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John Wyndham


(John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris)
UK flag (1903 - 1969)

aka John Beynon, John Beynon Harris, Johnson Harris, Lucas Parkes, Wyndham Parkes

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Benyon Harris was the son of a barrister. After trying a number of careers, including farming, law, commercial art and advertising, he started writing short stories in 1925. After serving in the civil Service and the Army during the war, he went back to writing. Adopting the name John Wyndham, he started writing a form of science fiction that he called 'logical fantasy. As well as The Day of the Triffids, he wrote The Kraken Wakes, The Chrysalids, The Midwich Cuckoos (filmed as Village of the Damned) and The Seeds of Time.
 

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Novels
   The Curse of the Burdens (1927) (as by John Beynon Harris)
   Foul Play Suspected (1935) (as by John Beynon)
   The Secret People (1935) (as by John Beynon Harris)
   Stowaway to Mars (1935) (as by John Beynon)
     aka Planet Plane
   The Day of the Triffids (1951)
     aka Revolt of the Triffids
   The Kraken Wakes (1953)
     aka Out of the Deeps
   The Chrysalids (1955)
     aka Re-Birth
   The Midwich Cuckoos (1957)
   Trouble with Lichen (1960)
   The Outward Urge (1961) (as by Lucas Parkes)
   Chocky (1968)
   Web (1979)
   Plan for Chaos (2009)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Lost Machine (1932)
   The Venus Adventure (1932)
   Spheres of Hell (1933) (as by John Beynon Harris)
   Dumb Martian (1952)
   Survival (1952)
   The Wheel (1952)
   More Spinned Against (1953)
   Affair of the Heart (1954)
   But a Kind of Ghost (1957)
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Omnibus editions
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John Wyndham recommends
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Galaxies Like Grains of Sand (1959)
Brian Aldiss
"Anyone who likes to see an intelligent imagination weave people and ideas together and finish the result with craftsmanship, should enjoy The Canopy of Time."

Anthologies containing stories by John Wyndham
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Holy Ghosts (2023)
Classic Tales of the Ecclesiastical Uncanny
(British Library Tales of the Weird, book 38)
edited by
Fiona Snailham
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Moonrise (2018)
The Golden Age of Lunar Exploration
(British Library Science Fiction Classics)
edited by
Mike Ashley

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