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The Midwich Cuckoos

The Midwich Cuckoos 1

Classic Science Fiction

by John Wyndham
Paperback
Publication Date: 18/08/2008
3/5 Rating 1 Reviews
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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.
ISBN:
9780141033013
9780141033013
Category:
Science fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
18-08-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x14mm
Weight:
0.16kg
John Wyndham

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Benyon Harris was born in 1903, the son of a barrister. He tried a number of careers including farming, law, commercial art and advertising, and started writing short stories, intended for sale, in 1925.

From 1930 to 1939 he wrote short stories of various kinds under different names, almost exclusively for American publications, while also writing detective novels.

During the war he was in the Civil Service and then the Army. In 1946 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'. John Wyndham died in March 1969.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating

3 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • Not the best Wyndham but still good

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    I really only read this because I bought the full set of John Wyndham titles because of their fantastic covers!

    But this book was still enjoyable. While the Midwich Cuckoos isn't quite as strong as The Day of the Triffids or The Chrysalids it's still a great mystery/thriller.