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Throwback Thursday – The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

I read this book in grade 10 English. At the time, I hated it. I wasn’t reading any science fiction at that age and I didn’t get the genre. 234 more words

Throwback Thursdays

Writers I admire - Part 2

J.W.P.L.B Harris

I know I’ve said this in the past, but I will continue saying it until the day I die. When it comes to science fiction, if like me you are a purist, Hollywood simply doesn’t have a clue. 620 more words


SF Classics - The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

The Day of the Triffids (1951) by John Wyndham is a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi horror novel where mankind, with the exception of the protagonist, Bill Masen, has been blinded by a mysterious meteor shower. 43 more words


The Giant Hogweed and the Triffids

The arrival of high Summer means the end for this year of the Giant Hogweed that has made such a strong appearance along the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool canal. 418 more words


Review: The Willow Pattern & The Chrysalids, Derby Theatre

You have to applaud the sheer enthusiasm and hard work of Derby Theatre’s Youth Theatre in producing this week’s double bill.

The Willow Pattern and The Chrysalids are two stories linked by their themes of love, sacrifice and freedom and they were certainly challenging choices for the group to perform. 403 more words


The Day Of The Triffids

Yesterday evening, the head gardener put me right on red hot pokers. As she read my post for that day she pointed out that the plants I had erroneously given this term are actually Lords and Ladies, which are the berries of an insignificant variety of arum lily. 559 more words

Themes in Fiction #6 - The Evils of Technology

“There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me’.” ― Philip K.

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