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The Chrysalids
The narrator is a part of a society that condemns 'deviations' from the so-called 'Definition of Man'. The 'deviations' are either destroyed or banished to the Fringes. The narrator is a part of a group of teenagers who can communicate mentally with each other. They have to escape persecution by fleeing their homes....
The Day of the Triffids
The book tells us of society destoyed. Green comets fly over earth, blinding eveyone who sees them. The hero, Bill, was in hospital at this time with his eyes bandaged, after he was attacked by a new breed of genetically modified, carniverous, seemingly intelligent plants called "Triffids".He discovers that almost everyone else is blind, and society quickly becomes a game of 'survival of the fittest'. Bill rescues another seeing woman called Josella. The...
The Kraken Wakes
In the 1950's John Watson, a radio journalist, and his wife Phyllis witness five mysterious objects falling from the sky and disappearing into the sea. There are many more such sightings, but nobody can explain them. The Navy decide to investigate by dropping a camera into one of the deep places. The ship is destroyed by some sort of electrical force unknown to man. Then shipping in the deep areas starts being destroyed. The government believes th...
The Midwich Cuckoos
One day the town of Midwich experiences a strange phenomenon. Everyone in the town is rendered unconscious and an invisible barrier prevents people from getting into the area of the village. This lasts for a day. It is then discovered that all the women in the town are pregnant. The children they eventually deliver all have golden eyes and very soon begin behaving strangely. It seems they have the power to control the minds of the humans around...

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Trouble With Lichen
Diana Brackley secures a job as a research scientist working for Francis Saxover, a somewhat eccentric private researcher. By accident they discover (independently) that a specimen of lichen sent to them for analysis has the ability to extend human life by many hundred years. They both see the implications of this (that many institutions will try to repress this knowledge) and are careful to keep the substance secret, but Diana decides that it must eve...
Web
A group of idealists attempt to set up a 'perfect community' on a remote tropical island. However the island is already inhabited by a breed of mutant spiders with the ability to act co-operatively and the desire to dominate all other animal species......


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