February's Sci-Fi - The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

Please join us as we discuss The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi classic. The book is a fairly quick read, at about 228 pages. For those that prefer, the audiobook is reputedly excellent, as well.

Please keep your RSVP updated and accurate!* Space is limited for this event. If it fills up, please add yourself to the waiting list if interested. The smaller morning session can be found here.

From Amazon:

Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere twenty-four hours before is gone forever.

But to survive in this post-apocalyptic world, one must survive the Triffids, strange plants that years before began appearing all over the world. The Triffids can grow to over seven feet tall, pull their roots from the ground to walk, and kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers. With society in shambles, they are now poised to prey on humankind. Wyndham chillingly anticipates bio-warfare and mass destruction, fifty years before their realization, in this prescient account of Cold War paranoia.

A thoroughly English apocalypse, it rivals H. G. Wells in conveying how the everyday invaded by the alien would feel. No wonder Stephen King admires Wyndham so much.”  — Ramsey Campbell

*Since missing one of these meetups is taking a spot away from someone else who wants to go, we'll need to have a stricter attendance policy than normal. For book discussions, 3 no-shows in a rolling 3-month period will prohibit you from attending any other book discussion for 2 months after your last no-show. In order to avoid a no-show, please update your RSVP no later than 10pm the night before a discussion. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

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  • Yuna

    Sorry, something has come up.

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still reading strange and norelle :)

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Vijay

    Hi everyone, please take a moment to update your RSVP if you're not likely to make it anymore; we've got several people waitlisted that we'd like to get into the session if possible.

    February 19, 2013

  • Vijay

    Hi everyone, hope you're enjoying the start of your long weekend. Just a request to please update your RSVP if you're not able to make it, to give someone on the waitlist a chance to attend. Thanks!

    February 15, 2013

  • Samuel L.

    Sorry, I'll be away that week.

    December 20, 2012

  • Richard V.

    Yay, I got in!

    December 20, 2012

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