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Crash is a novel by English author J. G. Ballard, first published in 1973. It is a story about symphorophilia or car-crash sexual fetishism: its protagonists become sexually aroused by staging and participating in real car-crashes. It was a highly controversial novel: one publisher's reader returned the verdict "This …

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Empire of the Sun is a 1984 novel by J. G. Ballard which was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Like Ballard's earlier short story, "The Dead Time", it is essentially fiction but draws extensively on Ballard's experiences in World War II. The name of the novel is …

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The Drowned World is a 1962 science fiction novel by J. G. Ballard. In contrast to much post-apocalyptic fiction, the novel features a central character who, rather than being disturbed by the end of the old world, is enraptured by the chaotic reality that has come to replace it. The novel is an expansion of an out of …

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High Rise is a 1975 novel by J. G. Ballard. It takes place in an ultra-modern, luxury high-rise building.

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Super-Cannes is a novel by the British author J. G. Ballard, published in 2000. It picks up on the same themes as his earlier Cocaine Nights, and has often been called a companion piece to that book.

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The Atrocity Exhibition is an experimental collection of "condensed novels" by British writer J. G. Ballard. The book was originally published in the UK in 1970 by Jonathan Cape. After a 1970 edition by Doubleday & Company had already been printed, Nelson Doubleday, Jr. personally cancelled the publication and had …

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Concrete Island is a 1974 English fiction novel by J. G. Ballard.

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Cocaine Nights is a 1996 novel by J. G. Ballard. Like Super-Cannes that followed it, it deals with the idea of dystopian resort communities which maintain their seemingly perfect balance via a number of dark secrets.

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Millennium People is a novel by J. G. Ballard published in 2003. The novel is the story of a rebellion in the middle classes in an enclave of Greater London.

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The Crystal World is a novel by English author J. G. Ballard, published in 1966.