Tag: John Wyndham

A Message of Hope

Post-apocalyptic literature addresses the question: what would life be like if the world as we know it came to an end? The answer can be dark or light, dystopian or utopian. All depending on how the author wants to play

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Cozy Catastrophe Review: The Day of the Triffids

If you do a web search for “cozy catastrophe” you will come across quite a few websites parroting the nonsense that this form of the post-apocalyptic tale was written almost exclusively by white middle-class British blokes after World War II

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What is a Cozy Catastrophe?

In the book Billion Year Spree: The True History of Science Fiction, Brian Aldiss coined the term cozy catastrophe. He used the term to describe a particular type of post-apocalyptic writing as famously seen in John Wyndham’s The Day of

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