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The Drought

by J. G. Ballard Author · M. John Harrison Author of introduction, etc.

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By the bestselling author of 'Cocaine Nights' and 'Super-Cannes' – the world is threatened by dramatic climate change in this highly acclaimed and influential novel. Water. Man's most precious commodity is a luxury of the past. Radioactive waste from years of industrial dumping has caused the sea to form a protective skin strong enough to devastate the Earth it once sustained. And while the remorseless sun beats down on the dying land, civilization itself begins to crack. Violence erupts and insanity reigns as the remnants of mankind struggle for survival in a worldwide desert of despair. Remarkable for its prescience and the originality of its vision, The Drought is a work of major importance from the early career of one of Britain's most acclaimed novelists. 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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:
Fourth Estate
Publication Date:
2009

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J. G. Ballard (Author)

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 bestselle...

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M. John Harrison (Author of introduction, etc.)

'Signs of Life' is M. John Harrison's eighth novel. His fifth, 'In Viriconium', was nominated for the Guardian Fiction Prize; his sixth, 'Climbers', won the Boardman Tasker Award in 1989. He has written for several periodicals, including the Spect...

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