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When the Tripods Came

The Tripods Series, Book 1 · The Tripods

by John Christopher


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When the alien Tripod machines land on Earth, they don't seem much of a threat. The first skirmishes end in victory for the human forces. But the real danger - the insidious mind-controlling powers of the Tripod Masters - is only just beginning. Laurie and his family must flee their homes as the invaders tighten their tentacled grip - and find a place to start the fight back...

The thrilling and eerie prequel John Christopher's classic dystopian Tripods series is available for the first time in ebook format.

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Penguin Random House Children's UK
RHCP Digital
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The Tripods


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John Christopher (Author)

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...

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