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

    “More than one thousand compelling pages from one of the most haunting, cogent, and individual imaginations in contemporary literature.”―William Boyd The American publication of The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard is a landmark event. Increas...

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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

    In Cocaine Nights, J. G. Ballard stretches the taught canvas of his transgressive vision over the framework of old-fashioned mystery. The setting: the swank Spanish resort of Estrella de Mar, where young retirees from Europe's chillier climes bask in...

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    General Fiction

    May-1995

    Led by a charismatic and slightly unhinged woman, a group of environmentalists wins control over a small atoll in the Pacific and sets up a utopian community. Breeding other threatened species and among themselves, these homesteaders slowly transform...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1991

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1991

    Ballard here writes a brilliant hybrid of autobiography and fiction. The sequel to The Empire of the Sun, this work puts his earlier account of a boy’s experiences in occupied Shanghai in the context of a lifetime. Ballard’s eye has never been mo...

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    Science Fiction

    Dec-1990

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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

    In the year 2030, crew members of the SS Apollo explore the derelict, windswept desert that was once America and, in Las Vegas, they discover that megalomaniac President Charles Manson has preserved late twentieth-century technology and culture...

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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 metamorphose into e...

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    Science Fiction

    1987

    A debut novel, set in London in the near future. The capital city has been flooded and transformed into a tropical location where social aberrations only serve as an indicator of the level of corruption of the modern mentality....

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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

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-1985

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    General Fiction

    Jul-1985

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1984

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    General Fiction

    May-1979

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1977

    With a new introduction by M. John Harrison and a striking new cover design from the artist Stanley Donwood, this acclaimed cult novel sees human existence threatened by devastating climate change.Water. Man's most precious commodity is a luxury of t...

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    Science Fiction

    Mar-1977

    The classic novel of luxury and depravity, now a major motion picture. From the author of the celebrated dystopian classics Kingdom Come, The Drowned World, and The Drought, High Rise is a prescient story of class warfare. The film adaptation by accl...

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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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