Almost TOW - Triffids

John Bryan
Tue, 25 Feb 2003 11:06:46 PST
Dear All:
There is also a film about these plants(?)I think the title was "The day
of the Triffids" good entertainment. Cheers, John E. Bryan

Hamish Sloan wrote:
> 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.
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