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Friday, February 06, 2009

John Christopher's Tripod Trilogy Off to the Movies

As the title says, apparently John Christopher's Tripod Trilogy is being adapted to the big screen (by Touchstone Pictures). I've never read the books, but I'm entirely cool with more science fiction novels being turned into movies. The more the merrier.

Any thoughts from folks who have read the series? Or are those of us in the U.S. mostly ignorant of Christopher?

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  1. OMG, that's great! I loved the Tripod trilogy as a kid. It was one of the first SF books I read. If you decide to read it, you should start with The White Mountains, the original first book. I think if you read the later prequel first, it would spoil some of The White Mountains.

  2. Will do. Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Never read the author. I have been more into Frank Herbert and Stephen R. Donaldson.

    In fact, I really recommend some of the extended Dune series both sequels after Frank's own (some of the plots pulled from his vaults) and even prequels. These are written by Anderson and Herbert's own son. They are fascinating and for those hardcore scifi fans, these books reveal a lot more than what the original series and the movies (original and remakes.)

  4. I've never read the author either, but I suspect he's rather big, or was, in England. I've heard of him before, though.

    You like the stuff written by Anderson and Herbert's son? I've heard mixed reviews. Some love them, and some don't. I suspect it has to do with how purist you are with the Dune novels.