John Christopher Resources

The writer

A man of many pseudonyms If the name John Christopher is not familiar, try Stanley Winchester, Hilary Ford, William Godfrey, William Vine, Peter Graaf, Anthony Rye or his birth-name, Sam Youd. Was there ever an...

Early sci-fi

The Drop In the far future, humanity has expanded out to explore the outer reaches of the solar system, leaving behind the radioactively poisoned planet once known as Earth, now more commonly referred to as...

"The Death of Grass" "No Blade of Grass"

Adult fiction

A post-apocalyptic vision of Guernsey In John Christopher’s ‘A Wrinkle in the Skin’, a series of massive earthquakes on a worldwide scale reduces towns and cities to rubble. Most of western Europe is dramatically uplifted,...

Fiction for young adults

Authorgraph – interview with John Christopher Long-established children’s book magazine, ‘Books for Keeps’, interviews Sam Youd: ‘I think the successful children’s books are those which appeal to something at a deeper level which the child...