John Wyndham

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris (; 10 July 1903 – 11 March 1969) was an English science fiction writer best known for his works published under the pen name John Wyndham, although he also used other combinations of his names, such as John Beynon and Lucas Parkes. Some of his works were set in post-apocalyptic landscapes. His best known works include ''The Day of the Triffids'' (1951), filmed in 1962, and ''The Midwich Cuckoos'' (1957), which was filmed in 1960 as ''Village of the Damned'', in 1995 under the same title, and again in 2022 in Sky Max under its original title.

Wyndham was born in Warwickshire and spent most of his childhood in private education in Devon and Hampshire. He tried several careers before publishing a novel and several short stories. He saw action during World War II and went back to writing afterwards, publishing several very successful novels, and influencing a number of other writers who followed him. On the plausibility of his writing, ''The Guardian'' states his "innocuously English backdrops are central to the power of his novels, implying that apocalypse could occur at any time — or, indeed, be happening in the next village at this moment", while ''The Times'''s reviewer of ''The Day of the Triffids'' described it as possessing "all the reality of a vividly realised nightmare." Wyndham married Grace Wilson in 1963; he had known her for more than 30 years. They lived in Petersfield, Hampshire, where he died in 1969. Provided by Wikipedia
Showing 1 - 20 results of 65 for search 'Wyndham, John, 1903-1969', query time: 0.23s Refine Results
  1. 1
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1969
    Book
  2. 2
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1970
    Book
  3. 3
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1960
    Book
  4. 4
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1968
    Book
  5. 5
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1959
    Book
  6. 6
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 2016
    Book
  7. 7
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1968
    Book
  8. 8
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1962
    Book
  9. 9
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1952
    Book
  10. 10
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1935
    Book
  11. 11
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1955
    Book
  12. 12
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1953
    Book
  13. 13
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1972
    Book
  14. 14
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1954
    Book
  15. 15
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1959
    Book
  16. 16
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1973
    Book
  17. 17
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1953
    Book
  18. 18
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 2015
    Book
  19. 19
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1965
    Book
  20. 20
    by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
    Published 1973
    Book