A superb and varied collection of short stories which show J.G. Ballard at his visionary best. The settings include an American wasteland of drained swimming pools, lushest Knightsbridge, a Japanese prisoner of war camp and a suburb of Cape Kennedy with a population suffering from the bizzare obsession that they have once been astronauts. Humans who prefer the secure realities of television screens to the haphazard fictions of ordinary life, a news documentary through which we witness civil war erupting between extreme right and left in London streets; a holiday resort where the guests never check out which presents a sybaritic solution to European unemployment problems.
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Book Description Vintage, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099334712