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john wyndham

  1. Vertigo

    The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

    The sleepy village of Midwich in rural post-war England is unremarkable in almost every way until it is cut off from the rest of the world by an unknown field that renders unconscious anyone venturing within its influence. Some time later it is discovered that all the women of child bearing age...
  2. Vertigo

    The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

    4/5 stars The Chrysalids by John Wyndham It’s a long time since I’ve read any John Wyndham and I recently decided I would read or re-read all of his books (though not all at once!). John Wyndham holds a special place in my reading history; my English teacher, back when I was in my teens...
  3. M

    John Wyndham fan, after recommendations...

    Hello there :) As the thread title sums up pretty succinctly, I'm a Wyndham fan and I've been in the mood for some similar fiction recently by other authors. Does anyone have any recommendations? I particularly enjoyed The Day of the Triffids, The Chrysalids and Web. I've just bought Plan For...
  4. Vertigo

    John Wyndham's Myths of Ife

    I have been thinking of reading/re-reading some John Wyndham books recently and was browsing Amazon and came across this book. I was wondering if anyone had read it. The blurb has this to say: Which I thought sounded rather interesting. Here's a clip from the Amazon look inside to give you a...
  5. Anthony G Williams

    The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

    John Wyndham wasn’t just the best-known British SF author of the 1950s – he was one of the best known authors in fiction. It may be hard to recall, but in the UK SF used to be a lot more mainstream than it is now. In my childhood, Jules Verne was still very popular (I still have my ancient copy...
  6. AE35Unit

    Newly discovered John Wyndham novel?

    OK, so i was just browsing thru his books on fantastic fiction when I came across this: Plan for Chaos by John Wyndham "Newly discovered companion novel to Day of the Triffids" it sdays on the book!
  7. AE35Unit

    John Wyndham

    Any readers of this classic British SF author? I've read a few of his books(Day of the Triffids,The Kraken Wakes,The Midwich Cuckoos) and have the Outward Urge on my TBR pile. I don't think he was overly prolific novel wize but it seems he wrote a LOT of short stories! While he's classed as SF a...
  8. Toby Frost

    Thoughts on The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

    I recently re-read The Day of the Triffids for the first time for about 15 years. The setup is this: in order to produce high-grade vegetable oil, a new plant strain is engineered, probably using some animal DNA. Unfortunately, the plants – the triffids – also have poisonous stings and limited...
  9. tangaloomababe

    Does anyone still remember John Wyndham?

    Hi All I remember the first Wyndham book I read was Day of the Triffids. I was in my teens and we had the choice to read either Triffids or To Sir With Love as a school text. I chose Triffids and my love for Wyndham novels began. I think I have read all of them, well almost but Triffids...
  10. Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

    John Wyndham

    John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was a prolific sf pulp writer in the 30s, under a variety of pen-names. It was the 50s, however, that he really came into his own, writing a series of memorable, largely post-apocalytpic novels under the name John Wyndham. His best known works, such as The...
  11. R

    Opinion upon Wyndham

    Wyndhams books would be excellent. Except for one small problem- The last thirty pages are missing. Like a rollercoaster, you start at the bottom slowly climbing the slope, then roll helterskelter through pages of excitement, Only to find there is a garbbled three line paragraph and ...