Boltzmon! by William Sleator

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



With a devious older sister who wishes he hadn't been born, eleven-year-old Chris needs some heavenly intervention. But when that help arrives in the form of a boltzmon--the all-knowing, shape-shifting remnant of a black hole--Chris is in even bigger trouble.

In this clever sci-fi twist on the genie tales of folklore, a young boy suddenly has access to more power than he can handle. The highly unstable boltzmon flips Chris at random to different worlds, including one of his own imagining. It is in Arteria, a country he has mapped out on his computer, that Chris has the chance to confront his sister, Lulu, and end their rivalry before it has deadly consequences.

A villainous older sister, a quantum physics genie with a weird sense of humor, and a sharp young hero--this Bermuda triangle of characters is at the center of a funny, frightening novel in the spirit of William Sleator's masterwork, Interstellar Pig.

About William Sleator

See more books from this Author
William Sleator was born on February 13, 1945 in Harve de Grace, Maryland. In 1967, he received a BA in English from Harvard University. He mainly wrote science fiction novels for young adults. His first novel, Blackbriar, was published in 1972. He wrote more than 30 books including House of Stairs, Interstellar Pig, The Green Futures of Tycho, Strange Attractors, The Spirit House, The Boy Who Couldn't Die, and The Phantom Limb. His picture book, The Angry Moon, won a Caldecott Award in 1971. He died on August 3, 2011 at the age of 66.
Published September 1, 1999 by Dutton Juvenile. 160 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Boltzmon!

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

As in his recent Rewind, Sleator's mildly comic time-travel adventure is the story of a boy who prevents his own death by healing family relationships. Computer geek Chris is in perpetual conflict wit

Oct 04 1999 | Read Full Review of Boltzmon!

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Chris will die very soon in an accident caused by Lulu's conniving behavior unless he goes to this alternate universe and visits some magical Time Temples.

| Read Full Review of Boltzmon!

Rate this book!

Add Review