Tag Archives: John Wyndham

On This Day: John Wyndham

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was born on this day in 1903 (or possibly 1902 – it’s a long story), and the world would never look at meteor showers or blonde-haired children in quite the same way again. Prior … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: The Midwich Cuckoos

Our latest SF Masterwork spotlight is a favourite of many at Gateway Towers: John Wyndham’s classic tale of strange alien children in our midst. The Midwich Cuckoos is a masterpiece of paranoia and suspense . . . In the sleepy … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: The Chrysalids

Nothing at all should be read into the fact that our two current SF Masterworks spotlights are a post apocalyptic tale driven by fear and hatred of those that are different, and the story of an alien visitor to Earth … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: The Day of the Triffids

We are delighted to welcome back to the SF Masterworks a modern classic of a science fiction: The Day of the Triffids, the novel that invented the ‘cosy catastrophe’. When Bill Masen wakes up in his hospital bed, he has reason … Continue reading

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Welcoming John Wyndham to the Masterworks

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was born on this day in 1903, in Knowle, Warwickshire.  Although he published work under the pen names John Beynon Harris, John Beynon, Wyndham Parkes, Lucas Parkes and Johnson Harris, he was, of course, … Continue reading

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Master of the Cosy Catastrophe

One hundred and ten years ago, today, John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was born, and the world would never look at meteor showers or blonde-haired children in quite the same way again. Prior to the Second World War, he … Continue reading

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Living in an SF Novel

Your humble SF Gateway scribe tries hard to stay abreast of current events and generally considers himself to be reasonably well-informed. Sometimes, though, things slip by. You know how it is: occasionally, the morning routine is interrupted – the alarm … Continue reading

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