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The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
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Dec 01, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: adventure, post-apcolyptic, science-fiction

This was a great book, but was also one of the scariest things I'd ever read, simply because it was so POSSIBLE. Bio-engineered plants used to produce fuel, fertilizer, and animal food, right out of today's headlines, right? The fact that the plants are mobil--and carnivorous--were just weird little pica's that the botonists who created them didn't foresee causing serious problems. Especially since the plants could be kept corraled and contained. Then disaster strikes, and suddenly "Man" isn't in control of his environment and world any more.

This is a view of "what if..." that, despite being written well over half a century ago is still as intreguing today as when it was written. Perhaps more so today than then, since we read about bio-engineering on an almost daily basis.


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