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The day of the triffids

By: Wyndham, John

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
0141912111 / 9780141912110
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Science fiction
206 pages
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Quiz No: 203739, Points 15.00, Book Level 6.90,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. This ed. originally published: 1999 Description based on print version record.
When Bill Masen wakes up blindfolded in hospital there is a bitter irony in his situation. Carefully removing his bandages, he realizes that he is the only person who can see: everyone else, doctors and patients alike, have been blinded by a meteor shower. Now, with civilization in chaos, the triffids - huge, venomous, large-rooted plants able to 'walk', feeding on human flesh - can have their day.The Day of the Triffids, published in 1951, expresses many of the political concerns of its time: the Cold War, the fear of biological experimentation and the man-made apocalypse. However, with its terrifyingly believable insights into the genetic modification of plants, the book is more relevant today than ever before.


FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945), FL Science fiction

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