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John Wyndham (1903-1969) was a successful English author who wrote novels and short stories from the 1950s to the '70s, focusing on science fiction and creating many classics still popular today Edmund Morris won a Pulitzer Prize for The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, the first in a trilogy, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for the sequel, Theodore Rex. He lives in New York
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The Day of the Triffids 6,654 copies, 188 reviews
The Chrysalids 4,136 copies, 108 reviews
The Midwich Cuckoos (Author) 2,543 copies, 72 reviews
The Kraken Wakes 1,617 copies, 48 reviews
Chocky 1,562 copies, 56 reviews
Trouble with Lichen 1,258 copies, 27 reviews
The Seeds of Time 864 copies, 13 reviews
Consider Her Ways and Others 536 copies, 5 reviews
Web 477 copies, 8 reviews
The Secret People (Author; Pseudonym, some editions) 378 copies, 4 reviews
The Outward Urge (Author) 373 copies, 9 reviews
Stowaway to Mars (Author) 337 copies, 5 reviews
Wanderers of Time [collection] 262 copies, 6 reviews
Jizzle 209 copies, 4 reviews
Out of the Deeps 187 copies, 3 reviews
Sleepers of Mars [collection] 183 copies, 4 reviews
Plan for Chaos 110 copies, 8 reviews
Time Untamed 69 copies, 2 reviews
Exiles on Asperus [collection] 68 copies, 4 reviews
Selected Works 62 copies, 1 review
The Best of John Wyndham 52 copies, 1 review
Random Quest 6 copies
Survival 6 copies, 1 review
The Wheel 5 copies
Dumb Martian 4 copies
Wild Flower 3 copies
The Stare 3 copies
Pavučina 2 copies
Time to Rest 2 copies
Adaptation 2 copies
Revolt of the triffids (Author) 1 copy
Vivos: 20% 1 copy
The Science Fiction Century (Contributor) 482 copies, 3 reviews
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (Contributor) 475 copies, 3 reviews
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 1 (Contributor) 308 copies, 3 reviews
Science Fiction Omnibus (Contributor) 306 copies, 4 reviews
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction [2-volume set] (Contributor) 268 copies, 5 reviews
13 Great Stories of Science Fiction (Contributor) 234 copies, 4 reviews
My Favorite Fantasy Story (Contributor) 159 copies
The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse (Contributor) 154 copies, 7 reviews
A Science Fiction Argosy (Contributor, some editions) 148 copies
Vampire Stories (Contributor) 126 copies
Space Odyssey (Contributor) 122 copies, 1 review
Dragons: The Greatest Stories (Contributor) 113 copies
A Sense of Wonder (Contributor) 105 copies, 2 reviews
Spectrum 4 (Contributor) 105 copies, 2 reviews
An ABC of Science Fiction (Contributor) 93 copies, 1 review
Best SF Two (Contributor) 81 copies
Best SF (Contributor) 75 copies
65 Great Spine Chillers (Contributor) 66 copies, 2 reviews
The Vintage Anthology of Science Fantasy. (Contributor) 61 copies, 1 review
The Best of British SF 2 (Contributor) 50 copies
Best Science Fiction Stories (Author, some editions) 50 copies, 1 review
Beachheads in Space (Contributor, some editions; Contributor, some editions) 49 copies
Far Boundaries (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
No Place Like Earth [collection] (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
Great Science Fiction Stories (Contributor) 36 copies
The Space Magicians (Contributor) 35 copies
The Time Travelers: A Science Fiction Quartet (Contributor) 34 copies, 1 review
Operation Future (Contributor) 32 copies
Alien Worlds (Contributor) 29 copies
The Best of British SF 1 (Contributor) 28 copies, 1 review
The Day of the Triffids [1963 film] (Original book) 27 copies, 1 review
Best SF Five (Contributor) 27 copies, 1 review
Village of the Damned [1960 film] (Original story) 25 copies, 1 review
The Old Masters (Contributor) 22 copies
The Unspeakable People (Contributor) 22 copies
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (Contributor) 21 copies
The Time Curve (Contributor) 18 copies
The Other Side of the Clock (Contributor) 17 copies
Nightfrights (Contributor) 17 copies, 1 review
Tales Out of Time (Contributor) 14 copies
Gateway to Tomorrow: A Science Fiction Anthology (Contributor) 12 copies, 1 review
The Day of the Triffids [1981 film] (Original book) 12 copies
Weirdies, Weirdies, Weirdies (Contributor) 11 copies
Science fiction verhalen [1969] (Contributor, some editions) 10 copies, 1 review
Ghastly, Ghoulish, Gripping Tales (Contributor) 8 copies
As Time Goes By (Contributor) 8 copies
Verhalen omnibus (Contributor) 7 copies
Armchair Horror Collection (Contributor) 6 copies
Saturn im Morgenlicht (Contributor) 6 copies, 1 review
Haunts, Haunts, Haunts (Contributor) 6 copies
Un passo avanti e due indietro (Contributor) 3 copies
In Fear and Dread (Contributor) 2 copies
Horror (Contributor) 2 copies
Otte Science Fiction Noveller (Author, some editions) 2 copies, 1 review
Wonder Stories, July 1935 (Contributor) 1 copy
Kaleidoskop II (Author, some editions) 1 copy, 1 review
Argosy - November 1958 (Contributor) 1 copy

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Born in the village of Knowle in Warwickshire, England. After leaving school, Wyndham tried several careers including farming, law, commercial art and advertising, but mostly relied on an allowance from his family. He eventually turned to writing for money in 1925, and by 1931 was selling short stories and serial fiction to American science fiction pulp magazines, most under the pen names of 'John Beynon' or 'John Beynon Harris'. After WWII Wyndham returned to writing. Using the John Wyndham pen name for the first time, he wrote the novel The Day of the Triffids. The book proved to be an enormous success and established Wyndham as an important exponent of science fiction. He went on to write and publish six more novels.
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