Empty World

Empty World

John Christopher / Jul 18, 2019

Empty World When a deadly virus kills off most of the world s population a teenaged boy tries to survive in a seemingly empty England John Christopher is the pseudonym of Samuel Youd

  • Title: Empty World
  • Author: John Christopher
  • ISBN: 9780435122454
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • When a deadly virus kills off most of the world s population, a teenaged boy tries to survive in a seemingly empty England John Christopher is the pseudonym of Samuel Youd.

    Empty World Empty World is an apocalyptic fiction novel written by John Christopher aimed at an adolescent audience It was Christopher s eleventh such novel The German station ZDF produced a TV adaptation of Empty World in . Empty World by John Christopher Empty World , is just as good, a post apocalyptic novel akin to Christopher s The Death of Grass , but with children as the main characters For a book aimed at children, it s incre I m realising that post apocalypse fiction is a guilty pleasure of mine. Empty World John Christopher Empty World THEY WERE DRIVING ALONG THE motorway on a bright sunny morning, everyone happy While Neil s father drove, his mother was telling him something about a dance at the golf club Amanda and Andy were arguing, but amiably, about a pop programme they had watched on TV. NICK BRANDT This Empty World Nick Brandt Photographs In a series of photographic panoramas shot in East Africa, Nick Brandt records the impact of man in places where animals used to roam, but no longer do In each location, Brandt erects a life size panel of one of his animal portraits, setting the panels within a world of explosive urban development Mod The Sims Empty World In game, select Load Game and you should see an entry called Empty World Load that save Congratulations, you now have an empty world to do what you will with Need information For a full guide to downloading complete with pictures and information, see Empty World Nowhere Boys Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia The Empty World is a universe seemingly identical to the Real World The main difference was that Luke Hamill arrived at Bremin High School one year early, causing Ben Ripley to cast a spell early than in the Real World and leaving him trapped alone for months. Empty World by Zach Bohannon barnesandnoble An Empty World Thirty years after The Fall killed millions of people and turned them into walking corpses, twenty three year old Shell Langford is the last inhabitant of Yazoo City, a small town in the Mississippi Delta. Empty World Minecraft Freiheit Minecraft Project ive made a empty world all the way past the border all the way it can posibly generate and placed one block with set block cords and built on that and my pc is horible i cant even record so no brags ATLAS GALLERY This Empty World Nick Brandt Photographs In a series of photographic panoramas shot in East Africa, Nick Brandt records the impact of man in places where animals used to roam, but no longer do In each location, Brandt erects a life size panel of one of his animal portraits, setting the panels within a world of explosive urban development

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        Sam Youd was born in Lancashire in April 1922, during an unseasonable snowstorm.As a boy, he was devoted to the newly emergent genre of science fiction In the early thirties, he later wrote, we knew just enough about the solar system for its possibilities to be a magnet to the imagination Over the following decades, his imagination flowed from science fiction into general novels, cricket novels, medical novels, gothic romances, detective thrillers, light comedies In all he published fifty six novels and a myriad of short stories, under his own name as well as eight different pen names.He is perhaps best known as John Christopher, author of the seminal work of speculative fiction, The Death of Grass today available as a Penguin Classic , and a stream of novels in the genre he pioneered, young adult dystopian fiction, beginning with The Tripods Trilogy I read somewhere, Sam once said, that I have been cited as the greatest serial killer in fictional history, having destroyed civilisation in so many different ways through famine, freezing, earthquakes, feral youth combined with religious fanaticism, and progeria In an interview towards the end of his life, conversation turned to a recent spate of novels set on Mars and a possible setting for a John Christopher story strand a group of people in a remote Martian enclave and see what happens.The Mars aspect, he felt, was irrelevant What happens between the people, he said, that s the thing I m interested in.


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    1. I read this book when I was a teenager and I have thought of it often since. It has haunted me, but I couldn't remember the name of the book or the author. I spent a lot of time researching before tracking the book down and finding out that it was out of print. I finally obtained a copy from ebay and was excited to read it again.I found this book to be just as disturbing and thought-provoking as I remembered it. What an eerie, haunting book! Very short (134 pgs.), it imparts a lot, but leaves yo [...]


    2. Empty World is another post-apocalyptic children’s novel by John Christopher. Neil Miller is left orphaned as the lone survivor in a car accident that kills his entire family. As he adjusts to his new life with his grandparents, a terrible plague sweeps the world, killing off just about the entire population. Neil, who survives the plague, is left in an empty, silent world. Neil deals with the everyday needs of survival as well as the loneliness of being alone in the world as he presses on, se [...]


    3. I found this book with no cover re-bound TAPED to the underside of a shelf in my school library. I was in a dark place in my life and this book brought me the light and hope at the end of the tunnel I needed.




    4. I'm realising that post-apocalypse fiction is a guilty pleasure of mine. I just love it. I came across another one here.In 1966, British sci-fi author John Christopher turned to sci-fi for adolescents. The most famous product of that decision was the Tripods trilogy, adapted for TV by the BBC in the 1980s. Empty World (1977), is just as good, a post-apocalyptic novel akin to Christopher's The Death of Grass (1956), but with children as the main characters.For a book aimed at children, it's incre [...]


    5. Really meant for teenagers, this describes a plague and its aftermath for the few survivors (children, of course). It seemed to be rollicking along and then it just ended. Sometimes books are too long, but this one could've used more of everything.


    6. Eye-opening, moving and profoundly frightening, this post-apocalyptic scenario from the eyes of a young boy is expertly written and definitely worth reading.


    7. Where has this little gem been hiding? Just spent a day off listening to it and I must say I enjoyed it a lot.The author lands somewhere among John Wyndham and Richard Matheson in both style and plot. But it sets itself apart by being more of a YA-book and is simple and yet enthralling.The main character is well written and contains all the aspects of a 15-year old. Interesting that most of his problems come through the interaction with others rather than when he is on his own.The lack of widesp [...]


    8. This is an easy and short read, and nevertheless I needed a moment to figure out what it is that makes Empty World somehow pretty disturbing. On the one hand it is the description of the consequences of a disaster that kills almost everybody but the protagonist -Neil- and a few others. The way he sees how his grandparents die, the streets become empty and civilization breaks down is pretty gloomy. Neil more or less comes to terms with all that, sometimes he is maybe accepting his fate too easily [...]


    9. John Christopher – Empty World: When a deadly virus kills off most of the world's population, including all adults, Neil, a teenaged boy, tries to survive in a seemingly empty England. Although devastated by the loss of his elders he must force himself to accept his difficult (even terrifying) situation and learn to survive by himself. Scavenging canned and preserved food and other necessities from empty homes and businesses provides most necessities. Loneliness becomes a difficult thing to de [...]


    10. Read when I was about 11 years old and reread many times. Excellent. I went on to read more of his work. Left me with a love of post-apocalyptic fiction.



    11. Summary:Neil had it hard;Like trump[image error](not)His mother and father died in a car crash.He had to move to his grandparents in Winchlesea, East Sussex, England,Europe,Northern Hemisphere, Earth, The Solar System,Orion Arm, Milky Way, Local Group, Super Cluster, The Known Universe, The Spacetime Continium, Void (50.9250° N, 0.7096° E).Then the Calcutta Plague comes from India. It savages entire continents and countries. Only killing adults not kids. Age is key for surival. You need to be [...]


    12. This is a haunting novel with a melancholia and wistfulness that reflects the protagonist, Neil's heart-wrenching descent into solitude. Of course there is redemption from that after several false starts. Meeting other survivors seems to bring its own set of issues that are explored through the second half of the plot. Progeria as a plague is such a unique and interesting take on planetary destruction.Most reviewers seem to overlook the fact that John Christopher's novels in this genre were main [...]


    13. Christopher, John Empty World, 224 pgs. Aladdin; Reissue Edition, 2015. $7.99. Language: PG; Mature Content: PG. Violence: PG. CHAPTER BOOK. This book is about a boy named Neil, who lives in modern day London. He is an orphan and lives with his grandparents. Suddenly a plague starts to spread all around the world. At first it only targets the aged, taking their lives but then younger people start to die. Soon, there are only a few left on the Earth who are immune to the plague. At first Neil thi [...]


    14. I've read at least a hundred 'end of the world' books and this one comes up time and time again when I've looked through lists of apocalyptic fiction, but I've only recently found a copy. I wasn't disappointed, other than in the length of the story (but I think it's aimed at the young adult audience so that's fairly typical). Every John Christopher book I've read was great so I was expecting a good story and I enjoyed this one too.The story follows a teenage boy whose family is killed in a car a [...]


    15. Empty World by John Christopher revolves around the story of Neil Miller, a teenager who was living a normal life until a car accident killed the rest of his family. He is sent to live in a quiet retirement village on the coast of England with his grandparents, and one of his first nights there the news reports the story of a plague sweeping through India. The plague mutates and rapidly spreads around the world, killing almost everyone, starting with older people. Neil is one of the few who surv [...]


    16. Es handelt von dem 15jährigen Neil, der bei einem Autounfall seine Eltern verliert und nun bei seinen Großeltern lebt. In den Medien wird bekannt, dass in Indien eine Seuche ausbricht, welche fortan ans Kalkutta-Krankheit bezeichnet wird. Diese führt dazu, dass anfangs vor allem alte Menschen sterben.Doch die Seuche breitet sich aus und erreicht den Rest der Welt und somit auch England.Die Krankheit bereitet sich sehr schnell aus und bald erfasst sie auch jüngere Menschen die daran sterben.B [...]


    17. A terrible plague has swept the world, leaving only a few survivors. English lad Neil, already numb with grief from the recent death of his family in a car accident, adapts relatively well to the empty, lonely new world. Setting out for London, he soon encounters other young survivors and scenes of misery, loneliness and madness.In other words, John Christopher sleepwalks his way through a familiar young adult plot that never comes up with any particularly memorable scenes. Which is not to say E [...]


    18. This was an absorbing read. It starts with Neil's family dying in a car crash and then shows what might happen if 99% of the world's population are killed by a plague. When I read the blurb I thought teens and children would all survive but the death toll is much higher than that - this truly explores an empty world.As with his Tripod trilogy, women are not well written. There are three female characters in this novel - the first is a frail girl who it is concluded likes being bullied by men; th [...]


    19. Inhalt:Bei einem Autounfall verliert der 15jährige Neil Miller seine Eltern und lebt jetzt bei seinen Großeltern in einem Küstendorf. Über internationale Flughäfen kommt die sogenannte Kalkuttapest nach England. Zunächst werden nur ältere Menschen von dieser Krankheit getötet, aber mit der Zeit werden die Opfer immer jünger. Nachdem seine Großeltern und die meisten Menschen im Dorf gestorben sind, begibt sich Neil ins menschenleere London, um dort nach Überlebenden zu suchen. Die erst [...]


    20. Written in 1977, a basic backdrop which was good enough to let the imagination take off from. Not rivetting story telling, mostly telling not showing. Follows a teenager in an empty world. Nothing too horrific mentioned, as the original intended audience was for younger readers.George R. Stewart's 'Earth Abides' is the pinnacle of post-apocalyptic literature (even though this too suffers from a fair amount of telling, not showing), for anyone interested. It's a fascinating book compared to Empty [...]


    21. First off, I can't believe I read that as a child and I certainly understand how it made such a lasting impression on me. I've been making attempts to track this book down for the past few years with only a vague, slightly inaccurate synopsis. Through a very strange series of events, I finally discovered the title and was able to order a copy second hand as it is out of print.This is the book that set off my post apocalypse obsession. Rereading it now as an adult I was more focused on the explor [...]


    22. John Christopher's Empty World is a pleasure to read. It's a well told short novel about a young man's survival in a post-apocalyptic world. I haven't read much young adult fiction, but this book stands out as one of the darker ones I have read. My only complaint with the novel is the ending. Although it is consistent with the protagonist's character I feel it goes against the grain of the story's tone. However, this is still an enjoyable read and if you have a few hours to spare and are a fan o [...]


    23. For the longest time, this was one of my favorite books. I found an old copy marked for discard while I was volunteering at my town's library when I was a child, and it opened up an entirely new genre of books to me. It hadn't aged well when I re-read it a few years ago, but it was (at the time) one of the darkest YA books I'd ever read. I'd give it three stars these days, but I'm also no longer a child. Four stars for nostalgia and for fresh perspective. :)


    24. How did I not know about this novel until recently? If you enjoy John Christopher stories then you will like this. Imagine thinking that you are the only person left alive after a worldwide disease? Then finding potential evidence of a.n.other. How would you feel and what would you do?Would have loved it if we got to know what happened to the main protagonists, in the style of Earth Abides, but that isn't to be.Ray Smillie


    25. This was a very depressing book. From the first page to the last page. Not sure I recommend this book to anyone, especially not hormonally whacked out YA who often get depressed for no logical reason whatsoever multiple times a day (I know that isn't a fair assessment of YA, there is a logic trail for most of their hormonal up and downs, it just doesn't make sense to me any more).


    26. I really enjoyed this, a teenager trying to survive in a world after a plague wipes out pretty much everyone. It is a young person's book but written in the 70s when kids weren't afraid of their own shadows. Wouldn't recommend it to pre-teens today but would recommend it to those who like a bit of vintage sci-Fi. Also recommend John Wyndham novels.


    27. I first read this book when I was 10-11 years old, and I still occasionally re-read it, even 30 years later. It had such a massive impact on me back in the day, and really fuelled my adolescent fascination with post-apocalyptic scenarios and societies, the whole idea of "could I survive?".And the scene where the protagonist finds the boys hanging has stuck with me after all this time


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