Author. Born John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris, in Dorridge near Knowle, Warwickshire. Most of his novels are about terrestrial apocalypses (he disliked the term science-fiction). The best known are: 'The Day of the Triffids', 'The Kraken Wakes' and 'The Midwich Cuckoos'. He also wrote under permutations of his many first names, such as John Beynon and Lucas Parkes. Died in Petersfield.
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