John Christopher

John Christopher was a British novelist of science fiction and fantasy, primarily for young adult readers. He pioneered the subgenre of eco-catastrophe stories, with such novels as The Death of Grass (1956). His Tripods trilogy — The White Mountains (1967), The City of Gold and Lead (1968), and The Pool of Fire (1968) — has been consistently popular since it was first published. His novel The Guardians won The Guardian’s Children’s Fiction Prize in 1970.


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