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The Day of the Triffids

Last year (pre-blogging) I read The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham; I followed up immediately by purchasing the other revamped Penguin Wyndham series and then I read and reviewed Trouble With Lichen later in the year. At the beginning of this year I finally got around to reading what is considered Wyndham’s major work, The [...]

Shades of Grey

A future world, Chromatacia, after the “Something That Happened” is run by the Colourtocracy and the collective are ordered into chromatic hierarchies, based on the limited colour that they can see see. Eddie Russett, nineteen years old, is a Red and there is nothing that he can do to change that; the test, your Ishihara, [...]

Animal Farm

These scenes of terror and slaughter were not what they had looked forward to on that night when old Major first stirred them into rebellion. If she herself had had any picture of the future, it had been of a society of animals set free from hunger and the whip, all equal, each working according [...]

Nineteen Eighty-Four

I was in a bookshop with Simon T of Stuck in a Book last month and one of us picked up or pointed out the newly reissued, latest dust-jacket art of Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. I commented that I read it about a decade ago but that it was fairly fresh in my mind. [...]

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Recently amongst the blogosphere I have noticed mention of Science Fiction and Fantasy (in relation to a Science Fiction challenge mainly but also in general comments) and I am given the impression -and not for the first time, I hasten to add- that Science Fiction and Fantasy are the bad words of Genre and must [...]

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