Another Day, Another Triffid

John WyndhamThere’s a highly-readable article on the BBC News site about movie-makers’ fascination with worlds doomed by science run amok:

A new BBC adaptation is being made of The Day of the Triffids, but why are we still prepared to believe in a post-apocalyptic world roamed by flesh-eating semi-sentient plants? And do we have a love affair with fictionalised destruction?

Andy Sawyer, librarian at the Science Fiction Foundation Collection at the University of Liverpool, is quoted. That sparked my curiosity – I corresponded with George Hay a little in the early days of the SFF. These days the SF Foundation‘s good works include their support of an sf research website. Its home page currently features Triffids author John Wyndham.