Chocky by John Wyndham (1968)

    John Wyndham is known for his ‘logical fantasies’ which have been described as modified science fiction. I’ve previously read his The Day of the Triffids and enjoyed that. Chocky is quite a different story. It has a slower pace and doesn’t have much action to speak of but it has plenty of thoughtful … Continue reading Chocky by John Wyndham (1968)

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

  ‘No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a … Continue reading The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (1903-1969)

    John Wyndham's novel, The Day of the Triffids, which was published in 1951, is one of the early science fiction novels. The author called it a logical fantasy and it is a very interesting work of speculative fiction. Written in the first-person, it is a reflective and well-written look at the 'what if' … Continue reading The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (1903-1969)