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  • Bibliography:
    38 Books (9 Series)
  • First Book:
    December 1997
  • Latest Book:
    April 2022
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Scott Westerfeld is a New York Times bestselling author of YA. He was born in the Texas and now lives in Sydney and New York City. In 2001, Westerfeld married fellow author Justine Larbalestier.

He is best know for the Uglies and Leviathan series.

His book Evolution's Darling was a New York Times Notable Book, and won a Special Citation for the 2000 Philip K. Dick Award. So Yesterday won a Victorian Premier's Award and both Leviathan and Midnighters 1: The Secret Hour won Aurealis Awards. Peeps and Uglies were both named as Best Books for Young Adults 2006 by the American Library Association.

Full Series List in Order

Horizon

1 - Horizon (Apr-2017)

Impostors

1 - Impostors (Sep-2018)
2 - Shatter City (Sep-2019)
3 - Mirror's Edge (Apr-2021)

Leviathan

1 - Leviathan (Oct-2009)
2 - Behemoth (Oct-2010)
3 - Goliath (Sep-2011)

Midnighters

1 - The Secret Hour (Mar-2004)
2 - Touching Darkness (Mar-2005)
3 - Blue Noon (Mar-2006)

Peeps

1 - Peeps (Sep-2005)
2 - The Last Days (Sep-2006)
2 - The Guide to the Uglies: Bogus to Bubbly (Oct-2008)

Spill Zone

1 - The Spill Zone (May-2017)
2 - The Broken Vow (Jul-2018)

Successions

1 - The Risen Empire (Mar-2003)
2 - Killing of Worlds (Oct-2003)

The Uglies

1 - Uglies (Feb-2005)
2 - Pretties (Nov-2005)
3 - Specials (May-2006)
4 - Extras (Oct-2007)
5 - The Guide to the Uglies: Bogus to Bubbly (Oct-2008)

The Uglies Graphic Novels

1 - Shay's Story (Mar-2012)
2 - Cutters (Dec-2012)

Book List in Order: 38 titles



  • A woman gifted with the ability to change her race and gender is shocked to discover a fellow "polymorph" in the New York City of the future and even more astonished to learn of his plan for global domination. Original....



  • At the Aya school, human children learn alien culture to enable them to compete in the politics and economy of an alien- influenced Earth, but when the finest student is lured into the seedy world of the Claw Hunt, the truth about the Aya is revealed...



  • Does a clone have a soul? Darling, an astronavigational control unit and personal companion, achieves sentience and wants to know. Now, 200 years and an artificial body later, he is off in search of a dead artist, a living artwork, and the forces beh...





  • The undead Emperor has ruled his mighty interstellar empire of eighty human worlds for sixteen hundred years. Because he can grant a form of eternal life, creating an elite known as the Risen, his power has been absolute. He is worshiped as a living ...



  • The Risen Empire left readers begging for more. Now Scott Westerfeld comes through with the dazzling payoff in the conclusion of Succession, The Killing of Worlds. Captain Laurent Zai of the Imperial Frigate Lynx is a walking dead man. Unjustly held...



  • strange things happen at midnight in the town of Bixby, Oklahoma. time freezes. nobody moves. For one secret hour each night, the town belongs to the dark creatures that haunt the shadows. Only a small group of teenagers know about the secret hour...



  • WE ARE ALL AROUND YOU. You don't think about us much, because we are invisible. Well, not exactly invisible. A lot of us have hair dyed in four colors, or wear five-inch platform sneakers, or carry enough metal in our skin that it's a hassle getti...






  • Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license--for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from...



  • Bixby, Oklahoma, is full of secrets. some come out at midnight. some should stay hidden. As the Midnighters search for the truth about the secret hour, they uncover terrifying mysteries woven into the very fabric of Bixby's history, and a consp...



  • OKAY, LET'S CLEAR UP SOME MYTHS ABOUT VAMPIRES. FIRST OF ALL, YOU WON'T SEE ME USING THE V-WORD MUCH. IN THE NIGHT WATCH, WE PREFER THE TERM PARASITE POSITIVES, OR PEEPS FOR SHORT. THE MAIN THING TO REMEMBER IS THAT THERE'S NO MAGIC INVOLVED. NO ...



  • Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect. Perfectly wrong. TALLY HAS FINALLY BECOME PRETTY. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted. But beneath...



  • After centuries of waiting, trapped in the midnight hour, the darklings will hunt once again. The five teenage Midnighters of Bixby, Oklahoma, thought they understood the secret midnight hour--until one morning when time freezes in the middle of t...



  • Special Circumstances TALLY THOUGHT THEY WERE A RUMOR, but now she's one of them. A Special. A superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid. But maybe being perfectly programmed with strength and focus...



  • A mysterious epidemic holds the city in its thrall and the chaos is contagious--black oil spews from fire hydrants, rats have taken over brooklyn, and every day, more people disappear. but all that matters to pearl, Moz, and Zahler is their new band....



  • Fame It's a few years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the uglies/pretties/specials regime. Without those strict roles and rules, the world is in a complete cultural renaissance. "Tech-heads" flaunt their latest gadgets, "kickers" spread gos...



  • THE WORLD OF UGLIES, SET IN OUR NOT-SO-DISTANT FUTURE,is a complex place filled with bubbly technology and lingo, yet bogus rules about status and appearance. That's why a guide to the world of uglies has been requisitioned from the hole in the wall....



  • Sure, love is hell. But it,s totally worth it.In these supernatural stories by five of today's hottest writers -- Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely), Scott Westerfeld (Specials), Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness), Gabrielle Zevin (Elsewhere), and Lau...






  • It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their wea...



  • THE WORLD OF UGLIES, SET IN OUR NOT-SO-DISTANT FUTURE,is a complex place filled with bubbly technology and lingo, yet bogus rules about status and appearance. That's why a guide to the world of uglies has been requisitioned from the hole in the wall....



  • The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker powers. Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and...



  • It’s time to decide: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn? A must-have anthology with contributions from bestselling YA authors is now available in paperback!It’s a question as old as time itself: Which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? This all-origi...



  • Alek and Deryn are aboard the Leviathan when the ship is ordered to pickup an unusual passenger. This brilliant/maniacal inventor claims to have a weapon called Goliath that can end the war. But whose side is he really on? While on their top-secret ...



  • All three books in Scott Westerfeld's around-the-world, steampunk, adventure trilogy, now collected together in one ebook bundle! ...



  • "This whole game is just designed to make us hate ourselves." -- Shay Uglies told Tally Youngblood's version of life in Uglyville and the budding rebellion against the Specials. Now comes an exciting graphic novel revealing new adventures in the ...



  • A must-have for any fan of Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan trilogy, The Manual of Aeronautics is an illustrated guide to the inner workings of the Darwinist and Clanker powers. Loaded with detailed descriptions and elaborate, four-color illustrations ...



  • Experience the riveting, dystopian Uglies series seen as never before -- through the eyes of Shay, Tally Youngblood’s closest and bravest friend, who refuses to take anything about society at face value. “From the moment we are born, we are...



  • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld comes a smart, thought-provoking novel-within-a-novel that you won’t be able to put down. Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. With a contract ...






  • Sndor herceg s Deryn a Leviatnon utazik kelet fel, amikor lghajjukat utastjk, hogy Szibriban vegyen fel egy szokatlan utast, a feltall Nikola Teslt. Az rlt gniusz azt lltja, hogy fegyvere, Glit vget tud vetni a hbornak, de vajo...



  • This harrowing tale of supernatural suspense kicks off a new series from the visionary mind of #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld. When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to...



  • Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison's parents and scarred h...



  • X-Men meets Marissa Meyer’s Renegades when New York Times bestselling author of the Uglies series Scott Westerfeld teams up with award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti in the final book of an explosive trilogy about six teens wit...



  • Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Strange manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. Addison got close enough to the Spill Zone to touch ...



  • Frey and Rafi are inseparable ... two edges of the same knife. But Frey's very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi’s twin sister -- and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order f...



  • When the world sees Frey, they think they see her twin sister Rafi. Frey was raised to be Rafi's double, and now she's taken on the role . . . without anyone else knowing. Her goal? To destroy the forces that created her. But with the w...



  • The danger rises and the deception grows in the heart-stopping third book in the New York Times bestselling Impostors series!Frey's return to the city of her birth isn't going to be an easy one. She and her love Col must surge on new faces and bodies...



  • IT'S TIME TOCOME OUT OF HIDINGFrey has spent her life in a family of deceivers, a stand-in for her sister, manipulated at her father's command. Free from them at last, she is finding her own voice -- and using it to question everything her family sto...


Award-Winning Books by Scott Westerfeld

Leviathan
2009 Goodreads Choice Award -- Science Fiction
2010 Locus Award -- Young Adult
Uglies
2006 Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award -- Grades 9-12
2007 Florida Teens Read -- Grades 9-12


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Scott Westerfeld has published 38 books.

Scott Westerfeld does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Youngbloods, was published in April 2022.

The first book by Scott Westerfeld, Polymorph, was published in December 1997.

Yes. Scott Westerfeld has 9 series.