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The Day of the Triffids
The Day of the Triffids
Author: John Wyndham
Until a few short hours ago, before the sky exploded into a shower of flaming green hell, the triffids had been regarded as merely a curious and profitable form of plant life. Now these shadowy creatures became a crawling, killing, nightmare of pain and horror. — Madness hung in the air, fear lurked in every side street, death hovered in every d...  more »
ISBN: 371669
Publication Date: 1951
Pages: 191
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Publisher: Crest Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I remember this as a movie (not a very good one at that) with a quite different ending. To annihilate ourselves this time, we don't invent a better bomb, we create a plant: one that provides a new and superior source of vegetable oil. Great! Except that it is can transplant itself, reproduces quickly, has a form of intelligence, and in its adult stage is a carnivore. Wow! Now it has spread all over the world and is taking over. And, it seems, that only bumbling old British ingenuity can stem the tide. But, can they eradicate it? This has to be one of the all-time Sci-Fi classics.
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Really enjoyed this book. The author moves through time rather quickly. He doesn't bog you down in the minutia of people existing and their details. Very good for a 1951 sci-fi novella.