By Simon Clark
In John Wyndham's vintage top vendor The Day of the Triffids the area has been crushed via killer vegetation that experience blinded virtually the complete inhabitants. because the novel ends, Wyndham's narrator scientist invoice Masen is escaping, along with his spouse and four-year-old son, to the Isle of Wight the place a small colony of survivors is conserving out. Simon Clark's sequels choices up the tale twenty-five years on.
The survivors are secure, in the interim a minimum of, on their island, the place they've got persisted efforts to strive against the triffids, whereas additionally striving in a variety of how one can construct a brand new civilization - in a mom condo, for instance, girls spend their lives without end giving delivery. in different places on this planet, comparable colonies hang to survival, whereas the triffids persist of their makes an attempt to damage humanity.
One morning invoice Masen's son, David, now grown up, wakes to an international plunged into darkness. Now, the triffids have a bonus over even sighted humanity.
Simon Clark has written an artistic and fast-moving sequel to Wyndham's tale, crafting a sublime and frightening story of humanity's ongoing fightback opposed to the triffids.
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Finally she pinched out the candle and the cottage was dark, only a trace of a silver glimmer from the Dream God glistening through the window. Then she heard him, and went out to see. He was leaning against the wall by the door, his head on his arms. His whole body was shaking with sobs. A swordsman weeping? That seemed very strange, but already she knew that this was no ordinary swordsman. 37 Dave Duncan Again, it must have been the wine that gave her the courage to put an arm around him, to lead him inside and over to the bed.
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