The Day of the Triffids … 1951



First edition hardback cover

The Day of the Triffids is a post-apocalyptic novel about a plague of blindness that befalls the entire world, allowing the rise of an aggressive species of plant. 


A triffid as illustrated by Wyndham

It was written by the English science fiction author John Wyndham and first published in December 1951. It established him as an important writer, and remains his best known novel. 


John Wyndham (1903-1969)


9 responses to “The Day of the Triffids … 1951

  1. A classic i loved reading this as a teenager. Thanks kris.

    • Same here.I remember reading it as well.Such a remarkable tale told at a time when nuclear war and possibility of invasion were real threats.

      • wafflemethis

        Even the original 80s tv series wasnt too bad but as always it never does justice to the book. Also midwich cuckoos was a great read by john wyndham. 😊

  2. It was among some of the first science fiction books I read – just after I saw a late night rerun of the movie based on the book.

    • A great book indeed. I didn’t much care for the 1962 movie version, preferring the TV adaptations. Also … in 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still was released.Thanks for your comment.

  3. A true classic and a thoroughly enjoyable read! The title always brought a chuckle but _always_ in a good way! Thanks for reminding me (us) about it!


  4. Never read the book; the movie was, well – so, so. But the concept was interesting. Thanks for this bit of historical cinema…

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