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The Green Futures of Tycho (Starscape) Mass Market Paperback – September 29, 2005

4.7 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

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“My nine-year-old is passionate in his enjoyment of Sleator's books—and so am I.”—Orson Scott Card, best-selling author of Ender’s Game, on William Sleator

“Sleator’s expert blend of future and horror fiction is unusually stark, dark, and intriguing.”—School Library Journal on The Green Futures of Tycho

“The combination of logic and horror gives the telling a Poe-like quality.”—The Horn Book on The Green Futures of Tycho







"The combination of logic and horror gives the telling a Poe-like quality." (The Horn Book)

"Sleator's expert blend of future and horror fiction is unusually stark, dark, and intriguing." (School Library Journal)

About the Author

For more than thirty years, William Sleator has 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. He divides his time between homes in Boston and rural Thailand.
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Product Details

  • Series: Starscape
  • Mass Market Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Starscape (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765352389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765352385
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,499,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Sleator is unquestionalby a master at this juncture. And "Green Futures" only serves to reiterate this point. One of his more dry storys "Green Futures" utterly destroys any sense of what you think is possible and impossible and aslo what is bad and what is good.
One of the most chilling aspects about alot of Sleator's books is his sometimes horrific display of the Nuclear Family. This book and other like "Rewind" open a few doors into some frightening house holds.
The bottom line is that Sleator is and will continue to be simply Awsome. I highly reccomend this, and many other or his older works like, House of Stairs, Intersteller Pig, Singularity, Strange Attractors, The Duplicate, and Others See Us.
I've been gorging myself on Sleator novels since early childhood, and will continue to do so. The only complaint that I have about this author is that he is not more recognized for people to see his greatness. Truly this man and his works are a credit to our civilization.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I remember initially reading this as a child about 15 years old. The story was and is a great piece of fantasy that leads you on a very amusing adventure involving time travel, having to deal with other-time versions of ones-self, and other happenstances.

I bought the book because I remember how much I loved the story as a child (and William Sleator has hit on so many great stories that his other works are worthy of note), and then I was a little sad because I saw that the copy I got had previously been in a school library, which would no longer have the book for other children to read. Schools have to get rid of things occasionally I guess so I'm the the beneficiary of the school's loss.

The book is really written with the youth or young adult in mind but is so well crafted that even adult readers will enjoy the story.

I am incapable of recommending The Green Futures of Tycho, or any other work of William Sleator, strongly enough. His stories are just that good. I recommend them unconditionally.
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Format: Library Binding
This book was most likely my first time travel book I ever read. It got me started on the whole "time travel" type of thing. I wish I had a copy of this book, because it is an excellent primer to time travel, and I'd love to have a complete library of these kinds of books. If you're interested in another great time travel book, similar to how this one works, check out "The Man Who Folded Himself" by David Gerrold.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I read William Sleator books in middle school and as an adult I had some nostalgia for some of his books, since they were game-changers for me in terms of the story-telling.

This book was pretty good! The character development outside of Tycho was pretty limited which is where I'd like to have seen a difference. I couldn't empathize well with Tycho's siblings. However, there are some scenes in the story that really resonated with me, and I enjoyed this book to lounge with for a weekend.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I read this book 25 years ago when I was about twelve. I finally remembered the title about a week ago. I just read it again. I forgot how interesting it was. I hadn't been able to find the book until now. Now my daughter will have it to read, too.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
William Sleator is my favorite author, and this is one of his absolute best. Like his other novels, Green Futures takes an intriguing science concept and uses that as a springboard for a very enjoyable, very thought-provoking adventure. Like his all-time best novel (House of Stairs), this one does a fantastic job exploring the damaged interplay between flawed and sometimes horrible people. It also has some genuinely creepy moments, especially in the last third, and the climax is wildly suspenseful.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I had read this story decades ago when I was young, and revisiting again as I am older, it was amazing to see how William Sleator writes so many science fiction / thriller type stories for young readers without dumbing down the story for the sake of the reader. This was the first of his books that I found, and I have been reading his short stories ever since. I hope to pass them along to my kids once they are old enough.
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Format: Paperback
This book is almost as good, or maybe as good as, _Interstellar Pig_, but I think it has a bit more durability in the sense that older readers may enjoy it more than some of Sleators other works.
It has the trademark quirkiness of Sleator, and if you liked any of Sleator's books, you should like this one. The novel is about a boy who tinkers with his fate and has to deal with the products of his tinkering.
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