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Book of the Month :: Memoirs of the Twentieth Century

This month’s featured collection of John Wyndham’s short stories makes more than a passing nod to the concept of travelling through time; theorised by writers for centuries, long before Einstein’s… 1,569 more words

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Book Cover Matters/Book Covers Matter Part 1

Book covers matter to me.

That’s not to say that I only read books that I find attractive, and I’ll read something recommended to me no matter what its cover looks like if I am intrigued and inspired by what I hear about it. 1,364 more words


Book 42 of 2017: The Midwich Cuckoos

Finally, Booksandquills announced the July books for the End of the World Book Club about a month ago and I was supppper excited because all of the books for the book club have been so excellent so far. 276 more words


Children of the Damned (1964) [review]

Do not let the fact that this is a sequel put you in the mindset that it is a lesser film than the original. This is a rare occasion which we find a follow up just as entertaining and thought provoking as the previous film. 387 more words


Book of the Month :: Consider the Future

If you knew there was a chance to change the future, would you take it?

It is 1978, a year after Star Wars, and I am listening on a cold March night on an ancient transistor radio to the first episode of a new Radio 4 series entitled ‘The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.’ That weekend, determined to find something new to read, I will head to our local library and pluck up the courage to ask for some stories the Librarian thinks would be enjoyable. 1,438 more words

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Village of the Damned (1960) [review]

What we have here is a masterpiece that at times feels low key while having the weight of the world upon it shoulders… the idea of the unknown, the fear and all the different theories of how to deal with what has thrust itself up what seems like a small country village. 369 more words


Book of the Month :: Understanding Wyndham

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris spent a lot of his life trying to decide which of his many monikers he felt most comfortable writing under. 1,502 more words

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