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The vicar and the Midwich Cuckoos

After an extended break, another post on the occasional series on Anglican clergy in modern British fiction. Today, it is the turn of John Wyndham, and… 483 more words


Sorry but I was distracted by zombies . . .

I’ve been watching several seasons of the Walking Dead recently.  Since I was a kid I’ve been fascinated with post apocalyptic shows.  It started with Terry Nation’s 1975 – 77 series Survivors (same guy who created Blake’s 7) which had a really profound effect on me as it was the first time I really thought about death, dying and associated deep meaningful stuff. 593 more words

And the Walls Came Tumbling Down...

by John Wyndham
first published in the pages of Startling Stories, May 1951
short story

One of the privileges of science fiction is the ability to make (human) readers look at humanity from an outsider’s perspective, and there exists a long line of stories that attempt to do just that. 585 more words

Short Stories

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

Written by John Wyndham, the Chrysalids is a novel set in a world where humanity preaches the ‘True image”, and genetic mutations, whether plant, animal, or human are eradicated without a thought.. 91 more words

Gemma's Reviews

Should Science Fiction Be Believable?

Damn right! But not according to the movie and television industries.

With one exception – 2001 A Space Odyssey – every other science fiction film or television series that has come out of America simply beggars credulity. 404 more words

Science Fiction

Review: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

One day I will give a book a bad review but today is not that day.

I was already biased in favour of this book for a couple of reasons; 574 more words


The Midwich Cuckoos (1957)

“Apparently all was normal, yet even the most ordinary day is special for someone.” – John Wyndham, The Midwich Cuckoos

Call me strange, but when I found out my husband and I were expecting, the first thing I wanted to do was watch as many horror movies about devil-babies and read as much science-fiction about pregnancy-gone-wrong as I could. 483 more words