Scott Westerfeld (born May 5, 1963) is an American author of science fiction. He was born in the U.S. state of Texas and now divides his time between Sydney, Australia and New York City, USA. His book Evolution's Darling was a New York Times Notable Book (2000), and won a Special Citation for the 2000 Philip K. Dick Award. The Risen Empire and The Killing of Worlds are parts one and two of the same book, originally titled Succession. In 2005 it was published in the UK as one book under the title The Risen Empire.
So Yesterday won a Victorian Premier's Award and The Secret Hour won an Aurealis Award. So Yesterday has been optioned to be made into a film by one of the producers of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine.
Peeps and Uglies were both named as Best Books for Young Adults 2006 by the American Library Association. The Uglies series was optioned by Twentieth Century Fox as a possible film series in 2006.
In 2001, Westerfeld married Australian author Justine Larbalestier.