John Wyndham Research

 

This research section contains a variety of articles about John Wyndham and his works.

 

Early Triffids.
by Neil Pollard

This essay examines the earliest publications of John Wyndham's best known work, The Day of the Triffids. As well as providing a comparision of the first two hardback editions the essay provides details of a previously unrecorded serialization of the story.

  Vivesection
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John Wyndham's World War III and his Abandoned Fury of Creation Trilogy.
by David Ketterer

This essay was originally published in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears, ed. David Seed (Liverpool University Press, 2012): pp. 103-129.  It is reproduced here (with some corrections and additions) with the permission of Anthony Cond, Director, Liverpool University Press.

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Vivesection
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“Jellaby” and “Zellaby”: Howell Davies and John Wyndham.
by David Ketterer

This essay was originally published in Science Fiction Studies 42 (July 2015): pp. 405-9.  It is reproduced here (with some corrections and additions) with the permission of the editor Dr. Arthur B. Evans.

 
Vivesection
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"Vivisection": Schoolboy "John Wyndham"'s First Publication?
by David Ketterer

This essay was originally published in Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction 79 (Summer 2000). It is reproduced here (with some corrections and additions) with the permission of Foundation's editor Dr. Paul March-Russell.

Foundation 79

Vivesection
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When and Where was John Wyndham Born? by David Ketterer

This essay was originally published in Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction 42 (Summer 2012/13). It is reproduced here (with some corrections and additions) with the permission of Foundation's editor Dr. Paul March-Russell.


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The early edition of The Day of the Triffids that is not so early

For collectors of John Wyndham's works there are numerous editions of his most popular novel The Day of the Triffids available. But this edition is listed on second-hand book sites incorrectly more often than any other.


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