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 Post subject: RIP John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy author) PostPosted: 2012-02-11 05:34am
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So... it seems that Samuel Youd (John Christopher being his best known nom de plume) died in early February at the highly respectable age of 89. Thought that some people here might have read at one point or another some of his books and would want to know.

I think that I'll be re-reading some of his very well-written young adult novelettes.



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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy author) PostPosted: 2012-02-11 08:18am
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That takes me back; I read his Tripod books as a teen. At least he made it all the way to 89.



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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy author) PostPosted: 2012-02-11 10:01am
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I fondly remember the Tripod books from my childhood.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy author) PostPosted: 2012-02-11 07:45pm
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Wow, and I just finished rereading The White Mountains.
Still 89 is quite a life.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy author) PostPosted: 2012-02-12 01:38am
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Wow. I had completely forgotten about these books!

Hmm, well I guess here's one guy that was benefited by his 89 years of life. I'm sure there were many out there.



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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy author) PostPosted: 2012-02-13 04:46pm
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Too bad that he has passed. I read and enjoyed those books as a child, and had entirely forgotten who the author was. I would recommend them to any young reader.



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