Title: The Seeds of Time
Author: John Wyndham
Page Count/Review Word Count: 224
I’m very happy to be able to say that I enjoyed this one, because I’ve picked up a few Wyndham books in a row that haven’t really hit the mark for me. I’m not sure what it is about this one that I enjoyed so much, but I think it has a lot to do with the fact that it was a short story collection.
Wyndham is one of those writers where their work is often all about the ideas that it contains. I think that’s why he’s so suited to short stories, because they give him the best playground for developing and trying those ideas out. With a full novel, it can feel like a little bit too much, while he can just go in and play around and then get back out before it gets too boring.
It also helps that there are a bunch of great ideas for Wyndham to play around with here, and his writing is also at its best, too. The result is a fantastic little short story collection that was a joy to read, and I’m super glad that I was able to pick it up. It’s also reaffirmed my love of Wyndham.