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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

Television

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
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THE SPACE-STATION

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

The Chrysalids - John Wyndham

I decided to reread The Chrysalids after finding it at a garage sale this summer. I read it in high school and hated every second of it. 263 more words

Book Reviews

The Midwich Cuckoos: John Wyndham

★★★½

This is one of the books, like The Stepford Wives or Rosemary’s Baby, that has become an icon of popular culture: even if you haven’t read it, or seen the related films, you know the basic premise. 696 more words

Books

The golden-eyed Children: The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (1957)

After the post-nuclear war landscape of The Chrysalids John Wyndham’s  fourth novel, The Midwich Cuckoos,  was a return to familiar (though  as we shall see unsettling) territory, a possible alien invasion of  the world. 1,493 more words

Novel