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.
Fearful Associations in John Christopher’s Middle-Grade Science Fiction
A review-essay covering two young adult novels by British SF writer John Christopher...