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The Chrysalids| Book Review

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was an unexpected read that happened to find me on the way back from London earlier this week, and I really quite liked it. 207 more words

Book Reviews

Going Home: Lost

A novel by Will Vigar
two parts
four stories
one alien artefact.

Part One – Lost

Keats dreams of blissful solitude and finds it in the post-apocalyptic remains of South Eastern England with no recollection of how he got there or even what the apocalypse was. 101 more words


John Wyndham - The Seeds of Time

Title: The Seeds of Time
Author: John Wyndham
Published: 1966, Penguin (Originally published 1956)

A colleague left this book on my desk a few weeks ago. 1,090 more words


Kraken Wakes review on Starburst

Back in May 201 I reviewed the rather brilliant Val McDermid adaptation of John Wyndham’s The Kraken Wakes. Great performances, particularly from Tamsin Greig. The review is on the Starburst website: THE KRAKEN WAKES.

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'Trouble with Lichen' by John Wyndham

Let me start  this blog post by saying I’m so obsessed with John Wyndham that I just ordered a second copy of The Day of the Triffids  389 more words

Science Fiction

Release the Kraken

I spent Invasion Day 2017 going back to reread John Wyndham’s ‘The Kraken Wakes’ (1953). The invasion is from space in this instance. The aliens take up residence in The Deeps of the oceans and attempt to depopulate the planet. 463 more words

New Statesman | Why I find the prospect of an apocalypse comforting

“Cosy catastrophe” is the nickname the sci-fi writer and historian Brian Aldiss applied to the works of John Wyndham, author of The Midwich Cuckoos and The Day of the Triffids. 115 more words