exemplaren
Uglies: Cutters (Graphic Novel) (2012) 89 exemplaren
The World of the Golden Compass: The Otherworldly Ride Continues (2007) — Editor & Contributor — 65 exemplaren
Youngbloods (2022) 59 exemplaren
Uglies / Pretties (2000) 39 exemplaren
Watergate (1991) 6 exemplaren
Diamonds are for Princess (2002) 6 exemplaren
The Berlin Airlift (1989) 5 exemplaren
Rainy Day Professor (2002) 5 exemplaren
The Devil Rock (1986) 4 exemplaren
Csúfok (Csúfok, #1) (2007) 2 exemplaren
Midnighters Manga #2 (2010) 2 exemplaren
Youngbloods: Impostors 4 (2022) 2 exemplaren
Uglies And Pretties 1 exemplaar
Kompars 1 exemplaar
El asesinato de los mundos (2008) 1 exemplaar
Horizon - tome 1: Crash (2017) 1 exemplaar
Uglies (Graphic Novel) — Auteur — 1 exemplaar
Specijalci (2011) 1 exemplaar

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This wasn't the best book I've read, but not the worst either. It did seem to drag in spots and I felt like every other page I was reading about a kid on a hoverboard. It got a bit repetitive. I didn't find myself drawn to any of the characters or even particularly liking any of them/caring what happened to them. The book has an interesting concept, but for me it didn't really get interesting until the "truth about being pretty" was revealed to Tally. That being said, since I already own the next two books, I'll read those. Otherwise, I wouldn't read them.… (meer)
 
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thatnerd | 654 andere besprekingen | Mar 2, 2024 |
This book was a wonderful sci-fi novel. I read the entire thing in a day! It would be a great book to read with a more proficient middle or high school class, and I would also definitely have this entire series in my classroom library. It would be great for talking about worldbuilding in fantasy novels, character growth/development, and plot tracking. There are so many different points throughout the book where we could stop and ask questions about what is happening and ask deep questions about what might happen next or what questions are lingering in the reader's mind. Th e only reason I gave it a 4/5 is because I like other science fiction novels a little better than this one (Rule of 3, Gone, The Hunger Games, Divergent).… (meer)
 
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mmulvany22 | 654 andere besprekingen | Mar 1, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this YA classic. Both the audio and Kindle version read together. There was some odd formatting in the book though. Although not an impediment to reading the book, it was a bit odd.
 
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jazzbird61 | 654 andere besprekingen | Feb 29, 2024 |
I don't use the word "heteronormative" lightly, but.....

(Ugh.)

Apart from the increasingly annoying Certified 100% Heterosexual Relationship that Westerfeld made central to the story, this was pretty good. It really didn't need the romance driving it; "romance" mostly just tosses a hat over gaping ridiculous plot developments like Alek literally throwing away his royalty (very punny; I'm still wincing), and Alek having an actual consistent political position (if that's too much to expect from a teenager, then how does Dylan have such freedom of action in her relatively low-on-the-totem-pole military rank?). Story itself was a little disjointed and strung-together, but it worked, and overall I really like Westerfeld's warping of history. I am still confused about Dylan's rank; the first two books make it seem like she was more of a cabin boy, but she always had a lot more latitude than I expected, even accounting for the "bell captain" effect (where the people who carry out the orders have a kind of power that the people giving the orders do not).

I liked the characterization of Tesla, although maybe it helps that I find his adoring present-day fan club annoying.

The social barriers Dylan ran up against, even with Dr. Barlow, were really painful to read. Maybe I took it too personally. I kept having flashes to [b:Monstrous Regiment|386371|Monstrous Regiment (Discworld, #31)|Terry Pratchett|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347894977s/386371.jpg|25787074]; I would have loved to see how Dylan was going to keep living her dream, or how other women were dealing with things-as-they-were. Which begs the question, is Dylan going to keep living as a man? Some hints are certainly dropped in that direction. Isn't that going to create some sticky social issues if she and Alek pursue their romantic relationship?

If so, Westerfeld isn't going to be the one to tell us about it. I've liked his work for a long time, his books are generally thoughtful and don't talk down to his young readers, but right now I am incredibly disappointed in him. Either he knew what he was doing with his queer subtext and was too cowardly to make it text/caved to the editors, or it was all just a joke to him.
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caedocyon | 95 andere besprekingen | Feb 23, 2024 |

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Werken
75
Ook door
17
Leden
67,445
Populariteit
#198
Waardering
3.8
Besprekingen
2,590
ISBNs
741
Talen
19
Favoriet
204

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