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Two On Film From JOHN WYNDHAM : The Day of the Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos (Village of the Damned)

"THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS"and "THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS"One novel about the human race made blind. Only to fall victim to a species of carnivorous plants that have locomotion. The other about a British village were one day every women of child baring age becomes pregnant, but by what?
The two novels were written by British author John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris. As the joke goes. Say that fast ten times. 

For these two classic works he used the pen name John Wyndham, but with such a long name. Wyndham used it to create the two other pen names of John Beynon and Lucas Parkes. The author also created the completely different unrelated pen name of John B. Harris. The one thing all four names had in common was writing Science Fiction tales starting in 1931 with the short story "Worlds to Barter". Although his earlier short stories had been sold across the pond to American "Pulp Magazines" since 1922 and not in the U.K.