The Day of the Triffids is a post-apocalyptic novel by the English science fiction author John Wyndham. After most people in the world are blinded by a meteor shower, an aggressive species of plant starts killing people. Although Wyndham had already published other novels using other pen name combinations drawn. In John Wyndham published his novel The Day of the Triffids to moderate acclaim. Fifty-two years later, this horrifying story is a science fiction classic, touted by The Times (London) as having “all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare.” Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular. Here, on one page, a summary of the novel, broken into individal chapters.
"My son's middle name is Wyndham. Does that tell you how much I respect and revere the late John Wyndham? And The Day of the Triffids is the best of them all. He was a wonderful writer who was able to reinvigorate science fiction with spectacle and true thrills, and do so with a writing voice that created both suspense. In he went back to writing stories for publication in the USA and decided to try a modified form of science fiction, a form he called 'logical fantasy'. As John Wyndham he wrote The Day of the Triffids, The Kraken Wakes, The Chrysalids, The Midwich Cuckoos (filmed as Village of the Damned), The Seeds of Time. This book contains the complete text of the hardcover edition. Spelling is British and mistakes by publisher are left in. HAILED AS THE GREATEST SCIENCE- FICTION MASTERPIECE OF OUR TIME. The Day of The Triffids by John Wyndham. THE END BEGINS. When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off.
1 Jul In John Wyndham published his novel The Day of the Triffids to moderate acclaim. Fifty-two years later, this horrifying story is a science fiction. The “Day of the Triffids” is set in an indeterminate “present” as this work of fiction was written during the 's. The hero of the story is a biologist named Bill Masen. He specializes in the study, care, and cultivation of the titular triffids. The triffids are large, carnivorous, venomous plants, later revealed to be. 2 Sep The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham. Penguin £, pp When The Day of the Triffids was published in , John Wyndham could hardly have predicted the extent to which genetic meddling would dominate the news half a century on. It's possible to put too modern a slant on a novel that remains.