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John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris (10 July 1903 – 11 March 1969) was an English novelist and short-story writer who, influenced by the the novels of H. G. Wells, specialised in science fiction. Wyndham’s early work was published in America under pseudonyms including John Beynon Harris, or simply John Beynon.[1]

Works are listed in order of their date of first publication.[2]

Published under pseudonyms

  • The Curse of the Burdens (1927), as John B. Harris
  • The Secret People (1935), as John Beynon
  • Foul Play Suspected (1935), as John Beynon
  • Planet Plane (1936), as John Beynon; republished as The Space Machine and as Stowaway to Mars
  • Love in Time (1946), as Johnson Harris

As John Wyndham

  • The Day of the Triffids (1951), published in the USA as Revolt of the Triffids
  • The Kraken Wakes (1953), published in the USA as Out of the Deep
  • Planet Plane (1953)
  • ‘Melia Ann: A Fantasy of the WI (1953), a poem
  • Jizzle (1954)
  • The Chrysalids (1955), published in the USA as Re-Birth
  • The Seeds of Time (1956)
  • Tales of Gooseflesh and Laughter (1956)
  • The Midwich Cuckoos (1957) filmed as Village of the Damned (1960)
  • The Outward Urge (1959)
  • Trouble With Lichen (1960)
  • Consider Her Ways (1961)
  • The Infinte Moment (1961)
  • Chocky (1968)
  • Sleepers of Mars (1973)
  • Wanderers of Time (1973)
  • The Man from Beyond (1975)
  • Web (1979)
  • Exiles on Asperus (1979)
  • No Place Like Earth (2003)
  • Plan for Chaos (2010)



Aldiss, Brian W. “Harris, John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon [Pseud. John Wyndham] (1903–1969).” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Online, Oxford University Press, 2004, https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/33728.
Riches, Christopher, and Michael Cox. “‘Wyndham, John’ [John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris] (1903–1969) British Novelist and Short-Story Writer.” A Dictionary of Writers and Their Works, Online, Oxford University Press, 2015, https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780191782947.001.0001/acref-9780191782947-e-3066.