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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Peeps
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Taking a scientific approach to vampirism in this New York-based novel, Westerfierld draws parallels between vampires and parasites, noting that not all parasites are bad for you... (Jason Nahrung, 'Vampires in the Sunburnt Country,' 2007, p.57).

'Right after Cal Thompson moves from Texas to New York for college, he loses his virginity and become infected with the parasite that causes vampirism. Fortunately, Cal is "partly immune," so while he is parasite-positive, or a peep, he only experiences some effects, such as night vision. The 19-year-old works for Night Watch, the city's ancient peep-hunting organization. As Cal begins to track Morgan, the woman who infected him after a drunken one-night stand, he stumbles upon a mystery that eventually makes him question the very organization for which he works. He also finds a love interest in the strong-willed journalism student now living in Morgan's old building, but because of the disease he cannot act on his feelings' (Barbes and Noble website).

Notes

  • Dedication: To the Australian science-fiction community for their winning and welcoming ways.
  • Prequel to The Last Days.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Razorbill ,
      2005 .
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      Source: www.cranstonlibrary.org
      ISBN: 9781595140319
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2006 .
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      Source: Penguin Australia
      Extent: 310p.
      ISBN: 0143004794
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Penguin USA ,
      2006 .
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      Source: Barnes and Noble
      Extent: 288p.
      ISBN: 9781595140838

Works about this Work

[Review] Peeps Neryle Sheldon , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 3 2006; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Peeps Scott Westerfeld , 2005 single work novel
[Review] Peeps Ruth Starke , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 14 no. 2 2006; (p. 22)

— Review of Peeps Scott Westerfeld , 2005 single work novel
[Review] Peeps Ernie Tucker , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 41 no. 3 2006; (p. 72-73)

— Review of Peeps Scott Westerfeld , 2005 single work novel
[Review] Peeps John Nolan , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 50 no. 3 2006; (p. 40)

— Review of Peeps Scott Westerfeld , 2005 single work novel
[Review] Peeps John Nolan , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 50 no. 3 2006; (p. 40)

— Review of Peeps Scott Westerfeld , 2005 single work novel
[Review] Peeps Ernie Tucker , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 41 no. 3 2006; (p. 72-73)

— Review of Peeps Scott Westerfeld , 2005 single work novel
[Review] Peeps Ruth Starke , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 14 no. 2 2006; (p. 22)

— Review of Peeps Scott Westerfeld , 2005 single work novel
[Review] Peeps Neryle Sheldon , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 3 2006; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Peeps Scott Westerfeld , 2005 single work novel

Awards

2007 shortlisted International Awards Nebula Awards Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
2006 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Novel
2005 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Best Novel
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