Driving back from a weekend in London, Richard and Janet are surprised to find the village ... more
of Midwich sealed off. There are no birds singing, the air seems thick and there is a strange sort of music. It soon becomes clear that there is an invisible wall around the village, and everyone within the perimeter is unconscious.
John Wyndham (1903-1969) created some of the most intriguing and intelligent science ... more
fiction of the 20th century. His gripping stories show ordinary, sometimes heroic characters reacting to unsettling or disastrous events that call into question the very nature of human society. With Wyndham's writing, science fiction becomes an instrument to force us to look at our own world with fresh eyes and to examine our comfortable assumptions, from human superiority to the permanence of civilisation. These new Folio editions feature superb illustrations by Patrick Leger and each novel is separately introduced by science-fiction writer Adam Roberts, who praises Wyndham's narratives as 'some of the most cunningly wound-up, potently memorable fictions of the century'.