RIP John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy author)

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RIP John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy author)

Postby Murazor » 2012-02-11 04:34am

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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Re: RIP John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy author)

Postby Lord of the Abyss » 2012-02-11 07:18am

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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Re: RIP John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy author)

Postby Terralthra » 2012-02-11 09:01am

I fondly remember the Tripod books from my childhood.

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Re: RIP John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy author)

Postby R1X5.13 » 2012-02-11 06:45pm

Wow, and I just finished rereading The White Mountains.
Still 89 is quite a life.

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Re: RIP John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy author)

Postby Lord Relvenous » 2012-02-12 12:38am

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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Re: RIP John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy author)

Postby Alerik the Fortunate » 2012-02-13 03:46pm

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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