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Why was the book ‘Web’, by John Wyndham, published ten years after his death?

Following Wyndham's death in 1969, his estate was split into two sections, one concerned with his physical assets and one concerned with his "literary estate". The latter passed into the control of ...
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Why is the final chapter of "The Midwich Cuckoos" entitled "Zellaby of Macedon"?

I would guess that this refers to the legend of the Gordian Knot, in which Alexander "The Great" of Macedon "solved" the problem of untying a complicated knot by simply cutting it. In The Midwich ...
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How far down the east coast did they get in John Wyndham's The Chrysalids?

Central America It's strongly hinted at that the more adventurous crews reach Central America and the Caribbean, possibly even South America. As David's uncle Axel relates: And yet it can't ...
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How far down the east coast did they get in John Wyndham's The Chrysalids?

They seems to be regular travel about as far south as Nova Scotia. Some explorers have traveled farther south (to the US West Coast and even to South America. possibly) where they've witnessed glowing ...
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