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RIP: Samuel Youd, a.k.a. John Christopher (1922 – 2012)

Sad news…

Locus Online is reporting that Samuel Youd, who wrote genre fiction under the name John Christopher, passed away at the age of 89.

As John Christopher he wrote the Tripods YA trilogy as well as the classic catastrophe novel The Death of Grass (UK, 1956, published as No Blade of Grass in the US in 1957).

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3 Comments on RIP: Samuel Youd, a.k.a. John Christopher (1922 – 2012)

  1. Oh…dang. One of the stalwarts of my childhood gone. Many thanks for those hours of reading, John Christopher (how I’ll always know him).

  2. R.I.P. You will be remembered. You made the world a more entertaining place while you were here.

  3. Rest in Peace. didn’t know John Christopher was a pseudonym, myself…

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