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The Midwich Cuckoos (original 1957; edition 1999)

by John Wyndham

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Title:The Midwich Cuckoos
Authors:John Wyndham
Info:Buccaneer Books (1999), Hardcover, 247 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:***
Tags:science fiction, horror, england

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The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (1957)

  1. 50
    The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (SomeGuyInVirginia)
    SomeGuyInVirginia: Each book compliments the other, describing the same fundamental theme from two points of view. I enjoyed the Midwich Cuckoos more.
  2. 20
    The day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (timspalding)
  3. 01
    More than human by Theodore Sturgeon (Michael.Rimmer)
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I gave this one up before anyone gave birth. I still don't know what's up, exactly, but I gather it involves aliens. Wyndham trudges through it. ( )
  kristi_test_05 | Jun 20, 2016 |
I gave this one up before anyone gave birth. I still don't know what's up, exactly, but I gather it involves aliens. Wyndham trudges through it. ( )
  kristi_test_05 | Jun 20, 2016 |
I gave this one up before anyone gave birth. I still don't know what's up, exactly, but I gather it involves aliens. Wyndham trudges through it. ( )
  kristi_test_05 | Jun 20, 2016 |
I gave this one up before anyone gave birth. I still don't know what's up, exactly, but I gather it involves aliens. Wyndham trudges through it. ( )
  kristi_test_04 | Jun 17, 2016 |
creepy. I can't remember exactly when I first read this, it was some time after Penelope Lively's Astercote, and reinforced the impression that villages were terrible places to live, from which there was no escape.
Some of the language seems a little dated now, as well as the attitude that weak and feeble women should be sent away from danger, but overall an interesting experiment in how "ordinary" and "next generation" humans might behave. ( )
  jkdavies | Jun 14, 2016 |
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Wyndham, Johnprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adam RobertsIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Doeve, EppoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ellis, DeanCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
F. Nagy, PiroskaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fruttero, CarloForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hills, GillianCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hogarth, PaulCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leger, PatrickCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lempiäinen, VesaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lord, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lucentini, FrancoForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McShane, BarbaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McShane, Patrick AlfayaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Meriranta, AnettaForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Minaříková, JitkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Monicelli, GiorgioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Priest, ChristopherIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rekunen, VeikkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roberts, AdamIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Salwowski, MarkCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schwinger, LarryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Severi, GiorgioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stege,GiselaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thole, KarelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
van den Haak-Janzen, J.R.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Cuckoos lay eggs in other birds' nests. The clutch that was fathered on the quiet little village of Midwich, one night in September, proved to possess a monstrous will of its own. It promised to make the human race look as dated as the dinosaur
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Cuckoos lay eggs in other birds' nests. The clutch that was fathered on the quiet little village of Midwich, one night in September, proved to possess a monstrous will of its own. Imt promised to make the human race look as dated as the dinosaur.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:38 -0400)

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In the village of Midwich all the women of child-bearing age become pregnant overnight. When a violent incident occurs, the moral fabric of the village disintegrates and a battle for survival begins.

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