The Day of the Triffids
Fiction From 1951
A novel by John Wyndham. Most of the world's population has been blinded by a freak meteorite shower. Those who remain sighted have to face the added problem of dealing with the triffids which have taken advantage of the situation. These are plants which have been bred for their oil, and have the ability to walk and deliver fatal stings. Regarded as a modern classic, it has been filmed, and adapted for radio and television several times.