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When the Tripods Came - John Christopher
When the Tripods Came
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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... show more
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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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780689857621 (0689857624)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
Series: The Tripods (#4)
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Reading Maketh a Full Man...
Reading Maketh a Full Man... rated it
3.0 When the Tripods Came
I recently rediscovered the "Tripod" books. This book is the prequel to the "Tripod" trilogy. "The White Mountains" was published in 1967, "City of Gold and Lead" in 1968, and the final in the trilogy "Pool of Fire" in 1968 also. "When the Tripods Came" was written in 1988, about 20 years after t...
notyourmonkey
notyourmonkey rated it
4.0 When the Tripods Came
Wow. Isn't it awesome rereading stuff from your childhood and realizing exactly where your irrational fears of alien mind control/world domination came from? D'awwww. (Also this is not my cover. Right ISBN, wrong publisher, wrong cover. Not that I'm completist or anything.)
thomcat
thomcat rated it
Pointed this one out to my son - action from the first few pages. Good scifi - will have to read the trilogy soon.
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it
4.0
perfect prequel to the original Tripod Trilogy
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