House of Stairs Author:William Sleator Has ISBN 0140345809 on the inside, which is for the paperback edition. This one was made into a hardcover/library binding by Everbind. There is a library sticker on the inside of the front and back covers. Also a small green paper dot on the spine attached with binding tape. Book looks near new. — In the not-too-distant future, there's a house th... more »at's not a home. It's your worst nightmare.
Peter. Lola. Blossom. Abigail. Oliver.
Five sixteen-year-old orphans. One by one, they are brought to a place that is unlike anything any of them has ever known. It is not a prison, not a hospital. It has no walls, no ceiling, no floor. Nothing but endless flights of stairs leading nowhere — except back to the red machine. The five will learn to love the machine, will let it rule their lives. But will they let it kill their souls?
This chilling, suspenseful indictment of mind control is a classic of science fiction and will haunt readers long after the last page is turned.« less