House of Stairs by William Sleator is an intense, dark story, and it would make a fantastic movie. So it's fantastic news that a House of Stairs movie is in the pipeline, with a goal of starting production in September or October. We talked to a producer and got the inside scoop on the film.
When people talk about classic dystopian novels for young readers, the same titles come up again and again: The Giver. City of Ember. A few others. But one classic book in that subgenre deserves a lot more love: House of Stairs by William Sleator, librarian Mina Hong tells io9.
The current boom in dystopian fiction for young-adult readers owes a lot to William Sleator, who passed away in Thailand a couple of days ago. His books were creepy, scary, and also filled with a relatable sort of dread.