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Trouble with Lichen has ratings and reviews. said: ان جيلنا لا يعبأ بالتعاسة التي سيسببها..✒اللعنة على اطفال اطفالنا مادمنا نحن ع. Buy Trouble with Lichen: Classic Science Fiction by John Wyndham (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery. Trouble with Lichen [John Wyndham] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Francis Saxover and Diana Brackley, two scientists investigating a.

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What they didn’t realize is that the greatest enemies of women aren’t men at all, they are women: She works on it privately, and comes to a very startling conclusion after months of tests and retests. Mar 17, Nayra. The plot concerns a young female biochemist who discovers that a chemical extracted from an unusual strain of lichen can be used to retard the ageing processenabling people to live to around — years.

As much as this novel was a chore to finish, I will give Wyndham credit for two things. All in all, if you like the blurb, read it.

Very strong female character with Diana. So watch for the diddles, darling.

Jan 12, Arielle Walker rated it really liked it Shelves: A puzzle, I agree. Feb 14, Shannon rated it it was amazing. I was both troubble and rather surprised to find that on the whole, it did.


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An enjoyable read, if you like an enigma, which I do. Francis, realising the implications for the world of an ever-youthful, wealthy elite, wants to keep it secret, but Diana sees an opportunity to overturn the male status quo by using the lichen to inspire a feminist revolution. Published May 31st by Penguin Books Ltd first published Most of this book is a dialog between Diana and the owner of the research facility, Francis Saxover, who also independently discovered the life-extending properties of the lichen.

Modern-day readers of “Trouble with Lichen,” especially women readers, may be gratified to observe how nicely feminist the author was here, in his penultimate published novel. Open Preview See a Problem? Both realise that the effects on society could be earth shattering but both envisage different problems.

And I’m very glad I did. The reactions of the two scientists are quite different, although both deem it wisest to keep this bombshell news from the general public.

The book was first printed aroundand some of the vernacular, even the style of writing, shows it to clearly belong to that age. April 8, at 8: May 20, Elizabeth Elwood rated it liked it. Extremely intelligent, Lichwn receives a scholarship to Cambridge and becomes an extremely gifted biochemist.

There’s panic on about world food shortages and over population; about the fact that the young won’t be able to get jobs because the old will have to work longer goodness, not heard that one before! Written inthe book is relevant today in its discussion of withh implications This was a quick read, breezily satirical and crisply written, with a charming heroine and an interesting hypothesis: To the point where it can be used for people to be able to live several hundred years.


April 27, at 9: Diana deliberately creates an army of domestic and social influence to be in position to persuade the male government to allow this alarming new child of science to live, once she had been the midwife for its birth. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: A biochemist who discovers the elixir of life.

Aug 08, Jordan Thomas rated it really liked it. Zephanie Saxover, on the other joyn, has made a good choice in life partner.

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Francis, on the other hand, messed it all up by telling his children. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Some of the dialogue would have worked better as exposition. Showing of 19 reviews. Francis Saxover and Diana Brackley, two scientists investigating a rare lichen, discover it has a remarkable property: