Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

John Christopher

Sadly, John Christopher has died, aged 89.

I only read one book of his, but I really enjoyed it!

He’s best known for his children’s series The Tripods (also a tv series) which is a sort-of sequel to War of the Worlds, with Earth subjugated to the marching war machines!
However, his other main claim to fame in the sf world was The Death of Grass, written in the mid-1950s. It’s a disaster novel a bit like John Wyndham’s classics, but with nastier protagonists who take whatever action is necessary to survive. Very good, and at least as readable as Day of the Triffids or The Kraken Wakes

 

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February 6, 2012 - Posted by | Announcements, Author News

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