Empire of the Sun by J. G. BallardShanghai, 1941 - a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the end of the war... and the dawn of a blighted world.
High-Rise by J. G. BallardWhen a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on "enemy" floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.
The Drowned World by J. G. BallardImagines a terrifying world in which global warming has melted the ice caps and primordial jungles have overrun a tropical London. Set during the year 2145, this novel follows biologist Dr. Robert Kearns and his team of scientists as they confront a cityscape in which nature is on the rampage and giant lizards, dragonflies, and insects fiercely compete for domination.
1960s Science Fiction
Frank Herbert, Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, J. G. BallardBook to Author, played 50 times.
Terry Pratchett, Rachel Caine, Alejo Carpentier, Lorrie MooreBook to Author, played 28 times.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Agatha Christie, Hergé, Sun TzuBook to Author, played 24 times.