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John Christopher Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 33 pages of information about the life of John Christopher.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on John Christopher

Sam Youd distinguished himself as a writer of science fiction, first for the general reader and then for young adults, under the pseudonym John Christopher. Although he has several other pseudonyms--Hilary Ford, William Godfrey, Peter Graaf, Peter Nichols, Anthony Rye, and Stanley Winchester--the "John Christopher" name is on almost all of his science fiction. Productive, critically successful, and popular for more than half a century, he ranks among the top British science-fiction writers of the modern era. His short stories have appeared in the premier science-fiction venues, including Fantasy and Science Fiction, Playboy, and the best-of-the-year anthologies. His 1956 novel The Death of Grass (filmed in 1970) is a minor science-fiction classic. His young-adult science fiction is even more significant, especially the critically acclaimed Sword trilogy and the Tripods trilogy, on which the 1980s British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television series Tripods was based.

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