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Samuel Youd, aka John Christopher (1922 2012)
Locus ^ | February 4, 2012

Posted on 02/05/2012 6:43:47 PM PST by EveningStar

British author Samuel Youd, who wrote SF as John Christopher, died [February 3] in Bath, England, at the age of 89.

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TOPICS: Books/Literature
KEYWORDS: johnchristopher; samuelyoud; sciencefiction
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I read his novel No Blade of Grass (1957) previously published in the UK as The Death of Grass (1956) and enjoyed it. However, I thought the 1970 film version of No Blade of Grass was garbage.

1 posted on 02/05/2012 6:43:54 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: KevinDavis; Borges

ping


2 posted on 02/05/2012 6:45:00 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

The Tripod Trilogy is one of my favorites. Sad day.


3 posted on 02/05/2012 7:17:03 PM PST by ziravan (Are you better off now than you were $9.4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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To: EveningStar

The Tripods trilogy was a great series.

It introduced me to the fun of reading and sci-fi.


4 posted on 02/05/2012 7:37:05 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: EveningStar

I enjoyed No Blade of Grass and also The Ragged Edge.

Good stuff.


5 posted on 02/05/2012 9:53:57 PM PST by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: EveningStar

Read one of his books yrs ago; don’t remember too much about it other than the fact that it (The Little People) was about some one-foot-tall people living in an old Irish castle;
turned out they were Jewish victims of a Nazi experiment.
As seen in the page below (the version I read was hardcover and had no cover), you see the wee-folk look like Leprechauns—with Swastika armbands.

http://groovyageofhorror.blogspot.com/2007/03/little-people-by-john-christopher-avon.html


6 posted on 02/06/2012 6:41:04 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


7 posted on 02/06/2012 8:51:02 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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