Skip to comments.Samuel Youd, aka John Christopher (1922 – 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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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.
The Tripod Trilogy is one of my favorites. Sad day.
The Tripods trilogy was a great series.
It introduced me to the fun of reading and sci-fi.
I enjoyed No Blade of Grass and also The Ragged Edge.
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.