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The Chrysalids

3 Ratings: 4.0
A book by John Wyndham

"Sometimes you just need a bit of soft-core sci-fi, and Wyndham’s 1950’s classic, newly back in print, fully delivers." --Thicket Magazine    "It is quite simply a page-turner, maintaining suspense to the … see full wiki

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Author: John Wyndham
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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review by . October 15, 2010
At a time in some unspecified distant future after a nuclear war has left much of the world a barren, poisonous wasteland, David Strorm, Sophie Wender and Rosalind Morton live in Waknuk, a small agriculturally focused community in central Labrador. With modern technology yet to be re-invented, the strict religious fundamental beliefs of this still primitive community label the apocalypse as "Tribulation", a punishment visited by God upon the "old people" for their sins.   …
Quick Tip by . October 15, 2010
Set at a time in some unspecified distant future after a nuclear war has left much of the world a barren, poisonous wasteland, THE CHRYSALIDS mounts a vicious attack on religious fundamentalism, bigotry, intolerance and narrow-mindedness. A perennial front-runner in the field of classic sci-fi.
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