The Kraken Wakes by John WyndhamThe Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham

The Kraken Wakes

byJohn Wyndham

Paperback | September 23, 2008

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It started with fireballs raining down from the sky and crashing into the oceans’ deeps. Then ships began sinking mysteriously and later ‘sea tanks’ emerged from the deeps to claim people . . . For journalists Mike and Phyllis Watson, what at first appears to be a curiosity becomes a global calamity. Helpless, they watch as humanity struggles to survive now that water – one of the compounds upon which life depends – is turned against them. Finally, sea levels begin their inexorable rise . . . The Kraken Wakes is a brilliant novel of how humankind responds to the threat of its own extinction and, ultimately, asks what we are prepared to do in order to survive.
John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Benyon Harris was born in 1903, the son of a barrister. He tried a number of careers including farming, law, commercial art and advertising, and started writing short stories, intended for sale, in 1925. From 1930 to 1939 he wrote short stories of various kinds under different names, almost exclusively for Ame...
Title:The Kraken WakesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.79 × 5.07 × 0.58 inPublished:September 23, 2008Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141032995

ISBN - 13:9780141032993

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Takes Time This Wyndham book takes time to pick up, but it is nonetheless an excellent addition to his novel-base #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-03