35th Anniversary Editon with new Text and a New Preface by the Author! Long ago, the Tripods -- huge, three-legged machines -- descended upon Earth and took control. Now people unquestioningly accept the Tripods' power. They have no control over their thoughts or their lives.But for a brief time in each persson's life -- in childhood -- he is not a slave. For Will his time of freedom is about to end -- unless he can escape to the White Mountains, where the possibility of freedom still exists.
Three boys intend to escape the Tripods and their "capping" ceremonies in this science fiction classic about free will.