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John Christopher (III) (1922–2012)

Christopher Samuel Youd aka John Christoher aka Samuel Youd is a British writer of science fiction who is best known for his post-apocalyptic novels 'The Death of Grass' aka 'No Blade of Grass' (1957) and 'The Gaurdians' (1970), and the popular trilogy 'The Tripods' (1967-68). He became well known during 1950s, along with fellow science fiction ... See full bio »

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No Blade of Grass
The Tripods
The Tripods Writer
The Tripods
The Tripods Writer
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Empty World Writer


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 2014 High Moon (TV Movie) (book)
 1987 Leere Welt (TV Movie) (novel)
 1986 Die Wächter (TV Mini-Series) (novel "The Guardians" - 6 episodes)
- Besuch in der Nacht (1986) ... (novel "The Guardians")
- Zeit der Verschwörer (1986) ... (novel "The Guardians")
- Ein junger Herr aus Nepal (1986) ... (novel "The Guardians")
- Ein Reiter in der Sonne (1986) ... (novel "The Guardians")
- Eine Schande für das ganze Haus (1986) ... (novel "The Guardians")
 1984-1985 The Tripods (TV Series) (novel - 18 episodes)
- City of Gold (1985) ... (novel)
- Help from Friends (1985) ... (novel)
- Will Is Arrested (1985) ... (novel)
- Travel (1985) ... (novel)
- The White Mountains: 2090 AD (1985) ... (novel)
 1970 No Blade of Grass (novel)
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 2006 The Cult of... (TV Series documentary)
- Tripods (2006) ... Himself
 2006 The Martians and Us (TV Series documentary)
- The End of the World as We Know It (2006) ... Himself (as Sam Youd)

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Alternate Names:

Peter Nichols | Anthony Rye | William Vine | Sam Youd

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His Tripods are not the only alien invader to begin with tri. There are the other Tripods from The War of the Worlds and the Triffids from John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids. See more »

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