Science Fiction and Climate Change

Much the same is true of the two main British SF flood narratives of the 1950s and
early 1960s, John Wyndham's The Kraken Wakes (1953) and J.G. Ballard's The
Drowned World (1962). Although both were possibly inspired by the flooding of ...

Author: Andrew Milner


ISBN: 1789621720

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is a timely, comprehensiveand thoroughly researched study of climate fiction from around the world,including novels, short stories, films and other formats. Informed by a sociologicalperspective, it will be an invaluable resource for students and scholarslooking to enter and expand the field of climate fiction studies.

Animal Lore and Legend

On hot days, so Norwegian sailors of the 16th century reported, the sea would
turn murky and the monstrous Kraken ... the appearance of the Kraken coincided
with an abundance In his 1953 sci-fi novel The Kraken Wakes, John OF GODS, ...

Author: Ruth Binney

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486828751

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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What makes owls wise and foxes sly? How did the lion become the king of beasts, and why do serpents symbolize evil? This survey of legends, folk tales, myths, and superstitions chronicles the human fascination with the animal kingdom. Assembled by a noted naturalist, Ruth Binney, this charmingly illustrated collection abounds in animal lore from around the world and throughout history. Binney provides captivating examples of attempts to explain nature's wonders and mysteries with animal-related proverbs and folk wisdom. She explores the historic associations of wild and domestic animals with kindling romance, bringing good and bad luck, and fostering improved health, as well as their roles in forecasting weather and serving as omens of everything from sudden wealth to imminent death. A gallery of mythical figures features dragons, werewolves, mermaids, and other creatures with supernatural powers. Brimming with enchantment, this compilation of folkloric traditions will delight animal lovers of every stripe!

Plants in Science Fiction

... Damon 110 Kohn, Eduardo 60 Koja, Kathe 210n3 Korea, Korean 5, 128, 134–
5, 137, 146n27 'The Kosso' (Temple) 52n33 Kraken (Miéville) 58 The Kraken
Wakes (Wyndham) 45 Krieger, Murray 219–20 Kristeva, Julia 142, 214, 228
Kroker, ...

Author: Katherine E. Bishop

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1786835606

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Plants have played key roles in science fiction novels, graphic novels and film. John Wyndham’s triffids, Algernon Blackwood’s willows and Han Kang’s sprouting woman are just a few examples. Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations and inhabit our metaphors – but in many ways they remain opaque. The scope of their alienation is as broad as their biodiversity. And yet, literary reflections of plant-life are driven, as are many threads of science fictional inquiry, by the concerns of today. Plants in Science Fiction is the first-ever collected volume on plants in science fiction, and its original essays argue that plant-life in SF is transforming our attitudes toward morality, politics, economics and cultural life at large – questioning and shifting our understandings of institutions, nations, borders and boundaries; erecting and dismantling new visions of utopian and dystopian futures.

The Chrysalids

During the 1930s he wrote many short stories, mostly for American pulp
magazines, but his reputation rests on the trio of catastrophe novels he published
in the 1950s: The Day of the Triffids, The Kraken Wakes and The Chrysalids. He
died in ...

Author: John Wyndham

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241950600

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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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 Day of the Triffids

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.

Author: John Wyndham

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141912111

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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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.

Country Life

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Hartmann (Heinemann, 18s.) SEVENTH CONTINENT. By Arthur Scholes (Allen
and Unwin, 21s.) THE KRAKEN WAKES. By John Wyndham (Michael Joseph,
10s ...






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Plan for Chaos

The publication of David Ketterer's authorised biography and the 40th anniversary of the novelist's death are likely to stimulate considerable interest in the work of John Wyndham and Plan for Chaos offers reviewers and feature writers a ...

Author: John Wyndham


ISBN: 9781846311796

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

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Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the author’s death, Plan for Chaos presents a new work from this canonical author, whose previous novels – particularly The Day of the Triffids (in print continuously since 1951) and The Midwich Cuckoos – continue to sell widely through mass-market publishing houses. Secondly, and perhaps more significantly, this never-before-published novel was written simultaneously with The Day of the Triffids, making it a fascinating companion to the author’s most famous work. Wyndham continues to have a significant influence on the direction of SF writing: Ray Bradbury and Margaret Atwood are his most famous acolytes but others such as Kim Stanley Robinson and even Aldous Huxley have drawn heavily on Wyndham’s work. Wyndham himself is considered the direct successor to another canonical writer, H.G. Wells. The publication of David Ketterer’s authorised biography and the 40th anniversary of the novelist’s death are likely to stimulate considerable interest in the work of John Wyndham and Plan for Chaos offers reviewers and feature writers a new angle on this influential writer.

The Irish Journal of Psychology

The Kraken wakes : Behaviourism in the twenty - first century Julian C. Leslie
University of Ulster at Jordanstown KRAKEN : a mythical sea - monster of
enormous size , said to have been seen at times off the coast of Norway ( Shorter
Oxford ...




Category: Psychology


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Books and Bookmen

When Amis tries to make him a clown the his biographer , but they seem in some
cases Hillary or THE KRAKEN WAKES by John joke falls flat . This is not a perfect
book . The victory of the hero's to lose something in the telling . Wyndham ...




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British Fantasy and Science fiction Writers 1918 1960

Author: Harris-Fain Darren Gale Cengage

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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Essays on British writers of fantasy and science fiction, including dark fantasy and supernatural horror. Includes lesser-known authors who made their own small but significant contributions to this field. Discusses the impact of pulp magazines and other new magazines that focused on subgenres such as romance fiction, adventure fiction, Western fiction, and eventually fantasy and science fiction, and utopian literature, a predecessor and close cousin of science fiction.

Fantasy Science Fiction Science Materials

As in The Kraken Wakes , The Day of the Triffids also deals with an alien menace
in the world of today . The Chrysalids , the third of his really great novels , is a
prototypical book about telepathic mutants in a world made barren by nuclear ...

Author: University of New South Wales. School of Librarianship

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W : University of New South Wales, School of Librarianship


Category: Children

Page: 204

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The SF Book of Lists

John Wyndham , The Kraken Wakes The first classic invasion novel was The War
of the Worlds , where the Martian invaders are all - conquering until they fall
victim to terrestrial germs to which they have no resistance . Alien invaders since

Author: Maxim Jakubowski

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group


Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 384

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Collects lists of a wide range of facts and trivia concerning science fiction and fantasy authors and their writings

Man and the Stars

Communication would then be very difficult : in John Wyndham ' s novel The
Kraken Wakes there was no exchange of ideas in that situation , only outright
warfare . 23 It might be impossible even to find the ship in deep water ; whereas ...

Author: Duncan Lunan



Category: Interstellar communication

Page: 324

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Seekers of Tomorrow

The Kraken Wakes appeared in boards in England with the Michael Joseph
imprint, and in the United States in paperback as Out of the Deeps. With echoes
of Karel Capek's War with the Newts, it chronicles in fascinating detail the
attempts of ...

Author: Sam Moskowitz

Publisher: Westport, Conn : Hyperion Press

ISBN: 9780883551585

Category: Literary Criticism

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Om: E.E. Smith, John W. Campbell, Murray Leinster, Edmond Hamilton, Jack Williamson, Superman, John Wyndham, Eric Frank Russell, L. Sprague de Camp, Lester del Rey, Robert A. Heinlein, A.E. van Vogt, Theodore Sturgeon, Asaac Asimov, Clifford D. Simak, Fritz Leiber, C.L. Moore, Henry Kuttner, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip José Farmer, og: Starburst

Analog Science Fiction science Fact

At fids , " " The Kraken Wakes " ( called any rate , most people don't know “ Out of
the Deeps ” when Ballan about it . Here's your chance to find tine published the
simultaneous out what it's like . hard and soft - cover editions in 1953 ) , and " The




Category: Science fiction


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