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The Tripods was originally a trilogy of books written by John Christopher in 1967 and 1968. In 1984 the BBC made it into a TV Sci Fi series. Only two series were made (based on the first two books) and then it was cancelled. The three books were republished by Puffin Books with the TV series covers as well as the entire trilogy. It has recently come to my attention that John Cristopher wrote a prequel book called "When the Tripods Came" in 1988, four years after the TV series. The series of books have been republished many times, and the gallery below has been updated to reflect a few of them.

Many thanks to Nick Ryder for information regarding the prequel book

Puffin Books

1984
No 1 (1984)
No 2 (1984)
No 3 (1984)

Collier Books

1999
1990
1988
1988
1988

Simon Pulse Books

2003
2003
2003
2003