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Scott Westerfeld Scott Westerfeld i(A86781 works by)
Born: Established: 1963 Texas,
United States of America (USA),
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 2001
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Scott Westerfeld is a Texan-born science fiction writer who divides his time between New York City and Sydney. He graduated with a Vassar Philosophy BA in 1985 and undertook graduate work in Performance Studies at New York University 1987-8. Over the years he has worked variously as a factory worker, substitute teacher, textbook editor, software designer and a ghost writer. Westerfeld married writer Justine Larbalestier in 2001, after which he divided his time between Australia and the United States. More recently, he has collaborated with Australian authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti in a young-adult speculative-fiction series.

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y separately published work icon Impostors Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 13719279 2018 single work novel young adult science fiction

'Frey was raised to take a bullet.

'She's the body double for her twin sister Rafia - the precious heir of the first family of Shreve - and her existence is a closely guarded secret. So while Rafi was schooled in poise and diplomacy, Frey was drilled in weapons and combat. Her purpose: to protect her sister from their tyrannical father's many enemies.

'When Frey is sent in Rafi's place as collateral in a precarious business deal, she becomes the perfect impostor - as elegant and charming as her sister. But Col Palafox, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her. As the deal starts to crumble, Frey must decide if she can trust him with the truth.

'As layers of deceit peel away, can Frey become her own person, and risk everything in a rebellion?' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

2019 shortlisted International Awards Locus Awards Young Adult Book
2018 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Novel
y separately published work icon Horizon Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2017 10723527 2017 single work children's fiction children's science fiction fantasy

'Horizon is a supernatural survival story following a diverse group of kids who step from the wreckage of a plane crash to find themselves stranded, at odds, and under threat from creatures unlike any they've seen before. It's a fast-paced, eerie mystery that not everyone will survive.And the greatest threat might be the kid standing next to you....' (Publication summary)

2019 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Older Readers
y separately published work icon Zeroes 2015 Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2015-2017 9769020 2015 series - author novel science fiction fantasy

The Zeroes are teenagers, all born in the year 2000, and all with a superpower that they barely comprehend: weaponised charisma, the ability to see only through others's eyes, power over crowds, destructive interactions with technology.

The series begins after the splintering of the Zeroes, and follows their reconciliation when a member of their group is involved in a bank robbery.

2018 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Sara Douglass Book Series Award
2018 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's and Young Adult Series
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