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The Day Of The Triffids - by John Wyndham (1951)

In this classic science fiction novel, triffids are plants that have been bio-engineered to produce a high-quality oil extract. They give off a poison, however, and have to be handled carefully. 256 more words


Star Science Fiction 1

Star Science Fiction 1 is the first book in the anthology series, Star Science Fiction Stories, edited by Frederik Pohl.  It was first published in 1953 by Ballantine Books and reprinted in 1972.  987 more words

3 Stars

Cult TV Essentials: Chocky

Chocky was the Thames TV adaptation of the 1968 novel by John Wyndham of the same name. It ran from 9th January 1984 to 13th February 1984 and was a six part miniseries. 686 more words


MIDWICH CUCKOOS - sci-fi masterpiece

It is a daunting challenge that must intimidate all sci-fi writers at some stage: how does one present something extraordinary or totally unbelievable as something acceptable? 531 more words


The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read The Day of the Triffids last year and thoroughly enjoyed it – I wouldn’t say I enjoyed this one quite as much but it was definitely worth the read. 378 more words

Book Review

Quick book reviews!

Sometimes, there are books you don`t really have much to say about. They were only a couple of pages, or didn`t leave much of an impression, they might not be the pinnacle of the literary fiction genre (heh, when do I ever read those to begin with, let`s be real here). 669 more words


The Day of the Triffids (1962)

I watch a lot of contemporary science fiction movies. Everything from Interstellar to Oblivion is grist to my mill (not to mention monster movies). The other day, happening to see a list of ‘best alien invasion movies’ on IMDB, I glanced through it quickly to see which ones I’d seen. 2,310 more words

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