R.I.P. John Christopher, the Man Who Filled Our Young Minds With Awesome Dread

Samuel Youd, who died yesterday at age 89, was better known under the name John Christopher, one of several pseudonyms. And under that name, he was best known for creating the fearsome Tripods, alien invaders who enslave the human race with the mind-controlling "cap." Christopher's Tripod trilogy is a wonderful… »2/07/12 1:45pm2/07/12 1:45pm