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Kraken Wakes, The Paperback – 18 August 2008

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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 short 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'. John Wyndham died in March 1969.


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin (General UK); 1st edition (18 August 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0141032995
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0141032993
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.88 x 1.47 x 19.79 cm
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