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The Drowned World by JG Ballard

the drowned world JG ballard

Title: The Drowned World
Author: J.G. Ballard
Year published: 1962
Genre: Post-apocalyptic (near).
Threat: Solar radiation.
Two words: Desired destruction.






Unlike the usual set up for post-apocalyptic fiction, classic sci-fi writer J.G. Ballard took a different approach with the characters’ attitudes to the end of the world when he wrote The Drowned World. Here, catastrophe is welcomed, releasing dormant desires and a dreamlike regression of society. In Ballard’s uniquely surreal style, it is a world of dreamlike imagery, immersing the reader; an exercise in style over plot. Read more