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
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
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
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