Low-Flying Aircraft and Other StoriesJ. G. Ballard
science fiction, short stories
A collection of science fiction short stories.
- The Ultimate City
- Low-Flying Aircraft
- The Dead Astronaut
- My Dream of Flying to Wake Island
- The Life and Death of God
- The Greatest Television Show on Earth
- A Time and a Time to Die
- The Comsat Angels
- The Beach Murders
James Graham Ballard (1930–2009) was a British novelist and short story writer who was a prominent part of the New Wave in science fiction in the mid- to late-1960s and whose work frequently focused on dystopian themes.
J. G. Ballard's best known books are the controversial novel Crash, an exploration of sexual fetishism connected to automobile accidents, and the semi-autobiographical novel Empire of the Sun, about his childhood internment by the Japanese during World War II after the invasion and conquest of Shanghai, where Ballard was born in the International Settlement. Both books were adapted into films, by David Cronenberg and Stephen Spielberg respectively.