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The Day of the Triffids is John Wyndham's post-apocalyptic novel, published in 1951. A mysterious meteor shower has made most humans blind, and carnivorous plants called triffids run wild. The story was made into a movie in 1962, and has also been presented in radio drama and TV series.

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Disk weapons in the original book, The Day of the Triffids

I read the 1951 novel by the English science fiction author John Wyndham many years ago. I no longer have a copy. My memory is that the first effective weapon that was used against the triffids was a ...
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Is Day of the Triffids accepted as an inspiration for zombie books, movies etc?

Day of the Triffids was written in 1951 and contains many of the same themes as many zombie films. In fact you could replace Triffids with zombies pretty easily right through the book. I believe I am ...
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Did the author ever explain origin of the disasters in The Day of Triffids?

The post-apocalyptic book The Day of the Triffids features not one but (at least) three seemingly separate disasters: triffids themselves, obviously blinding lights in the sky plague I somehow hoped ...
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Was there any influence of 'Day of the Triffids' on '28 Days Later'?

Was there any documented influence of John Wyndham's 'Day of the Triffids' on '28 Days Later'? If there was, please cite.
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