This week Odile Thomas joined me to discuss the book “The White Mountains” by John Christopher (Samuel Youd). I read this book as a child, Odile read it only recently, I’m an Aussie, Odile is french so we had very different perspectives but a shared love of the book. We also discussed the TV Series based on the book “The Tripods”.

Highway To Mars

Welcome to Martian Central, please take a ticket, the sheep ray will be with you shortly. Highway to Mars was created by Author Stefan Sawynok as an excuse to ramble his way through Science Fiction that he liked and to shine a light on things such as books that don't get covered all that often in fandom. Mostly covers British and American sci-fi but occasionally steps out to cover pieces from around the world. There is so much Sci-fi out there and so little time. :)

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  • I’m definitely inspired to go back and reread these books for the first time in 30 years. Did I miss it, but I don’t recall you specifically touched on connections to War of the Worlds. The Tripods are clearly inspired by H G Wells on some level. Has anyone ever heard what Christopher was intending?

    • Hi John. Good point, I agree on the parallels between the two. We did discuss some of the parallels but I will make sure we dig up interviews with JC before we do the next part of this series “The City of Gold and Lead”.