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Pablo123 writes about The White Mountains, the first book in the Tripods trilogy.

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This was the book read at age 7 that 'turned me on' to Science Fiction. As a story for boys it sets out a world that has been captured by an invading force and is the story of 3 boys and their journey across Europe to the last bastion of human freedom in the White Mountains (the Alps).

Time and Space: When and where I first encountered it

I first came across this book in 1971 aged 8 in the school library.

Recollection and revelations

I was sent to the library at my primary school for some indiscretion that I can no longer remember and there I cam across this novel which captured my imagination completely. I think I read the first of the trilogy 3or 4 times before I realised that there were 2 other books in the series. This was the first step on the road that lead to Clarke, Asimov, Heinlein, Hoyle etc. and engendered an enduring love affair with all things SciFi

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