The Midwich Cuckoos by John WyndhamThe Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

The Midwich Cuckoos

byJohn Wyndham

Paperback | September 23, 2008

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In the sleepy English village of Midwich, a mysterious silver object appears and all the inhabitants fall unconscious. A day later the object is gone and everyone awakens unharmed – except that all the women in the village are discovered to be pregnant. The resultant children of Midwich do not belong to their parents: all are blonde, all are golden eyed. They grow up too fast and their minds exhibit frightening abilities that give them control over others and brings them into conflict with the villagers just as a chilling realisation dawns on the world outside . . . The Midwich Cuckoos is the classic tale of aliens in our midst, exploring how we respond when confronted by those who are innately superior to us in every conceivable way.
John Wyndham was born in 1903 in the Midlands. After leaving school, he tried his hand at several careers, including farming, law and advertising, before starting to write stories in 1925. During the war he worked as a censor in the Ministry of Information and afterwards served in the Army. The Day of The Triffids was published in 1951...
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Title:The Midwich CuckoosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.79 × 5.1 × 0.56 inPublished:September 23, 2008Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141033010

ISBN - 13:9780141033013

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great classic Sci-fi-Horror Not his best novel, but still a great classic science-fi addition for any fan of the genre
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant This book has a very interesting plot and is not a book for those who don't like sci-fi. Yes, it's weird but it is very well written. I would recommend this book for those who like sci-fi and who like to think about what they're reading.
Date published: 2005-04-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The midwich cuckoos I did this book for a review at school, its got 219 pages which is not much but it gets awefully boring. The author tried his best to make it interesting, but the idea of aliens impregneting women in a small English town is just funny and bizzare. p.s i dont get the ending.
Date published: 2000-02-21