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Ballard, J. G. 1930-2009

Works: 966 works in 3,659 publications in 21 languages and 44,105 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Bildungsromans  History  War films  War stories  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other, zxx, Creator, Scenarist, Contributor, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Conceptor, Artist, wpr, Editor, Performer
Classifications: PR6052.A46, 823.914
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Most widely held works by J. G Ballard
Empire of the Sun : a novel by J. G Ballard( Book )

195 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 3,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of the author's experiences as a boy in Shanghai, China, during the Second World War, and in Lunghua C.A.C. (Civilian Assembly Centre), where he was interned from 1942 to 1945
Crash by J. G Ballard( Book )

151 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Ballard, his friend and fellow obsessive, tells the story of this twisted visionary as he careens rapidly toward his own demise in an internationally orchestrated car crash with Elizabeth Taylor. A classic work of cutting-edge fiction, Crash explores both the disturbing implications and horrific possibilities of contemporary society's increasing dependence on technology as intermediary in human relations
High-rise by J. G Ballard( Book )

101 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on enemy floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle."--Provided by publisher
The kindness of women by J. G Ballard( Book )

56 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to: Empire of the Sun. Follows James through prison camp to England at the close of WWII. After settling into life in England, a new tragedy causes him to confront the trauma of his childhood
The day of creation by J. G Ballard( Book )

69 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The parched terrain of Central Africa is the locale ... Dr. Mallory has come to the small town of Port-la-Nouvelle to run a WHO clinic, but the surges and countersurges of guerrilla and paramilitary activity in this forgotten and lawless zone have left him without patients. He dreams, instead of bring water to the region, of discovering a third Nile that will make the Sahara bloom ..."
The crystal world by J. G Ballard( Book )

64 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of an African doctor who attempts to reach his friends in a neighboring village where a forest is slowly crystalizing
Millennium people by J. G Ballard( Book )

52 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his ex-wife is killed in a bombing at Heathrow airport, David Markham infiltrates the shadowy protest group responsible and finds himself becoming brainwashed by the group's charismatic leader
The drowned world by J. G Ballard( Book )

120 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Drowned World imagines a terrifying world in which global warming has melted the ice caps and primordial jungles have overrun a tropical London. Set during the year 2145, this novel follows biologist Dr. Robert Kearns and his team of scientists as they confront a cityscape in which nature is on the rampage and giant lizards, dragonflies, and insects fiercely compete for domination."--Provided by publisher
Concrete island by J. G Ballard( Book )

94 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Robert Maitland's car crashes over a concrete parapet onto the island below, he finds himself trapped in a bizarre world that seems to mirror his own mind
Kingdom come by J. G Ballard( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Portuguese and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unemployed advertising executive investigates why the deranged man who shot his father in a shopping mall was released without being charged
Super-Cannes by J. G Ballard( Book )

59 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One day Dr. Greenwood from Eden-Olympia's clinic goes on a suicidal shooting spree. Dr. Jane Sinclair is hired as his replacement, and she and her husband, Paul, are given Dr. Greenwood's house as a residence. Unable to work while recovering from an accident, Paul spends his days taking close look at the house ... He discovers clues in the house that lead him to question Eden-Olympia's official account of the killings."--Jacket
The complete stories of J.G. Ballard by J. G Ballard( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects all ninety-two of the late author's stories--including "Prima Belladonna," "Dead Time," and "The Index"--Which span five decades and explore everything from musical orchids to human cannibalism to the secret history of World War III
Cocaine nights by J. G Ballard( Book )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five people die in an unexplained house fire in the Spanish resort of Estrella de Mar, an exclusive enclave for the rich, retired British, centred round the thriving Club Nautico. Although the club manager, Frank Prentice pleads guilty to murder, not even the police believe him, and when his brother Charles arrives to unravel the truth he discovers the secret world behind the civilised facade
The unlimited dream company : a novel by J. G Ballard( Book )

46 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a light aircraft crashes into the Thames at Shepperton, the young pilot who struggles to the surface seems to have come back from the dead. Within hours everything in the suburb is strangely transformed
Rushing to paradise by J. G Ballard( Book )

43 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of a cult leader. After losing her medical license, Dr. Barbara Rafferty turns environmentalist to protest French nuclear testing in the Pacific. The campaign attracts media attention, money flows and she sets up a commune on an atoll, an experiment which ends in bloodshed
The best short stories of J.G. Ballard by J. G Ballard( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 prescient and now provide greater perspective on our computer-dominated culture. Ballard's voice and vision have long served as a font of inspiration for today's cyber-punks, the authors and futurist who brought the information age into the mainstream
War fever by J. G Ballard( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 end to the bloodshed only to find that his solution is all too effective as far as some supposedly neutral observers are concerned. Other stories feature an assassination plot against an American astronaut, the leader of an authoritarian religious movement; a man who is destroyed by a car crash and resolves never to leave his apartment again; and the survivor of a toxic-waste ship wrecked on a deserted Caribbean island
Running wild by J. G Ballard( Book )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Metropolitan Police, the brutal details of the massacre that has baffled the entire police department unfold
Hello America by J. G Ballard( Book )

51 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 been dammed and much of the country has become a desert, populated by isolated natives and the bizarre remnants of a disintegrated culture. The expedition sets off from Manhattan on a cross-country journey, through Holiday Inns and abandoned theme parks, to uncover a shocking new power in the heart of Las Vegas"--Page 4 of cover
Chronopolis, and other stories by J. G Ballard( Book )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1979 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Empire of the Sun : a novel
CrashHigh-riseThe kindness of womenThe day of creationThe crystal worldMillennium peopleThe drowned worldConcrete island
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Balardas Džeimsas Greihemas

Balards, Dž. G. 1930-2009

Balards, Džeimss Greiems 1930-2009

Ballard, Dž. G. 1930-2009

Ballard, Dzh. G. 1930-2009

Ballard, J. 1930-2009

Ballard J.G.

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Ballard, J. G. (James Graham), 1930-

Ballard, J. G. (James Graham), 1930-2009

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Ballard James G. 1930-2009

Ballard James Graham

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Ballard James Graham 1930-2009

Ballard Jim G.

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Graham Ballard, James 1930-2009

Iacobus Graham Ballard

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J. G. 밸러드



James Graham Ballard

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James Graham Ballard British writer

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Баллард Д. 1930-2009

Баллард Д. Г. 1930-2009

Боллард Д. Г. 1930-2009

Джеймс Балард

Джеймс Баллард британский писатель

בלרד, ג'מס גרהם 1930-2009

ג'יימס גראהם באלארד

ג'יימס גראהם באלארד סופר בריטי

ج. ج. بالارد، 1930-2009

جيمس غراهام بالارد

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جیمز گراهام بالارد نویسنده و کارگردان بریتانیایی

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발라드, J. G. 1930-2009

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발라드, 제임스 그레엄 1930-2009

발라드, 제임스 그레이엄 1930-2009

밸러드, J. G. 1930-2009

밸러드, 제임스 그레이엄 1930-2009

밸런드, J. G. 1930-2009

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