Download or read book The Day of the Triffids written by John Wyndham and published by Modern Library. This book was released on 2022-04-19 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The influential masterpiece of one of the twentieth century’s most brilliant—and neglected—science fiction and horror writers, whom Stephen King called “the best writer of science fiction that England has ever produced.” “[Wyndham] avoids easy allegories and instead questions the relative values of the civilisation that has been lost, the literally blind terror of humanity in the face of dominant nature. . . . Frightening and powerful, Wyndham’s vision remains an important allegory and a gripping story.”—The Guardian What if a meteor shower left most of the world blind—and humanity at the mercy of mysterious carnivorous plants? Bill Masen undergoes eye surgery and awakes the next morning in his hospital bed to find civilization collapsing. Wandering the city, he quickly realizes that surviving in this strange new world requires evading strangers and the seven-foot-tall plants known as triffids—plants that can walk and can kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers.
Download or read book The Day of the Triffids written by Pauline Francis and published by Evans Brothers. This book was released on 2003 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This title is part of a series that presents retold, shortened versions of classic novels that are suitable for children working at Key Stages Two and Three. The stories are retold so as to lose none of the strength and character of the originals.
Download or read book The Day of the Triffids written by John Wyndham and published by Viking. This book was released on 2014-08-14 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most famous catastrophe novel of the twentieth century, John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. 'When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.' When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth's population blind, Bill Masen - one of the lucky few to keep his sight - finds himself trapped in a London jammed with sightless mobs who prey on those who can still see. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike. With nobody to stop them the Triffids - walking carnivorous plants with lethal stingers - rise up as humanity stumbles and falls . . .
Download or read book Plants in Science Fiction written by Katherine E. Bishop and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Plants have played key roles in science fiction novels, graphic novels and film. John Wyndham’s triffids, Algernon Blackwood’s willows and Han Kang’s sprouting woman are just a few examples. Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations and inhabit our metaphors – but in many ways they remain opaque. The scope of their alienation is as broad as their biodiversity. And yet, literary reflections of plant-life are driven, as are many threads of science fictional inquiry, by the concerns of today. Plants in Science Fiction is the first-ever collected volume on plants in science fiction, and its original essays argue that plant-life in SF is transforming our attitudes toward morality, politics, economics and cultural life at large – questioning and shifting our understandings of institutions, nations, borders and boundaries; erecting and dismantling new visions of utopian and dystopian futures.
|Author||: Gary Westfahl|
|Publisher||: Greenwood Publishing Group|
|Release Date||: 2005|
|Pages||: 1395 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (295 download)|
Download or read book The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy written by Gary Westfahl and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2005 with total page 1395 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.
Download or read book Nelson English - Development Book 4 written by John Jackman and published by Nelson Thornes. This book was released on 2014-11 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is part of a six-level English course (foundation-level to level five) for pupils between five and 12-years-old. The course employs a twin-track structure that enables teachers to underpin students' language development with a rigorous skills programme. There are two pupil's books at each level: a skills book, covering comprehension (with emphasis on literal), grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and spelling; and a development book, covering comprehension (with emphasis on inferential), the craft of quality writing, forms of writing, styles of writing and composition skills. Each level also has a teacher's resource book which supports both tracks, includes photocopiable activity sheets and correlations for all UK curricula, suggests strategies for developing listening and speaking skills, and helps support record-keeping and assessment.
|Author||: John Wyndham|
|Release Date||: 1958|
|Pages||: 302 pages|
|Rating||: 4.:/5 (226 download)|
Download or read book The Day of the Triffids. (3. Impr.) - London: Joseph (1958). 302 S. 8° written by John Wyndham and published by . This book was released on 1958 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Night of the Triffids written by Simon Clark and published by Rosetta Books. This book was released on 2014-05-15 with total page 469 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sequel to John Wyndham’s post-apocalyptic horror classic The Day of the Triffids: “An action-filled tale that captures the spirit of the original story” (Library Journal). Winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Novel In The Day of the Triffids, Bill Masen escapes with his family to a colony on the Isle of Wight after a meteor shower blinds most of the human race and the deadly Triffid plants begin to take over the world. Now the story continues, more than twenty-five years later, as pilot David Masen, Bill’s son, travels in search of an effective weapon against the Triffids. In New York City, he discovers a group of people who appear to be immune to the Triffids’ deadly poison. But all is not as it seems in this colony, and soon David must face a dangerous adversary from his family’s past . . . “Brisk and engaging . . . This crafty continuation is elegant in its construction . . . A truly enjoyable voyage.” —Publishers Weekly
|Author||: Ivy Press|
|Publisher||: Heritage Capital Corporation|
|Release Date||: 2006-09|
|Rating||: 4.6/5 (78 download)|
Download or read book Heritage Americana Grand Format Auction Catalog #629 written by Ivy Press and published by Heritage Capital Corporation. This book was released on 2006-09 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Language of Plants written by Monica Gagliano and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2017-04-25 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The eighteenth-century naturalist Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles) argued that plants are animate, living beings and attributed them sensation, movement, and a certain degree of mental activity, emphasizing the continuity between humankind and plant existence. Two centuries later, the understanding of plants as active and communicative organisms has reemerged in such diverse fields as plant neurobiology, philosophical posthumanism, and ecocriticism. The Language of Plants brings together groundbreaking essays from across the disciplines to foster a dialogue between the biological sciences and the humanities and to reconsider our relation to the vegetal world in new ethical and political terms. Viewing plants as sophisticated information-processing organisms with complex communication strategies (they can sense and respond to environmental cues and play an active role in their own survival and reproduction through chemical languages) radically transforms our notion of plants as unresponsive beings, ready to be instrumentally appropriated. By providing multifaceted understandings of plants, informed by the latest developments in evolutionary ecology, the philosophy of biology, and ecocritical theory, The Language of Plants promotes the freedom of imagination necessary for a new ecological awareness and more sustainable interactions with diverse life forms. Contributors: Joni Adamson, Arizona State U; Nancy E. Baker, Sarah Lawrence College; Karen L. F. Houle, U of Guelph; Luce Irigaray, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris; Erin James, U of Idaho; Richard Karban, U of California at Davis; André Kessler, Cornell U; Isabel Kranz, U of Vienna; Michael Marder, U of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU); Timothy Morton, Rice U; Christian Nansen, U of California at Davis; Robert A. Raguso, Cornell U; Catriona Sandilands, York U.
Download or read book Fantastic Voyages written by Leroy W. Dubeck and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 1994 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reveals the facts behind the fiction, establishing a novel approach to teaching science.
Download or read book Plant Horror written by Dawn Keetley and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-12-21 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection explores artistic representations of vegetal life that imperil human life, voicing anxieties about our relationship to other life forms with which we share the earth. From medieval manuscript illustrations to modern works of science fiction and horror, plants that manifest monstrous agency defy human control, challenge anthropocentric perception, and exact a violent vengeance for our blind and exploitative practices. Plant Horror explores how depictions of monster plants reveal concerns about the viability of our prevailing belief systems and dominant ideologies— as well as a deep-seated fear about human vulnerability in an era of deepening ecological crisis. Films discussed include The Day of the Triffids, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Wicker Man, Swamp Thing, and The Happening.
Download or read book Science Fiction, Ethics and the Human Condition written by Christian Baron and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-07-10 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores what science fiction can tell us about the human condition in a technological world, with the ethical dilemmas and consequences that this entails. This book is the result of the joint efforts of scholars and scientists from various disciplines. This interdisciplinary approach sets an example for those who, like us, have been busy assessing the ways in which fictional attempts to fathom the possibilities of science and technology speak to central concerns about what it means to be human in a contemporary world of technology and which ethical dilemmas it brings along. One of the aims of this book is to demonstrate what can be achieved in approaching science fiction as a kind of imaginary laboratory for experimentation, where visions of human (or even post-human) life under various scientific, technological or natural conditions that differ from our own situation can be thought through and commented upon. Although a scholarly work, this book is also designed to be accessible to a general audience that has an interest in science fiction, as well as to a broader academic audience interested in ethical questions.
|Author||: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock|
|Release Date||: 2016-04-01|
|Pages||: 640 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (17 download)|
Download or read book The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters written by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market. Over 200 entries written by experts in the field are accompanied by an overview introduction by the editor. Generic entries such as 'ghost' and 'vampire' are cross-listed with important specific manifestations of that monster. In addition to monsters appearing in English-language literature and film, the Encyclopedia also includes significant monsters in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, African and Middle Eastern traditions. Alphabetically organized, the entries each feature suggestions for further reading. The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters is an invaluable resource for all students and scholars and an essential addition to library reference shelves.
Download or read book Adapting Science Fiction to Television written by Max Sexton and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-07-01 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book looks at the adaptation of science fiction from literary and film sources for television. The authors examine television as having a separate identity and separate aesthetic principles from film and draw appropriate comparisons.
Download or read book Romancing the Zombie written by Ashley Szanter and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-10-06 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The zombie--popular culture's undead darling--shows no signs of stopping. But as it develops to suit changing audience tastes, its characteristics transform. This collection of new essays examines the latest incarnation, the romantic zombie, a re-humanized monster we want to help, heal and connect with rather than destroy. The authors discuss our increasingly sympathetic view of the reanimated dead as more than physical bodies devoid of life and personality. Their essays cover a range of topics, including audience obsession with Apocalyptic love; the problem of a kinder, gentler undead; the millennial reinvention of the "sexy zombie"; and "uncanny valley romance."
Download or read book The Science Fiction Handbook written by Nick Hubble and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-11-28 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As we move through the 21st century, the importance of science fiction to the study of English Literature is becoming increasingly apparent. The Science Fiction Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to the genre and how to study it for students new to the field. In particular, it provides detailed entries on major writers in the SF field who might be encountered on university-level English Literature courses, ranging from H.G. Wells and Philip K. Dick, to Doris Lessing and Geoff Ryman. Other features include an historical timeline, sections on key writers, critics and critical terms, and case studies of both literary and critical works. In the later sections of the book, the changing nature of the science fiction canon and its growing role in relation to the wider categories of English Literature are discussed in depth introducing the reader to the latest critical thinking on the field.