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ISBN-10: 0871404184

ISBN-13: 9780871404183

Edition: 2013

Authors: J. G. Ballard

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Description:

Following an energy crisis in the late twentieth century, America has been abandoned. Now, a century later, a small group of European explorers returns to an unrecognizable continent populated by isolated natives and the bizarre remnants of a disintegrated culture in this surreal cross-country journey from the “terrifying and exhilarating imagination” (Guardian) of J.G. Ballard.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 5/20/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

J.G. Ballard was born on November 15, 1930, in Shanghai, China, of British parents. While a child during World War II, he spent four years in a Japanese POW camp. This experience was the basis for the emotionally moving novel Empire of the Sun, which he adapted into a successful movie, directed by Steven Spielberg. Ballard studied medicine at Cambridge, but abandoned his studies for writing. Ballard is best known for his science fiction writings. His early works were heavily influenced by surrealism. Most of his novels deal with death and destruction of the human spirit. Novels such as Crash, Concrete Island, and High Rise portray a society that is devolving into barbaric chaos. The Drowned…