One by one, five sixteen-year-old orphans are brought to a strange building. It is neither a prison nor a hospital; it has no walls, no ceiling, and no floor. Nothing but endless flights of stairs leading nowhere — except back to a strange red machine. The five must learn to love the machine and 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.
Praise for The House of Stairs
"An intensely suspenseful page-turner." — School Library Journal
"A riveting suspense novel with an anti-behaviorist message that works...because it emerges only slowly from the chilling events." — Kirkus Reviews