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GM Food - the Day of the Triffid?

I’ve been lazy when it comes to the debate about GM (Genetically Modified) food. As far as I know, GM supporters argue that the world is better nourished when genetic meddling is used to strengthen the resistance of foods to pest and disease or to increase yield or body mass. 170 more words

The Day of the Triffids ... 1951

THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS – 1951

The Day of the Triffids is a post-apocalyptic novel about a plague of blindness that befalls the entire world, allowing the rise of an aggressive species of plant.  42 more words

Chat From The Author

review: 'The Kraken Wakes' by John Wyndham

This is the second novel I have read by John Wyndham, the first being The Midwich Cuckoo’s – which got a full 5 star loving from me. 552 more words

The Curing of a Bibliomaniac Part 24: The Outward Urge (John Wyndham, 1959)

Books left: 2. Weeks left: 5 (oooh. Panicked rush produced gains. Maybe I’ll just have a little rest. Just five minutes.)

There are not, at any time, many people who have – what do you call it in English? 633 more words

Books

Other People’s Bookshelves #56 – Nina Pottell

Hello and welcome to the latest Other People’s Bookshelves, a series of posts set to feed into the natural filthy book lust we all feel and give you a fix through other people’s books and shelves. 1,550 more words

Other People's Bookshelves

The Curing of a Bibliomaniac part 23: Boating for Beginners (Jeanette Winterson, 1985)

Books left: 3. Weeks left: 6 (just keep swimming).

‘I’d rather play Battleships but we haven’t any graph paper, have we?’
They hadn’t, and so they were forced to talk about the Space-Time Continuum, and whether or not you should write books which clearly fixed themselves into time or books which flouted the usual notion of time in order to clear the mind of arbitrary divisions.
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Books

Tough Traveling - Unique Flora

Every Thursday, Nathan at Fantasy Review Barn leads a group of fellow bloggers on “Tough Travels”, a trip through the tropes that populate the fantasy and sci-fi world, using Diane Wynne Jones’ hilarious… 951 more words

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