J. G. Ballard

James Graham "J. G." Ballard (15 November 1930 – 19 April 2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist. He came to be associated with the New Wave of science fiction early in his career with apocalyptic (or post-apocalyptic) novels.
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Extreme Metaphors 9780007454860 by J G Ballard by J G Ballard
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A startling and at times unsettlingly prescient collection of J. G. Ballards 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 unique talent always surprising frequently prescient. Such acuity was not exclusive to his novels and as this book reminds us Ballards restive intelligence sharpened itself in dialogue. He entertained many with insights into the world as he saw it and  read more
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Drowned World by J G Ballard by J G Ballard
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When London is lost beneath the rising tides unconscious desires rush to the surface in this apocalyptic tale from the author of Crash and Empire of the Sun reissued here with a new introduction from Martin Amis. Fluctuations in solar radiation have melted the ice caps sending the planet into a new Triassic Age of unendurable heat. London is a swamp lush tropical vegetation grows up the walls of the Ritz and primeval reptiles are sighted swimming through the newlyformed lagoons. Some f  read more
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Atrocity Exhibition by J G Ballard by J G Ballard
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A prophetic and experimental masterpiece by J. G. Ballard the acclaimed author of Crash and SuperCannes. This edition includes explanatory notes from the author. The irrational allpervading violence of the modern world is the subject of this extraordinary tour de force. The central characters dreams are haunted by images of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe dead astronauts and carcrash victims as he traverses the screaming wastes of nervous breakdown. Seeking his sanity he casts him  read more
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Harper Perennial Modern Classics - Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard
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The classic, heartrending story of a British boy's four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. Newly reissued with an introduction by John Lanchester. Based on J. G. Ballard's own childhood, this is the extraordinary account of a boy's life in Japanese-occupied wartime Shanghai - a mesmerising, hypnotically compelling novel of war, of starvation and survival, of internment camps and death marches. It blends searing honesty with an almost hallucinatory vision of a world thrown utterly out of joint. Rooted as it is in the author's own disturbing experience of war in our time, it is one of a handful of novels by which the twentieth century will be not only remembered but judged. This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Zadie Smith, Rivka Galchen, Hari Kunzru and Martin Amis) and brand-new cover designs from the artist Stanley Donwood.  read more
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The Atrocity Exhibition: Annotated (Flamingo Modern Classics) by J. G. Ballard
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Concrete Island by J. G. Ballard
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A chilling novel that pays twisted homage to Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe'. Newly reissued with an introduction from Neil Gaiman. Robert Maitland, a 35 year-old architect, is driving home from his London offices when a blow-out sends his speeding Jaguar hurtling out of control. Smashing through a temporary barrier he finds himself, dazed and disorientated, on a traffic island below three converging motorways. But when he tries to climb the embankment or flag-down a passing car for help it proves impossible - and he finds himself imprisoned on the concrete island. Maitland must survive using only what he can find in his crashed car. As in all Ballard's best work 'Concrete Island' provides an unnerving study of our modern lives and world. With his alienating, 'Ballardian' view of normal events, this is a unique novel from one of the twentieth century's finest writers. This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Zadie Smith, Adam Philips, Adam Thirlwell and Robert Macfarlane) and brand-new cover designs from the artist Stanley Donwood.  read more
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Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard
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Voices of Time (Everyman Fiction) by J. G. Ballard
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The Unlimited Dream Company (Triad/Panther books) by J. G. Ballard
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The Day of Forever by J. G. Ballard
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1971. 146 pages. Paperback rated as Very Good - Cards, pages, and binding are better than usually found for this title and publication year. World of Rare Books specializes in old and hard-to-find titles.  read more
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The Drought by J. G. Ballard
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1968. 175 pages. Good condition paperback; as expected for age. Cards, pages, and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues may exist such as shelf wear, inscriptions, light foxing and tanning.  read more
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