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Triffids rule on February’s most expensive sales

I am a fan of The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham and was thrilled to see a signed copy sell for $14,500 during February on AbeBooks.

I read it after seeing the BBC adaptation in 1981. I loved the book and the TV series. It sounds crazy but Wyndham’s storyline works extremely well. The bad guys are shuffling but murderous plants with a taste for human flesh. That might seem far-fetched but Wyndham was a talented writer and keeps you turning the pages. In science fiction circles, this 1951 book is very influential although Wyndham himself acknowledged the influence of HG Wells on his own work.

Our list of the top 10 sales during February also includes a legendary Russian, an American president and two Austrians – one musical, one psychoanalytical.

See the list.

Posted by on March 2, 2012.

Categories: AbeBooks, collecting, lists, science fiction

3 Responses

  1. Wyndham has been one of my favorites since I was very young. I thought Chocky was excellent, as well. Wyndham was an interesting fellow, too.

    by TC Byrd on Mar 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

  2. Wyndham is a great author

    by Billy on Mar 5, 2012 at 7:27 am

  3. [...] Abebooks has sold a signed copy of John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids for $14,500. The price would be a little steep for me, but you can find other copies for $1 at Abebooks. At the bottom of this post I have re-posted my review of this great novel (published Feb. 21, 2006 at my original Frisbee blog at Blogger). [...]

    by John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids & Five Links « Frisbee: A Book Journal on Mar 7, 2012 at 8:48 am

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