The Day of the Triffids


In 1951 John Wyndham published his novel The Day of the Triffids to moderate acclaim. Fifty-two years later, this horrifying story is a science fiction classic, touted by The Times (London) as having “all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare.”


Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere twenty-four hours before is gone forever.


But to survive in this post-apocalyptic world, one must survive the Triffids, strange plants that years before began appearing all over the world. The Triffids can grow to over seven feet tall, pull their roots from the ground to walk, and kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers. With society in shambles, they are now poised to prey on humankind. Wyndham chillingly anticipates bio-warfare and mass destruction, fifty years before their realization, in this prescient account of Cold War paranoia.

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The Midwich Cuckoos


In the sleepy English village of Midwich, a mysterious silver object appears and all the inhabitants fall unconscious. A day later the object is gone and everyone awakens unharmed—except that all the women in the village are discovered to be pregnant.


Trouble with Lichen


Francis Saxover and Diana Brackley, two scientists investigating a rare lichen, discover it has a remarkable property: it retards the aging process. Francis, realising the implications for the world of an ever-youthful, wealthy elite, wants to keep it secret, but Diana sees an opportunity to overturn the male status quo by using the lichen to inspire a feminist revolution.


As each scientist wrestles with the implications and practicalities of exploiting the discovery, the world comes ever closer to learning the truth . . .

No Place Like Earth

A new book of (mostly) uncollected stories, sixteen in all, many previously available only in scarce publications (and one story never before published till now), with an introduction by John Pelan and Story Notes by Phil Stephenson-Payne. 500 copies printed.


The collection contains the following short stories: * Derelict of Space (first published in Wanderers of Time) * Time to Rest * No Place Like Earth (first published in Exiles on Asperus) * In Outer Space There Shone a Star * But a Kind of a Ghost * The Cathedral Crypt * A Life Postponed * Technical Slip (first published in Jizzle) * Una (first published in Jizzle) * It's a Wise Child * Pillar to Post (first published in The Seeds of Time) * The Stare * Time Stops Today * The Meddler * Blackmoil * A Long Spoon (first published in Consider Her Ways and Others)

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