By Simon Clark
25 years after invoice Masen, the hero of the enduring 1951 cult novel Day of the Triffids, escapes along with his kinfolk to a colony at the Isle of Wight, the human species is scattered around the world because the lethal Triffid crops proceed their devastating march.
One of the few people now not blinded through the meteor bathe of a quarter-century in the past, David Masen, Bill’s son, has develop into a pilot, touring looking for an efficient weapon opposed to the Triffids. In long island urban, he discovers a bunch of people that seem to be resistant to the Triffids’ lethal poison. yet all isn't because it turns out during this colony, and shortly David needs to face a perilous adversary from his family’s past.
About the Author
Simon Clark is a British horror author and the writer of diverse acclaimed novels and brief tales. a few of his best-known works contain Night of the Triffids, Nailed via the Heart, Darker, The Fall, Blood Crazy, and Vampyrrhic; his brief tales were featured in anthologies together with Blood & Grit and Salt Snake & different Bloody Cuts. His brief tale “Goblin urban lighting” gained the British fable Award for top brief tale in 2001; he has additionally gained the Bram Stoker Award for top First Novel, the area myth Award for top Novella, and the British myth Award for his novels.
Clark can be the writer of The Dalek Factor, an unique Doctor Who novella, and has written prose fabric for the foreign rock band U2.
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An aged girl squinted suspiciously again at me. She, I took it, served because the concierge. without doubt the foremost to the gate lay someplace in her lair yet, wanting struggling with her for it, it used to be nonetheless past my succeed in. in addition to, doubtless if i attempted something, ‘She’d commence a-yellin’, then the posse’d come a-runnin’, to cite the phrases of a latest ditty. I retreated to my room. There I reflected my ideas. speedy, i noticed that these have been particularly restricted. both remain installed this stinking DIY distillery or locate a way to wreck out. now not that breaking out appealed. the place may possibly i am going? the most obvious solution will be south into the town. yet that might suggest scaling the twenty-foot wall, which wouldn’t be the best of initiatives: for something, the armed guards could take exception to my doing so. possibly you will want to sit down tight till Sam Dymes lower back. If he again. Tut, tut, David, I informed myself, there is going your suspicious brain back… yet there has been an opportunity that situations could hinder the go back of Sam and the others. within which case, i'd need to take my possibilities, making for the flying-boat hangar after which heading for domestic lower than my very own steam. Drip… drip… drip… The nonetheless did its paintings. the just about overpowering scent of sweating malt and barley took ownership of my nostrils. At durations the concierge broke off from her gatekeeper tasks to limp into the room, eliminate an entire liquor bottle from underneath the ever-dripping faucet, stopper it, position it with its cousins (dozens and dozens of them) in a cabinet, then position an empty bottle lower than the faucet, flip the screw and—yes—the drip-drip-drip might begin once more. Later that morning i found a fashion of looking onto the road. i discovered that if I stood on a chair i may see via a air flow grille. Now I had a reticulated snapshot of a highway covered with four-story tenements. sun printed a hectic scene. humans of every age and all races moved quickly backward and forward. such a lot carried baskets or bundles of other forms. i may see various the Blind, too. They moved with self belief alongside the road, but I famous, feeling in poor health, that they looked to be hired as beasts of burden. They carried large wood packing containers secured via a type of harness to their backs. I didn’t see one individual wearing something larger than the main pitiful of rags. I persisted to monitor the scene for a few mins. in the course of that point one or humans on bicycles went previous. I observed a handcart, pulled through a burly guy, during which have been pigs and, bizarrely, a coffin covered with satin in a delirious color of purple. Following him got here a herd of livestock pushed by way of boys with sticks. Then, for the 1st time due to the fact that my arrival during this sector, I observed a powered automobile. I craned my head to determine larger. Trundling noisily into view got here what seemed to be a steel field on wheels. What few home windows it possessed have been coated with metal mesh, whereas on most sensible of it a perspex bubble glinted within the solar. during this gun turret sat a guy smoking a cigarette. because the car become an aspect road i may see the phrases commercial region POLICE (NYC) stencilled on its flank.