jg ballard

  1. Toby Frost

    High-Rise by J.G. Ballard

    Two thousand middle-class professionals live in a custom-made block of luxury apartments. Despite their privileged circumstances – or perhaps because of them – psychosis sets in. Minor incidents over power failures and elevator use become violent. Parties turn into orgies and riots. Soon nobody...
  2. Anthony G Williams

    The Inner Landscape, by Peake, Ballard and Aldiss

    This rather odd little 1970 Corgi anthology (previously published by Allison & Busby in 1969) consists of three novellas by famous authors, without any editorial foreward to explain them, just a few portenteous phrases on the cover about eerie worlds and strange landscapes in which man himself...
  3. AE35Unit

    The Empire of the Sun by J G Ballard (1984)

    This is a story of survival during World War 2 through the eyes of a young boy. Young Jim is living in China during the outbreak of the war with Japan and he becomes seperated from his parents. Aged 11 he makes his way to and from Shanghai, encountering Japanese pilots and American...
  4. Extollager

    J. G. Ballard mention -- John Gray "Immortality Commission" author

    I read The Immortality Commission and thought that nonfiction book was pretty interesting. Here's an interview that starts with a little about J. G. Ballard. http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/books/2013/02/interview-with-a-writer-john-gray/
  5. AE35Unit

    The Drowned World by J.G.Ballard (1962)

    Just finished this 1962 book, one of Ballard's 'Beautiful Dystopias' Basically sometime in the not-too distant future excessive solar radiation has caused th ice caps to melt, resulting in flooding and the world becoming a tropical wasteland. Now, it sounds a little far-fetched, certainly it...
  6. Omphalos

    The Drowned World, by J.G. Ballard

    At one point in my life, pretty early on in my exploration of the genre actually, I was an enthusiastic fan of J.G. Ballard's works. My father had a few in his meager SF collection, and I absconded with them about the time I found Dune on the same shelf. I became an even greater fan after...
  7. D_Davis

    J.G. Ballard

    I recently finished Running Wild - brilliant - and I am just about finished with War Fever. I've also read a few short story collections (including The Best SF Short Stories of... which is probably my 2nd favorite collection of short stories I've ever read, right after Alfred Bester's Virtual...
  8. AE35Unit

    J G Ballard has cancer :(

    Just got this in the latest Ansible newsletter : J.G. BALLARD told the Sunday Times that in mid-2006 he'd been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. [20 January] This led him to write his autobiography, Miracles of Life- published this month. Here's hoping for a fast recovery
  9. ken1a

    J.G. Ballard Fan

    Hi, I'm new here and I was hoping for a few recommendtions. I've been rereading all of Ballard's books(the drowned world, the crystal world ect...)and I was wondering if you've come across any authors of similar style? New or classic. Also, any recommendations for any new hard SF would be...
  10. Dave

    J. G. Ballard

    JAMES GRAHAM BALLARD (1930-) "The future is going to be boring. The suburbanisation of the planet will continue, and the suburbanisation of the soul will follow soon after." J.G. Ballard was the author of the original story 'Crash' which became the David Cronenburg film of the same name...