It seems like this is the right time to create a serious tribute to John Christopher. And I’d like your help doing it.
I’ve written about him on this blog before, of course. This time, I’m hoping others will join me in saluting him on Wired’s GeekDad Website. If you’ll send me your thoughts, drawings, etc… I’ll put them together and post them GeekDad.
John Christopher, real name Sam Youd, is the author of some the best science fiction ever written for young people:
You may know him best by The Tripods — The White Mountains, City of Gold and Lead and The Pool of Fire. In addition to the novels, the story was also printed in comic form in Boys Life.
Other works you might know: The Lotus Caves, The Death of Grass, Fireball, Wild Jack, Empty World and his masterpiece the Sword of the Spirits Trilogy.
(Tripods & Lotus Caves are slated to be movies from Paramount and Walden.)
These books packed in big, mind-expanding ideas and are must reads for today’s kids just as they were for us.
I’d like to put together a GeekDad post that will both honor this writer and remind today’s GeekDad’s to get these books into their Geeklet’s hands.
If you love the books as much as I do, please send me a line or two — and/or an image — which I can add to the post. And please pass this on to anyone else you know who may have something to say.
tom <at> riddleburger.com
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