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Wanderers of time by John Beynon Harris

Wanderers of time (edition 1973)

by John Beynon Harris

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Title:Wanderers of time
Authors:John Beynon Harris
Info:London : Coronet, 1973.
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Wanderers of Time [collection] by John Wyndham



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Excellent writing, as usual from John Wyndham. Although dated (some stories pre-date WWII, they can also be scarily current- an attempt by Afghan zealots to declare biological warfare against England, for exapmle. This is a good one, and a good read. ( )
  hadden | Oct 27, 2012 |
This is sort of bog-standard mid-20th century sci-fi, with that mix of gee-whiz positivism and total blinkered of-its-timeness and little of Wyndham's later radical imaginativeness, but it's still quite fun because it was written in the thirties by a Brit, and that means that as opposed to all the smug can-do garbage that you get in, like, Asimov and Heinlein, here there are all the classic late-imperial tendencies: the Great Game, foreigners insidiously corrupting the green and pleasant isle, Nazis. Only this time the Great Game is humans vs. ants, the foreigners are corrupting by tricking English gardeners into growing huge puffball fungi that bounce around and take out humans with their EVIL SPORES, and the Nazis are in space. Rather! ( )
1 vote MeditationesMartini | Aug 8, 2012 |
Five longish short stories from the 1930s by the author of [Day of the Triffids] when he was just starting to get published and still writing under various other names. Included are Wanderers of Time, Derelict of Space, Child of Power, The Last Lunerians, and The Puff Ball Menace. These are minor Wyndham, recommended for those who want to read all of his work or read early works which feed into his masterpieces ([Day of the Triffids] and [Chrysalids]). ( )
  auntmarge64 | Feb 2, 2011 |
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Foss, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gillings, WalterIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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