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Book Review: The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham

The Kraken Wakes, titled Out of the Deep in America is a science fiction novel by John Wyndham. Wyndham is better known for his novels… 386 more words

Book Review

The Cuckoo Krew

The Midwich Estate had seen more than its fair share of anti-social behaviour but nothing in its forty-year history had prepared it for the activities of the Cuckoo Krew… 618 more words

Flash Fiction

The Chrysalids

Many years have passed since a devastating nuclear war left much of the world in ruins.  A small village in northern Labrador comprised of religious fundamentalists is on the lookout for what they call “deviations” – food, animals or even people who deviate from the socially acceptable norm.   362 more words

Fiction

The Books That Stay With you, pt. 2

The other day I shared a post that had originally appeared on Facebook, about books that stayed with me for whatever reason.  Most of them were favorites, though not all.   1,141 more words

Classic Sci-Fi - The Death of Grass by John Christopher

I’ve recently been reading through some of the best science fiction from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. This has led me to a few rather wonderful books that I’d managed to miss during the hungry, binge-reading period of my youth. 362 more words

Book Reviews

After reading the Wyndham prophecy that “sooner or later that (nuclear) slip will occur” we salute those seeking to rid the world of a dangerous weapon and an insecure and polluting power source

In 1951, John Wyndham wrote:

“From August 1945, the margin of survival has narrowed appallingly. . . In the years succeeding 1945 the path of safety started to shrink to a tight-rope along which we had to walk with our eyes deliberately closed to the depths beneath us. 151 more words

Countries Under Pressure

SOME BOOK COVERS REIMAGINED

I’ve said before on this blog that in my world book covers are kinda a big thing. I’ve poked and prodded the attempts of others, championing them as good or ghastly. 558 more words