History Creator / JohnWyndham

15th Dec '15 12:55:34 PM Geoduck
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* HostileTerraforming: In ''The Kraken Wakes'' it turns out that the alien invaders are triggering global warming to melt the ice caps, presumably to increase the amount of ocean deep enough for them to live in.
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* HostileTerraforming: In ''The Kraken Wakes'' it turns out Wakes'', humanity sees indirect evidence that the alien invaders are triggering global warming to reshaping portions of the ocean floor. They also melt the ice caps, presumably polar icecaps, but that is more likely an attempt to increase the amount of ocean deep enough for them to live in.disrupt human civilization rather than terraforming.
9th Sep '13 10:07:59 PM Geoduck
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** This is in fact a fairly common theme in Wyndham's works, unsurprisingly when you consider that he was writing disaster fiction (mainly) at the beginning of the Cold War. It's notable however that, apart from some gentle mockery of the Soviet Union's rhetoric and bluster, they are never actually responsible for any of the disasters that take place, and in fact in ''The Midwich Cuckoos'' they realise much sooner than anybody else a) what is going on and b) what has to be done about it.
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** This is in fact a fairly common theme in Wyndham's works, unsurprisingly when you consider that he was writing disaster fiction (mainly) at the beginning of the Cold War. It's notable however that, apart from some gentle mockery of the Soviet Union's rhetoric and bluster, they are never actually responsible for any of the disasters that take place, place (unless [[spoiler: they did in fact originally create the Triffids]]), and in fact in ''The Midwich Cuckoos'' they realise much sooner than anybody else a) what is going on and b) what has to be done about it.
19th Aug '13 5:13:55 AM Arivne
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* RedScare: Mocked in ''The Kraken Wakes'' with the minor character of Tuny; she continues to insist the Russians are behind the book's ever-escalating attacks on humanity from the depths of the sea, when it's soon made clear they couldn't possibly be doing it.
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* RedScare: RedScare ** Mocked in ''The Kraken Wakes'' with the minor character of Tuny; she continues to insist the Russians are behind the book's ever-escalating attacks on humanity from the depths of the sea, when it's soon made clear they couldn't possibly be doing it.
17th Aug '13 12:22:57 PM morenohijazo
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* HostileTerraforming: In ''The Kraken Wakes'' it turns out that the alien invaders are triggering global warming to melt the ice caps, presumably to increase the amount of ocean deep enough for them to live in.
4th May '13 12:18:44 AM Topazan
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* InscrutableAliens: In ''The Kraken Wakes'' a group of aliens invades the Earth's oceans. They never contact the human race in any way and the two sides engage in a war without either side ever seeing the other face-to-face.
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