Plan for Chaos

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Plan for Chaos is a never-before published novel by post-apocalyptic British science fiction writer John Wyndham (1903–69), best known for his “cozy catastrophe” novel about a venomous class of fictional plants, The Day of the Triffids.  Written simultaneously with that well-known volume, which has been in print continuously since its publication in 1951, Plan for Chaos makes a fascinating companion to the author’s most famous work and offers a new angle on a writer often considered the direct descendent of ...

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Liverpool, UK 2009 Hard cover First edition. New in new dust jacket. Signed by Editor ANDY SAWYER Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 256 p. Liverpool University Press-Liverpool ... Science Fiction Texts. Audience: General/trade. WRITTEN ALONGSIDE "DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS', this fine novel is made available for the first time after being discovered among Wyndham's papers. It is as compulsive as anything he wrote, and has been scheduled for a trade paperback release next year. This distinguished hardback has been edited by David Ketterer and Andy Sawyer, of Liverpool University, and Ketterer has also written a useful and thought provoking introduction. Magazine photographer Johnny Farthing is alarmed when he comes across photographs of dead young women who all strongly resemble the first cousin whom he expects to marry. Thus begins Plan for Chaos, a resurgent Nazis thriller. Maybe the slightly anti-German theme was becoming out of date, and was the reason for holding this novel back? Anyway, here we have a beautifully Read more Show Less

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Plan for Chaos is a never-before published novel by post-apocalyptic British science fiction writer John Wyndham (1903–69), best known for his “cozy catastrophe” novel about a venomous class of fictional plants, The Day of the Triffids.  Written simultaneously with that well-known volume, which has been in print continuously since its publication in 1951, Plan for Chaos makes a fascinating companion to the author’s most famous work and offers a new angle on a writer often considered the direct descendent of the legendary H.G. Wells and an influence on such innovators as Ray Bradbury and Margaret Atwood.

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BBC Focus Magazine
"A proto-airport thriller that will certainly keep you turning the pages right to the end."
BBC Focus Magazine
"A proto-airport thriller that will certainly keep you turning the pages right to the end."
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Meet the Author

John Wyndham was the pen name of the British science fiction writer John Beynon Harris. His many novels include The Day of the Triffids, The Kraken Wakes, and The Midwich Cuckoos. David Ketterer is professor emeritus of English literature at Concordia University and the author of numerous books including The Rationale of Deception in Poe and Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy. Andy Sawyer is special collections librarian for science fiction at the University of Liverpool and coauthor of Speaking Science Fiction: Dialogues and Interpretations.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Ground-Breaking Cloned Nazis Thriller

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Chapter Epigraphs

Part One

1. Picture

2. Where I Love

3. More Like

4. Pestilent Vapours

5. Confusion

6. Disguise

7. I Fly

8. Hard Rock

9. Constant Image

Part Two

10. Faded Pageant

11. Not Nature

12. Hideous Dream

13. I Go About

14. Expectation

15. Treachery

16. Grief

17. Not to Die

18. Mischiefs

19. Away

20. Finality?

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