The Drowned World (Broché)

J-G Ballard

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Fluctuations in solar radiation have caused the icecaps to melt and the seas to rise. Nature is on the rampage. London has been transformed into a primeval swamp, and within its submerged landscape giant lizards, dragonflies and insects compete for dominance. Human fertility is in decline and buildings sink beneath waters infested with decaying matter. Into this wasteland a group of intrepid scientists venture to record the flora and fauna of this new Triassic Age.
Soon ghostly voices haunt their waking and nightmares permeate their sleep ... First published in 1962, Ballard's mesmerising and ferociously imaginative novel gained him widespread critical acclaim and established his reputation as one of Britain's finest writers of science fiction.
  • Date de parution : 01/01/2006
  • Editeur : Harper Perennial
  • ISBN : 0-00-722183-5
  • EAN : 9780007221837
  • Format : Poche
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 175 pages
  • Poids : 0.14 Kg
  • Dimensions : 13,0 cm × 20,0 cm × 1,2 cm

Biographie de J-G Ballard

J.G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai, China, where his father was a businessman. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Ballard and his family were placed in a civilian prison camp. They returned to England in 1946. After two years at Cambridge, where he read medicine, Ballard worked as a copywriter and Covent Garden porter before going to Canada with the RAF. He started writing short stories in the late 1950s, while working on a scientific journal.
The Drowned World, his first major novel, was published in 1962. His acclaimed novels include The Crystal World, The Atrocity Exhibition, Crash (filmed by David Cronenberg), High-Rise, The Unlimited Dream Company, Empire of the Sun (filmed by Steven Spielberg), Cocaine Nights, Super-Cannes and most recently, Millenium People.

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