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Quote of the Week: "A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within." - Will Durant, American historian (1885-1981)

RIP John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy author)

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Murazor
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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Lord of the Abyss
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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Terralthra
PostPosted: 2012-02-11 10:01am 

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I fondly remember the Tripod books from my childhood.
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R1X5.13
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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Lord Relvenous
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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Alerik the Fortunate
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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