eventOctober 22 2015

Surveillance and identity in dystopian young adult novels

Scott Westerfeld

Databite No. 57

Science fiction author Scott Westerfeld (Uglies series, Leviathan series) leads the discussion at this Databite, examining the rise of dystopia as a dominant genre in young adult novels. He focuses in on the themes of surveillance regimes and other data-based narratives and explores the idea of data tracking as a technology for forming teen identity.

Scott David Westerfeld is an American writer of young adult fiction, best known as the author of the Uglies and the Leviathan series.

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