Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Review: James FOLLET – “The Temple of the Winds”

Year Published: -
Where the book was from:- My own copy
ISBN: - 9780727855688
Pages: -
Genre: - Science Fiction
Location:- fictional – nr Chichester
How I came across it: - Pensby Library booksale
Rating: - ***** ***
One sentence summary:- Science fiction in the John Wyndham style about a town cut-off from the rest of the country after a strange occurrence in the local swamp.

Describe the plot without giving anything away:-
In Pentworth, near Chichester, supplies of electricity, gas and water are mysteriously diminishing. Then, suddenly, a force field surrounds the town, through which no-one can pass, and the population is completely cut off from the outside world by an unknown force.

General comments:-
Is there such a thing as cosy science fiction? If so, this is it.


AUTHOR Notes:-
James Follett (born in the UK in 1939) has written twenty bestselling novels, including The Tiptoe Boys (filmed as Who Dares Wins), over fifty radio and TV scripts and numerous computer games strategies. He created BBC Radio 4's widely acclaimed SF serial, Earthsearch. He lives in England and Spain.

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