J.G. Ballard was an English author who passed away in 2009. As an author, he first rose to fame for his novel The Drowned World that put him in association with the New Wave of science fiction. He would go on to write Empire of the Sun, a semi-autobiographical novel about a young British boy in Shanghai during the Japanese occupation.

That book was made into a film starring Christian Bale and directed by Steven Spielberg. That wasn’t the only book of his to be adapted into a film as he also had his books Crash (by David Cronenberg) and High-Rise (by Ben Wheatley) adapted into films.

Publication Order of Empire Of The Sun Books

Empire of the Sun (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Kindness of Women (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Wind from Nowhere (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Drowned World (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Drought (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Crystal World (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Love and Napalm (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crash (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Concrete Island (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
High-Rise (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Unlimited Dream Company (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hello America (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Day of Creation (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Running Wild (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rushing to Paradise (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cocaine Nights (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Super-Cannes (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Millennium People (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kingdom Come (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Collections

Billenium (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Voices of Time (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Passport To Eternity (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Terminal Beach (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Day of Forever (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Disaster Area (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Atrocity Exhibition (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vermilion Sands (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chronopolis and Other Stories (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Low Flying Aircraft and Other Stories (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Venus Hunters / The Overloaded Man (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Myths of the Near Future (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War Fever and Other Stories (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Complete Short Stories: Volume 2 (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Complete Short Stories, Volume 1 (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of J. G. Ballard (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A User's Guide to the Millennium (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Quotes (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
J.G. Ballard Conversations (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Miracles of Life (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Extreme Metaphors (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Selected Nonfiction, 1962-2007 (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Mondo Books

Mondo Barbie (By: John Varley,Lynne Barrett,Julia Alvarez,Philip Levine,A.M. Homes,David Trinidad,Sandra Cisneros,Marge Piercy,Gary Soto,Roberta Allen,Alice McDermott,Hilary Tham,Lyn Lifshin,Rebecca Brown,Denise Duhamel,Lucinda Ebersole,Richard Peabody,Jeanne Beaumont,Lynne McMahon,Kathryn Harrison,Patricia Storace,Richard Grayson,Leslie Shiel,Laura Costas,Sharon Henry,Cookie Lupton,Lisa B. Herskovits,Belinda Subraman,Ellie Schoenfeld,Sparrow .,Gregg Shapiro,Cathryn Hankla,Wayne E. Kline,Jose Padua,Jeff Weddle) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mondo Elvis (By: Howard Waldrop,Cornelius Eady,Mark Childress,Susie Mee,Nick Cave,Mark Winegardner,Rafael Alvarez,Greil Marcus,Pagan Kennedy,Lucinda Ebersole,Richard Peabody,Lynne McMahon,Cathryn Hankla,Samuel Charters,Rachel Salazar,Eleanor Earle Crockett,Diane Wakoski,Judy Vernon,David Wojahn,William McCranor Henderson,Janice Eidus,Elizabeth Ash Vélez,Laura Kalpakian,Eri Makino,Ai,Michael Wilkerson,Brian Gilmore) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mondo Marilyn (With: Michael Hemmingson,Clive Barker,Doris Grumbach,Beth Meacham,Lynne Tillman,Charles Bukowski,David Trinidad,Tom Whalen,Sharon Olds,Leslie Pietrzyk,Lyn Lifshin,Nanci Griffith,Robert Peters,Lucinda Ebersole,Richard Peabody,Jeanne Beaumont,Gregg Shapiro,Judy Grahn,Sam Toperoff,Julia P. Dubner,Bill Morris,John Rechy,L.A. Lantz,Phyllis Burke,Hillary Johnson,Rita Valencia,Michael Lally,Eleanor E. Crocket,Taylor Mead,Susan Compo,Rosanne Daryl Thomas) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mondo James Dean (By: Lewis Shiner,Jack C. Haldeman II,Bentley Little,Michael Hemmingson,Chuck Taylor,Michael Martone,Louisa Ermelino,Terence Winch,Lucinda Ebersole,Richard Peabody,Sparrow .,Janice Eidus,Ai,Tino Villanueva,Edwin Corley,Robert Ready,Reuben Jackson,Stephanie Hart,D.E. Steward,David Plumb,Ed Graczyk,Hilary Howard,James Finney Boylan,Miranda Schwartz) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Firebird Books

Firebird 2: Writing Today (By: Tim Binding) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Connoisseur's Science Fiction(1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dangerous Visions(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dangerous Visions 3(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Inner Landscape(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mind At Bay(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Science Fiction No. 3(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction: 18th Series(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow...(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Star Book of Horror No. 1(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beyond Tomorrow(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of British SF 2(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Firebird 3: Writing Today(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Great Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mississippi Review 47 / 48(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Great Flying Stories(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Semiotext SF(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Storming the Reality Studio(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mondo Marilyn(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bangs & Whimpers: Stories about The End of The World(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Campfire Collection(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Terminal Atrocity Zone: Ballard: J.G. Ballard 1966-73(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost Mars(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Classic Stories of World War II(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like J.G. Ballard Books, You’ll Love…

The Drowned World imagines a terrifying world where global warming has melted the ice caps and a jungle has overrun a now tropical London. The book takes place in 2145 and follows a biologist named Dr. Robert Kearns and his team of scientists as they confront the city jungle. The book works as a biological mystery with giant lizards, dragonflies, and insects fiercely as well as a retelling of the Heart of Darkness as the story also includes a mad white hunter and his hordes of native soldiers.

Considered one of the most shocking novels of the twentieth century, Crash is a blend of violence, transgression, and eroticism. The book follows a man named Robert Vaughan, a former TV scientist who has turned into a nightmare angel of the expressway. He collects alienated crash victims and also dabbels in experiments with a series of autoerotic atrocities that continue to get more and more sinister. All of this works to satisfy Vaughan, but it is not enough as he craves the ultimate crash – a head-on collision of blood, semen, engine coolant, and iconic celebrity.

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