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John Christopher (1) (1922–2012)

Autor(a) de The White Mountains

Para outros autores com o nome John Christopher, ver a página de desambiguação.

John Christopher (1) foi considerado como pseudónimo de Stanley Winchester.

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Obras por John Christopher

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como Stanley Winchester.

The White Mountains (1967) 2,533 exemplares
The City of Gold and Lead (1967) 1,766 exemplares
The Pool of Fire (1968) 1,638 exemplares
The Death of Grass (1956) 1,181 exemplares
When the Tripods Came (1988) 933 exemplares
The Tripods Trilogy (1984) 397 exemplares
The Prince in Waiting (1970) 389 exemplares
Beyond the Burning Lands (1971) 337 exemplares
The Sword of the Spirits (1972) 313 exemplares
The Long Winter (1962) 303 exemplares
The Guardians (1970) 291 exemplares
The Lotus Caves (1969) 258 exemplares
A Wrinkle in the Skin (1965) 252 exemplares
Empty World (1977) 235 exemplares
The Possessors (1964) 123 exemplares
The Little People (1966) 115 exemplares
Fireball (1981) 95 exemplares
Planet in Peril (1959) 92 exemplares
Wild Jack (1974) 77 exemplares
The Twenty-Second Century (1960) 70 exemplares
The Prince in Waiting Trilogy (1974) 69 exemplares
The White Voyage (1960) 63 exemplares
Pendulum (1968) 54 exemplares
A Dusk of Demons (1964) 46 exemplares
New Found Land (1983) 46 exemplares
The Caves of Night (1958) 42 exemplares
Dragon Dance (1986) 32 exemplares
Cloud on Silver (1964) 25 exemplares
In the Beginning (1972) 18 exemplares
Bad Dream (2003) 13 exemplares
Dom and Va (1973) 13 exemplares
A Journey South [short story] (1991) 5 exemplares
התלת-רגלים (1987) 5 exemplares
A Scent of White Poppies (1959) 3 exemplares
Weapon [short story] 2 exemplares
Tierra a la vista (1983) 1 exemplar
A última fome 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como Stanley Winchester.

Science Fiction Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
Science Fiction Stories (1979) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
Christmas on Ganymede and Other Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Best SF (1955) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Horror and the Supernatural (1967) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 16th Series (1967) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction Stories (1977) — Autor, algumas edições67 exemplares
The Illustrated Treasury of Modern Literature for Children (1985) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Beyond Human Ken (1952) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Dogtales! (1988) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
No Place Like Earth [collection] (1951) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
The Random House Book of Science Fiction Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Introductory Psychology through Science Fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
The Young Oxford Book of Nasty Endings (1997) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The Best of British SF 1 (1977) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Menace of the Monster: Classic Tales of Creatures from Beyond (2019) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Welsh Tales of Terror (1766) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Fantasy Tales (1977) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Best Horror Stories (1977) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
World Zero Minus: An SF Anthology (1971) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Tales Out of Time (1979) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Gateway to Tomorrow: A Science Fiction Anthology (1954) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Guardian Angels (1987) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Die besten Science Fiction Geschichten (1962) — Autor, algumas edições11 exemplares
To follow a star: Nine science fiction stories about Christmas (1977) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Hundreds and Hundreds (1984) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Snapshots (1995) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Infinity Science Fiction, April 1957 (1957) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 8, April 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Gateway To The Stars: A Science Fiction Anthology — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Historier fra andre verdener — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Already Among Us (2012) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Young Winter's Tales 2 (1971) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum




Dieser Roman folgt einer Gruppe Menschen, die in einem fiktiven Großbritannien nach dem Zusammenbruch der Zivilisation durch einen Virus, der sämtliche Getreidearten befällt und abtötet, versuchen, ein Tal zu erreichen, in dem sie sich Sicherheit erhoffen.
Tatsächlich ist die Frage, wodurch die Zivilisation zusammengebrochen ist, hier eher nebensächlich. Auch die internationale und die britischen Reaktionen auf die Katastrophe sind zwar interessant und weisen spannende Parallelen zu tatsächlichen Ereignissen auf, werden aber nur knapp geschildert. Das eigentliche Thema des Romans ist, wie in vielen Romanen dieses Autors, die Reaktion der Menschen auf die Katastrophe - wie weit gehen sie, um zu überleben und ihnen nahestehende Menschen zu schützen, welche Dynamik entsteht in einer Gruppe solcher Flüchtlinge und zu welchen Taten ist der Einzelne fähig.
Eine durchaus spannende und zum Nachdenken anregende Charakterstudie.
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Ellemir | 54 outras críticas | Mar 29, 2024 |
Thematically, this has a lot in common with one of my favorite books, [b:The Giver|3636|The Giver (The Giver #1)|Lois Lowry|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1342493368s/3636.jpg|2543234]. It's about a boy who discovers that the tranquility of his community comes at a great cost--and then that boy faces a choice. Does he accept a world where most people have easy, lobotomized lives, or does he rage against the powers that are subduing humanity? (In The Giver it's a totalitarian government, in The White Mountains it's aliens.) I don't think this book is as good as Lois Lowry's, but it's got a more adventurous feel to it. There are a lot of heart-pounding moments and there are more terrifying villains.

My main criticism of this book is that the author takes for granted that only boys would be recruited to join the resistance against the Tripods. Ugh, as if! The book was written in 1967, so I suppose the author didn't even consider including a girl in his trio of Tripod resisters. There is only one significant female character in the book, a princess named Eloise, who seems to represent everything Will (the hero) stands against.

If you can get past the sexism, this would be a good read-alike for fans of [b:The Hunger Games|2767052|The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)|Suzanne Collins|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1358275334s/2767052.jpg|2792775]. It's less violent so I'd give it to younger readers who are dying to read HG but probably not ready for the murder and politics of Panem.
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LibrarianDest | 44 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
The final volume of the Tripods trilogy tells how our protagonist Will plays a vital part in the final overthrow of the Masters who have ruled the earth for generations. This time the action plays out across the four years before the Masters enact their final plan to transform the earth's atmosphere and in doing so kill all existing life. Again Will's impetuosity both guides and hinders him. The book ends on an ambiguous note as mankind, freed from the need to unite against a common enemy begins to resurrect old squabbles and Will and his companions must choose whether to pursue their own interests or fight for a better world.… (mais)
Figgles | 27 outras críticas | Dec 18, 2023 |
The second volume of the Tripods trilogy follows the original protagonist Will, and fellow rebel Fritz on a dangerous adventure into the city of the Masters, for whom the Tripods are mere vehicles, where he must curb his impetuosity to successfully spy out the secrets that may enable the remaining uncapped and uncontrolled human rebels to succeed in freeing the earth from their domination. Enjoyable to re-read as an adult, with the characters (human and alien) driving the story.
Figgles | 30 outras críticas | Dec 18, 2023 |



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