Category: The Tripods

Message for our times?

On Wednesday (7th June), the New Yorker published a piece by David Cantwell entitled ‘An Early Dystopian Trilogy About Resistance—and What Comes After’ which discusses the work of John Christopher/Sam Youd, with particular reference to...

Cry freedom!

It is getting on for fifty years since Sam Youd decided to try his hand at ‘young fiction’. In 1966, as he himself recalls: [My agent] David Higham came to me with a proposition. Richard...