ROYAL Mail’s latest stamps are out of this world as they celebrate six classic sci-fi novels by British writers. Their release on April 15 marks
ROYAL Mail’s latest stamps are out of this world as they celebrate six classic sci-fi novels by British writers.
Their release on April 15 marks the 75th anniversary of Time Machine author HG Wells’ death and the 70th anniversary of John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids.
Frankenstein tells the story of Victor Frankenstein who brings life to a creature of his own creation[/caption]
Meteors hit the Earth and Triffids emerge from the craters and attempt to take control[/caption]
The other four books in the series are Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Childhood’s End by Arthur C Clarke and Shikasta by Doris Lessing.
The classic novels and illustrators featured in the set are:
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: illustration by Sabina Sinko
- The Time Machine by HG Wells: illustration by Francisco Rodriguez
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: illustration by Thomas Danthony
- The Day Of The Triffids by John Wyndham: illustration by Mick Brownfield
- Childhood’s End by Arthur C Clarke: illustration by Matt Murphy
- Shikasta by Doris Lessing: illustration by Sarah Jones
HG Wells’ classic sees a Victorian time traveller venture many years into the future[/caption]
Arthur C Clarke’s novel story follows a peaceful alien invasion[/caption]
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Royal Mail added that the writers whose work is featured on the stamps are household names across the world, highlighting how Britain has been at the forefront of science fiction writing.
Doris Lessing’s 1979 science fiction novel Shikasta[/caption]
Aldous Huxley’s novel is set in a futuristic society ruled by social conditioning[/caption]