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The Day of the Triffids (published December 1951) is a post-apocalyptic novel written by John Wyndham. Taking place in a world where most of the population is blinded by a meteor shower and a fictional species of plant (triffids) starts to attack people. Should be tagged with [john-wyndham].

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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 ...