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Ballard, James Grahamlocked

Born 15 Nov. 1930; s of late James Ballard and Edna Ballard (née Johnstone); m 1954, Helen Mary Matthews (d 1964); one s two d; died 19 April 2009

novelist and short story writer


Leys School, Cambridge; King’s College, Cambridge


The Drowned World, 1963; The 4-Dimensional Nightmare, 1963 (re-issued as The Voices of Time, 1985); The Terminal Beach, 1964; The Drought, 1965; The Crystal World, 1966; The Disaster Area, 1967; The Atrocity Exhibition, 1970; Crash, 1973 (filmed 1997); Vermilion Sands, 1973; Concrete Island, 1974; High Rise, 1975; Low-Flying Aircraft, 1976; The Unlimited Dream Company, 1979; Myths of the Near Future, 1982; Empire of the Sun, 1984 (filmed, 1988); The Venus Hunters, 1986; The Day of Creation, 1987; Running Wild, 1988; War Fever, 1990; The Kindness of Women, 1991; Rushing to Paradise, 1994; A User’s Guide to the Millennium, 1996; Cocaine Nights, 1996; Super-Cannes, 2000; Millennium People, 2003; Kingdom Come, 2006; Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton (autobiog.), 2008


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