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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

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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


John Wyndham: Chocky

John Wyndham, who was so posh he had six names (John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris: he permed two from six almost at random to create pseudonyms for his work: Lucas Parkes, John Beynon), has been derided by other science fiction writers such as Brian Aldiss, for his ‘cosy catastrophes.’ But they missed the point. 471 more words

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