Ballard's first major novel, The Drowned World contains a surrealistic - yet frighteningly realistic - portrait of a post-global-warming London and its surrounding environs. Ballard herein provides the first full scale representation of his unique ability to shape stunningly revealing psychological portraits by projecting the interior lives of the novel's protagonists onto the environments in which they find themselves...
This edition includes an interview, reading list, and notes on Ballard and his novels.
"Extraordinarily prescient.... Ballard is a prophet."—Philip Pullman
"One of the brightest stars in post-war fiction. This tale of strange and terrible adventure in a world of steaming jungles has an oppressive power reminiscent of Conrad."—Kingsley Amis
"The terrifying thing about Ballard is his logic; is this science fiction or history written ahead of its time?"—Len Deighton
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