Book: Wyndham John «Trouble with Lichen»

Trouble with Lichen

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Francis Saxover and Diana Brackley, two scientists investigating a rare lichen, discover it has a remarkable property: it retards the aging process. Francis, realising the implications for the world of an ever-youthful, wealthy elite, wants to keep it secret, but Diana sees an opportunity to overturn the male status quo by using the lichen to inspire a feminist revolution. As each scientist wrestles with the implications and practicalities of exploiting the discovery, the world comes ever closer to learning the truth. Trouble With Lichen is a scintillating story of the power wielded by science in our lives and asks how much trust should we place in those we appoint to be its guardians? ISBN:978-0-14-103298-6

Издательство: "Penguin Group" (2008)

ISBN: 978-0-14-103298-6

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Wyndham, John

▪ British writer
pseudonym of  John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris 
born July 10, 1903, Birmingham, Warwickshire, Eng.
died March 11, 1969, London

      English science-fiction writer who examined the human struggle for survival when catastrophic natural phenomena suddenly invade a comfortable English setting.

      Educated in Derbyshire, Wyndham tried his hand at various jobs, from farming to advertising. During the mid-1920s he wrote short stories for various American pulp magazines, and in 1935 the novels The Secret People and Planet Plane (later retitled Stowaway to Mars) were published under the pseudonym John Beynon. In 1951 The Day of the Triffids, the first novel written under the pseudonym John Wyndham, was released. This book's depiction of lethal mobile plants that menace the human race quickly established Wyndham as a science-fiction writer.

      Wyndham's other work includes The Kraken Wakes (1953), The Chrysalids (1955), The Midwich Cuckoos (1957; filmed as The Village of the Damned, 1960), and The Trouble with Lichen (1960). His short stories are collected in Consider Her Ways (1961) and The Seeds of Time (1969).

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Источник: Wyndham, John

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