Ballard, J. G. The Venus Hunters

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The Venus Hunters

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'Ballard is one of the few genuine surrealists in business, and seems to have a hotline to the most uncomfortable reality. At its most heightened, Ballard's prose is an impacted mass of images, dense and iridescent as mercury, stranger, you might say, than fiction.'
ANGELA CARTER, 'Guardian'

'His fantasies are explored with a maniac's logic and an artist's sensibilities.'
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'J.G. Ballard is renowned for the diversity of his inventions and the richness of his descriptive language.'
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

'He combines exotic symbolism with psychological insight, producing some of the most polished and concentrated prose we have in English.'
MICHAEL MOORCOCK

J.G. Ballard's talent is one of the most mysterious and distempered in modern English fiction.'
MARTIN AMIS

'He has an extraordinary descriptive gift, an eye for the mood and code of the visual environment that is like Poe's, but steadier. Ballard remains most effective in the tight capsule of the short story.'
RICHARD HOLMES, 'The Times'

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J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai, where his father was a businessman. After internment in a civilian prison camp, he and his family returned to England in 1946. He published his first novel, The Drowned World, in 1961. His 1984 bestseller Empire of the Sun won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His memoir Miracles of Life was published in 2008. J. G. Ballard died in 2009.

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