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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 — biography from The Day of the Triffids… (more)
The Day of the Triffids 7,073 copies, 201 reviews
The Chrysalids 4,424 copies, 114 reviews
The Midwich Cuckoos 2,769 copies, 77 reviews
The Kraken Wakes 1,746 copies, 51 reviews
Chocky 1,668 copies, 62 reviews
Trouble with Lichen 1,342 copies, 31 reviews
The Seeds of Time 921 copies, 14 reviews
Consider Her Ways and Others 569 copies, 6 reviews
Web 499 copies, 8 reviews
The Secret People (Author; Pseudonym, some editions) 403 copies, 5 reviews
The Outward Urge (Author) 393 copies, 9 reviews
Stowaway to Mars (Author) 364 copies, 5 reviews
Wanderers of Time [collection] 279 copies, 6 reviews
Jizzle 228 copies, 5 reviews
Out of the Deeps 206 copies, 3 reviews
Sleepers of Mars [collection] 192 copies, 4 reviews
Plan for Chaos 118 copies, 8 reviews
Exiles on Asperus [collection] 76 copies, 4 reviews
Time Untamed 75 copies, 2 reviews
Selected Works 66 copies, 1 review
The Best of John Wyndham 57 copies, 1 review
Survival 6 copies, 1 review
Random Quest 6 copies
The Wheel 5 copies
Dumb Martian 4 copies
Wild Flower 3 copies
The Stare 3 copies
Pavučina 2 copies
Adaptation 2 copies
Time to Rest 2 copies
The Venus Adventure 1 copy, 1 review
Vivos: 20% 1 copy
The Science Fiction Century (Contributor) 507 copies, 4 reviews
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (Contributor) 490 copies, 3 reviews
Science Fiction Omnibus (Contributor) 329 copies, 7 reviews
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 1 (Contributor) 326 copies, 4 reviews
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction [2-volume set] (Contributor) 276 copies, 5 reviews
13 Great Stories of Science Fiction (Contributor) 242 copies, 4 reviews
The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse (Contributor) 174 copies, 7 reviews
My Favorite Fantasy Story (Contributor) 163 copies
A Science Fiction Argosy (Contributor, some editions) 152 copies
Vampire Stories (Contributor) 137 copies
Space Odyssey (Contributor) 131 copies, 1 review
Dragons: The Greatest Stories (Contributor) 120 copies
Spectrum 4 (Contributor) 108 copies, 2 reviews
A Sense of Wonder (Contributor) 107 copies, 2 reviews
An ABC of Science Fiction (Contributor) 98 copies, 1 review
Best SF Two (Contributor) 83 copies
Best SF (Contributor) 75 copies
65 Great Spine Chillers (Contributor) 73 copies, 2 reviews
The Best Science Fiction Stories (Author, some editions) 64 copies, 1 review
The Vintage Anthology of Science Fantasy. (Contributor) 63 copies, 1 review
The Best of British SF 2 (Contributor) 54 copies
Beachheads in Space (Contributor, some editions; Contributor, some editions) 52 copies
Far Boundaries (Contributor) 44 copies, 1 review
No Place Like Earth [collection] (Contributor) 43 copies, 1 review
Great Science Fiction Stories (Contributor) 40 copies
The Space Magicians (Contributor) 38 copies, 1 review
The Time Travelers: A Science Fiction Quartet (Contributor) 37 copies, 1 review
The Best of British SF 1 (Contributor) 34 copies, 1 review
Operation Future (Contributor) 32 copies
Alien Worlds (Contributor) 31 copies
Village of the Damned [1960 film] (Original story) 30 copies, 2 reviews
The Day of the Triffids [1963 film] (Original book) 29 copies, 2 reviews
Best SF Five (Contributor) 28 copies, 1 review
The Unspeakable People (Contributor) 23 copies
The Old Masters (Contributor) 23 copies
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (Contributor) 22 copies
The Time Curve (Contributor) 19 copies
The Other Side of the Clock (Contributor) 17 copies
Nightfrights (Contributor) 17 copies, 1 review
Tales Out of Time (Contributor) 15 copies
Gateway to Tomorrow: A Science Fiction Anthology (Contributor) 13 copies, 1 review
Science fiction verhalen [1969] (Contributor, some editions) 13 copies, 1 review
The Day of the Triffids [1981 film] (Original book) 12 copies
Weirdies, Weirdies, Weirdies (Contributor) 11 copies
Ghastly, Ghoulish, Gripping Tales (Contributor) 10 copies
As Time Goes By (Contributor) 8 copies
Day of the Triffids [Import anglais] (Original book) 8 copies
Verhalen omnibus (Contributor) 7 copies
Armchair Horror Collection (Contributor) 7 copies
Saturn im Morgenlicht (Contributor) 6 copies, 1 review
Haunts, Haunts, Haunts (Contributor) 6 copies
Un passo avanti e due indietro (Contributor) 3 copies
Otte Science Fiction Noveller (Author, some editions) 2 copies, 1 review
Horror (Contributor) 2 copies
In Fear and Dread (Contributor) 2 copies
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.
John Wyndham wrote several short stories before World War II under various names, including Lucas Parkes, John Harris, and Lucas Beynon. It was not until after the war that he began to focus on the themes of disaster, invasion, and evolution under the name of John Wyndham and created two of the most well-known stories of our time – The Day of the Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos. John Wyndham died in 1969, but his works continue to be read as classics of speculative fiction.
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