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J. G. Ballard

J. G. Ballard (Hardback)

By Wilson, D. Harlan

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Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Sur...realism. Later in his career, Ballard's combustible plots and violent imagery spurred controversy--even legal action--while his autobiographical 1984 war novel Empire of the Sun brought him fame. D. Harlan Wilson offers the first career-spanning analysis of an author who helped steer SF in new, if startling, directions. Here was a writer committed to moral ambiguity, one who drowned the world and erected a London high-rise doomed to descend into savagery--and coolly picked apart the characters trapped within each story. Wilson also examines Ballard's methods, his influence on cyberpunk, and the ways his fiction operates within the sphere of our larger culture and within SF itself.
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ISBN 9780252041433
Released AU 15 Nov 2017
Format Hardback
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Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
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ISBN-13 9780252041433
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Imprint University of Illinois Press
Released 15 Nov 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wilson, D. Harlan
Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
Category Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
Science Fiction
Fantasy Fiction
Number of Pages 214
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 823/.914
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Science fiction, English - History and criticism, LITERARY CRITICISM / Science Fiction & Fantasy, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary, LITERARY CRITICISM / Science Fiction & Fantasy
NBS Text Biography: Literary
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly