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'The most important British writer of the latter half of the 20th century' Will Self 'Powerful and beautifully clear ... Ballard's potent symbols of beauty and dismay inundate the reader's mind' Brian Aldiss 'One of the brightest stars in post-war fiction. This tale of strange and terrible adventure in a world of steaming jungles has an oppressive power reminiscent of Conrad' Kingsley Amis 'Extraordinarily prescient ... Ballard is a prophet' Philip Pullman, Guardian 'The terrifying thing about Ballard is his logic; is this science fiction or history written ahead of its time?' Len Deighton
J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai. After internment in a civilian prison camp, his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller 'Empire of the Sun' won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His controversial novel 'Crash' was made into a film by David Cronenberg. His autobiography 'Miracles of Life' was published in 2008, and a collection of interviews with the author, 'Extreme Metaphors', will be published in 2012. J.G. Ballard passed away in 2009.
Wonderful journey from a great writer. This is all the more enjoyable with climate change in the newsPublished 1 month ago by A. Higgins
So the characterization isn't what you write home about with Ballard, it's his visuals, atmosphere and his ideas. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
JG Ballard was a brilliant visionary writer. One of those rare authors who so completely illustrates the world he has created that you feel immersed in it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by YR Davis
Published the year I was born, it has taken me quite awhile to get around to this eery classic. Ballard's science fiction work is set quite far apart from contemporaries Philip K... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ann M.
A great book, although a difficult read. The kindle edition is a DISASTER. Random House, profit-driven group of jerks that they are, have created an e-Book Mill that involves an... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Warren P.
J G Ballard – The Drowned World
This science fiction novel may be over fifty years old but it retains its neurotic potency even today with the descent into archeo-psychic... Read more