Scythe

TitleScythe
Year for Search2016
AuthorsShusterman, Neal (b. 1962)
Pagination448 pp.
Date Published2016
PublisherSimon & Schuster BFYR
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Young adult dystopia in which a very long-lived society has a cadre of people, the Scythe, who randomly chose people to be gleaned to keep the population in check. First volume of a series, followed by Thunderhead. Arc of a Scythe Book 2. New York: Simon & Schuster BYFR, 2018. 512 pp., in which there are disputes over the morality of the gleaning and the Thunderhead, a virtually omniscient AI, is expected to intervene but doesn’t; followed by The Toll: Arc of the Scythe Book 3. New York: Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2019. 626 pp. where the Scythe has become a dictatorship with unrestricted gleaning and others struggle to overthrow the demagogue.

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2016 Shusterman, Neal (b. 1962). Scythe. New York: Simon & Schuster BFYR. Public

Young adult dystopia in which a very long-lived society has a cadre of people, the Scythe, who randomly chose people to be gleaned to keep the population in check. First volume of a series, followed by Thunderhead. Arc of a Scythe Book 2. New York: Simon & Schuster BYFR, 2018. 512 pp., in which there are disputes over the morality of the gleaning and the Thunderhead, a virtually omniscient AI, is expected to intervene but doesn’t; followed by The Toll: Arc of the Scythe Book 3. New York: Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2019. 626 pp. where the Scythe has become a dictatorship with unrestricted gleaning and others struggle to overthrow the demagogue.