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5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Quality
John Wyndham has written another beauty of a book. Although it is a collection of stories rather than a novel, John Wyndham has touched upon the subject of science fiction without painting on the fancy knobs and buttons. He treats all the futuristic stories with a soberness which allows the reader to appreciate the story rather than the marvel at the inventiveness of...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read but not as good as the longer novels
I definitely prefer Wyndham's longer length novels to his short stories as they simple don't have the development and often just end without any real lead up or warning. There are some enjoyable stories such as `Dumb Martian' and `Survival' which are both about women who aim to make their own lives better, and will do it in any way possible.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Well constructed and engaging stories and very ahead of their ..., 20 Nov. 2014
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Well constructed and engaging stories and very ahead of their time considering written in the 1950s.

The themes are mainly time travel and different identities, but the stories are quite different in tone.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Short stories of their time, 11 Dec. 2014
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This is a book of short stories, a number of which are fun. It doesn't count as one of JW's best productions, but it is well worth the tiny price (I got mine on Kindle). Time travel and paradoxes feature heavily.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Seed of Time, 24 Dec. 2012
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This book was in very good condition and delivered quickly. It contains short stories with a futuristic theme. This makes it a good "pick up - put down" anytime type of read, ideal for casual reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this, 14 Dec. 2013
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A great book of John Wyndham short stories. I'd read them years ago but lost my copy. Worth buying as an introduction to John Wyndham and his brand of sci-fi
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4.0 out of 5 stars books, 8 Sept. 2013
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Some well loved sci-fi stories from one of my favourite sci-fi writers. Arrived well-packed and well within the alloted time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars book, 19 Dec. 2013
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good read .read all his books back in the 60s. like stephen king books cant put it down. a happy xmas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 1 Oct. 2014
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A reliable and efficient seller - and an excellent book that my grandchildren much enjoyed
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good present, 9 Dec. 2012
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Bought for someone else who liked the book / / / / / / / / / / / /
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4.0 out of 5 stars good mix, 8 Nov. 2014
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Excellent short stories.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very short "B" stories, 29 Sept. 2014
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A series of very short stories by the science fiction writer John Wyndham. I would rate these stories as being like the B movies of the 50s. If you liked the B movies you will like these. If you did not like the B movies you probably will not like these. These stories are short and very concise, sometimes a bit to short and concise as you start wondering did I miss something, but no you did not miss anything it just was not written.
In short a good moderate read if you want a 30 - 40 minute story.
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