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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

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It's not every day that you can say that you've been highly commended for your efforts by an extra-terrestrial plant, but that's exactly what happened earlier today.

Wyndham The Triffid has posted a glowing recommendation of this blog here.

Wyndham himself seems to be a rum old Triffid, more concerned with the worries of growing old, the toll that journalism takes on the soul and the way that films are never as good as you think they're going to be than wandering menacingly through deserted suburban streets and attacking people with his poisoned tongue.

Check out the thoughts of this most unconventional murderous vegetable invader here.


Blogger Wyndham said...

Ditto - thanks for the link! Although I still loiter in suburban streets attacking people with my poisonous tongue. Just not in the conventional Triffid way.

2:04 pm, March 21, 2006

Blogger Wyndham said...

By the way, it's a common fallacy that we are extra-terrestrial plants - a misconception spread by the terrible film whose poster you show.

Triffids were actually bio-engineered in the Soviet Union by scientists. A plane-crash in the upper stratosphere spread triffid seed across the world and it's strongly hinted in the novel that the "meteorite" shower which causes blindness of the general population is caused by a malfunctioning weapons-array.

Check out the much, much better 1980s BBC adaptation of the book for the full story!

Nice poster, though!

2:42 pm, March 21, 2006

Blogger garfer said...

This is boring. Can we have something on the Midwitch cuckoos please.

9:58 pm, March 21, 2006

Blogger Archeology of the Future said...

The Midwitch Cuckoos? How about a post about John Wyndham entitled "Tea and Scones With Doom"?

I was thinking about this at work today, it's such an obvious one. Science fiction doesn't come much more british than Wyndham.

10:53 pm, March 21, 2006

Blogger First Nations said...

windy rocks. i like it when he drums on his odd little tympanum thingie with his three stout little sticklike appendages. its almost like a kind of speech. worrisome to hear late at night outside your isolated cottage....and for an experimental vegetable i must say he really knows his film.

10:56 pm, March 21, 2006

Blogger Inexplicable DeVice said...

I'm glad Wyndham found you. Your blog is fascinating. I feel the urge to indulge in some of his namesake's work now.

It has been a while...

11:59 pm, March 21, 2006


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