The Night of the Triffids

Titre : The Night of the Triffids
Auteur : Simon Clark
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781472116260
Libération : 2014-08-07

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In John Wyndham’s classic bestsellerThe Day of the Triffids the world has been overwhelmed by killer plants that have blinded almost the entire population. As the novel ends, Wyndham’s narrator scientist Bill Masen is escaping, with his wife and four-year-old son, to the Isle of Wight where a small colony of survivors is holding out. Simon Clark’s sequels picks up the story twenty-five years on. The survivors are safe, for the time being at least, on their island, where they have continued efforts to combat the triffids, while also striving in various ways to build a new civilization – in a Mother House, for example, women spend their lives endlessly giving birth. Elsewhere in the world, similar colonies cling to survival, while the triffids persist in their attempts to destroy humanity. One morning Bill Masen’s son, David, now grown up, wakes to a world plunged into darkness. Now, the triffids have an advantage over even sighted humanity. Simon Clark has written an inventive and fast-moving sequel to Wyndham’s story, crafting an elegant and scary tale of humanity’s ongoing fightback against the triffids.

The Day of the Triffids

Titre : The Day of the Triffids
Auteur : John Wyndham
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141912110
Libération : 2008-09-20

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'One of those books that haunts you for the rest of your life' Sunday Times When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth's population blind, Bill Masen is one of the lucky few to retain his sight. The London he walks is crammed with groups of men and women needing help, some ready to prey on those who can still see. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike. With nobody to stop their spread the Triffids, mobile plants with lethal stingers and carnivorous appetites, seem set to take control. The Day of the Triffids is perhaps the most famous catastrophe novel of the twentieth century and its startling imagery of desolate streets and lurching, lethal plant life retains its power to haunt today.

Night of the Triffids

Titre : Night of the Triffids
Auteur : Simon Clark
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1781783683
Libération : 2014-09-30

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Land of the Triffids

Titre : Land of the Triffids
Auteur : Simon Gould
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1520257449
Libération : 2016-12-29

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Land of the Triffids builds on the world created by John Wyndham in Day of the Triffids and continues the story of Christina Schofield picking up where Simon Clark's Night of the Triffids left off.Together with some old friends, and some new, she travels from Manhattan back to the Isle of Wight and then on to Europe and into the Soviet Union in search of the powerful signal detected at the end of Night of the Triffids.With the Triffids getting smarter and evolving, Christina and her companions struggle to stay alive as they attempt to discover the signals source and the real truth behind the Triffids and the Blinding that nearly wiped out humanity.

The Chrysalids

Titre : The Chrysalids
Auteur : John Wyndham
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780241950609
Libération : 2010-04-01

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Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling. First published in 1955, The Chrysalids is a post-nuclear story of genetic mutation in a devastated world, which tells of the lengths the intolerant will go to to keep themselves pure. David Strorm's father doesn't approve of Angus Morton's unusually large horses, calling them blasphemies against nature. Little does he realize that his own son, his niece Rosalind and their friends, have their own secret aberration which would label them as mutants. But as David and Rosalind grow older it becomes more difficult to conceal their differences from the village elders. Soon they face a choice: wait for eventual discovery or flee to the terrifying and mutable Badlands ...

The Midwich Cuckoos

Titre : The Midwich Cuckoos
Auteur : John Wyndham
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141920856
Libération : 2008-08-07

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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. The resultant children of Midwich do not belong to their parents: all are blonde, all are golden eyed. They grow up too fast and their minds exhibit frightening abilities that give them control over others and brings them into conflict with the villagers just as a chilling realisation dawns on the world outside . . . The Midwich Cuckoos is the classic tale of aliens in our midst, exploring how we respond when confronted by those who are innately superior to us in every conceivable way.

The Kraken Wakes

Titre : The Kraken Wakes
Auteur : John Wyndham
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141920887
Libération : 2008-08-07

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It started with fireballs raining down from the sky and crashing into the oceansdeeps. Then ships began sinking mysteriously and later sea tanks emerged from the deeps to claim people . . . For journalists Mike and Phyllis Watson, what at first appears to be a curiosity becomes a global calamity. Helpless, they watch as humanity struggles to survive now that water - one of the compounds upon which life depends is turned against them. Finally, sea levels begin their inexorable rise . . . The Kraken Wakes is a brilliant novel of how humankind responds to the threat of its own extinction and, ultimately, asks what we are prepared to do in order to survive.

The Day of the Triffids

Titre : The Day of the Triffids
Auteur : John Wyndham
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141912110
Libération : 2008-09-20

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'One of those books that haunts you for the rest of your life' Sunday Times When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth's population blind, Bill Masen is one of the lucky few to retain his sight. The London he walks is crammed with groups of men and women needing help, some ready to prey on those who can still see. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike. With nobody to stop their spread the Triffids, mobile plants with lethal stingers and carnivorous appetites, seem set to take control. The Day of the Triffids is perhaps the most famous catastrophe novel of the twentieth century and its startling imagery of desolate streets and lurching, lethal plant life retains its power to haunt today.

Mammoth Book Of Sherlock Holmes Abroad

Titre : Mammoth Book Of Sherlock Holmes Abroad
Auteur : Simon Clark
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781472118837
Libération : 2015-04-02

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In this wonderful anthology of new stories, Sherlock Holmes travels to the far ends of the Earth in search of truth and justice. A host of singularly talented writers, while remaining respectful towards Conan Doyle's work, present a new and thrilling dimension to Holmes's career. Full list of contributors: Simon Clark; Andrew Darlington; Paul Finch; Nev Fountain; Carole Johnstone; Paul Kane; Alison Littlewood; Johnny Mains; William Meikle ;David Moody; Mark Morris; Cavan Scott; Denis O. Smith; Sam Stone and Stephen Volk.

Chocky

Titre : Chocky
Auteur : John Wyndham
Éditeur : New York Review of Books
ISBN-13 : 9781590178539
Libération : 2015-08-18

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In Chocky, pioneering science-fiction master John Wyndham confronts an enigma as strange as anything found in his classic works The Day of the Triffids or The Chrysalids—the mind of a child. It’s not terribly unusual for a boy to have an imaginary friend, but Matthew’s parents have to agree that his—nicknamed Chocky—is anything but ordinary. Why, Chocky demands to know, are there twenty-four hours in a day? Why are there two sexes? Why can’t Matthew solve his math homework using a logical system like binary code? When the questions Chocky asks become too advanced and, frankly, too odd for teachers to answer, Matthew’s parents start to wonder if Chocky might be something far stranger than a figment of their son’s imagination. Chocky, the last novel Wyndham published during his life, is a playful investigation of what being human is all about, delving into such matters as child-rearing, marriage, learning, artistic inspiration—and ending with a surprising and impassioned plea for better human stewardship of the earth.