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Release the Kraken

I spent Invasion Day 2017 going back to reread John Wyndham’s ‘The Kraken Wakes’ (1953). The invasion is from space in this instance. The aliens take up residence in The Deeps of the oceans and attempt to depopulate the planet. 463 more words

New Statesman | Why I find the prospect of an apocalypse comforting

“Cosy catastrophe” is the nickname the sci-fi writer and historian Brian Aldiss applied to the works of John Wyndham, author of The Midwich Cuckoos and The Day of the Triffids. 115 more words


The Day Of The Triffids (John Wyndham)

This is a sober book. I can imagine a dozen or so world leaders I’d hope would read it and discuss such in tandem over tea and crumpets. 403 more words


The Chrysalids-John Wyndam

I was abruptly perturbed – and considerably puzzled, too. A blasphemy was, as had been impressed upon me often enough, a frightful thing. Yet there was nothing frightening about Sophie. 1,549 more words

Book Reviews

Doctor Who Season 1, Episode 5: "The Keys of Marinus" Review

Reviewed by John Hussey

Having missed the events of “Marco Polo” we move onto “The Keys of Marinus”. After the success of “The Daleks” it wasn’t hard to assume that… 1,823 more words


Marie's Reading: "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories That Scared Even Me"

Expect to see this one again next Halloween.  Alfred Hitchcock presents: Stories That Scared Even Me.

I picked this up on a whim because I’m a sucker for creepy short stories, particularly those from the 1950’s and 1960’s.  165 more words

Book Reviews

John Wyndham&Lucas Parkes/The Outward Urge

John Wyndham & Lucas Parkes/ The Outward Urge


A.D. 1994
Ticker Troon emerged from his final interview filled with an emulsion of astonishment, elation, respect, and conviction that he needed refreshment. 366 more words