Questions tagged [john-wyndham]

Questions about the English science fiction writer John Wyndham (1903 – 1969) and his works. He is best known for the novels 'The Day of the Triffids' (1951) and 'The Midwich Cuckoos' (1957).

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What caused the mass blindness in The Day of the Triffids?

In John Wyndham's classic apocalyptic novel The Day of the Triffids, events are put into motion by a double catastrophe: the mass blindness of nearly everyone on Earth, apparently caused by a meteor ...
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Morality of the ending of The Midwich Cuckoos

Note: major spoilers follow! (If that wasn't already clear from the title.) I was having a discussion with someone yesterday about John Wyndham's novel The Midwich Cuckoos, specifically its ending, ...