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The Venus Hunters - SIGNED

£50.00

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This collection of 10 short stories from J G Ballard was issued in 1980, bringing together 10 of Ballard's extensive output of bizarre tales (seven having previously appeared in 'The Overloaded Man' in 1967, the remaining 3 a little later). Written in Ballard's distinctive, polished and concentrated prose, they take the reader beyond the frontiers of space, the mind and modern fiction to a new reality.

James Graham Ballard (1930–2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist associated with the science fiction 'New Wave' of for his post-apocalyptic novels "The Wind from Nowhere" (1961) and "The Drowned World" (1962). In the late 1960s, he produced a variety of experimental short stories such as those collected in the controversial "The Atrocity Exhibition" (1970). In the mid 1970s, the novels "Crash" (1973), (about car crash fetishism), and High-Rise (1975), (a depiction of a luxury apartment building's descent into violent chaos) appeared. His best known novel, however, was "Empire of the Sun" (1984), a semi-autobiographical account of a young British boy's experiences in Shanghai during Japanese occupation, described by The Guardian as "the best British novel about the Second World War", and adapted into a 1987 Spielberg film. In later life, Ballard's work shifted toward more traditional crime novels. The literary distinctiveness of Ballard's prose is termed "Ballardian", defined by the Collins English Dictionary as "resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in J. G. Ballard's novels and stories, especially dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments".

Our book is a pristine Granada (1980) edition signed on the title page by the author. It features a pulpy colourful 'science fiction'-style front cover in excellent condition. Apparently unread and unused, the book boasts immaculate, sharp, glossy and almost unmarked wrappers, clean, untouched pages that are lightly browned throughout and a virginal, unmarked, totally unblemished spine. A superb copy.

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Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
Ballard, J. G.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17.5 x 11 x 1 cm
Edition:
1980
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0586051872
ISBN-13:
9780586051870
Number of pages:
144
Publisher:
Granada
Title:
The Venus Hunters

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This collection of 10 short stories from J G Ballard was issued in 1980, bringing together 10 of Ballard's extensive output of bizarre tales (seven having previously appeared in 'The Overloaded Man' in 1967, the remaining 3 a little later). Written in Ballard's distinctive, polished and concentrated prose, they take the reader beyond the frontiers of space, the mind and modern fiction to a new reality.

James Graham Ballard (1930–2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist associated with the science fiction 'New Wave' of for his post-apocalyptic novels "The Wind from Nowhere" (1961) and "The Drowned World" (1962). In the late 1960s, he produced a variety of experimental short stories such as those collected in the controversial "The Atrocity Exhibition" (1970). In the mid 1970s, the novels "Crash" (1973), (about car crash fetishism), and High-Rise (1975), (a depiction of a luxury apartment building's descent into violent chaos) appeared. His best known novel, however, was "Empire of the Sun" (1984), a semi-autobiographical account of a young British boy's experiences in Shanghai during Japanese occupation, described by The Guardian as "the best British novel about the Second World War", and adapted into a 1987 Spielberg film. In later life, Ballard's work shifted toward more traditional crime novels. The literary distinctiveness of Ballard's prose is termed "Ballardian", defined by the Collins English Dictionary as "resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in J. G. Ballard's novels and stories, especially dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments".

Our book is a pristine Granada (1980) edition signed on the title page by the author. It features a pulpy colourful 'science fiction'-style front cover in excellent condition. Apparently unread and unused, the book boasts immaculate, sharp, glossy and almost unmarked wrappers, clean, untouched pages that are lightly browned throughout and a virginal, unmarked, totally unblemished spine. A superb copy.

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
Ballard, J. G.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17.5 x 11 x 1 cm
Edition:
1980
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0586051872
ISBN-13:
9780586051870
Number of pages:
144
Publisher:
Granada
Title:
The Venus Hunters

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