The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

The Midwich Cuckoos is a 1957 science fiction novel written by the English author John Wyndham. It tells the tale of an English village in which the women become pregnant by brood parasitic aliens. The book has been praised by many critics, but was famously branded a "cosy catastrophe" by Brian Aldiss. This label has been rebutted by the dramatist Dan Rebellato, who called it a searching novel of moral ambiguities, and the novelist Margaret Atwood, who called the book Wyndham's chef d'oeuvre. It has been filmed twice as Village of the Damned, with releases in 1960 and 1995. The book has been adapted for radio in 1982, 2003, and 2017.

The 1422nd greatest fiction book of all time


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The Midwich cuckoos, Hardcover 6887838 $42.22
The Midwich Cuckoos Hardcover 11841726 $97.33
The Midwich Cuckoos Audible Audiobook 23039 $20.04 2021
The Midwich Cuckoos (S.F. Masterworks) [Hardcover] [Sep 08, 2016] John Wyndham (author) Hardcover 1638201 $18.15 $36.54 2016
The Midwich Cuckoos Kindle Edition 557390 $11.99 2022
The Midwich Cuckoos Hardcover 11929364 $37.87
The Midwich Cuckoos (Fast Track Classics) Paperback 1828864 $7.29 $13.49 2004
The Midwich Cuckoos (Classic Radio Sci-Fi) Audio CD 162544 $8.71 $7.49 2007
The Midwich Cuckoos Kindle Edition 235703 2010
The Midwich Cuckoos Mass Market Paperback 395815 $4.35
The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (2008-09-23) Paperback 861734 $6.65 $6.65
Penguin Essential Midwich Cuckoos Mass Market Paperback 1435877 $16.60 $1.83 1960
Penguin Essential Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (1960-01-05) Mass Market Paperback 1573904 $27.94 $9.68
The Midwich Cuckoos Paperback 7069767 $0.01
The Midwich Cuckoos Paperback 102812 $3.59 $4.00 2008
The Midwich Cuckoos Audio CD 13349130 $77.55
The Midwich Cuckoos Hardcover 4600396 $2.29 1999