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Ballard, J. G. 1930-2009

Works: 528 works in 2,579 publications in 23 languages and 38,605 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Political fiction  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Satire 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, Interviewee, Scenarist, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: PR6052.A46, 823.914
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Most widely held works about J. G Ballard
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Most widely held works by J. G Ballard
Empire of the Sun : a novel by J. G Ballard( Book )
162 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,313 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
The day of creation by J. G Ballard( Book )
64 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,530 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 kindness of women by J. G Ballard( Book )
59 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,526 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
Crash by J. G Ballard( Book )
115 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The car provides the hellish tableau in which Vaughan, a 'TV scientist', experiments with erotic atrocities among crash victims, each more sinister than the last: ultimately, he craves a union of blood, semen and engine coolant in a head-on collision with an iconic celebrity
Millennium people by J. G Ballard( Book )
41 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,390 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 ; and the wind from nowhere by J. G Ballard( Book )
128 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First work concerns an increase in the sun's heat which turns much of the world into the Triassic Age topography. In the second, the earth is afflicted by a wind of ever increasing velocity
The crystal world by J. G Ballard( Book )
70 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,208 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
The complete stories of J.G. Ballard by J. G Ballard( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,166 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
Kingdom come by J. G Ballard( Book )
36 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,095 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 )
41 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 915 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
Concrete island by J. G Ballard( Book )
72 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chilling novel about our modern world, from the author of 'Empire of the Sun' and 'Crash'
High-rise by J. G Ballard( Book )
56 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 883 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 byprimal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle."--Provided by publisher
Rushing to paradise by J. G Ballard( Book )
42 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 830 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
Cocaine nights by J. G Ballard( Book )
28 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the Spanish Riviera, an English discotheque manager is falsely accused of setting fire to a villa which killed its occupants. The man's brother arrives from England to clear his name and in the process uncovers a drugs and pornography ring
The unlimited dream company : a novel by J. G Ballard( Book )
42 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the author of the Sunday Times bestseller 'Cocaine Nights' comes an acclaimed backlist title -- in which suburban London is transformed into an exotic dreamworld -- now reissued in new cover style
War fever by J. G Ballard( Book )
33 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 783 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
The best short stories of J.G. Ballard by J. G Ballard( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 750 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
Running wild by J. G Ballard( Book )
51 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
32 residents of an exclusive private estate are brutally murdered within the space of 10 minutes, and their 13 children abducted. The police uncover nothing, but Richard Greville, psychiatrist, has a few ideas of his own
Hello America by J. G Ballard( Book )
50 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 667 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
A user's guide to the millennium : essays and reviews by J. G Ballard( Book )
28 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Balards, Dž. G. 1930-2009
Balards, Džeimss Greiems 1930-2009
Ballard, Dž. G. 1930-2009
Ballard, Dzh. G. 1930-
Ballard, Dzh. G. 1930-2009
Ballard, J. 1930-2009
Ballard, J.G.
Ballard, J. G. 1930-2009
Ballard, James 1930-2009
Ballard, James G.
Ballard James G. 1930-2009
Ballard, James Graham
Ballard, James Graham 1930-
Ballard James Graham 1930-2009
Ballard, Jim G.
Ballard, Jim G. 1930-
Ballard, Jim G. 1930-2009
Graham Ballard, James 1930-2009
ج. ج. بالارد، 1930-2009
バラード, J. G
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