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Wyndham, John 1903-1969

Works: 257 works in 1,514 publications in 16 languages and 14,582 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Drama  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Horror films  Short stories  Juvenile works  Science fiction television programs  Television mini-series 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR6045.Y64, 823.912
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The day of the triffids by John Wyndham( Book )

125 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere twenty-four hours before is gone forever." "But to survive in this post-apocalyptic world, one must survive the Triffids, strange plants that years before began appearing all over the world. The Triffids can grow to over seven feet tall, pull their roots from the ground to walk, and kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers. With society in shambles, they are now posed to prey on humankind. Wyndham chillingly anticipates bio-warfare and mass destruction, fifty years before their realization, in this prescient account of Cold War paranoia."--Jacket
The Midwich cuckoos by John Wyndham( Book )

145 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sleepy English village of Midwich, a mysterious silver object appears and all the inhabitants fall unconscious. A day later the object is gone and everyone awakens unharmed - except that all the women in the village are discovered to be pregnant. The resultant children of Midwich do not belong to their parents: all are blonde, all are golden eyed. They grow up too fast and their minds exhibit frightening abilities that give them control over others and brings them into conflict with the villagers just as a chilling realisation dawns on the world outside. "The Midwich Cuckoos" is the classic tale of aliens in our midst, exploring how we respond when confronted by those who are innately superior to us in every conceivable way
The chrysalids by John Wyndham( Book )

62 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genetic mutation has devastated the world and a bleak, primitive society has emerged from its ruins ; a society which punishes any deviation from rigid norms. Ten-year-old David is having strange dreams about a mysterious city. But in his ultra-religious village of Waknut, all abnormality is abhorred, and he soon realizes that differences can be very dangerous indeed
Chocky by John Wyndham( Book )

85 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew, they thought, was just going through a phase of talking to himself, and they waited for him to get over it. Then Matthew started doing things he couldn't do before, like counting in binary-code mathematics. So he told them about Chocky - the person who lived inside his head
The kraken wakes by John Wyndham( Book )

93 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction. It started with fireballs raining down from the sky and crashing into the oceans' deeps. Then ships began sinking mysteriously and later 'sea tanks' emerged from the deeps to claim people ... For journalists Mike and Phyllis Watson, what at first appears to be a curiosity becomes a global calamity. Helpless, they watch as humanity struggles to survive now that water - one of the compounds upon which life depends - is turned against them. Finally, sea levels begin their inexorable rise ... The Kraken Wakes is a brilliant novel of how humankind responds to the threat of its own extinction and, ultimately, asks what we are prepared to do in order to survive
Trouble with lichen by John Wyndham( Book )

68 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and German and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Saxover and Diana Brackley, two scientists investigating a rare lichen, discover it has a remarkable property: it retards the ageing process. Francis, realising the implications for the world of an ever-youthful, wealthy elite, wants to keep it secret, but Diana sees an opportunity to overturn the male status quo by using the lichen to inspire a feminist revolution
The seeds of time by John Wyndham( Book )

66 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the ten short stories collected here, John Wyndham turns his imagination to, among other subjects, body-snatching, time-travel and mind-travel, and the the tricky business of interplanetary colonization
Consider her ways & others by John Wyndham( Book )

49 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day of the triffids by John Wyndham( Recording )

38 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The balance of power between man and the plant kingdom shifts and suddenly the world is dominated by monstrous stinging plants that are capable of walking and communicating
Web by John Wyndham( Book )

44 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The island of Tanakuatua seems like heaven to the 40 people who go there in order to create a utopian society, but soon they start to die in a horrible way and it seems that something strange and deadly is out there in the jungle
Re-birth by John Wyndham( Book )

16 editions published between 1955 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a nuclear holocaust, civilization has reverted back to an agrarian society. David has telepathic abilities which he learns to use in order to understand the past and shape the future
The day of the triffids by Steve Sekely( Visual )

29 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligent plants terrorize Earth's population after a meteor shower strikes
The John Wyndham omnibus by John Wyndham( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stowaway to Mars by John Wyndham( Book )

15 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dale Curtance is determined to win an interplanetary race to Mars
Plan for chaos by John Wyndham( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a city that could well be New York, a series of identical women are found dead in suspicious circumstances. Magazine photographer Johnny Farthing, who is reporting on the suspected murders, is chilled to discover that his fianc e looks identical to the victims too and then she disappears
The outward urge by John Wyndham( Book )

26 editions published between 1959 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jizzle by John Wyndham( Book )

22 editions published between 1954 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the deeps by John Wyndham( Book )

7 editions published between 1953 and 1977 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midwich cuckoos by John Wyndham( Recording )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driving back from a weekend in London, Richard and Janet Gayford are surprised to find the village of Midwich sealed off because of army manoeuvres. It soon becomes clear that there is an invisible wall around the village, and everyone within the perimeter is unconscious. The villagers seem to have suffered no adverse effects from their day out until, some months later, there is an epidemic of pregnancies among the women. All the babies are born on the same day, all have golden eyes and they can all communicate with each other telepathically
The secret people by John Wyndham( Book )

17 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pilot and his girlfriend who are swept into a secret world of caverns beneath the Sahara inhabited by a race of troglodytes. There they meet other unlucky wanderers who are unable to find a way out. The imprisoned surface dwellers bicker and battle among themselves while the subterranean pygmies continue their rituals even as the huge lake being engineered in the Sahara above begins to flood their domain
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The day of the triffids
Alternative Names

controlled identityBeynon, John, 1903-1969

controlled identityHarris, John Beynon, 1903-1969

controlled identityHarris, Johnson, 1903-1969

controlled identityParkes, Lucas

controlled identityParkes, Wyndham, 1903-1969

Beinons, Džons 1903-1969

Beynon Harris, John

Beynon Harris, John 1903-1969

Beynon, John

Beynon John 1903-1969

Džonas Vindemas

Harris, J.B.

Harris John B. 1903-1969

Harris, John Beynon.

Harris John Beynon 1903-1969

Harris, John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon

Harris, John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beyon

Harris, Johnson.

Harris Johnson 1903-1969

John Wyndham angol tudományos-fantasztikus író

John Wyndham britischer Science-Fiction-Autor

John Wyndham British author

John Wyndham Brits auteur

John Wyndham écrivain britannique

John Wyndham englantilainen tieteiskirjailija

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Benyon Harris

John Wyndham scrittore inglese

Parkes, Lucas.

Parkes Lucas 1903-1969

Parkes, Wyndham.

Parkes Wyndham 1903-1969

Uindem, D. 1903-1969

Uindèm, Džon.

Uindem, Džon 1903-1969

Vindems, Džons 1903-1969

Vindhem, Džon

Windham, John

Windham, John, 1903-1969

Wyndham, John 1903-1969

Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris John 1903-1969

Гаррис Д. Б

Гаррис Д. Б. 1903-1969

Джон Уиндъм

Джон Уіндем

Уиндем, Джон

Уиндем, Джон 1903-1969

Уиндом Д

Уиндом Д. 1903-1969

Уиндэм Д

Уиндэм Д. 1903-1969

Харрис Д. Б

Харрис Д. Б. 1903-1969

ג'ון וינדהם סופר בריטי

ווינדהם, ג'ון, 1903-1969

וינדהאם, ג'ון, 1903-1969

جون ويندهام

존 윈덤

존, 윈덤 1903-1969

ウィンダム, J

ウィンダム, ジョン

ウインダム, ジョン



The Midwich cuckoosThe chrysalidsChockyThe kraken wakesTrouble with lichenThe seeds of timeConsider her ways & othersThe day of the triffids