Guys Read: Other Worlds is a compilation of short stories written by various authors, including Rick Riordan, to help encourage young males to read. The short story, Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo, is featured in the book. The book was released September 16, 2013.[1]


A challenging labor for a teenage demigod
A world in which shoes shall no longer be trod upon
A scouting trip that turns deadly

Welcome to Other Worlds, the fourth volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading. Prepare yourself for ten trips into the unknown, as ten of your favorite writers spin tales of fantasy and science fiction the likes of which you have never imagined. Compiled by National Ambassador for Children's Literature (and Secret Ambassador for the Intergalactic Alliance) Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Other Worlds is the most exciting collection of stories on this—or any other—planet.


  • Rick Riordan
  • Jon Scieszka
  • Greg Ruth
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Tom Angleberger
  • Shannon Hale
  • D.J. MacHale
  • Eric Nylund
  • Rebecca Stead
  • Shaun Tan
  • Neal Shusterman