John Christopher

Planet in Peril

"Moment of Decision - When Charles Grayner, a dedicated young scientist of the 21st century, was ordered to take over the top secret project of one of the great ruling powers, he never dreamed that within a few short months he would become the most dangerous man of earth. He did not know that he had already become a living time-bomb and that his mind along held the key to the mastery of the world. It was terrifying to discover that he was the one man left alive who could forestall civilization's deadly plunge toward total extinction"

Original Publication: Avon, 1959
This Edition: Avon, 1959
Cover Art: Ed Emshwiller
Format: Paperback

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Variant title of The Year of the Comet

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The Guardians

"The year is 20252. The place is England, a nation divided into the Conurb, a sprawling, crowded megalopolis whose masses are entertained with controlled riots and bloody sports events, and the County, a serene bucolic world where the landed gentry seem to have turned the clock back to pre-automotive times. After his father's mysterious death, Conurban Rob Randall is sent to a grim state-run boarding school. The only escape is to cross the forbidden Barrier into the unknown County - where Rob discovers the price of true freedom in a society secretly conditioned and manipulated from behind the scenes."

Original Publication: Hamish Hamilton, March 1970
This Edition: Collier, 1972
Cover Art: Roger Hane
Format: Paperback

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The Sword of the Spirits

"This business of honour wearies me. I hope you are not going to take it too seriously, Luke," said Grimm, the new Seer of Winchester. To him and the other Seers such things as honour and glory were of no importance in themselves: they only mattered in so far as they served that larger plan to which their lives were devoted. But honour in battle and pubic esteem were of burning importance to Luke, and when his best friend and his betrothed princess touched his bonour, tragedy was the inevitable result."

Original Publication: Hamish Hamilton, March 1972
This Edition: Puffin, January 1977
Cover Art: Unknown
Format: Paperback

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The Pool of Fire

"John Christopher's compelling science fiction trilogy about extraterrestrial invaders threatening to snuff out all life on Earth."

Original Publication: Hamish Hamilton, 1968
This Edition: Collier, 1974
Cover Art: Unknown
Format: Paperback

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