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John Christopher (Sam Youd)

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Knowsley, Lancashire, England, UK
Christopher Samuel Youd aka John Christoher aka Samuel Youd is a British writer of science fiction who is best known for his post-apocalyptic novels 'The Death of Grass' aka 'No Blade of Grass' (1957) and 'The Gaurdians' (1970), and the popular trilogy 'The Tripods' (1967-68). He became well known during 1950s, along with fellow science fiction writers 'Jack Finney', Richard Matheson, and John Wyndham, and has since published over 70 books.

Many of his books and stories have been adapted to film, most notably, No Blade of Grass (1970) and the hugely popular The Tripods (1984). Read more...

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