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J. G. Ballard (1930–2009)

Autor(a) de Empire of the Sun

285+ Works 33,515 Membros 756 Críticas 195 Favorited

About the Author

J. G. Ballard was born to British parents in Shanghai, China on November 15, 1930. While a child during World War II, he spent four years in a Japanese POW camp. This experience was the basis for the emotionally moving novel Empire of the Sun, which he adapted into a successful movie, directed by mostrar mais Steven Spielberg. Before becoming a full-time writer, he studied medicine at Cambridge University and served as a pilot in the British Royal Air Force. Ballard is best known for his science fiction writings. His early works were heavily influenced by surrealism. Most of his novels deal with death and destruction of the human spirit. Novels such as Crash, Concrete Island, and High Rise portray a society that is devolving into barbaric chaos. Crash was made into a movie by David Cronenberg in 1996. The Drowned World describes an apocalyptic society, with a hero that ushers in the destruction of the world. His novel Empire of the Sun was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize and James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Empire of the Sun was filmed by Steven Spielberg in 1987, starring a young Christian Bale as Jim (Ballard). Ballard moved away from science fiction, but he is still considered one of the leading authors of the genre. He died on April 19, 2009 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por J. G. Ballard

Empire of the Sun (1984) 3,738 exemplares
Crash (1973) 3,528 exemplares
The Drowned World (1962) 2,746 exemplares
High-Rise (1975) 2,482 exemplares
The Atrocity Exhibition (1969) 1,678 exemplares
Concrete Island (1973) 1,299 exemplares
Super-Cannes (2000) 1,284 exemplares
The Crystal World (1966) 1,200 exemplares
Cocaine Nights (1996) 1,188 exemplares
The Drought (1964) 978 exemplares
Millennium People (2003) 869 exemplares
The Day of Creation (1987) 752 exemplares
The Kindness of Women (1991) 728 exemplares
Kingdom Come (2006) 690 exemplares
The Terminal Beach (1964) 595 exemplares
The Unlimited Dream Company (1979) 595 exemplares
Miracles of Life (2008) — Autor — 570 exemplares
Hello America (1981) 569 exemplares
Running Wild (1988) 551 exemplares
Vermilion Sands (1971) 528 exemplares
Rushing to Paradise (1994) 468 exemplares
The Wind from Nowhere (1962) 422 exemplares
War Fever (1990) 344 exemplares
The Four-Dimensional Nightmare (1963) 320 exemplares
The Disaster Area (1967) 276 exemplares
Myths of the Near Future (1901) 260 exemplares
Chronopolis (1656) 242 exemplares
Low-flying Aircraft and Other Stories (1976) — Autor — 193 exemplares
The Day of Forever (1901) 158 exemplares
The Venus Hunters (1967) 147 exemplares
The Inner Landscape (1969) 121 exemplares
Billenium (1962) 118 exemplares
Memories of the Space Age (1988) 92 exemplares
Backdrop of Stars (1968) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Extreme Metaphors (2012) 89 exemplares
The Impossible Man (1966) 88 exemplares
Passport to Eternity (1963) 88 exemplares
Conversations (2005) 78 exemplares
The Overloaded Man {anthology} (1967) — Autor — 71 exemplares
J.G. Ballard: Quotes (2004) 57 exemplares
The Drowned Giant [short fiction] (1964) 25 exemplares
Tutti i racconti: 1969-1992 (2005) 16 exemplares
De wachtvelden (1970) 16 exemplares
Selected Nonfiction, 1962-2007 (2023) 13 exemplares
Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980 (1982) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Supernova (1974) 11 exemplares
The Terminal Beach [short story] (1964) 11 exemplares
Billenium [short story] (1961) 11 exemplares
The Sound-Sweep (1960) 10 exemplares
Crash: The Collector's Edition (2017) 10 exemplares
News from the sun 9 exemplares
Zeit endet oder Die Elemente (1994) 9 exemplares
The Cage of Sand 8 exemplares
Prima Belladonna (2016) 8 exemplares
Drie SF-novellen (1978) 8 exemplares
Deep End (1961) 7 exemplares
Track 12 [short fiction] (1967) 7 exemplares
Der Garten der Zeit (1996) 7 exemplares
Beton Ada (2004) 7 exemplares
Build-Up 7 exemplares
The Volcano Dances (1964) 6 exemplares
The Subliminal Man 6 exemplares
Chronopolis [short fiction] (1969) 6 exemplares
The Dying Fall 6 exemplares
Millemondiestate 1981 (1976) 5 exemplares
The Message From Mars (1992) 5 exemplares
End-game 5 exemplares
Escapement [short story] (1967) 5 exemplares
Research No. 8/9 5 exemplares
Dream Cargoes 4 exemplares
Rzeźbiarze chmur (2012) 4 exemplares
Now: Zero [short story] (1967) 4 exemplares
The Illuminated Man [novelette] (1964) 4 exemplares
The Lost Leonardo [short story] (1964) 4 exemplares
The Insane Ones [short story] (1962) 4 exemplares
Sorres rogenques (1987) 3 exemplares
La Isla de Hormigón (2012) 3 exemplares
Oteki Dunya (2013) 3 exemplares
Science-Fiction: Ballard (1984) 3 exemplares
Avió en vol ras (2022) 3 exemplares
The Comsat Angels [short story] (1968) 3 exemplares
The Beach Murders [short story] (1969) 3 exemplares
Time of Passage [short story] (1967) 3 exemplares
The Time-Tombs [novelette] (1967) 3 exemplares
Päikese impeerium (2014) 3 exemplares
Thirteen to Centaurus 3 exemplares
The Drowned World; The Drought (2008) 3 exemplares
A Corrida Selvagem 2 exemplares
Deserto d'acqua 2 exemplares
Le Rêveur illimité (2017) 2 exemplares
Solens Rike 2 exemplares
El huracán cósmico 2 exemplares
Bilenio 2 exemplares
Sombras Do Imperio (1994) 2 exemplares
Statues chantantes(les) (1998) 2 exemplares
The Ultimate City [novella] (1976) 2 exemplares
Theatre of war 2 exemplares
Cataclismo Solar 1 exemplar
この不思議な地球で―世紀末SF傑作選 (1996) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Draining Lake 1 exemplar
Ora: zero (2015) 1 exemplar
BAL Super.Cannes 1 exemplar
Saulės imperija: [romanas] (2010) 1 exemplar
News From The Sun 1 exemplar
Toronyház (2018) 1 exemplar
Coitus 80 1 exemplar
Helló, Amerika! (2019) 1 exemplar
Matchbook Classics Box Set (2019) 1 exemplar
Potopljeni svet 1 exemplar
Imperiul soarelui 1 exemplar
Sogno S.p.A. (1979) 1 exemplar
Koleduste väljapanek (2021) 1 exemplar
歌う彫刻 (2017) 1 exemplar
Fuga al paraíso (1901) 1 exemplar
Ora: zero 1 exemplar
Hayatin Mucizeleri (2009) 1 exemplar
Condominium 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Naked Lunch (1962) — Introdução, algumas edições6,986 exemplares
Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories — Contribuidor — 1,893 exemplares
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (1989) — Contribuidor — 888 exemplares
The Book of Fantasy (1940) — Contribuidor — 599 exemplares
Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 503 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 446 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Contribuidor — 428 exemplares
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contribuidor — 409 exemplares
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994) — Contribuidor — 392 exemplares
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Contribuidor — 328 exemplares
Pranks! (1987) — Contribuidor — 270 exemplares
Nebula Award Stories 1965 (1966) — Contribuidor — 259 exemplares
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) — Contribuidor — 248 exemplares
Semiotext(e) SF (1989) — Contribuidor — 248 exemplares
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (1979) — Contribuidor — 242 exemplares
Shudder Again: 22 Tales of Sex and Horror (1993) — Contribuidor — 231 exemplares
The 1990 Annual World's Best SF (1990) — Contribuidor — 201 exemplares
The Fantasy Hall of Fame (1998) — Contribuidor — 192 exemplares
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Contribuidor — 188 exemplares
The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft (1994) — Contribuidor — 187 exemplares
Dangerous Visions 3 (1967) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1965) — Contribuidor — 178 exemplares
Nebula Award Stories Number Three (1968) — Contribuidor — 173 exemplares
The Ruins of the Earth (1973) — Contribuidor — 162 exemplares
A Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
5th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1960) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
Connoisseur's Science Fiction (1964) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
Stories of the Sea (2010) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
Space Odyssey (1983) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
Penguin Science Fiction (1961) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
SF12 (1968) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (1998) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1955) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
8th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1963) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Empire of the Sun [1987 film] (1987) — Original book — 115 exemplares
Spectrum 3 (1963) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 12th Series (1963) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
11th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1966) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of International Erotica (1996) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Dali (1974) — Introdução, algumas edições111 exemplares
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
New Worlds: An Anthology (1983) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 14th Series (1965) — Autor — 107 exemplares
Cyber-killers (1997) — Contribuidor, algumas edições106 exemplares
SF: The Best of the Best (1967) — Autor, algumas edições106 exemplares
The Best of Interzone (1997) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 13th Series (1964) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
The Second IF Reader of Science Fiction (1957) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
Bangs and Whimpers: Stories about the End of the World (1999) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
Lost Mars: The Golden Age of the Red Planet (2018) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
England Swings SF: Stories of Speculative Fiction (1968) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
New Worlds Quarterly 2 (1971) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Cities of wonder (1967) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
New Worlds of Fantasy #3 (1971) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Interzone: The 1st Anthology (1985) — Autor — 73 exemplares
New Worlds Quarterly 1 (1971) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Best SF Stories from New Worlds (1967) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Future Tense (1968) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Best SF: 1967 (1968) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Vintage Anthology of Science Fantasy. (1966) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 2 (1966) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction Stories (1977) — Autor, algumas edições65 exemplares
Alpha 1 (1970) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Time Travelers (Fiction in the Fourth Dimension) (1997) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Dark Stars (1969) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The City, 2000 A.D: Urban Life through Science Fiction (1950) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The New SF (1969) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
New Worlds of Fantasy (1967) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Transit of Earth (1971) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Interzone: The 2nd Anthology (1987) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 22 (1960) (1991) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 24 (1962) (1992) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Best of British SF 2 (1977) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Traps of Time (1970) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Timescapes (1997) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook: No. 2 (1989) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 5 (1969) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 6 (1970) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction : Book Two (1950) — Autor — 52 exemplares
Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists (2003) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Beyond Tomorrow: Anthology of Modern Science Fiction (1976) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Alpha 2 (1971) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Science Fiction Contemporary Mythology (1978) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Afterlives (1986) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 8 (1974) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Introductory Psychology through Science Fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Stars of Albion (1979) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
In Dreams Awake (1975) 42 exemplares
Interzone: The 4th Anthology (1983) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 18th Series (1969) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
The Dead Astronaut (1971) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
SF: Authors' Choice (1968) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 7 (1963) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Windows Into Tomorrow (1974) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Lands of Never: Anthology of Modern Fantasy (1984) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Top Fantasy (1974) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Great World War II Stories: 50th Anniversary Collection (1989) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
100 Years of Science Fiction (1968) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow ... (1974) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
First Voyages (1981) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka (2011) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Simulations: 15 Tales of Virtual Reality (Citadel Twilight) (1993) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Tomorrow and Tomorrow : Ten Tales of the Future (1973) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Earth in Transit (1976) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Phantastische Aussichten (1985) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Galactic Dreamers: Science Fiction as Visionary Literature (1977) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Mind in Chains (1970) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Univers 03 (1975) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Science fiction verhalen [1969] — Contribuidor, algumas edições; Contribuidor, algumas edições13 exemplares
Gigantic Worlds (2015) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Østenfor sol : 38 fantastiske fortellinger fra hele verden (1969) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
SF Inventing the Future (1972) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Love, Death + Robots: The Official Anthology, Volume 2+3 (2022) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Tales in Space (1998) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Star Book of Horror No. 1 (1975) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Social Problems Through Science Fiction (1975) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Into the unknown;: Eleven tales of imagination (1973) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Univers 1986 (1986) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Ikarus 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Ikarus 2001. Best of Science Fiction. (2001) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Time of Passage (1978) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Impulse : The New Science Fantasy, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 1966 (1966) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
New Worlds SF 163, June 1966 (1966) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Death on Wheels (1999) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
New Worlds SF 161, April 1966 (1966) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
ULLSTEIN 2000 SF STORIES 81 (1982) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Bifrost n°59 (2010) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
New Worlds SF 170, January 1967 (1967) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Rød planet : en science fiction-antologi om Mars (1970) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Tomorrow, Inc.: Science Fiction Stories About Big Business (1976) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
American Government through Science Fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Racconti di cinema (2014) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Fantastrenna — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Døds-layoutet 1 (1972) — Autor, algumas edições; Autor, algumas edições3 exemplares
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (1971) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Døds-layoutet 2 (1973) — Autor, algumas edições2 exemplares
Nuove avventure nell'ignoto — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Den ¤elektriske myre og andre science fiction-fortællinger (1984) — Autor, algumas edições2 exemplares
Impuls 1 — Autor, algumas edições2 exemplares
S-Fマガジン 1967年05月号 (通巻94号) (1967) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
S-Fマガジン 1966年05月号 (通巻81号) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
世界SF全集〈第32巻〉世界のSF(短篇集) (1969年) (1969) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
季刊NW-SF 1973年 11月 第8号 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
季刊NW-SF 6号 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
季刊NW-SF 3号 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
季刊NW-SF 1号 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
S-Fマガジン 1967年10月号 (通巻100号) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
季刊NW-SF 1976年 08月 第12号 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
S-Fマガジン 2009年 11月号 [雑誌] — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
海 1972年05月号 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
S-Fマガジン 2000年 02月号 [雑誌] — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Antaeus No. 35, Autumn 1979 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
S-Fマガジン 1972年09月号 (通巻163号) (1972) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
SFの評論大全集 (別冊奇想天外 4) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
季刊NW-SF 1976年 01月 第11号 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Crash! (Documentary short, 1971) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Science Fiction Eye #08, Winter 1991 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
New Worlds Science Fiction 106, May 1961 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
S-Fマガジン 1967年04月号 (通巻93号) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Ballard, James Graham
Data de nascimento
1930-11-15
Data de falecimento
2009-04-19
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK (paspoort)
China (geboren)
País (no mapa)
UK
Local de nascimento
Shanghai, China
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Causa da morte
cancer
Locais de residência
Sjanghai, China
Educação
University of Cambridge (King's College)
Leys School, Cambridge
University of London
Ocupações
schrijver
Relações
Walsh, Claire (long-time companion)
Organizações
Royal Air Force
Prémios e menções honrosas
Guardian Fiction Prize (1984)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1984)
Commonwealth Writers' Prize (2001)
Golden PEN Award (2008)
Agente
Margaret Hanbury

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Born and brought up in colonial Shanghai comfort, young James Graham Ballard saw his life change forever when, in the aftermath of Pearl Harbour, Japanese forces swept into the city. The three years he spent in an internment camp moulded his view of "a world turned up-side down" and have constantly influenced his fiction.

Back in Britain, he abandoned his medical studies at Cambridge to become a full-time writer, and his first novel, The Drowned World, was published in 1962. As with many of his works, the wanderings of his characters' minds are charted as minutely as the external world they inhabit. The Drought, The Wind from Nowhere and The Crystal World all strengthened his reputation for bleak but beautiful chronicles of a post-Hiroshima age.

After the death of his wife in 1964, Ballard retreated to Shepperton by the River Thames to raise his three children. But if his surroundings were sleepy and suburban, his imagination remained at the cutting edge. When he produced Crash in 1973, legend has it that one publisher marked in her notes, "writer beyond psychiatric help". Crash, dealing with the erotic possibilities of car accidents, was well ahead of its time. Ballard himself called it "the first pornographic book based on technology" and David Cronenberg's film version in 1996 provoked six months' deliberation for the British censor.

Steven Spielberg's lavish production of Empire of the Sun, Ballard's autobiographical account of his childhood, brought the author financial security and public clamour for his earlier works. At this point, Ballard could have easily put down his pen.

Instead, he has continued to chart the struggle of a restless society, one caught between a need for security and a craving for the reckless. His latest novel, Millennium People, once again describes characters drawn to violence through technologically-induced boredom.

He once called himself "an architect of dreams, sometimes nightmares" and his seeming obsession with disaster, depravity and dystopia is not to everyone's taste. But, in this pop-bang throwaway age, JG Ballard remains curious and alert, reminding us, too, that "imagination itself is an endangered species".

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fellas have you ever wanted to fuck a wall?
 
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avv999 | 32 outras críticas | Feb 16, 2024 |
A fictionalized account of Ballard's adult life in England. As with his childhood, trauma intrudes, making life challenging.
 
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TomMcGreevy | 10 outras críticas | Feb 9, 2024 |
Dystopian fiction where the residents of a massive apartment complex have the building turn on them, which causes them to turn on each other. The building starts as an environment designed for mixed classes of society to coexist peacefully, but quickly descends into anarchy and violence. Entertaining and lucid writing from Ballard makes it a fun read, but the narrative jumps from character to character and doesn't succeed in linking their stories in a convincing way. Perhaps that reflects the tribal society that emerges from the situation. Fun read and worthwhile.… (mais)
 
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spuddybuddy | 82 outras críticas | Jan 6, 2024 |
"Is it only the external landscape which is altering? How often recently most of us have had the feeling of deja vu, of having seen all this before, in fact of remembering the swamps and lagoons all too well."

We're in the future world of 2145 where rapid climate change (caused not by carbon emissions as we now know, but by solar flares) has melted the ice caps and covered most of the world in water. On the little remaining land, tropical jungles flourish, as well as many threatening reptilian and insect species. A group of scientists attached to a floating military base located at what was once London is engaged in studying the environment and cataloguing all the new flora and fauna. Life is difficult, and temperatures are well into the 100's by early morning each day.

Because of some rapidly changing conditions moving up from the equator toward their location, the military decides to pull back to where most of humanity have relocated in the arctic. Two of the scientists decide to stay behind, as does a woman who had never left. For some reason, I found this book hard-going, and it took me a couple of months to read, as I kept picking up other books. Rather than a conventional novel of character development and/or plot, it focuses on the philosophical and becomes Jungian. People begin having recurrent similar dreams--are they remembering something from the ancient beginnings of humankind? There is much discussion about the rapid climate change changing the subconscious memories of all humanity. I can't really say I understood much of this. One Amazon reviewer described this as a book considering the "long-term psychiatric implications" of apocalyptic change.

I usually find J.G. Ballard an interesting writer, and this was no exception. It just wasn't terribly engaging to me.
… (mais)
 
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arubabookwoman | 66 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |

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Obras
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Also by
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Membros
33,515
Popularidade
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Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
756
ISBN
894
Línguas
25
Marcado como favorito
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