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(Not So) Obscure References

I was reading Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine. Most of you know Douglas Adams as the writer of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy… 341 more words

Random Tidbits

The Wyndham-Herbert balance. 

So, since muggins here forgot to cloud save the latest version of The Delta Children before coming away to the deep south, I’m stuck blogging instead -aren’t you lucky! 367 more words

Not another post-apocalyptic western: Leigh Brackett's The Long Tomorrow

I buy Gollancz’s SF Masterworks editions because I trust their editors to provide me with the best sf from the past century. I don’t expect their reprints to be classics all the time, but I do expect a decent read. 517 more words

Passion And Secrets

Re-reading John Wyndham, I

John Wyndham (1903-1969) was a writer of the novel of ideas, where broad ideas take priority over character, mood, dialogue and naturalism. He follows a chain of events that present characters with situations and choices which illuminate the author’s themes. 2,668 more words

Book Review

Village Of The Damned (1960 UK)

This review is dedicated to Barbara Shelley, where ever you are: a very underrated actress who deserved more high profile roles than she received. Back on November 12, 1959 to be precise, the Hertfordshire village of Letchmore Heath was invaded by a gang of film makers intent on bringing to life John Wyndham’s fantasy novel The Midwich Cuckoos. 494 more words

Entertainment

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

“When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.”

The world at the moment seems so full of threats to our happiness, health and, frankly, sanity, that it’s almost a relief to dive into one where the problems are more unrealistic and we can go, “Well, Britain may be about to ostracise itself from the rest of the continent, a madman is a stone’s throw from taking the reins of America, and every celebrity we’ve ever loved has died, but at least we’re not being attacked by giant, carnivorous plants”. 646 more words

England

The Chrysalids : Your follow up to Sense 8

If you loved Wachowski brother’s ‘Sense 8’ , this could be your follow up book. This dystopian seemingly woebegone story is more coming of age than sci fi, and kinda undulate your thoughts on morality. 245 more words

Sci Fi