John Christopher (1922-2012)
04 February 2012
John Christopher -- known
to friends by his real name Sam Youd -- died on 3 February at the
age of 89. His books include the classic disaster novel The
Death of Grass (1956; vt No Blade of
Grass 1957) and several notable works for
younger readers, of which the partly-televised
Tripods sequence is the best known.
The Guardian obituary is by Christopher Priest.