When the Tripods Came

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Aladdin Paperbacks, 1999 - Science fiction. - 151 pages
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"A prequel to the well-known Tripods trilogy more than outdoes itself in excitement and provides the logical, ingenious, and frightening explanation of just how the Tripods were able to take over most of the world".--The Horn Book.

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User Review  - nebula21 - LibraryThing

This is the prequel to the Tripods Trilogy. The title is self-explanatory - a young boy tells his story about the coming of the Tripods and his family's attempts to escape their grasp. I have not yet ... Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This is a prequel to the author's Tripods trilogy, published twenty years (1988) after that trilogy (1967/8) and after the TV adaptation of the first two books. The story gives a reasonable lead up to ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
iii
Section 2
12
Section 3
29
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About the author (1999)

Christopher Samuel Youd was born on April 16, 1922, in Knowsley, Lancashire, England. He entered the Royal Signals corps during World War II. He published a dozen novels while working at an office job in London, writing in the evenings and on weekends. The success of a 1956 novel, The Death of Grass (titled No Blade of Grass in the United States), allowed him to become a full-time author. He wrote under the following pen names: Stanley Winchester, Hilary Ford, William Godfrey, William Vine, Peter Graaf, Peter Nichols and Anthony Rye. Under the pen name John Christopher, he wrote the Tripods trilogy, The Sword of the Spirits trilogy, and The Fireball trilogy. He died from complications of bladder cancer on February 3, 2012 at the age of 89.

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