For the first time in one volume, the complete collected short stories.
With sixteen novels over four decades - from 'The Drowned World' in 1962 to the controversial 'Crash' in 1973, the award-winning, semi-autobiographical 'Empire Of The Sun' in 1984 and his recent bestseller 'Super-Cannes' - J G Ballard is firmly established as one of Britain's most highly regarded and most influential novelists.
Throughout his remarkable career, he has won equal praise of his ground-breaking short stories, which he first started writing during his days as a medical student at Cambridge. In fact, it was winning a short-story competition that gave him the impetus to become a full-time writer.
His first published works - 'Escapement' and 'Prima Belladonna' - appeared in 'New Worlds' and 'Science Fantasy' in 1956. Ever since, he has been a prolific producer of stories, which have been published in numerous magazines and 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'.
Now, for the first time, J G Ballard's published stories have been collected in one volume, providing an unprecedented opportunity to review the career of one of Britain's greatest writers.