When I commented on a previous post that I didn’t really enjoy science fiction as a genre I received a comment from the author of sciencefictionruminations suggesting that I read social science fiction and giving me a few titles to try and I intend to do so.
When I thought more thoroughly of science fiction books I have read and enjoyed I thought of John Wyndham (this link gives several articles on John Wyndham). I first encountered him at high school. I had to read Day of the Triffids as part of our English curriculum.
This novel has since then been interpreted as a movie and a TV series – I have seen neither. I can’t remember if I enjoyed the novel in high school but I read it again in my early twenties and thoroughly enjoyed it. I then read further books by Wyndham and my favourite was The Midwich Cuckoos which has also been made into a movie, twice. I haven’t seen that movie either.
Perhaps I have read more science fiction than I first thought. I should also mention The Windup Girl which I wrote about in a previous post.