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The Kraken Wakes music by michelle gorrell


Written by John Wyndham and first published in 1953, this sci-fi classic deals with the inevitable war of attrition that arises when an alien species takes up residence in earth's oceans. Human and alien populations inhabit mutually inhospitable environments and never meet; all the same, battle is commenced almost as soon as each becomes aware of the other. Startlingly relevant today is Wyndham's examination of what may happen to human society when the ice caps melt.

Here are four short excerpts from a piece that outlines the story, followed by the entire piece lasting 5 minutes.