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The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham

I so enjoyed John Wyndham’s classic tale set in a post-apocalyptic Britain. It’s such a ridiculous premise – the world goes blind overnight and gets taken over by giant flesh-eating plants – but somehow  329 more words


‘The Midwich Cuckoos’ by John Wyndham

The Midwich Cuckoos

When the inhabitants of a sleepy English village mysteriously fall asleep, the authorities take charge, trying to discover how and why it happened. 216 more words


John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos (1957) Review


In the quiet, unremarkable town of Midwich, all is calm. Until a mysterious silver object falls from the sky, and afterwards, all the women in the town are discovered to be pregnant. 606 more words


The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

I read The Chrysalids in January as part of Vintage Sci Fi month and so I’m a little ashamed to be only just writing a review.  858 more words

Book Reviews

The Post-Apocalyptic Primitives of Labrador

John Wyndham, The Chrysalids (1955)

I don’t know how necessary a plot summary is for this book — do most people recall it from high school? 1,497 more words


Review: Ravens Gathering - genre busting debut from Graeme Cumming keeps the pages turning

It’s very hard to pigeonhole Ravens Gathering, the debut novel from Graeme Cumming.

Part return of the prodigal son, part murder mystery/crime thriller and part something more akin to sci-fi than anything else. 404 more words