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Book Title: Trouble With Lichen|
The author of the book: John Wyndham
Date of issue: 1963
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.10 MB
Edition: Penguin Books Ltd
Read full description of the books Trouble With Lichen:'Francis Saxover, a Cambridge scientist, hits on a discovery which, as he modestly remarks, is "in the megaton range". It is that SF favourite, an antidote to the old age, or "Antigerone", as its discoverer calls it, and it raises the expectation of life to between 200 and 300 years.
'But the lichen from which it is derived is scarce - only enough to preserve a few thousand people. Any announcement of the discovery would start a stampede like a gold-rush. So Saxover, in agonies of indecision, keeps his secret. But it is not his only. A former colleague has also discovered Antigerone...
'John Wyndham's marvellous sense of timing, as the story gathers way and then rushes headlong into its inconclusive but artistically valid conclusion, is a sheer delight' -
Michael maxwell Scott in the Daily Telegraph
In short, there's as much trouble with lichen as there ever was with Triffids, Chrysalids or Cuckoos.
'If even a tenth of science fiction were as good, we should be in clover' - Kinglsey Amis in the Observer
Read information about the authorJohn Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was the son of a barrister. After trying a number of careers, including farming, law, commercial art and advertising, he started writing short stories in 1925. After serving in the civil Service and the Army during the war, he went back to writing. Adopting the name John Wyndham, he started writing a form of science fiction that he called 'logical fantasy'. As well as The Day of the Triffids, he wrote The Kraken Wakes, The Chrysalids, The Midwich Cuckoos (filmed as Village of the Damned) and The Seeds of Time.
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