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Samuel Youd

Samuel Youd (born February 12, 1922 in Lancashire) is a British science fiction author. He writes under the following pseudonyms:

  • John Christopher
  • William Godfrey
  • Hilary Ford
  • Peter Graaf
  • Peter Nichols
  • Anthony Rye

He is most known for writing The Tripods trilogy under the pseudonym John Christopher. He did his war service in the Royal Signal Corps[?] 1941-1946. A scholarship from the Rockefeller Foundation made it possible for him to persue his writing career beginning with The Winter Swan. In 1966 he started writing (science-)fiction for adolescents.

Bibliography

  • The Winter Swan (1949)
  • The Twenty-Second Century (1954)
  • The Year Of The Comet (1955) (in USA: Planet In Peril, 1959)
  • The Death Of Grass (1956) (in USA: No Blade Of Grass, 1957)
  • The Caves Of Night (in USA 1958)
  • The Long Voyage (1960) (in USA: The White Voyage, 1961)
  • The World In Winter (1962) (in USA: The Long Winter, 1962)
  • Cloud On Silver (1964) (om USA: Sweeney's Island, 1964)
  • The Possessors (in USA: 1964)
  • A Wrinkle In The Skin (1965) (in USA: The Ragged Edge, 1966)
  • The Little People (USA: 1966)
  • The White Mountains (1967)
  • The City Of Gold And Lead (1967)
  • Pendulum (1968)
  • The Pool Of Fire (1968)
  • The Lotus Caves (1969)
  • The Guardians (1970)
  • The Prince In Waiting (1970)
  • Beyond The Burning Lands (1971)
  • The Sword Of The Spirits (1972)
  • Dom And Va (1973)
  • Wild Jack (in USA: 1974)
  • Empty World (1977)
  • The Prince In Waiting Trilogy (1983) (in USA: 1980)
  • The Tripods Trilogy (in USA 1980)
  • Fireball (1981)
  • New Found Land (1983)
  • Dragon Dance (1986)
  • When The Tripods Came (in USA 1988)

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