by William Sleator
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A teenager becomes interested in a strange board game called "Interstellar Pig," the obsession of his new and unusual neighbors, and he soon stumbles into a nightmare when he discovers that the game is real.
August 11, 2011 Author William Sleator died on Aug. 3. Sleator was prolific in the young adult world; his science fiction inspired and terrified many a young reader. NPR's Petra Mayer reflects on his memory and on her childhood memories of his scary, but satisfying tales.
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