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  • Published: New York : New York Review Books, 2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Description: xiii, 199 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781590172926
  • 1590172922

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The Chrysalids

by Wyndham, John, 1903-1969.

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Call number: Science Fiction

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Genetic mutation has devastated the world and a bleak, primitive society has emerged from its ruins ; a society which punishes any deviation from rigid norms.Ten-year-old David is having strange dreams about a mysterious city. But in his ultra-religious village of Waknut, all abnormality is abhorred, and he soon realizes that differences can be very dangerous indeed.

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Psi powers

This is an interesting early version of the story of what happens when a new generation of children into a conservative community is born with psychic powers. It's kind of the flip side of Wyndham's "Midwatch Cuckoos" seeing the events from the point of view of the children instead of the community.

Wyndham is one of the great pioneers of science fiction, but some of his stories, including this one, are a bit dated now.

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