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- Full Title: Scythe
- When Written: 2015
- Where Written: California
- When Published: 2016
- Literary Period: Contemporary
- Genre: Bildungsroman, science fiction, dystopian fiction
- Setting: MidMerica, several hundred years in the future
- Climax: Citra receives the scythehood and "accidentally" gives Rowan immunity.
- Antagonist: Scythe Goddard
- Point of View: Third Person
Extra Credit for Scythe
Varied Work. In addition to his own novels, Shusterman has written several games in the "How to Host a Murder" series of murder mystery dinner party games. He was also approached by Orson Scott Card to write novels following several characters from Card's novel Ender's Game, though Shusterman wasn't able to accept the offer.