posted on May, 1 2015 @ 07:56 AM
I love the Tripod Series by John Christopher. Young adult novels I first discovered in the school library back in the day. Inspired by War of the
Worlds, but much better imho. They are more fleshed out. Three short novels and a prequel. There was also a BBC series but I can't recommend it. It
sucks hardcore. Disney owns the rights to the IP now, apparently. They were supposedly working on a series, or movie a few years back. Obviously that
never came to fruition.
So here's the gist...
An alien race, unable to take over Earth using the traditional methods of conquest set out to propagate love for "the Masters" via subliminal messages
beamed into Earth broadcasting networks. It starts out in children's television and branches out from there. After a sufficient number of humans
worldwide have been brainwashed to love the Masters, the Tripods reveal themselves and start landing in various places across the globe.
Of course, not everybody is on board with this. And a rift between those that love the Masters, and those that don't occurs. Those that know the
Tripods and their mysterious occupants are no good, are outnumbered. Eventually man is conquered. Humanity is controlled by the Masters and set back
to a feudal like society.
But by now, the youth coming of age, are "capped". Basically on their thirteenth birthday they are taken into a Tripod and a mind control device is
implanted onto their head that beams stuff into their brain keeping them under control.
I won't go into any more. But the story follows a group of uncapped as they struggle to learn more about who the Masters are, what they want, and most
importantly, how to defeat them!
Books in this series:
The White Mountains
The City of Gold and Lead
The Pool of Fire
When the Tripods Came (Prequel)
Oh, and it doesn't matter if you read the prequel first or last.
Personally I think it goes well to start with it!
edit on 5-1-2015 by WakeUpBeer because: (no reason given)