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Price, Lissa

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(?   -    ) US author of a Young Adult Dystopia, Starters (2012), set in a Near Future America devastated by a "genocide spore" that has killed off anyone not vaccinated; as only children and old people were vaccinated in time, the survivors occupy a world whose operational heart has been evacuated. Teenagers are induced to rent their bodies for short periods – through a form of Identity Transfer – to their increasingly infirm elders. The psychological costs of this procedure prove unsurprisingly enormous, and it also is clear that the young protagonist's suspicions about a sinister conspiracy will prove, in the expected sequel, anything but Paranoid. [JC]

Lissa Price





  • Starters (New York: Delacorte Press, 2012) [Starters: hb/]
    • Starters (New York: Random House/Ember, 2013) [coll: one story added to the above: Starters: hb/]
  • Enders (New York: Delacorte Press, 2014) [Starters: hb/]


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