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Submissions invited: JGB Bibliography update

By • Jul 31st, 2008 •

Category: Ballardosphere, bibliography

Submissions of up to 1000 words invited on any Ballard title.



Autopsy of the New Millennium: JGB exhibition opens tomorrow in Barcelona

By • Jul 22nd, 2008 •

Category: Ballardosphere, Barcelona, bibliography, film, inner space, visual art

Exciting news about Autopsy of the New Millennium, the 4-month exhibition celebrating the work and enduring influence of J.G. Ballard, opening at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona from tomorrow 22 July, 2008.



Miracles of Life (2008)

By • Feb 2nd, 2008 •

Category: autobiography, bibliography, non-fiction, Shanghai, Shepperton, WWII

From amazon.co.uk: Synopsis ‘Miracles of Life’ opens and closes in Shanghai, the city where J.G.Ballard was born, and where he spent the most of the Second World War interned with his family in a Japanese concentration camp. In the intervening chapters Ballard creates a memoir that is both an enthralling narrative and a detailed examination […]



J.G. Ballard Bibliography

By • Oct 17th, 2006 •

Category: Ballardosphere, bibliography

I’ve reproduced publishers’ synopses and added links to essays and reviews for most works; many thanks to Rick McGrath for the first-edition scans, much more evocative than the current crop of covers (but that’s another story). I’ve also added some rudimentary thoughts — placeholders — of my own, and will flesh these out as I […]



J.G. Ballard Bibliography: Novels

By • Oct 17th, 2006 •

Category: bibliography

JG BALLARD Novels • The Wind from Nowhere (1961) • The Drowned World (1962) • The Burning World (1964) (aka The Drought) • The Crystal World (1966) • The Atrocity Exhibition (1969) (aka Love and Napalm: Export USA) • Crash (1973) • Concrete Island (1974) • High-Rise (1975) • The Unlimited Dream Company (1979) • […]



JG Ballard Bibliography: Short Stories & Non-Fiction

By • Oct 17th, 2006 •

Category: bibliography

I’m only covering the major collections, here. J.G. BALLARD Short Stories & Non-Fiction • The Atrocity Exhibition (1970) (aka Love and Napalm: Export USA) (1972) • Vermilion Sands (1971) • A User’s Guide to the Millennium (1996) • J.G. Ballard: The Complete Short Stories (2001) ..:: MORE • Novels • Filmography (coming soon) • Artography […]



The Wind From Nowhere (1961)

By • Oct 10th, 2006 •

Category: bibliography, enviro-disaster, urban decay

OPENING LINE: “The dust came first.” From the Penguin edition, 1976: The wind came from nowhere … a super-hurricane that blasted round the globe at hundreds of miles per hour burying whole communities beneath piles of rubble, destroying all organized life and driving those it did not kill to seek safety in tunnels and sewers […]



The Drowned World (1962)

By • Oct 10th, 2006 •

Category: bibliography, deep time, enviro-disaster, inner space, urban decay

OPENING LINE: “Soon it would be too hot.” From Amazon UK: In the 21st century, fluctuations in solar radiation have caused the ice-caps to melt and the seas to rise. Global temperatures have climbed, and civilization has retreated to the Arctic and Antarctic circles. London is a city now inundated by a primeval swamp, to […]



The Burning World (aka The Drought; 1964)

By • Oct 8th, 2006 •

Category: bibliography, deep time, enviro-disaster, urban decay

OPENING LINE: “At noon, when Dr Charles Ransom moored his houseboat in the entrance to the river, he saw Quilter, the idiot son of the old woman who lived in the ramshackle barge outside the yacht basin, standing on a spur of exposed rock on the opposite bank and smiling at the dead birds floating […]



The Crystal World (1966)

By • Oct 8th, 2006 •

Category: bibliography, deep time, inner space

OPENING LINE: “Above all, the darkness of the river was what impressed Dr. Sanders as he looked out for the first time across the open mouth of the Matarre estuary.” Ballard’s fourth novel. My 1993 Flamingo version has quotes on the back: Through a ‘leaking’ of time and a supersaturation of matter, a forest area […]



The Atrocity Exhibition (1970)

By • Oct 8th, 2006 •

Category: bibliography, inner space, media landscape, medical procedure, sexual politics, short stories, speed & violence, William Burroughs

OPENING LINE: “Apocalypse. A disquieting feature of this annual exhibition — to which the patients themselves were not invited — was the marked preoccupation of the paintings with the theme of world cataclysm, as if these long-incarcerated patients had sensed some seismic upheaval within the minds of their doctors and nurses.” For many, The Atrocity […]



Vermilion Sands (1971)

By • Oct 8th, 2006 •

Category: bibliography, consumerism, flying, Salvador Dali, surrealism

OPENING LINE: “All summer the cloud-sculptors would come from Vermilion Sands and sail their painted gliders above the coral towers that rose like white pagodas beside the highway to Lagoon West.” (from ‘The Cloud-Sculptors of Coral D’). I’m not covering every one of JGB’s short-story collections in this bibliography — with the release of the […]