J.G. Ballard


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    General Fiction

    Jul-2014

    A war-ravaged Beirut is the setting for the title story of this visionary collection, a tale in which a young street fighter inadvertently discovers how to bring an to the bloodshed only to find that his solution is all too effective as far as some s...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2013

    "Terminal Atrocity Zone" examines a critical 7-year period in the work of author J G Ballard, ranging from 1966 to 1973. During this time, Ballard produced the series of "condensed novels" which would eventually form his book The Atrocity Exhibition;...

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    Science Fiction

    May-2013

    When a light aircraft crashes into the Thames at Shepperton, the young pilot who struggles to the surface minutes later seems to have come back from the dead. Within hours everything in the dormitory suburb is transformed. Vultures invade rooftops, l...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2012

    A startling and at times unsettlingly prescient collection of J.G. Ballard’s greatest interviews.J.G. Ballard was a literary giant. Best known for his controversial bestseller ‘Crash’ and the memoir ‘Empire of the Sun’, he was a writer of u...

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    Literary

    Mar-2012

    A violent novel filled with insidious twists, Kingdom Come follows the exploits of Richard Pearson, a rebellious, unemployed advertising executive, whose father is gunned down by a deranged mental patient in a vast shopping mall outside Heathrow Airp...

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    Thriller

    Jul-2011

    No writer, certainly no fiction writer, has examined in recent times the profound social malaise of the middle classes as presciently as Ballard, whose penultimate novel, Millennium People, a brilliant political satire, is filled with stunning psycho...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2009

    With a body of work unparalleled in twentieth-century literature, J. G. Ballard is recognized as one of the greatest and most prophetic writers in the world. With the much-hailed release of The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard, readers now have a me...

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-2002

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-2001

    First published in 1978, this collection of nineteen of Ballard's best short stories is as timely and informed as ever. His tales of the human psyche and its relationship to nature and technology, as viewed through a strong microscope, were eerily pr...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2000

    Eden-Olympia is more than just a multinational business park, it is a virtual city-state in itself, built for the most elite high-tech industries. Isolated and secure, the residents lack nothing, yet one day, a doctor at the clinic goes on a suicidal...

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    Suspense

    Mar-1999

    The thirty-two adult members of an exclusive residential community in West London are brutally murdered, and their children are abducted, leaving no trace. Through the forensic diary of Dr. Richard Greville, Deputy Psychiatric Adviser to the London M...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1999

    On the arid, war-plagued terrain of central Africa, a manic doctor is consumed with visions of transforming the Sahara into a land of abundance. But Dr. Mallory s obsession quickly spirals dangerously out of control. First published in 1987, this cla...

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    Suspense

    May-1998

    The setting for Cocaine Nights is the Costa del Sol and the stylish resort of Estrella de Mar. Into the queasy beauty of this artificial environment steps Charles Prentice, a travel writer from London who has come to visit his brother Frank, manager ...

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    General Fiction

    May-1995

    The story of veteran campaigner Dr Barbara Rafferty, whose obsessive crusade to save the albatross on the Pacific atoll of Saint-Esprit suddenly gains international support when millions of TV viewers witness the shooting of Neil Dempsey on a foolhar...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1991

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1991

    In this sequel to his award-winning "Empire of the Sun, " young James returns to England at the end of World War II. He stumbles through medical study at Cambridge, trains briefly as an RAF pilot in Canada, and marries. When his wife dies suddenly, J...

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    Science Fiction

    Dec-1990

    A prophetic and experimental masterpiece by J. G. Ballard, the acclaimed author of "Crash" and "Super-Cannes." This edition features explanatory notes from the author. The irrational, all-pervading violence of the modern world is the subject of this ...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1990

    A war-ravaged Beirut is the setting for the title story of this visionary collection, a tale in which a young street fighter inadvertently discovers how to bring an to the bloodshed only to find that his solution is all too effective as far as some s...

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    Science Fiction

    Sep-1989

    Following the energy crisis of the late twentieth century, America has been abandoned. Now, a century later, a small group of European explorers returns to the now climatically mutated continent. But America is unrecognizable the Bering Strait has be...

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-1988

    Like a latter-day Palm Springs, Vermillion Sands is a fully automated desert resort designed to fulfill the most exotic whims of the idle rich. But now it languishes in uneasy decay, populated only by forgotten movie stars, solitary impresarios and a...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1988

    From J.G. Ballard, author of "Crash" and "Cocaine Nights" comes his extraordinary vision of an African forest that turns all in its path to crystal. Through a 'leaking' of time, the West African jungle starts to crystallize. Trees are metamorphosed i...

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    Science Fiction

    1987

    Appearing in hardcover in America for the first time, this neglected Ballardian masterpiece promises to be a touchstone for environmentalists the world over. First published in 1962, J.G. Ballard s mesmerizing and ferociously imaginative novel not on...

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    Fantasy

    1987

    From the author of CRASH and EMPIRE OF THE SUN, a reissued collection of short stories last published in 1985, which examine the paradox that exists between humanity's creative abilities and destructive impulses. Includes THE TERMINAL BEACH, about an...

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-1985

    On a day in April, just after three o'clock in the afternoon, Robert Maitland's car crashes over the concrete parapet of a high-speed highway onto the island below, where he is injured and, finally, trapped. What begins as an almost ludicrous predica...

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-1985

    In this hallucinatory novel, an automobile provides the hellish tableau in which Vaughan, a "TV scientist" turned "nightmare angel of the highways," experiments with erotic atrocities among auto crash victims, each more sinister than the last. James ...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-1985

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1984

    The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg s film, tells of a young boy s struggle to survive World War II in China. Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the ...

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    General Fiction

    May-1979

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1977

    Weird and mesmerizingly grotesque, The Drought tells the chilling story of the world on the brink of extinction, where a global drought, brought on by industrial waste, has left mankind in a life-or-death search for water. Violence erupts and insanit...

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    Science Fiction

    Mar-1977

    When explosive loyalties form inside a luxurious apartment block isolated from the rest of society, modern elevators become fierce battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on enemy floors. In this chilling tale, humanity s...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1976

    The wind came from nowhere...a super hurricane that blasted round the globe at hundreds of miles per hour burying whole communities beneath piles of rubble, destroying all organized life and driving those it did not kill to seek safety in tunnels and...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1971

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