J. G. Ballard is the author of numerous books, including Empire of the Sun, the underground classic Crash, and The Kindness of Women. He is revered as one of the most important writers of fiction to address the consequences of twentieth-century technology. He died in 2009.
"A vision in both style and substance. The literary equivalent
of Salvador Dali or Max Ernst."--The Washington Post Book
"This is the excellent stuff of classic castaway adventure, stiffened here by contemporary overtones that call into question social values."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Ballard's novels are complex, obsessive, frequently poetic, and always disquieting chronicles of nature rebelling against humans, of the survival of barbarism in a world of mechanical efficiency, of ethropy, anomie, breakdown, ruin....The blasted landscapes that his characters inhabit are both external settings and states of mind."--Luc Sante