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The Four-Dimensional Nightmare
J.G. Ballard, signed by author
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The Science Fiction Book Club
The Four-Dimensional Nightmare, also known as Voices of Time, is a collection of science fiction short stories by British writer J. G. Ballard, published in 1963 by Victor Gollancz.
“The Voices of Time”
“The Sound-Sweep”
“Prima Belladonna”
“Studio 5, The Stars”
“The Garden of Time”
“The Cage of Sand”
“The Watch-Towers”
J.G. Ballard was born to British parents in Shanghai, China on November 15, 1930. While a child during World War II, he spent four years in a Japanese POW camp. This experience was the basis for the emotionally moving novel Empire of the Sun, which he adapted into a successful movie, directed by Steven Spielberg. Before becoming a full-time writer, he studied medicine at Cambridge University and served as a pilot in the British Royal Air Force. Ballard is best known for his science fiction writings. His early works were heavily influenced by surrealism. Most of his novels deal with death and destruction of the human spirit. Novels such as Crash, Concrete Island, and High Rise portray a society that is devolving into barbaric chaos. Crash was made into a movie by David Cronenberg in 1996. The Drowned World describes an apocalyptic society, with a hero that ushers in the destruction of the world. His novel Empire of the Sun was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize and James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Empire of the Sun was filmed by Steven Spielberg in 1987, starring a young Christian Bale as Jim (Ballard). Ballard moved away from science fiction, but he is still considered one of the leading authors of the genre. He died on April 19, 2009 at the age of 78.

Victor Gollancz Ltd.
Publish Date:
1964, London
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