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In the past, man has battled with monsters which he could never overcome. The law of self-preservation forced him to fight for his life, even though he knew it was useless. Consider for a moment the hopeless task it would be to combat an invisible creation. You could not observe his methods of attack. You could only be his astonished prey.
In the present story, Mr. Harris presents an unusual angle of this theme. Here is a touch of horror mixed with the utter alien, good science, and an exciting narrative, realistically told.--intro. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Wyndham, John
John Wyndham (1903-1969) was an English science fiction writer. 'Wyndham' was the best known of his pen-names, his full name being John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris. Originally trained as a lawyer, he tried several careers before settling on writing. He characterized his books as "logical fantasy". His stories are typically set in normal English life in which some fantastic event occurs. His best known works include Day of the Triffids, The Kraken Wakes, and The Chrysalids. In particular the word 'triffid' has passed into the lexicon of the English language as referring to any imaginary dangerous plant. (Oxford Companion to English Literature)
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