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This is an auction for THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS by John Wyndham.

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"The Day of the Triffids is a post-apocalyptic novel about aggressive plants taking over the world, published in 1951 by the English science fiction author John Wyndham. It established him as an important writer, and remains his best known novel. It has been made into one feature film (in 1962), three radio drama series (in 1957, 1968 and 2008), and two TV series (in 1981 and 2009). The protagonist is Bill Masen, who has made his living working with "triffids" - tall plants capable of intelligent behaviour. They are able to move about by 'walking' on their roots, appear to communicate with each other, and possess a sting that enables them to kill and feed on the carcasses of their victims. Due to his background working with triffids, Masen has developed a theory that they were bioengineered in the USSR and then accidentally released into the wild when a plane smuggling their seeds was shot down. Triffids begin sprouting all over the world, and their extracts prove to be superior to existing fish or vegetable oils. The result is worldwide cultivation of triffids. The narrative begins with Masen in hospital, his eyes bandaged after having been splashed with droplets of triffid venom in an accident. During his convalescence he is told of the beautiful green meteor shower that the entire world is watching. He awakes the next morning to a silent hospital and learns that the light from the unusual display has rendered any who watched it completely blind..."

Penguin paperback 1960.

272 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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