JOHN WYNDHAM TROUBLE WITH LICHEN PDF

Trouble with Lichen has ratings and reviews. said: ان جيلنا لا يعبأ بالتعاسة التي سيسببها..✒اللعنة على اطفال اطفالنا مادمنا نحن ع. Buy Trouble with Lichen: Classic Science Fiction by John Wyndham (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery. Trouble with Lichen [John Wyndham] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Francis Saxover and Diana Brackley, two scientists investigating a.

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There is a lot here about trobule influence of good women teachers, one of whom gives Diana the clue to her future use of the lichen: This book is unusual and intriguing. This strain of lichen, which only grows in one small area of Manchuria, has the ability to slow the metabolic rate in an organism, and to retard the aging process! The moral, sociological and ethical issues the book considers and discusses are not irrelevant now and st I first read this many years ago, probably when I was a teenager, and I loved it.

But even if I had let go of those expectations, there was still the other factor in my dislike: All in all, if you like the blurb, read it.

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Think, after all, of the island of Laputa. Triffids, Chrysalids, Cuckoos and Lichen are the others. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! I found this and I was glad to finally be able to read one. My great-aunt and the rest thought that by technically defeating male privilege they’d scored a great victory. This is also a problem with a lot of conventional fiction. Then their husbands think it wouldn’t be so bad licchen.

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In other words, she had wlth utopian goal in mind for transforming the female condition based on the peculiarities of her personality. Smug women are the worst; their profession is being women, and they just hate any women who make any other kind of professional troublw His prose is crisp and powerful.

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Diana is shown to be not only beautiful, but something of a genius; always hatching long-range plans for the future, and always with Plans B and C up her well-tailored sleeve. I remember that I found this particular book a little too complex for my twelve-year old self, but I certainly appreciated it more when I was a little older.

Whilst studying various lichens shipped in, Diana accidentally comes across the amazing properties of this plant-fungi. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The book is a satire and funny in places especially the newspapers and their fake news. I read several Wyndham novels when I was 12 or 13 – this was one of them. But she’s not interested in getting married and having children. After serving in the civil Service and the Army during the war, he went back to writing. This works well in his short lichfn.

A superficial reading of this novel suggests that Wyndham wrote it as feminist propaganda. Diana tries to cover up the real source of the drug, since the lichen is very rare and difficult to grow, but when it is finally discovered she fakes her own death licheen the hope of inspiring the women of Britain to fight for the rights she tried to secure for them. My one qualm, and it is a minor one, is the title of the book, which put me off for a while. The book is a feminist tract, following the career of a strong, intelligent, visionary biochemist who uses the discovery of a lichen with anti-aging properties to start a revolution in the prospects for women not seen since the movement for universal suffrage.

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John Wyndham’s Trouble with Lichen

Is the suppression of women effected by our lifespan as well as but not at all equally to the patriachy? An enjoyable read, if you like an enigma, which I do. I will read it…. Next Post Noblesse Oblige 2: You might be excused, knowing Wyndham’s other books, for thinking that this is a book about lichen taking over the world, but this isn’t one of his post-apocalyptic efforts.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I was a bit concerned when one of the first characters introduced was a woman named Diana Brackley, who was described as beautiful and well dressed. I have learned not to evaluate a book based on what I thought it would be rather than what it actually is. However, it is thought provoking and I think close to the mark of what might happen if anyone discovered a drug to extend life.

It’s of its time, a time before genetic engineering was dreamt of, and yet curiously relevant to our own age of obsession with self-image and eternal youth. No flowery language and over the top descriptions. Views Read Edit View history. One of my major complaints regarding classic-era science fiction is the dearth of female characters with responsibilities that go beyond making tea.

A scientist and his young female student both discover the anti- aging effects of a certain strain of lichen at the same time and then part company for many years. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. After eight months on the job, Diana had noticed the strange effect that a spot of experimental lichen had shown in a saucer of milk. I’ve been wanting to reread it for a while, but I did wonder how it would stand up, especially as it is a book written in the ‘s, by a man, about a revolution for lack of a better world led by women – and rich, white women at that.

A very British affair, it still holds great appeal for an international audience, and aside from a few passing references, feels not a bit dated, despite being 57 years old as of this writing.

Does our generation care about the misery it is bequeathing? But I wonder whether this would have been best withh to a short story?