John Wyndham Critical Essays

Introduction

Wyndham, John 1903–1969

Wyndham was an English science fiction writer. Born John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris, he wrote under various combinations of his name. His novels generally present the predicament of human beings struggling to recover from a catastrophe. His first novel, The Day of the Triffids, is a classic in science fiction literature. (See also Contemporary Authors, Vol. 102; obituary, Vols. 89-92.)