Something that really intrigues me about this book is that no-one has written a sequel to it, whereas in fact, this is what the ending is crying out for. I remember reading that one reviewer notes that the Sealand Woman is superior-acting, and this is very much the case, but it is possible to read into this a certain amount of facetiousness, Wyndham puts words into her mouth, but he does not necessarily agree with her high-handedness. This does not eliminate the fact that there is a certain amount of 'Deus ex machina' about a woman ascending from the skies to rescue them. I think, in fact, if I were Davie, Rosalind and Petra I would have second thoughts about leaping aboard this helicopter to go off to an unknown land, but then, what choice do they have? Anyway, I've messed around with my own sequel to the Chrysalids, drawing on the fact that Michael is still alone in Waknuk, and the new experiences faced by Davie, Rosalind and Petra in Sealand, (presumably New Zealand). Anybody interested in doing some co-writing feel free to contact me.