John Christopher



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 33 titles

  • Action Adventure

    Jan-2017

    A disparate group of Londoners are brought together by Sweeney, a mysteriously charismatic man of wealth, for a luxury cruise in the South Pacific – they know not why. Sailing far from the normal shipping routes, the ship weighs anchor just off an ...

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  • Action Adventure

    Oct-2016

    The Chung-Li virus has devastated Asia, wiping out the rice crop and leaving riots and mass starvation in its wake. The rest of the world looks on with concern, though safe in the expectation that a counter-virus will be developed any day. Then Chung...

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  • Science Fiction

    Oct-2016

    Penguin reissues a classic work of science fiction from the author of The Death of Grass - now with a new introduction by Hari Kunzru One year the UK suffers a terrible, harsh winter: rivers freeze solid, food and fuel run low, the whole of Euro...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2016

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2015

    CHRISTMAS MAGIC TO REKINDLE THE SOUL A frosty breeze somehow pried its way indoors, and as it passed in a single puff through Yorkminster village, the family's ceramic Christmas display, where it collected a few flakes of the "magical snow" Dad had ...

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  • Action Adventure

    Oct-2015

    Fireball - 2

    Traveling through time was just the beginning -- now Simon and Brad have to survive a reimagined early America in the second book of the alternative history Fireball trilogy, from critically acclaimed Tripods author John Christopher. When Simon an...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2015

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  • Science Fiction

    May-2015

    When Neil survives a deadly plague and plunges into solitude, he must question everything in this gripping adventure from critically acclaimed Tripods author John Christopher. Neil’s world is shattered when he and his family are involved in a ho...

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  • Action Adventure

    May-2015

    Love proves ancient as time itself in this prehistoric adventure romance from critically acclaimed Tripods author John Christopher. In the beginning, many, many years ago, there were two tribes. Dom was a boy from the hunting tribe, and Va was a g...

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  • Romance

    Jan-2015

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2012

    John and Brea have lived very different lives. His began as a near orphan in New York City, where he became involved with, and practically raised by, the mob; accepted as a man of honor by his fellow mobsters, young and old. His involvement in an inc...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2012

    King's Cross station was the terminus of the Great Northern Railway and was opened in 1852. Designed by Lewis Cubitt, it replaced a temporary station at Maiden Lane. It established itself as the London terminus of what is now known as the East Coast ...

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  • Science Fiction

    May-2003

    A dark vision of the near future, where entertainment and power have become indistinguishable. Is this the Europe of tomorrow? Virtual Reality has become the predominant form of entertainment for the masses: with a helmet and glove and appropriate so...

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  • Science Fiction

    Jul-2001

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  • Horror

    Dec-2000

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  • Science Fiction

    Dec-2000

    It all started when a group of British vacations was cut off by an avalanche. The skiing chalet up in the mountains seemed a good place to hold out for a hwile, but then the little boy mysteriously died...or appeared to. And in the impenetrable Swiss...

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  • Horror

    Dec-2000

    A massive series of powerful earthquakes on a worldwide scale reduce towns and cities to rubble and plunge the survivors into barbarism. Most of western Europe is dramatically uplifted, transforming the English Channel into a muddy desert, while else...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-1999

    The Tripod trilogy and its prequel--The White Mountains, When the Tripods Came, The City of Gold and Lead, and The Pool of Fire--are boxed in this collection of tales about the mysterious visitors from outer space who take over the Earth. Original....

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  • Horror

    May-1994

    When his father dies mysteriously and enemies set fire to Ben's house, Ben and his stepsister, Patty, flee their homeland and embark on a perilous journey during which they face imprisonment, gypsies, and terrified countrymen seeking a sacrifice to s...

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  • Science Fiction

    Oct-1992

    In the divided England of the distant future, a recently-orphaned boy flees the sprawling area known as the Conurb for the serene world of the County where the people seem to live a simpler existence....

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  • Fantasy

    Oct-1991

    High adventure and intrigue await in this classic work of science fiction from critically acclaimed Tripods author John Christopher. After the disastrous Breakdown of the twenty-first century, the world has made a change. Now, in the twenty-third ce...

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  • Fantasy

    Jun-1988

    The Tripods - 0

    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 c...

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  • Science Fiction

    Jul-1986

    Simon and Brad face their greatest danger yet—and discover the secret of the fireball—in the third book of the alternative history Fireball Trilogy, from critically acclaimed Tripods author John Christopher.When Simon and Brad were caught in the ...

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  • Science Fiction

    Jul-1986

    At first the virus wiping out grass and crops is of little concern to John Custance. It has decimated Asia, causing mass starvation and riots, but Europe is safe and a counter-virus is expected any day. Except, it turns out, the governments have been...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1984

    Fireball - 1

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  • Fantasy

    May-1974

    The sixties … a foreign country: they did things differently then. Or did they? An Englishman’s home, supposedly, is his castle, and property developer Rod Gawfrey was incensed when a gang of hooligans gatecrashed his son’s party, infiltrating ...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1974

    Sword of the Spirits - 1

    Luke lives in a society whose finest art is fighting. Since a natural disaster years before, there have been no machines, people must rely on their bodies and wits. All believe in the Spirits -- strange, otherworldly beings whose messages are relayed...

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  • Action Adventure

    Dec-1972

    Sword of the Spirits - 3

    The fate of Luke—and the civilized world—is at stake in the tumultuous and explosive conclusion to the post-apocalyptic Sword of the Spirits trilogy from the author of The Tripods series.Following the death of his brother, Luke has now ascended t...

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  • Science Fiction

    Aug-1971

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  • Action Adventure

    Jan-1971

    Sword of the Spirits - 2

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  • Science Fiction

    1968

    The Tripods - 3

    Will Parker has managed to escape from the City of Gold and Lead, where he served as a slave to one of the Masters who rule the modern world. And he has not only discovered what lies behind the Tripods' power, but how the Masters heartlessly plan to ...

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  • Science Fiction

    Feb-1967

    The Tripods - 1

    Will Parker lives in an enslaved world. 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 of their lives. But fo...

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  • Science Fiction

    1967

    The Tripods - 2

    Will, Beanpole, and Henry have managed to es cape the Tripods. But instead of living in safety, in the small Swiss community of free people, they have chosen to embark upon a mission that may yet again cost them their lives. Each year, a series of G...

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