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Across the universe: Chocky by John Wyndham

Chocky by John Wyndham ~ 1968. This edition: Michael Joseph, 1968. Hardcover. 184 pages.

This was John Wyndham’s last novel published during his lifetime, though there have been several others pulled from the “not quite ready” pile, dusted off, tidied up and published posthumously. 667 more words


Two Books by John Wyndham

Two by John Wyndham: Re-Birth and The Secret People

I’ve gone up and down with John Wyndham. A couple of his books – The Midwich Cuckoos and Day of the Triffids – are outstanding; Chocky was just okay. 1,143 more words

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Reading Through the [Alleged] Best 100 Science Fiction Books- #41-45

I’m a huge science fiction fan, but realized I haven’t read a lot of those works considered classics or greats. I decided to remedy that, and found a… 698 more words


January Book Haul

The books I got this month were:

  • Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
  • The Midwitch Cuckoos by John Wyndham
  • Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Children of Time…
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Hosting a lutescent brood: The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham ~ 1957. This edition: Penguin, 1971. Paperback. ISBN: 140014403. 220 pages.


Isn’t that a great word? I hardly ever run into it in fiction reading, though it’s a relatively common descriptor in botany and entomology. 932 more words


Review: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, speculative fiction versus science fiction

I seem to have found a happy little corner in sci-fi hanging out with the weird post apocalyptic/dystopian guys who have their zombie-attack plan taped to the back of their kitchen door who wax lyrical about The Sheep and how the The End Is Coming. 1,811 more words

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Day of the Triffids

Danielle (Work in Progress) and I like to sometimes do some companion reading and this time around we decided on Day of the Triffids… 1,033 more words