House of Stairs

William Sleator
science fiction > dystopia, young adult
House of Stairs - William Sleator6.68

One by one, five sixteen-year-old orphans are brought to a strange building. It is not a prison, not a hospital; it has no walls, no ceiling, no floor. Nothing but endless flights of stairs leading nowhere – except back to a strange red machine. The five must learn to love the machine and let it rule their lives. But will they let it kill their souls? This chilling, suspenseful indictment of mind control is a classic of science fiction and will haunt readers long after the last page is turned.

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Release date: 1974
Genres: science fictiondystopia, young adult
Average rating: 6.68/10
Total ratings: 46
Updated: January 07, 2015