The Complete Short Stories: Volume 2

J. G. Ballard
science fiction, short stories
The Complete Short Stories: Volume 2 - J. G. Ballard

This is the second volume in a two volume collection of acclaimed short stories by the author of "Empire of the Sun", "Crash", "Cocaine Nights" and "Super-Cannes" – regarded by many as Britain's No 1 living fiction writer. With sixteen novels over four decades – from "The Drowned World" in 1962 to his highly acclaimed "Super-Cannes" in 2000 – J. G. Ballard is firmly established as one of Britain's most celebrated and original novelists. For all that time, he has also written short stories; in fact, many people consider that he is at his best in the short-story format.

These highly influential stories have appeared in magazines such as "New Worlds", "Amazing Stories" and "Interzone", and in several separate collections, including "The Voices of Time", "The Terminal Beach", "The Day of Forever", "The Venus Hunters", "The Disaster Area", "Vermilion Sands", "Low-Flying Aircraft", "Myths of the Near Future" and "War Fever". Set out in the order in which they were originally published, these stories provide an unprecedented opportunity to review the career of one of Britain's greatest writers.


  • Prisoner of the Coral Deep
  • The Lost Leonardo
  • The Terminal Beach
  • The Illuminated Man
  • The Delta at Sunset
  • The Drowned Giant
  • The Gioconda of the Twilight Noon
  • The Volcano Dances
  • The Beach Murders
  • The Day of Forever
  • The Impossible man
  • Storm-Bird, Storm-Dreamer
  • Tomorrow is a Million Years
  • The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Considered as a Downhill Motor Race
  • Cry Hope, Cry Fury!
  • The Recognition
  • The Cloud-Sculptors of Coral D
  • Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan
  • The Dead Astronaught
  • The Comsat Angels
  • The Killing Ground
  • A Place and a Time to Die
  • Say Goodbye to the Wind
  • The Greatest Television Show on Earth
  • My Dream of Flying to Wake Island
  • The Air Disaster
  • Low-Flying Aircraft
  • The Life and Death of God
  • Notes Towards a Mental Breakdown
  • The 60 Minute Zoo
  • The Smile
  • The Dead Time
  • The Index
  • The Intensive Care Unit
  • Theatre of War
  • Having a Wonderful Time
  • One Afternoon at Utah Beach
  • Zodiac 2000
  • Motel Architecture
  • A Host of Furious Fancies
  • News form the Sun
  • Memories of the Space Age
  • Myths of the Near Future
  • Report on an Unidentified Space Station
  • The Object of the Attack
  • Answers to a Questionnaire
  • The Man Who Walked on the Moon
  • The Secret History of World War 3
  • Love in a Colder Climate
  • The Enormous Space
  • The Largest Theme Park in the World
  • War Fever
  • Dream Cargoes
  • A Guide to Virtual Death
  • The Message from Mars
  • Report from an Obscure Planet
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Release date: 2006
Genres: science fiction, short stories
Updated: August 14, 2021