The Tripods: The White Mountains

The Tripods: The White Mountains : Book 1

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Nobody knows how long it has been since the Tripods came. Nobody remembers life on Earth before they enslaved it. Humans live in scattered farms and villages, kept quiet and obedient by the mind-controlling Caps implanted when they reach their teens. Will Parker's time is fast approaching - but a chance encounter with a madman convinces him that it may still be possible to resist the alien masters. So begins an epic tale of survival and defiance - and Will's journey to the White Mountains. John Christopher's classic dystopian series is available for the first time in ebook format.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552569461
  • 9780552569460

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"John Christopher is one of the great SF writers, along with John Wyndham, that the UK has produced for young adults." -- Customer Review amazon.co.uk "Perennial library favourites" The Guardian 20120206show more

About John Christopher

John Christopher was the pen-name of Sam Youd, a celebrated and influential writer of science fiction. Youd was born in Huyton, Lancashire in 1922, and began his career as an author after serving in World War II. Many of Youd's novels for adults and children are considered classics, including The Death of Grass, The Guardians, and the four books in his Tripods series, which were adapted successfully for television in the 1980s. Sam Youd died in 2012, aged 89.show more

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