This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

A Scent of New-Mown Hay by John Blackburn

A Scent of New-Mown Hay (1958)

by John Blackburn

Other authors: See the other authors section.

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1026167,113 (3.46)7



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 7 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 6 (next | show all)
A good idea but the coincidences were too much to make this even remotely believable

A good thriller nevertheless


17/Nov/2013 ( )
  bigship | Nov 17, 2013 |
Don't know if I even finished it, but somewhat tedious
( )
  Georges_T._Dodds | Mar 30, 2013 |
SEL writes: "Spooky "current" SF 1958. {Brink} of Cold War, USA vs. USSR SEL
  sterlingelanier | Sep 26, 2012 |
One of my favorite books of all time. Read it in the early 60's and still enjoy rereading it from time to time. Although it was written during the Cold War era, with the many threats to the world today it still feels up to date. It keeps the tension building throughout as the race is on to keep the horror contained and to save all life on earth. Contains some really scary moments. A short first novel but dense and effective -- Mr. Blackburn doesn't waste words in telling this compelling, suspenseful tale. Truly, this is his masterpiece. ( )
  moonmau | Dec 5, 2011 |
John Blackburn's first novel 'A Scent of New-Mown Hay' written in 1958. Insomniac indeed, as the cover says - I think the style is John Wyndham meets Edgar Wallace.

In an imperfect parallel to 'Aliens' the story revolves around three women, the good, the bad, and the extremely ugly.

A later NEL cover refers to a BBC radio series of the book - I'd like to hear that! ( )
  jovike | Sep 6, 2008 |
Showing 1-5 of 6 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (1 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Blackburn, JohnAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
White, TimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Although London was at its hottest in July, the office windows were tightly closed and an electric fire glowed in the grate.
At the corner of the old cathedral building he turned right and began to walk up the long slope towards the station.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.46)
2 1
3 5
3.5 1
4 4
5 1

Valancourt Books

An edition of this book was published by Valancourt Books.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 127,986,542 books! | Top bar: Always visible