The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard (Paperback)

By J. G. Ballard, Martin Amis (Introduction by)

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393339291, 1199pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/21/2009)

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A collection of 98 enthralling and pulse-quickening stories, spanning five decades, venerates the remarkable imagination of J. G. Ballard.

With a body of work unparalleled in twentieth-century literature, J. G. Ballard is recognized as one of the greatest and most prophetic writers in the world. With the much-hailed release of The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard, readers now have a means to celebrate the unmatched range and mesmerizing cadences of a literary genius. Whether writing about musical orchids, human cannibalism, or the secret history of World War III, Ballard's Complete Stories evokes the hallucinations of Kafka and Borges in its ability to render modern paranoia and fantastical creations on the page. A Washington Post Best Book of 2009, Boston Globe Best Book, Los Angeles Times Favorite Book, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book.

About the Author

J.G. Ballard was born in Shanghai in 1930 and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London in 2009. He is the author of nineteen novels, including Empire of the Sun, The Drought, and Crash, with many of them made into major films.

Martin Amis is one of Britain's most prolific post-war writers and a professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester. His stories and essays explore the absurdity of the postmodern condition.

Praise For The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard

A master story writer—the maker of unforgettable artifacts in words, each as absolute and perplexing as sculptures unviewable from a single perspective.
— Jonathan Lethem

A revelation; essential reading.

Eerie and melancholy, they unsettle like a Dali painting or a Helmut Newton photograph.

Ballard is probably the most original English writer of the last century.... the book is indispensable.
— China Mieville