Saturday, February 11, 2012
John Christopher (1922-2012)
Although his best known works, for both adults and children, were in the science fiction field — most notably the Tripods trilogy, and disaster novels like The Death of Grass, The World in Winter and Wrinkle in the Skin — Youd wrote in a wide variety of genres, including horror (The Possessors as Christopher), crime (as Peter Graaf), thrillers (as Christopher), Gothic romance (as Hilary Ford), as well as Kitchen Sink novels under his own name and mainstream novels under the pen-name Stanley Winchester.
Obituaries: The Guardian (7 February).
Further information: Science Fiction Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
(* With thanks to Phil Stephensen-Payne.)