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At Kirkus: John Wyndham and the Global Expansion of Science Fiction

triffidsOne of my favorite activities is to browse through used bookstores to see what turns up. One recent purchase was a pair of John Wyndham novels, The Day of the Triffids and The Kraken Wakes. They’re gorgeous Penguin editions with some outstanding cover art.

In reading up on Wyndham’s life, what becomes immediately apparent is the ever-growing state of the science fiction world is, and how authors sometimes have to balance between the genre community and wider audiences.


Go read John Wyndham and the Global Expansion of Science Fiction over on Kirkus Reviews.


About Andrew Liptak (180 Articles)
Andrew Liptak is a freelance writer and historian from Vermont. He is a 2014 graduate of the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop, and has written for such places as Armchair General, io9, Kirkus Reviews, Lightspeed Magazine, and others. His first book, War Stories: New Military Science Fiction is now out from Apex Publications, and his next, The Future Machine: The Writers, Editors and Readers who Build Science Fiction is forthcoming from Jurassic London in 2015. He can be found over at and at @AndrewLiptak on Twitter.
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