WorldCat Identities

Christopher, John 1922-2012

Overview
Works: 265 works in 1,249 publications in 9 languages and 25,865 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  History  Young adult works  Dystopian fiction  Novels  Science fiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Composer, Editor, Performer, Creator, Other
Classifications: PZ7.C457, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Christopher
The White Mountains by John Christopher( Book )

120 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 3,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Will Parker and his companions make a perilous journey toward an outpost of freedom where they hope to escape from the ruling Tripods, who capture mature human beings and make them docile, obedient servants
The city of gold and lead by John Christopher( Book )

94 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three boys set out on a secret mission to penetrate the City of the Tripods and learn more about these strange beings that rule the earth
The pool of fire by John Christopher( Book )

76 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will and a small group of free people plan to destroy the three great cities of the Tripods before the arrival of a space ship destined to doom humanity
When the Tripods came by John Christopher( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Laurie and his family attempt to flee England when the Tripods descend from outer space and begin brainwashing everyone with their hypnotic Caps
The prince in waiting by John Christopher( Book )

32 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Luke has no reason to suspect that anything will ever change in the primitive society of the future in which he lives
The guardians by John Christopher( Book )

88 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a 21st century conditioned society in which everyone is forbidden to be discontented, Rob runs away from an oppressive state boarding school
Beyond the burning lands by John Christopher( Book )

27 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his father's death Luke lives with the Seers in the Sanctuary waiting for the time he will be able to take his rightful place as Prince of Winchester
The sword of the spirits by John Christopher( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although he returns a triumphant Prince from his expedition in the North, Luke loses the three things he cares about most
The lotus caves by John Christopher( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebelling against the monotonous life of the moon colony, two boys go beyond its boundaries and discover a series of caves ruled by a super-intelligent plant-like being
Empty world by John Christopher( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left alone after his family is killed in a car accident, Neil finds life bleak but has to face a worse trial when a virus sweeps across the world, leaving it virtually empty
Fireball by John Christopher( Book )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two boys are drawn by a fireball into a society, parallel to 20th-century England, which has many of the characteristics of Roman Britain
Wild Jack by John Christopher( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first in a trilogy of twenty-third-century England, young Clive Anderson, unjustly imprisoned in an attempt to mold him into a docile member of society, escapes to the Outlands and is befriended by Wild Jack's outlaw band
A dusk of Demons by John Christopher( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future world where civilization has collapsed, fourteen-year-old Ben sets out on a journey to discover his birthright, and meets members of a technologically advanced remnant, who use machines to foster belief in Demons among the people of Ben's homeland
New found land by John Christopher( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encountering a fireball which turns out to be a crossing point between their world and another one on a different probability track, two boys, one English and one American, face Indians, Vikings and Aztecs in their attempts to reach California. Sequel of Fireball
The little people by John Christopher( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young couple inherits an Irish castle. After converting it to a vacation spot, they discover that there are several little people running wild in the area, who area product of a failed Nazi experiment. At first the little people seem to be harmless, but their malic soon becomes apparent
Dragon dance by John Christopher( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon and Brad's fireball adventures take them to ancient China where they are exposed to incredible practices of mind control
The ragged edge by John Christopher( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guernsey islander's world is changed by an earthquake which launches him on an epic journey of discovery
The pool of fire by John Christopher( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will and a small group of free people plan to destroy the three great cities of the Tripods before the arrival of a space ship destined to doom humanity
No blade of grass; a novel by John Christopher( Book )

16 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-roman
The death of grass by John Christopher( Book )

45 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At first the virus wiping out grass and crops is of little concern to John Custance. It has decimated Asia, causing mass starvation and riots, but Europe is safe and a counter-virus is expected any day. Except, it turns out, the governments have been lying to their people. When the deadly disease hits Britain, society starts to descend into barbarism
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityFord, Hilary, 1922-2012

controlled identityGodfrey, William, 1922-2012

controlled identityGraaf, Peter, 1922-2012

controlled identityNichols, Peter, 1922-2012

controlled identityRye, Anthony, 1922-2012

controlled identityYoud, Samuel, 1922-2012

Christopher, John

Ford, Hilary.

Ford, Hilary, 1922-

Ford, Hilary 1922-2012

Godfrey, William, 1922-

Godfrey, William (1922-2012).

Graaf, Peter, 1922-

Graff, Peter.

John Christopher britisk skribent

John Christopher brittisk författare

John Christopher englischer Science Fiction-Autor

Kristofer, Džon

Nichols, Peter, 1922-

Nicolas, Peter.

Rye, Anthony, 1922-

Samuel Youd Brits schrijver

Samuel Youd brytyjski pisarz science fiction

Samuel Youd escritor británico

Samuel Youd scrittore e autore di fantascienza inglese

Youd, Christopher Samuel.

Youd, Christopher Samuel, 1922-

Youd, Christopher Samuel 1922-2012

Youd, Sam

Youd, Samuel.

Youd, Samuel, 1922-

Youd, Samuel 1922-2012

Yourd, Sam

Джон Кристофер

Джон Крістофер

סמואל יוד סופר בריטי

ساموئل یود نویسنده بریتانیایی

แซมวล ยูด

ジョン・クリストファー

約翰·克里斯多夫

Languages
English (564)

Spanish (84)

German (27)

French (17)

Italian (7)

Danish (2)

Chinese (1)

Basque (1)

Russian (1)

Covers
The city of gold and leadThe pool of fireWhen the Tripods cameThe prince in waitingThe guardiansBeyond the burning landsThe lotus cavesEmpty world