Hello All, Novel - 'The Day of the Triffids' Classification - Sci-Fi Author - John Wyndham Published - 1951 Publisher - M Joseph and later Penguin Books (both of which, I think, have changed hands a few times since 1951) The Russians develop a new plant to provide a superior vegetable oil to feed the world's billions. Stolen batch of seed gets dispersed round the world when plane is mysteriously destroyed. What was not known at the time is that adult triffids can walk, they have a killing sting and they have an intelligence of sorts. And as they feed on plant and animal remains, humans are fortunate to have the advantage of sight, ...... until a passing comet leads to blindness for most. Now read on. From a book shop near you!! Regards Hamish PS No, I do not get any commission from anyone.