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on 4 January 2000
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 the author in regard to various superfluous gadgets. Although these stories were written for an American public (E.G. flashlight instead of torch), this doesn't detract from the 'Britishness' of the stories. My personal favourite was 'Dumb Martian' but the rest are just as well written and enjoyable to read. If you're not too sure whether to start reading John Wyndham's works, here is as good a place to start as any. Otherwise, read 'Day of the Triffids' and look at this second.
John Wyndham is one of the best, you have no excuse to not read at least one of his books!! Start with this and work through - I am!!