Young Adult Short Story
December 13, 2004 3:04 PM   Subscribe

I, too, am vaguely remembering a short story. It was a young adult sci fi dealie, where, in a grim future, orphan teenagers are used in a Pavlovian experiment. Most of the novella takes place in a seemingly endless tangle of stairs...
posted by Specklet to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
House of Stairs?
posted by departure lounge at 3:23 PM on December 13, 2004

Subject of a previous Ask.Me name-this-story post.
posted by Zed_Lopez at 3:44 PM on December 13, 2004

Response by poster: Wow, that's it! Thanks, guys. I'd been trying to remember the title and/or author's name for about fifteen years, I kid you not. I had no idea it was so popular still...
posted by Specklet at 3:55 PM on December 13, 2004

That's a great book.
posted by damn yankee at 4:10 PM on December 13, 2004

If you like that, you should try Sleator's other books. I used to devour 'em as a kid... lots of heavy ideas, not much down-talking.
posted by squidlarkin at 7:43 PM on December 13, 2004

Definitely one of the books from adolescence that will remain with me always. I never quite understood the WHY of it, though. Fascinating.
posted by davidmsc at 8:10 PM on December 13, 2004

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