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Christopher, John
New York : Collier, 1990.
IL 5-8 RL 5.8 .
ISBN 0020425759
The United States waited and watched one. The USSR smashed one as soon as it landed. The British hovered around with helicopters until one flattened a farmhouse and then sent in the Air Force to crush one. The Tripods still managed to infiltrate earthlings though. First, through subliminal messages on TV, then through the proselytizing of capped believers who went around capping neighbors, soon the uncapped were in a minority, the capped had lost their individuality and were singing the praises of the new Tripod rulers. Laurie, Rudi and Angela were teenagers trying to escape being capped by trekking through the Alps. This is a prequel to a 3-part trilogy that John Christopher wrote earlier. In this prequel, we learn about the teenagers' background and the way the Tripods took over the earth. In the trilogy, you can read about the adventures of the teenagers' encounters as they attempt to sabotage the Tripod's nerve center.
SUBJECTS:    Science fiction


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