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This section covers book length treatments of Ballard -
J. G. BALLARD: A BIBLIOGRAPHY (ed. J. Goddard), Cypher Press, 1970
An early bibliography, photostated and with a tape binding. This is a scarce publication.
J G Ballard: A Bibliography, 1970
J. G. BALLARD: THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS (ed. J. Goddard & D. Pringle), Bran's Head Books, 1976
Published in both hardback and paperback editions, The First Twenty Years contains a bibliography, a lengthy interview with Ballard, and a number of articles on various aspects of Ballard's work. Copies are usually available on Abebooks.
J.G. Ballard: The First Twenty Years, 1976
EARTH IS THE ALIEN PLANET: J. G. BALLARD'S FOUR-
A short critical appreciation of Ballard, by his chief bibliographer, published in paperback (there may also have been a hardback edition). This is actually an expanded version of an earlier essay by Pringle.
Earth Is the Alien Planet, 1978
This is the definitive bibliography of Ballard's work, although now rather out of date. It also contains an extensive interview with Ballard and an introductory article by David Pringle. Published in hardback, apparently without a dust jacket. This is a difficult book to find.
A Primary and Secondary Bibliography, 1984
The first of numerous books by or about Ballard from the idiosyncratic publishers Re/Search from San Francisco. This is a large format, illustrated paperback packed with interviews, articles, and extracts from Ballard's work. Of particular interest is the inclusion of some of Ballard's more obscure work, such as his 'advertiser's announcements', and his collages dating from the 1950s.
This book has been reprinted on several occasions.
Re/Search 8/9, 1984
J. G. BALLARD (P. Brigg), Starmont House, 1985
A book length critical appreciation published in paperback; there was also a hardback edition which had an imitation leather binding with a paper cover pasted to the front. An uncommon book in either format, although it is now also available on a print-
J. G. Ballard, 1985
OUT OF THE NIGHT AND INTO THE DREAM (G. Stephenson), Greenwood Press, 1991
Another critical appreciation, from a very definite and singular perspective, published in hardback and without a dust jacket. Despite being reasonably common on Abebooks, the prices asked for a copy of Out of the Night are frequently rather outlandish, possibly because it was originally published as a high-
Out of the Night and into the Dream, 1991
CRASH (D. Cronenberg), Faber & Faber, 1996
The script for Cronenberg's film adaptation of the novel Crash.
THE ANGLE BETWEEN TWO WALLS (R. Luckhurst), Liverpool University Press, 1997
A critical appreciation with an emphasis on genre and literary theory, published in both hardback and paperback editions. Also published in the U.S. by St. Martin's Press/Palgrave Macmillan.
The Angle Between Two Walls, 1997
J. G. BALLARD (M. Delville), Northcote House Publishers, 1998
Another critical appreciation, published in paperback.
J. G. Ballard, 1998
CRASH (I. Sinclair), British Film Institute, 1999
A book length discussion of Cronenberg's film of Crash by the author Iain Sinclair, which includes a discussion with Ballard; published in paperback.
J. G. BALLARD: QUOTES, Re/Search, 2004
A glossy paperback full of quotes from Ballard and his works -
There was also a signed flexibind paperback edition, which was limited to 250 numbered copies.
J. G. Ballard: Quotes, 2004
J. G. BALLARD (A. Gasiorek), Manchester University Press, 2005
A discussion of Ballard's work 'informed, but not dominated by, critical theory'. Published in both hardback (without a dust jacket) and paperback.
J. G. Ballard, 2005
J. G. BALLARD: CONVERSATIONS, Re/Search, 2005
A glossy paperback book of interviews with Ballard, most of which were previously unpublished, and a companion to Re/Search's J. G. Ballard: Quotes.
J. G. Ballard: Conversations, 2005
GRAVE NEW WORLD (D. Oramus), University of Warsaw, 2007
Oramus's book considers Ballard's fiction as 'a record of the gradual internal degeneration of Western civilisation in the second half of the twentieth century.' It was published by the University of Warsaw in a non-
Grave New World, 2007
Grave New World, 2015
J. G. BALLARD. AUTÒPSIA DEL NOU MIL·LENNI, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, 2008
The catalogue for the exhibition J. G. Ballard. Autopsy of the new millennium, which ran in Barcelona during 2008. The profusely illustrated text is in Catalan, with translations into Spanish and English at the end of the book. As well as describing the various sections of this excellent and imaginatively conceived exhibition, there are essays on Ballard by the likes of V. Vale and Vicente Luis Mora.
J. G. Ballard. Autòpsia del nou mil·lenni, 2008
J. G. BALLARD: CONTEMPORARY CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES (ed. Jeannette Baxter), Continuum, 2008
A volume of critical essays, plus an interview with Ballard; published in both paperback and hardback.
J. G. Ballard: Contemporary Critical Perspectives, 2008
J. G. BALLARD'S SURREALIST IMAGINATION: SPECTACULAR AUTHORSHIP (Jeannette Baxter), Ashgate, 2009
J. G. Ballard's Surrealist Imagination, 2009
The catalogue for an exhibition featuring artists who influenced Ballard, or were influenced by him. The exhibition ran at the Gagosian Gallery in London during February to April 2010.
The catalogue reprints a number of Ballard's Miscellaneous Media, namely the advertiser's announcements, the text collage Project for a New Novel, and J. G. Ballard's Court Circular. It also contains an updated bibliography by David Pringle, covering first U.K. and U.S. editions of Ballard's books (novels and collections), as well as short stories, miscellaneous media, and short non-
Unfortunately, the catalogue is now sold out -
Crash: Homage to J. G. Ballard, 2010
THE INNER MAN: THE LIFE OF J. G. BALLARD (John Baxter), Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011
A biography of Ballard, albeit one written without the cooperation of his long-
The Inner Man: The Life of J. G. Ballard, 2011
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL FICTIONS OF J. G. BALLARD (Samuel Francis), Continuum, 2011
An academic treatise concentrating on Ballard's engagement through his fiction with the likes of Freud, Jung, and Laing.
The Psychological Fictions of J. G. Ballard, 2011
J. G. BALLARD: VISIONS AND REVISIONS (ed. Jeannette Baxter & Rowland Wymer), Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
A volume of academic essays that originate from From Shanghai to Shepperton: An International Conference on J.G. Ballard, held at the University of East Anglia in 2007.
J. G. Ballard: Visions and Revisions, 2011
TERMINAL ATROCITY ZONE: BALLARD (ed. Candice Black), Sun Vision Press, 2013
A short volume that centres on Ballard’s experimental work during the period 1966-
Terminal Atrocity Zone: Ballard, 2013
THE JG BALLARD BOOK (ed. Rick McGrath), The Terminal Press, 2013
An extensively illustrated anthology of interviews, articles, and other Ballard-
The JG Ballard Book, 2013
JIM’S TERRIBLE CITY: J G BALLARD AND SHANGHAI (James H Bollen, 2014)
James Bollen’s photographs of Shanghai, which illustrate Ballard’s themes of time, violence, consumerism and surrealism. The book’s foreword is written by Ballard’s daughter, Fay.
Jim’s Terrible City: J G Ballard and Shanghai, 2014
DEEP ENDS: THE J G BALLARD ANTHOLOGY 2014 (ed. Rick McGrath), The Terminal Press, 2014
A second large-
Deep Ends: The J G Ballard Anthology 2014
THE EMPIRES OF J. G. BALLARD: AN IMAGINED GEOGRAPHY (David Ian Paddy), Gylphi, 2015
A critical monograph which analyses Ballard’s work from a post-
The Empires of J G Ballard, 2015
DEEP ENDS: THE J. G. BALLARD ANTHOLOGY 2015 (ed. Rick McGrath), The Terminal Press, 2015
Yet another compendium from Rick McGrath’s Terminal Press -
Deep Ends: The J G Ballard Anthology 2015
J.G. BALLARD: LANDSCAPES OF TOMORROW (ed. Richard Brown, Christopher Duffy & Elizabeth Stainforth), Brill Rodopi, 2016
A hardback collection of academic articles based on work originally presented at a one-
Landscapes of Tomorrow, 2016
DEEP ENDS: THE J. G. BALLARD ANTHOLOGY 2016 (ed. Rick McGrath), The Terminal Press, 2016
The fourth in the series of large-
Deep Ends: The J G Ballard Anthology 2016
J.G. BALLARD’S POLITICS: LATE CAPITALISM, POWER, AND THE PATAPHYSICS OF RESISTANCE (Florian Cord), De Gruyter, 2017
An examination of the political aspects of Ballard’s work, drawing on critical theorists such as Deleuze, Baudrillard and Foucault, and concentrating on the novels Crash, Concrete Island, Cocaine Nights, Super-
J.G.Ballard’s Politics, 2017
J.G. BALLARD (D. Harlan Wilson), University of Illinois Press, 2017
Published as part of the Modern Masters of Science Fiction series, Wilson’s book spans Ballard’s entire career, examining how he “began as, and always remained”, an SF writer.
APPLIED BALLARDIANISM: MEMOIR FROM A PARALLEL UNIVERSE (S Sellars), Urbanomic, 2018
Simon Sellars, publisher of the Ballardian web site, explores the relevance of Ballard to the twenty-
Applied Ballardianism, 2018
DEEP ENDS: A BALLARDIAN ANTHOLOGY 2018 (ed. Rick McGrath), The Terminal Press, 2018
Rick McGrath returns with yet another anthology; this time concentrating on Ballard-
Deep Ends: A Ballardian Anthology 2018
DEEP ENDS: A BALLARDIAN ANTHOLOGY 2019 (ed. Rick McGrath), The Terminal Press, 2019
A further Deep Ends volume; the authors this time include David Pringle, Maxim Jakubowski, and Jeremy Reed. Available in both hardback and paperback.
Deep Ends: A Ballardian Anthology 2019
ALL THAT MATTER$ED WAS SENSATION (Sandro Moiso), Krisis Publishing, 2019
A previously unpublished 4,000 word interview with Ballard, undertaken by Italian scholar Sandro Moiso in 1992, together with a critical essay by Simon Reynolds. The text is in both English and Italian.
All That Mattered Was Sensation, 2019