John Christopher





John Christopher

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born
in Lancashire, The United Kingdom
April 16, 1922

died
February 09, 2012

gender
male

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About this author

John Christopher is the pseudonym under which the British science fiction author Samuel Youd has been most successful. Youd has written under the following pseudonyms:
• John Christopher
• Stanley Winchester
• Hilary Ford
• William Godfrey
• Peter Graaf
• Peter Nichols
• Anthony Rye

He is best known for The Tripods trilogy, published under the pseudonym John Christopher.

His novels were popular during the 1950s and 1960s, most notably The Death Of Grass. In recent years his novels appear to have fallen out of favour and now few remain in print, although they are still valued by collectors and fans of the genre. There was a brief revival in the 1980s after British television dramatised The Tripods.

Many of his science fiction novels follow the ruined...more


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“We had been friends. We could not become strangers. It left only one thing: we must be enemies.”
John Christopher, The Prince in Waiting

“I was remembering the things we had done together, the times we had had. It would have been pleasant to preserve that comradeship in the days that came after. Pleasant, but alas, impossible. That which had brought us together had gone, and now our paths diverged, according to our natures and needs. We would meet again, from time to time, but always a little more as strangers; until perhaps at last, as old men with only memories left, we could sit together and try to share them.”
John Christopher, The Pool of Fire

“Some people are oil and water.”
John Christopher, The Pool of Fire

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