The Drowned World is a 1962 science fiction novel by J. G. Ballard. In contrast to much post-apocalyptic fiction, the novel features a central character who, rather than being disturbed by the end of the old world, is enraptured by the chaotic reality that has come to replace it. The novel is an expansion of a novella with the same title published in Science Fiction Adventures magazine in January 1962, Vol 4 No. 24. This novella as referred to above is now out of print. The Drowned World opens within the conventions of a hard science fiction novel, as the catastrophe responsible for the...
|Author:||J. G. Ballard|
|Genre:||Science Fiction, Fiction, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Speculative fiction|
|Number of editions:||20|