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The Chrysalids - my first favourite Sci-Fi book

It has been 2 months since the new year started. One of my resolutions was to write at least one blog post a month, and I have failed for the first month. 1,164 more words

Book Reviews

6 Degrees of Separation: This Book will Save Your Life

Welcome back to Six Degrees of Separation, in which authors Annabel Smith and Emma Chapman provide a book title, and we link it to six other books in any way we like. 433 more words

6 Degrees Of Separation

Male scientists save the world in Fred Hoyle’s The Black Cloud (1957)

There is so much to say about The Black Cloud: let me count the ways. (1) It’s written by one of Britain’s most pioneering, persistent and celebrated maverick physicists, Fred Hoyle. 1,027 more words


Compassion Circuit (1954) by John Wyndham


Wyndham’s tale of robots designed only to do those things they deem beneficial for mankind requires the assistance of an exceptionally stupid character, the husband of a frail woman whose declining health necessitates drastic action.

Short Stories

Why was I condemned to live in a democracy where every fool’s vote is equal to a sensible man’s?

-John Wyndham, The Kraken Wakes


“I’ve met Bocker several times. He’s a civilized, liberal.minded man–with the usual trouble of liberal-minded men; that they think others are, too. He has an interested, inquiring mind. 30 more words


John Wyndham

John Wyndham’s (1903-1969) writing is known to many from film and television adaptations such as “The Day of the Triffids” and “Village of the Damned”. If you have seen these adaptations and liked them, try and read the real thing some time! 125 more words