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John Wyndham - Author

John Wyndham was the son of a barrister. After trying a number of careers, including farming, law, commercial art and advertising, he started writing short stories in 1925. After serving in the civil Service and the Army during the war, he went back to writing. Adopting the name John Wyndham, he started writing a form of science fiction that he called 'logical fantasy’. As well as The Day of the Triffids, he wrote The Kraken Wakes, The Chrysalids, The Midwich Cuckoos (filmed as Village of the Damned) and The Seeds of Time.

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The Day of the Triffids
John Wyndham
September 2011 Guest Editor David Almond: "I read this time and time again. It led me on to Wyndham's other fine works, like The Midwich Cuckoos and The Chrysalids, the first time I really began to explore an author's whole...
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Format: Paperback | Released 17/12/2009
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The Midwich Cuckoos
John Wyndham
Graham Marks, August 2010 Guest Editor: "John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos were two of the scariest books I'd ever read. When I came across them it was the first time I realised that while...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2008
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