[ Read Online The Seeds of Time Ê mali PDF ] by John Wyndham ✓ I wish I liked this more, because I like how Wyndham brings a certain kind of gentleness to scifi.
Sadly, in this collection the gentleness flips towards boredom a few too many times.
There are quite a few interesting ideas here, which then get suffocated with some real stuffy, fuddyduddy writing.
Time To Rest3.
Opposite Number2 stars
Pillar To Post4 stars
Wild Flower2 stars In my youth I liked John Wyndham's science fiction stories, and when I picked this one off a dusty shelf to catalogue it on GoodReads, I decided to reread it before putting it back.
The Seeds of Time is a collection of short stories, and I had forgotten some of them, and had only vague memories of the rest, so it was almost like reading them for the first time.
And I enjoyed them just as much as when I first read them some 4050 years ago.
And that made me wonder.
When I was in my teens and twenties I read quite a lot of science fiction, both short stories and fulllength novels.
Now I hardly read any.
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The ten in this collection range from average to awesome.
You've got robots, time travel, space travel, and Martians, all written in Wyndham's accessible British style.
A couple of them could easily have been made into Twilight Zone episodes.
Seeds of Time won't make you forget Day of the Triffids or Midwich Cuckoos but it's definitely worth a read.
Scifi as it used to be.
Though always categorised as scifi, John Wyndham was probably one of the least sciencebased writers of the genre.
There are very few gadgets in his stories and even when technology is being used – in order to timetravel for example – he doesn’t usually bother to give any kind of madeup science to explain the working; he simply expects his reader to accept it as possible and real.
His stories might take the reader towards the fantasy side of scifi on occasion, but at heart they’re about humanity and Wyndham’s contemporary society even if they may be set on Mars in some distant future.
This collection, originally published in 1956, brings together ten stories, ranging from comedy to horror, with touches of romance and occasionally social commentary I will never tire of reading Wyndham.
His writing is witty, original and thought provoking.
The themes and ideas he explores are still relevant today.
This book is no exception.
With 10 short stories, all of the above come quickly and relentlessly.
There were no huge twists or surprises in the stories, it is easy to see where they are leading, but it is the details and atmosphere that kept me reading.
Such a good book.
Whereas Wyndham may now be best remembered for his novel Day of the Triffids clearly his strenghth as a story teller lay in the short story rather than the novel.
These stories, the longest of which is thirty pages, each of which starts on the notion of "what if.
" are delightfully entertaining, thrilling or disturbing depending on the tone of the particular story.
CHRONOCLASM: It's the story of a man faced with sudden knowledge of the immediate and distant future and his willing participation (for good and bad) to see the future play out as it has been described to him.
Though the threat of a temporal paradox is presented, the story ends up playing out as if paradoxes cannot come into being leaving the reader to ponder if man really has as much free will as he thinks he does.
TIME TO REST:
This is one of three stories themed a This is a short story collection that is, I dare say, much less famous than Wyndham's novels.
It is, however, worth hunting down if you like those novels.
As is often the case with short story collections, The Seeds of Time shows greater range than all of the author's novels together (although Wyndham was just one of several pseudonyms used by this author and I haven't read any of the others).
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Varied short stories by John Wyndham, some from before WW2 and some decades later, and still fresh, 20 years since I last read them.
If Wyndham makes you think of spooky children (Midwich Cuckoos) and triffids, prepare for something different and, I think better.
There is plenty of variety here, and some great ideas:
Chronoclasm is a thoughtful (nonaction) time travel paradox.
Time to Rest is a pastoral tale, where a human loner travels the Martian canals, living a tinker's life.
Meteor is a prewar adventure.
Although basic plot is obvious from the start it presents an interesting slant on how one's insular perspective (life, experience, body) skews one's objectivity and ability to interpret what is around us when we are in an unfamiliar situation.
Survival seems like a cliché, but of course it predates most of th #13 in my Top 20 books I read in 2015: https://www.
I thought Wyndham was an awesome novelist, but he seriously might be even better with short stories.
The worst ones are kinda boring, but the best ones are really stellar: bloodchilling space horror, thoughtprovoking social commentary, and lots of Lovecrafty last lines that drive the mindblowing last nail in the coffin of my not being sure of giving this thing a 5.
It's 50s scifi and if you don't know what that means, it means women tend to behave like good wives (watch for instance It!, The Terror from Beyond Space!, where the two women on the spaceship cook and serve meals while the men sit on their asses), but try and laught at that, come on.