John Wyndham (10 July 1903 – 11 March 1969) was the pen name used by English science fiction writer John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris.
During his writing career, John Wyndham used various combinations of his names, such as John Beynon, John Benyon Harris, or Lucas Parkes.
By 1931, Wyndham was selling short stories and serial fiction to American science fiction pulp magazines, mostly under the pen names of ‘John Beynon’ or ‘John Beynon Harris’. He also wrote some detective stories.
Over time he altered his writing style and in 1951 started using the John Wyndham pseudonym for the first time. He wrote The Day of the Triffids. The novel was an enormous success and it established Wyndham as an important science fiction writer. He went on to publish six more novels and several short story collections under the name John Wyndham, all of which appeared in his lifetime.
Here is a bibliography:
Foul Play Suspected (1935) (as John Beynon) novel
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The Secret People (1935) (as John Beynon) novel
Stowaway to Mars (1936) (as John Benyon; also known as The Space Machine and Planet Plane) novel
The Day of the Triffids (1951) novel
The Kraken Wakes (1953) (also known as Out of the Deeps) novel
Jizzle (1954) short stories
The Chrysalids (1955) (also known as Re-Birth) novel
The Seeds of Time (1956) short stories
The Midwich Cuckoos (1957) novel
The Outward Urge (1959) inter-connected short stories
Trouble with Lichen (1960) novel
Consider Her Ways and Others (1961) short stories
Chocky (1968) novel
Sleepers of Mars (1973) short stories
The Best of John Wyndham (1973) short stories
Wanderers of Time (1973) short stories
Exiles on Asperus (1979) short stories
Web (1979) novel
No Place like Earth (2003)
Plan for Chaos (2009) novel
John Wyndham died aged 65 at his home, survived by his wife and brother. Subsequently, some of his unsold work has been published and his earlier work re-published.