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Wyndham, John 1903-1969

Overview
Works: 270 works in 1,579 publications in 18 languages and 14,723 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Drama  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Horror films  Novels  Short stories  Juvenile works  Science fiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PR6045.Y64, 823.912
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Most widely held works by John Wyndham
The day of the triffids by John Wyndham( Book )

135 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,015 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 )

149 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,658 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 )

76 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,291 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 )

88 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,160 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 )

109 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 951 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 )

70 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 809 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 )

72 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 416 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 )

52 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day of the triffids by John Wyndham( Recording )

39 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 338 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
Re-birth by John Wyndham( Book )

15 editions published between 1955 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 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
Web by John Wyndham( Book )

49 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The island of Tanakuatua seems like heaven to the forty people who go there to create a new society. But soon they start to die in a horrible way. Something strange is in the forest. Two of the group decide to fight!
Stowaway to Mars by John Wyndham( Book )

20 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dale Curtance is determined to win an interplanetary race to Mars
The John Wyndham omnibus by John Wyndham( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tre romaner
Plan for chaos by John Wyndham( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 207 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 )

27 editions published between 1959 and 1980 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day of the triffids by Steve Sekely( Visual )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1954 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret people by John Wyndham( Book )

19 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 154 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
Midwich cuckoos by John Wyndham( Recording )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midwich cuckoos is one of the more scary and realistic sci fi stories of all time, filmed on at least two occasions as Village of the damned. Set in a village in Gloucester England all the local young women become pregnant at exactly the same time and give birth to these evil blonde blue-eyed babies. The Midwich cuckoos is one of John Wyndham's best known works along with The day of the Triffids and The kraken wakes. Probably better known as The village of the damned, the title of the two films of the novel, the story centers around the village of Midwich when one afternoon an event happens that changes the lives of its inhabitants for ever. The Midwich cuckoos, first published in 1957, is well ahead of its time. Set in the present, it is one of the all time great science fiction novels
The man from beyond, and other stories by John Wyndham( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

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Uindem, D. 1903-1969

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Uindem, Džon 1903-1969

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Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris John 1903-1969

Гаррис Д. Б. 1903-1969

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Уиндем, Джон 1903-1969

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Харрис Д. Б. 1903-1969

ג'ון וינדהם סופר בריטי

ווינדהם, ג'ון, 1903-1969

וינדהאם, ג'ון, 1903-1969

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존, 윈덤 1903-1969

ウィンダム, J

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