Trouble with Lichen has ratings and reviews. said: ان جيلنا لا يعبأ بالتعاسة التي سيسببها..✒اللعنة على اطفال اطفالنا مادمنا نحن ع. Buy Trouble with Lichen: Classic Science Fiction by John Wyndham (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery. Trouble with Lichen [John Wyndham] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Francis Saxover and Diana Brackley, two scientists investigating a.

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Diana has chosen her women wisely: The rest are at the next level down, IMHO. And what of my experiment? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Nevertheless, despite being, in essence, a science fiction wyndhm, it has survived the sixty odd years since its publication in fine form, and it has an undimmed relevance to modern times, wyndhqm in terms of the plot itself and also in the associated themes that come to be discussed.

I really enjoyed reading Diana Brackley and loved that she was always about four steps ahead of everyone else in the book. What if someone find the true anti-aging formula which enabling truoble to live to around years? Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.

The heroine is curi Not the best known of Wyndham’s books – the Triffids offer stiff competition – and one I’d overlooked. Penguin are reprinting five of lochen sci-fi novels, and I picked on this as it was the one I was least familiar with. The surprise ending is good, and the concept of what if! But even if I had let go of those expectations, there was still the other factor in my dislike: There is a lot here about the influence of good women teachers, one of whom gives Diana the clue to her future use of the lichen: But a little light googling throws up Joanne Tope http: Adopting the name John Wyndham, he started writing a joun of science fiction that he called ‘logical fantasy’.


The narrative is fast-paced and driven largely by dialogue and fabricated quotations from newspapers and BBC broadcasts. That makes me feel so much better not having even heard of most of the people you blog about.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. A scientist and his young female student both discover the anti- aging effects of a certain strain of lichen at the same time and then part company for many years. In other words, trkuble had a utopian goal in mind for transforming the female jon based on the peculiarities of her personality.

Most witth this book is a dialog between Diana and the owner of the research facility, Francis Saxover, who also independently discovered the life-extending properties of the lichen.

Wynfham often un-named are left to discuss the evolving events as representatives of an entire social class or profession or sex, jihn me of the general passages in The Grapes of Wrath such as the salesman who can’t get enough jalopies to shift on to migrating Oakies.

And so it is with books. And in some ways, although we’ve moved on since the s, some of these issues still ring true. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. By the way, this review originally appeared on the FanLit website at http: What was it worth?

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I was a bit wyndhma when one of the first characters introduced was a woman named Diana Brackley, who was described as beautiful and well dressed. Trouble with Lichen First edition.


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She however starts an exclusive beauty business. Rather lichen offers mankind the solution to one of it’s oldest problems, but the two people who discover it fear the social ramifications of it getting out.

View all 7 comments. I thought that perhaps even if I disliked the book the second time around, the experience of rereading it would stir up something meaningful like a memory or an insight, even a vague one. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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I first read this many years ago, probably when I was a teenager, and I loved it. Notify me of new comments via email.

Maybe older ones who enjoy Downton Abbey? About the Author John Wyndham was born in in the Midlands. Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc. On the other hand, this is lcihen unusually feminist concept and execution from a white male in the 50s.

Francis Saxover and Diana Brackley, two scientists investigating a rare lichen, discover it jogn a remarkable property: My one qualm, and it is a minor one, is the title of the book, which put me off for a while. Both realise that the effects on society could be earth shattering but both envisage different problems. She is pretty with a sense of style.

When I first saw the title of this book, I thought it would be about how lichen would somehow become a danger to mankind, pose a wynvham that might wipe us all out.