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Trouble With Lichen - John Wyndham (1960)

Trouble with Lichen by John Wyndham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

‘It was Diana Brackley who put the milk out for the cat; who dropped a speck of lichen in it by mistake; who noticed how the lichen stopped the milk turning. 622 more words


The Day of The Triffids - John Wyndham (1951)

Academics have written enough about this novel to fill an entire shelf at least, and that perhaps is not a good thing since it tends to detract from the fact that this is a marvellously entertaining and thought-provoking work, maybe the single best British SF novel of the Twentieth Century. 726 more words


Review: "The Midwich Cuckoos" by John Wyndham [1957]

Something strange is happening to the quiet and closed off town of Midwich. Between the late evening of 26th September and the morning of 27th September, an unusual and unseen occurrence have encircled the boundaries of Midwich causing everybody within, and whoever crosses, the perimeter immediately lapse into unconsciousness. 319 more words

Reviews: Fiction

TSS: Literary Pics - The closest thing to a triffid?

Compare Wyndham’s illustration with the Gunnera Manicata growing in Inverewe Gardens.  The plant is Brazilian in origin but thrives in the temperate climate of Northwest Scotland.  10 more words

Sunday Salon

The Day of the Triffids (1951) - John WYNDHAM

I know that I keep going on about how much I love the new(-ish) Vinage Classics covers, but Penguin have now stepped up to the mark with their new… 661 more words


The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham

I can still count the number of sci-fi novels I’ve read on one hand.  H.G. Wells – The War of the Worlds, H G Wells – … 455 more words