I’ve just finished reading: The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (1957)

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This is an all time classic science fiction/horror story that really needs no introduction. Written by the author responsible for The Day of the Triffids, The Kraken Wakes and The Chrysalids, this is one of my favourite books in the genre.

It’s a story of a “dayout” in the sleepy town of Midwich, where everyone blacks out and loses a day. Then later on all the women of child bearing age become pregnant. The Children have to be one of the scariest concepts of horror story telling. Although written in 1957 and bearing the hallmarks of the time (scandal concerning pregnant single women for example), the storyline doesn’t suffer and travels very well.

Definitely recommended.

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