The Secret People [NOOK Book]

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“The Secret People” is a science fiction novel by John Wyndham. It is set in 1964, and features a British couple who find themselves held captive by an ancient race of pygmies dwelling beneath the Sahara desert. The novel was written under Wyndham's early pen name, John Beynon.
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The Secret People

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Overview

“The Secret People” is a science fiction novel by John Wyndham. It is set in 1964, and features a British couple who find themselves held captive by an ancient race of pygmies dwelling beneath the Sahara desert. The novel was written under Wyndham's early pen name, John Beynon.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014980678
  • Publisher: Rex Press (www.Rex-Press.com)
  • Publication date: 7/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 726,624
  • File size: 233 KB

Meet the Author

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Benyon Harris was born in 1903, the son of a barrister. He tried a number of careers including farming, law, commercial art and advertising, and started writing short stories, intended for sale, in 1925. From 1930 to 1939 he wrote stories of various kinds under different names, almost exclusively for American publications, while also writing detective novels. During the war he was in the Civil Service and then the Army. In 1946 he went back to writing stories for publication in the USA and decided to try a modified form of science fiction, a form he called “logical fantasy”. As John Wyndham he wrote The Day of the Triffids and The Kraken Wakes (both widely translated), The Chrysalids, The Midwich Cuckoos (filmed as Village of the Damned), The Seeds of Time, Trouble with Lichen, The Outward Urge (with “Lucas Parkes”) and Chocky. He died in March 1969.
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  • Posted July 23, 2012

    'The Secret People' has a charm and innocence compared to the mo

    'The Secret People' has a charm and innocence compared to the more complex (and lengthy) modern science fiction novels. It's a very entertaining book.

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