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John Wyndham (1903–1969)

Autor(a) de The Day of the Triffids

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Obras por John Wyndham

The Day of the Triffids (1951) 7,394 exemplares
The Chrysalids (1955) 4,703 exemplares
The Midwich Cuckoos (1957) 2,928 exemplares
The Kraken Wakes (1953) 1,813 exemplares
Chocky (1968) 1,749 exemplares
Trouble with Lichen (1960) 1,407 exemplares
The Seeds of Time (1941) 962 exemplares
Consider Her Ways and Others (1961) 596 exemplares
Web (1979) 507 exemplares
The Secret People (1935) — Autor; Pseudonym, algumas edições429 exemplares
The Outward Urge (1959) — Autor — 423 exemplares
Stowaway to Mars (1935) — Autor — 380 exemplares
Wanderers of Time [collection] (1933) 290 exemplares
Jizzle (1937) 237 exemplares
Out of the Deeps (1953) 236 exemplares
Sleepers of Mars [collection] (1931) 207 exemplares
Plan for Chaos (2009) 127 exemplares
Tales of Gooseflesh and Laughter (1956) 89 exemplares
Time Untamed (1967) 82 exemplares
Exiles on Asperus [collection] (1932) 80 exemplares
Selected Works (1980) 66 exemplares
The Infinite Moment (1961) 60 exemplares
The Best of John Wyndham (1973) 59 exemplares
Web [Penguin reader] (1996) 23 exemplares
The Paranoid Fifties (1995) 21 exemplares
Science-fiction verhalen (1975) 17 exemplares
The Chrysalids [Penguin Readers] (2000) 17 exemplares
Foul Play Suspected (1935) 13 exemplares
The Ultimate Freedom (1994) 10 exemplares
Consider Her Ways [novella] (1956) 10 exemplares
Chocky (Classic Radio Sci-Fi) (2008) 9 exemplares
More Spinned Against (1953) 8 exemplares
Children of the Damned [1964 film] (1964) — Writer — 8 exemplares
The Wheel (1952) 7 exemplares
Survival (1952) 6 exemplares
Random Quest (1961) 6 exemplares
Exiles on Asperus [novelette] (1980) 6 exemplares
The Asteroids, A.D. 2194 (1960) 5 exemplares
Pawley's Peepholes (1951) 5 exemplares
Compassion Circuit (1954) 5 exemplares
Wanderers of Time [short story] (1880) 4 exemplares
The Perfect Creature (1937) 4 exemplares
Chronoclasm, The (1953) 4 exemplares
Dumb Martian (1952) 4 exemplares
The Trojan Beam 4 exemplares
The Stare 3 exemplares
Chinese Puzzle [novelette] (1953) 3 exemplares
The Man From Beyond (1934) 3 exemplares
Wild Flower (1955) 3 exemplares
Opposite Numbers (1954) 3 exemplares
The Space-Station: A.D. 1994 (1958) 3 exemplares
Meteor [short story] (1941) 2 exemplares
O Dia das Trífides 2 exemplares
Pavučina (1996) 2 exemplares
A Stitch in Time [short story] (1961) 2 exemplares
Chocky o amigo invisivel (2010) 2 exemplares
A Aldeia dos Malditos 2 exemplares
The Moon A.D. 2044 (1958) 2 exemplares
Vivos: 20% 2 exemplares
Jizzle [short story] (1952) 2 exemplares
Confidence Trick [short story] (1953) 2 exemplares
Pillar to Post [novelette] (1951) 2 exemplares
Time to Rest (1949) 2 exemplares
Odd [short story] (1961) 2 exemplares
Derelict of Space [novelette] (1939) 2 exemplares
Child Of Power (1939) 2 exemplares
The Last Lunarians (1938) 2 exemplares
The Puff-ball Menace (1933) 2 exemplares
Adaptation 2 exemplares
How Do I Do? [short story] (1953) 2 exemplares
Heaven Scent [short story] (1954) 2 exemplares
Les Transofromés 2 exemplares
Collected Novels 1 exemplar
Amazing Stories 1 exemplar
The Triffids 1 exemplar
The Kraken Awakens 1 exemplar
A Long Spoon [short story] (1960) 1 exemplar
Wyndham Trilogy 1 exemplar
Esmeralda [short story] (1954) 1 exemplar
Technical Slip [short story] (1950) 1 exemplar
Worlds to Barter [Novelette] (1931) 1 exemplar
Sleepers of Mars [Novella] (1938) 1 exemplar
Short Stories Collection (2017) 1 exemplar
nueva dimensión - 035 (1972) 1 exemplar
The Lost Machine 1 exemplar
The Moon Devils 1 exemplar
The Red Stuff 1 exemplar
Time Out [novelette] (1953) 1 exemplar
Mars A.D. 2094 (1958) 1 exemplar
Venus A.D. 2144 (1958) 1 exemplar
Vengeance By Proxy 1 exemplar
" Zolotoglazye". 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Science Fiction Century (1997) — Contribuidor — 532 exemplares
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (1997) — Contribuidor — 503 exemplares
Science Fiction Omnibus (1952) — Contribuidor — 339 exemplares
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 1 (1959) — Contribuidor — 338 exemplares
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction [2-volume set] (1959) — Contribuidor — 291 exemplares
13 Great Stories of Science Fiction (1960) — Contribuidor — 256 exemplares
The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse (2010) — Contribuidor — 197 exemplares
My Favorite Fantasy Story (2000) — Contribuidor — 166 exemplares
A Science Fiction Argosy (1972) — Contribuidor, algumas edições163 exemplares
Vampire Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
Space Odyssey (1983) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
Dragons: The Greatest Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
A Sense of Wonder (1967) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
Spectrum 4 (1965) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
An ABC of Science Fiction (1809) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
Best SF Two (1956) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
7th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1962) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
65 Great Spine Chillers (1988) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Best SF (1955) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction Stories (1977) — Autor, algumas edições65 exemplares
The Vintage Anthology of Science Fantasy. (1966) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
The Best of British SF 2 (1977) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Beachheads in Space (1952) — Contribuidor, algumas edições; Contribuidor, algumas edições53 exemplares
Far Boundaries (1951) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
No Place Like Earth [collection] (1951) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The Young Oxford Book of Nasty Endings (1997) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Great Science Fiction Stories (1968) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
The Television Late-night Horror Omnibus (1993) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Vintage Science Fiction: Stories That Inspired Landmark Films (1999) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Time Travelers: A Science Fiction Quartet (1985) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Best of British SF 1 (1977) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Space Magicians (1971) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Operation Future (1955) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Alien Worlds (1964) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Village of the Damned [1960 film] (1960) — Original story — 31 exemplares
The Day of the Triffids [1963 film] (1985) — Original book — 31 exemplares
Best SF Five (1963) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
The Old Masters (1970) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Unspeakable People (1969) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (1986) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Wizard's Den: Spellbinding Stories of Magic & Magicians (2001) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Time Curve (1968) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The War Years 1936 1945 (Amazing Science Fiction Stories) (1987) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
World Zero Minus: An SF Anthology (1971) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Other Side of the Clock (1968) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Nightfrights (1972) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Tales Out of Time (1979) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Science fiction verhalen [1969] — Contribuidor, algumas edições13 exemplares
Out of This World 1: An Anthology of Science Fiction (1960) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Gateway to Tomorrow: A Science Fiction Anthology (1954) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Holy Ghosts: Classic Tales of the Ecclesiastical Uncanny: 38 (2023) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Weirdies, Weirdies, Weirdies (1975) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Day of the Triffids [1981 film] — Original book — 12 exemplares
Into the unknown;: Eleven tales of imagination (1973) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Beyond Fantasy Fiction 1953 September (1953) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Ghastly, Ghoulish, Gripping Tales (1983) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Day of the Triffids [Import anglais] (2009) — Original book — 9 exemplares
As Time Goes By (2015) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Verhalen omnibus (1967) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Haunts, Haunts, Haunts (1977) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Saturn im Morgenlicht (1963) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Amazing Stories Vol. 35, No. 1 [January 1961] (1961) — Autor — 5 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 2nd Series (1983) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
New Worlds Science Fiction 75, September 1958 — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Un passo avanti e due indietro — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Horror (1978) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Otte Science Fiction Noveller — Autor, algumas edições2 exemplares
In Fear and Dread (1974) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Gateway To The Stars: A Science Fiction Anthology — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Fantasy Fiction Magazine, June 1953 (Vol. 1, No. 2) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Weird Tales Volume 49 Number 2, Winter 1985 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Kaleidoskop II — Autor, algumas edições1 exemplar
Argosy - November 1958 (1958) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Wonder Stories, July 1935 (1935) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Harris, John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon
Outros nomes
Beynon, John (pen name)
Parkes, Lucas (pen name)
Wyndham, John (pen name)
Harris, Johnson (pen name)
Beynon-Harris, John (pen name)
Data de nascimento
1903-07-10
Data de falecimento
1969-03-11
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Dorridge, Knowle, Warwickshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Oakridge House, Mill Lane, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Knowle, Warwickshire, England, UK (birthplace)
Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
London, England, UK
Petersfield, Hampshire, England, UK
Educação
Bedales School
Ocupações
government official
soldier
author
farmer
commercial artist
advertising executive
Organizações
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Royal Corps of Signals
Ministry of Information

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Born in the village of Knowle in Warwickshire, England. After leaving school, Wyndham tried several careers including farming, law, commercial art and advertising, but mostly relied on an allowance from his family. He eventually turned to writing for money in 1925, and by 1931 was selling short stories and serial fiction to American science fiction pulp magazines, most under the pen names of 'John Beynon' or 'John Beynon Harris'. After WWII Wyndham returned to writing. Using the John Wyndham pen name for the first time, he wrote the novel The Day of the Triffids. The book proved to be an enormous success and established Wyndham as an important exponent of science fiction. He went on to write and publish six more novels.

John Wyndham wrote several short stories before World War II under various names, including Lucas Parkes, John Harris, and Lucas Beynon. It was not until after the war that he began to focus on the themes of disaster, invasion, and evolution under the name of John Wyndham and created two of the most well-known stories of our time – The Day of the Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos. John Wyndham died in 1969, but his works continue to be read as classics of speculative fiction.

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BooksInMirror | 121 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Great book! Easily one of the best dystopian novels I have read. I would say currently tied for second best with Earth Abides by George R. Stewart. Couldn't give 5 stars because the ending was a little underwhelming, but overall definitely worth the read. I highly recommend!
 
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Gadfly82 | 205 outras críticas | Feb 16, 2024 |
One of the most captivating openings of any book I have ever read. A beautiful story, told in dazzling prose. Diana is a brilliant leading lady. I slowed down towards the end because I didn't want it to finish.
½
 
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CraigGoodwin | 32 outras críticas | Feb 12, 2024 |
England, landsbyen Waknuk, engang i fremtiden
Efter en stor katastrofe (God's Tribulation) er der ingen store byer tilbage og man skal helst ikke stikke for meget af fra omgivelserne. Fortælleren David er venstrehåndet, ser af og til i drømme en stor by med gader og lys og mennesker, samt har en speciel forbindelse (telepati?) med sin kusine Rosalind. Men han forstår at holde kæft med de to sidste underligheder for hans ældste søster Mary har indskærpet det nøje. En dag, da han er ca 10 år gammel (og hans ældre søster Sarah er 15) er han ude på opdagelse udenfor området og støder på en pige, Sophie. De morer sig med at rutsje ned ad en skrænt flere gange, men det ender med at Sophie får sin fod i klemme og hun vil under ingen omstændigheder tage skoen af for at komme fri. Men det ender det alligevel med, så nu ved David at Sophie har seks tæer på sin fod. Og lokalsamfundet er religiøst forhippet på at udrydde mutationer og alt unaturligt. Han lover Sophies mor at holde helt mund, men undervejs på turen hjem kommer han til at tænke over at de jo har lært at hvis man ikke har præcis to arme, to ben, ti fingre, ti tæer og så videre, så er man ikke et menneske, men noget vederstyggeligt for Gud. Så David har fået noget at tænke over.
Han bor i et stort hus, som hans bedstefar Elias Strorm byggede og som efterfølgende er blevet udbygget ad mange omgange. Elias valgte en ung brud, som også døde ung og aldrig faldt til. Elias' søn Joseph Strorm, giftede sig ikke før faderen var død. Og han valgte en brud med samme observans som han selv. Joseph ledte sin lille stamme på samme måde som faderen og slog hårdt ned på afvigelser og hårdest på hans egen famlie og landbrug. Alle tegn på mutationer blev brændt eller ødelagt, om det var hos dyr eller planter.

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Wyndham beskriver nydeligt et intolerant religiøst præstestyre, hvor alle bare har at rette ind. Fordi!
… (mais)
 
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bnielsen | 121 outras críticas | Feb 5, 2024 |

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Monica Elias Cover designer
Richard Matheson Contributor
Marcel Laverdet Cover artist
Peter Lord Cover artist
Mark Salwowski Cover artist
Harry Willock Cover artist
Patrick Leger Illustrator, Cover artist
Christopher Priest Introduction
Eppo Doeve Cover artist
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Richard M. Powers Cover artist
John Griffiths Cover artist
Patrick Gierth Cover designer
Andy Bridge Cover artist
Edmund Morris Introduction
John Stewart Cover artist
Inge Seelig Translator
Gary Viskupic Cover artist
Samuel West Narrator
Barry Langford Introduction
Earle Bergey Cover artist
Chris Foss Cover artist
Michael Herring Cover artist
M. John Harrison Introduction
Robert Powell Narrator
C.W. Bacon Cover artist
Piroska F. Nagy Translator
Adrien Veillon Translator
Giorgio Severi Translator
Vesa Lempiäinen Cover artist
Paul Hogarth Cover artist
Dean Ellis Cover artist
Martin Zhouf Cover artist
Adam Roberts Introduction
Barbara McShane Translator
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Karel Thole Cover artist
Gillian Hills Cover artist
Adam Roberts Introduction
Larry Schwinger Cover artist
Alex Jennings Narrator
Tom Arno Translator
Cees Buddingh' Translator
Matti Kannosto Translator
Robert E. Schulz Cover artist
Margaret Atwood Introduction
Robert S. Brown Cover artist
Paul Giovanopoulos Cover artist
Colin Hay Cover artist
Walter Gillings Introduction
Karin Malmsjö Translator
Frank Frazetta Cover artist
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Paul Lehr Cover artist
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Estatísticas

Obras
170
Also by
81
Membros
25,779
Popularidade
#811
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
667
ISBN
461
Línguas
24
Marcado como favorito
112

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