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Shusterman's "Scythe" is published

Scythe is a young-adult novel by Neal Shusterman and is the first in the Arc of a Scythe series. It is set in the far future, where death by natural causes has been virtually eliminated thanks to advances in technology and an advanced computer system is known as "the Thunderhead" controls society. The Scythes are an independent organization tasked with deciding who must die as overpopulation has remained a problem.

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