The Green Futures of Tycho


The Green Futures of Tycho

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image_caption = The Green Futures of Tycho by William Sleator
author = William Sleator
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country = United States
language = English
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genre = Young adult, Science fiction novel
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release_date = 1981
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media_type = Print (Hardback & Paperback)
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"The Green Futures of Tycho" is a 1981 science fiction novel for young audience by William Sleator. The book explores the effect of excessive parent expectations on the future of their children.

Plot summary

The main character is Tycho Tithonus, an 11 year-old boy. Each child in his family is named after a famous artist or scientist and their parents expect them to live up to their names. Tycho himself is named after Tycho Brahe, the Danish astronomer (the author also has a brother named Tycho). He finds a pocket sized time machine in the family's garden. He immediately uses it to change some things from the past and to visit the future. But as he travels more and more he realizes that he is turning into something horrible and it becomes a race against time to save all of his family and himself.

Further Information

"The Green Futures of Tycho" was one source of inspiration for the IF work "Shrapnel" by Adam Cadre.

External links

* [http://www.tycho.org/ The Green Futures of Tycho] - a fan site.

References


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