Sunday, July 06, 2008
The Triffid nebula
I always loved Day of the Triffids as a kid. A book/TV adaptation about giant killer plants sounds like a load of balls, but it turned into a very effective story about the hubris of man, written by the brilliant John Wyndham.
I am very pleased that this classic story has found its way into astronomical circles, by giving its name to the rather beautiful Triffid Nebula.