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This review is from: The Seeds of Time (Paperback)
My dad gave me his copy of this about 25 years ago now, I read it as a teenager and loved it. I've just revisited it and it generally stands the test of time. Inevitably some elements are out of synch with modern times (eg the wife in the short story "Survival") but this gives it a quaintness whilst in no way detracting from the quality of the story telling.
John Wyndham had an absolute gift for hooking the reader in with ideas that seem so simple but are in fact at times quite profound. He avoids the over-complication that more recent sci-fi writers can tend to indulge in, he relies on the plot and the characters to elaborate the ideas behind the stories and mostly he writes stories that you just want to continue to read. Recommended wholeheartedly and I've just passed on my copy to my 11 year old son - I hope he's as entranced as I was.