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'. As John Wyndham he wrote
The Day of the Triffids, The Kraken Wakes, The Chrysalids, The Midwich Cuckoos (filmed as Village of the Damned), The Seeds
of Time, Trouble with Lichen, The Outward Urge, Consider Her Ways and Others, Web and Chocky. John Wyndham died in March 1969.