Search Results: "John Christopher"


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WILD JACK by John Christopher
Released: Sept. 1, 1974

"Surely, we haven't seen the last of Wild Jack and his continued escapades ought to rival the journey to the White Mountains in popularity."
Once again John Christopher has created a world with a clean, simplistic dichotomy, and this time the defenders of liberty must hold out against the blandishments of a materialistic utopia, 23rd century London, where a lucky, civilized few monopolize the benefits of atomic energy and the labor of a servant class. Read full book review >

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PENDULUM by John Christopher
Released: March 1, 1968

"Meantime it has ticked off an adventure story with a more than considerable amount of grim excitement."
This is one of John Christopher's disaster-prone projections of an all too possible future when, in England, mob rule by the yobs (gangs) governs after a period of economic crisis and collapse. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE BURNING LANDS by John Christopher
Released: Sept. 1, 1971

"It is to be hoped that Luke's visit abroad represents a temporary lull, and that the final volume will relate the two kingdoms more imaginatively."
The time is a vaguely medieval future beyond the Disaster, when machines are banned by a conspiracy of benevolent seers who control the kingdom in the name of nonexistent spirits. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE VOYAGE by John Christopher
Released: Jan. 12, 1960

"All the physical properties are here- of say Hammond Innes' adventure tales- and , while not of equal excellence- it still provides a king-sized story of danger and disaster."
Straight adventure , rather than the suspense of A Scent of White Poppies and the superior The Caves of Night, records the calamitous crossing from Ireland to Amsterdam of the Kreya- in the face of a spiritualist's warning of trouble to come , and the fact that two earlier boats bearing this name had gone down. Read full book review >

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THE LOTUS CAVES by John Christopher
Released: Aug. 1, 1969

"The one who's writting the book."

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EMPTY WORLD by John Christopher
Released: March 20, 1978

"Of Nell's experiences and encounters only the acquiescent Lucy seems the figment of an adolescent male (and pretty weak) imagination; the rest is compellingly chilly, and real as tomorrow's breakfast."
The disaffection Nell develops after his parents and siblings are killed in a car crash probably helps him through the next disaster, as his grandparents and then, it seems, everyone in the world is killed off by a plague that first hits the aged and then works down. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE TRIPODS CAME by John Christopher
Released: April 1, 1988

"But, since it has the same swift action and sense of menace that has made the original books popular, both present and past generations of fans should greet this new chronicle with enthusiasm."
This alien invasion begins: Laurie and Andy, two boys camping on Dartmoor, are the only survivors of the first encounter with a Tripod in England. Read full book review >

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THE RAGGED EDGE by John Christopher
Released: Jan. 1, 1965

"A writer to be thoroughly enjoyed."
The Long Winter is over and "the quaking spring" is upon us. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY PONY by John Christopher
Released: Jan. 1, 1956

"After canvassing circus, farm, wild west etc., he finally does find one, complete with a boy and girl to ride the two of them."
A highly colored fantasy takes a lonely pony on brisk, far flung wanderings in search of another like himself. Read full book review >

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THE SWORD OF THE SPIRITS by John Christopher
Released: April 1, 1972

"Once again, since Luke's static and unsympathetic personality inhibits emotional involvement, it's the exotic backgrounds (mixing castles and cinema screens, kings and polymufs) and the game of figuring out what the author is trying to say about Science that must be relied upon to hold the reader's interest."
Back from Beyond the Burning Lands (1971) Luke is installed as Prince of Winchester (one of the almost medieval cities which has arisen in the geographically and genetically deranged post-Disaster world). Read full book review >

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THE LONG WINTER by John Christopher
Released: May 1, 1962

"In any , it is handled smoothly, and sometimes excitingly, for the survival victims ."
Andrew "the world's wreck and his own cuckoldry" after a permanent radiation drop makes an westland of England. Read full book review >