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John Wyndham [message #114222] Tue, 17 September 2013 15:20
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From: Alastair Milne 


   I recently finished re-reading The Days of the Triffids, after a lapse 
of so many years that most of the story was once again new to me.  It 
reminded me forcefully of the strength of Wyndham's style, which seemed to 
waver remarkably little from book to book.

   What I find hard to understand is why Wyndham seems to be so little 
read or discussed these days.  In particular, what with the proliferation of 
nuclear disaster stories and the general fear of nuclear accidents, you'd have
thought that The Chrysalids would be popular reading about now.  One of the
best, certainly the most touching, disaster stories I've ever read.  And
several of his books have been filmed (though the films, regrettably, are
named differently from the books).

   He was (I assume "was" is correct now) a very fine author, and a leading
light in sf.  How soon we forget.

					Alastair Milne
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