Questions tagged [john-wyndham]

John Wyndham was an English science-fiction writer. Use this tag for questions about the author and his motivations, not for all questions about his works.

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In Wyndham's "Confidence Trick", a sign at an Underground station in Hell is misread as "Something Avenue". What should it be?

John Wyndham wrote a short story, "Confidence Trick", about a London Underground train which takes its passengers to Hell. The story was included in his book Jizzle. In the story, after an ...
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Why is the final chapter of "The Midwich Cuckoos" entitled "Zellaby of Macedon"?

The final chapter of John Wyndham's The Midwich Cuckoos is entitled "Zellaby of Macedon". Did he ever give any reason for this choice of title? Off the top of my head I can see no obvious connection ...
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How far down the east coast did they get in John Wyndham's The Chrysalids?

John Wyndham's The Chrysalids is set in The people of Labrador are described as venturing out along the coast. Is there anything that gives us a hint how far down the coast they went? Do we have ...
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Why was the book ‘Web’, by John Wyndham, published ten years after his death?

John Wyndham — the author of Day of the Triffids amongst others — died in 1969. Ten years after his death his estate allowed the novella Web to be published for the first time along with a couple of ...
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