John Wyndham





John Wyndham

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born
in Knowle, Warwickshire, The United Kingdom
July 10, 1903

died
March 11, 1969

gender
male

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John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris 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".


Average rating: 3.91 · 98,293 ratings · 3,967 reviews · 51 distinct works · Similar authors
The Day of the Triffids
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 49,005 ratings — published 1951 — 141 editions
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The Chrysalids
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 24,882 ratings — published 1955 — 65 editions
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The Midwich Cuckoos
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 9,359 ratings — published 1957 — 61 editions
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Chocky
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 3,919 ratings — published 1968 — 33 editions
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Kraken Wakes
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 3,601 ratings — published 1953 — 38 editions
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Trouble With Lichen
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 2,288 ratings — published 1960 — 17 editions
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The Seeds of Time
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 1,155 ratings — published 1956 — 20 editions
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Consider Her Ways and Others
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 799 ratings — published 1956 — 8 editions
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Web
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 679 ratings — published 1979 — 13 editions
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Stowaway To Mars
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 318 ratings — published 1935 — 13 editions
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More books by John Wyndham…
“When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.”
John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids

“It must be, I thought, one of the race's most persistent and comforting hallucinations to trust that "it can't happen here" -- that one's own time and place is beyond cataclysm.”
John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids

“And we danced, on the brink of an unknown future, to an echo from a vanished past.”
John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids

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