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A terrifying vision of the future from one of the twentieth century's most renowned writers - J. G. Ballard, author of `Empire of the Sun' and `Crash'.Following the energy crisis of the late twentieth-century America has been abandoned. Now, a century later, an expedition from Europe returns to the deserted continent. But America is unrecognisable - the Bering Strait has been dammed and the whole continent has become a desert, populated by isolated natives and the bizarre remnants of a disintegrated culture.The expedition sets off from Manhattan on a cross-continent journey, through Holiday Inns and abandoned theme parks. They will uncover a shocking new power in the heart of Las Vegas in this unique vision of our world transformed.This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Ned Beauman, Ali Smith, Neil Gaiman and Martin Amis) and brand-new cover designs.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 01/09/2008 ISBN-13: 9780007287031  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai. After internment in a civilian prison camp, his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller `Empire of the Sun' won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His controversial novel `Crash' was made into a film by David Cronenberg. His autobiography `Miracles of Life' was published in 2008, and a collection of interviews with the author, `Extreme Metaphors', was published in 2012. J. G. Ballard passed away in 2009.

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Fast-forward to the future; an ecological disaster has rendered most of North America an uninhabitable desert wilderness, but this does not dissuade a group of scientists in the spirit of the first pioneers from launching an expedition to the 'lost continent'.  Ballard gives free reign to his imagination; machines, nukes and robots all feature in this madcap tale with echoes of Dr Strangelove

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