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The Tripods (Book 1): The White Mountains

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ISBN13: 9780689856723
ISBN10: 0689856725
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Long ago, the Tripods--huge, three-legged machines--descended upon Earth and took control. Now people unquestioningly accept the Tripods' power. They have no control over their thoughts or their lives. But for a brief time in each person's life--in childhood--he is not a slave. For Will, his time of freedom is about to end--unless he can escape to the White Mountains, where the possibility of freedom still exists. The Tripods trilogy follows the adventures of Will and his cohorts, as they try to evade the Tripods and maintian their freedom and ultimately do battle against them. The prequel, When the Tripods Came, explains how the Tripods first invaded and gained control of the planet.

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John Christopher's acclaimed Tripods trilogy has been a favorite of science fiction and fantasy readers for decades. Now, to commemorate the thirty-fifth anniversary of the first publication of The White Mountains, the author has revised all three stories for the twenty-first century — and stunning new covers are sure to draw a new generation of readers into the page-turning adventure.

The prequel to the Tripods trilogy, When the Tripods Came, is also available with a new cover and a special introduction by the author. And there's a handsome new boxed set of all four books as Well.

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To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the first publication of "The White Mountains, " the first novel of this acclaimed science fiction series, the author has revised all three stories--and the prequel, "When the Tripods Came"--for the 21st century.

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35th Anniversary Editon with new Text and a New Preface by the Author!

Long ago, the Tripods — huge, three-legged machines — descended upon Earth and took control. Now people unquestioningly accept the Tripods' power. They have no control over their thoughts or their lives.

But for a brief time in each persson's life — in childhood — he is not a slave. For Will his time of freedom is about to end — unless he can escape to the White Mountains, where the possibility of freedom still exists.

About the Author

John Christopherandnbsp;was theandnbsp;pseudonym of Samuel Youd, who was born in Lancashire, England, in 1922. He was the author of more than fifty novels and novellas, as well as numerous short stories. His most famous books include andlt;iandgt;The Death of Grassandlt;/iandgt;, the Tripods trilogy, andlt;iandgt;The Lotus Cavesandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The Guardiansandlt;/iandgt;.

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crowyhead, September 15, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
Book one in the Tripods trilogy. I thought I'd read these books when I was younger, but most of this book was completely unfamiliar, so I suppose I didn't after all. I think I DID read parts of the comic strip adaptation in "Boy's Life" magazine, though... Anyway, I really enjoyed this. The concept doesn't seem 100% fresh anymore, but since this first came out over thirty years ago, it was actually pretty groundbreaking for its time, especially as a YA novel. The basic idea is that the Earth has been reduced to a feudal society by the invasion of mysterious machines known as the Tripods. The Tripods keep humankind docile by a method known as "Capping" -- every young adult is Capped when they reach the age of sixteen, given a permanent metal mesh cap that keeps them from thinking rebellious thoughts about their captors.
Will Parker is nearly old enough to be Capped, but he has grave doubts about the process and the changes it causes in his older friends. An encounter with an unCapped renegade gives him the impetus to flee his village and seek out the small resistance movement that's hidden itself in the White Mountains. What follows is a thrilling adventure.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689856723
Author:
Christopher, John
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Author:
Burleson, Joe
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Tripods; science fiction; post-apocalyptic; apocalypse; end of the world; adventure; aliens; alien invasion; robots; extraterrestrial; John Christopher; Sam Youd; Christopher Samuel Youd; England; France; Europe
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Tripods
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
January 1967
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
cvr: holographic foil; no int art
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7 x 4.19 in 4.375 oz
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 208 pages Simon Pulse - English 9780689856723 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , John Christopher's acclaimed Tripods trilogy has been a favorite of science fiction and fantasy readers for decades. Now, to commemorate the thirty-fifth anniversary of the first publication of The White Mountains, the author has revised all three stories for the twenty-first century — and stunning new covers are sure to draw a new generation of readers into the page-turning adventure.

The prequel to the Tripods trilogy, When the Tripods Came, is also available with a new cover and a special introduction by the author. And there's a handsome new boxed set of all four books as Well.

"Synopsis" by , To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the first publication of "The White Mountains, " the first novel of this acclaimed science fiction series, the author has revised all three stories--and the prequel, "When the Tripods Came"--for the 21st century.
"Synopsis" by ,
35th Anniversary Editon with new Text and a New Preface by the Author!

Long ago, the Tripods — huge, three-legged machines — descended upon Earth and took control. Now people unquestioningly accept the Tripods' power. They have no control over their thoughts or their lives.

But for a brief time in each persson's life — in childhood — he is not a slave. For Will his time of freedom is about to end — unless he can escape to the White Mountains, where the possibility of freedom still exists.

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