The Drowned World

Author(s): J G Ballard

Sci-Fi/Fantasy

In the novel that catapulted him to international acclaim upon its publication in 1962, J.G. Ballard's mesmerizing and ferociously prescient The Drowned World imagines a terrifying future in which solar radiation and global warming has melted the ice caps, and Triassic-era jungles have overrun a submerged and tropical London. Set during the year 2145, the novel follows biologist Dr. Robert Kerans and his team of scientists as they confront a surreal cityscape populated by giant iguanas, albino alligators, and endless swarms of malarial insects. Nature has swallowed all but a few remnants of human civilization, and slowly, Kearns and his companions are transformed--both physically and psychologically--by this prehistoric environment. The Drowned World is both a thrilling adventure and haunting examination of the effects of environmental collapse on the human mind.

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General Fields

  • : 9780871403629
  • : Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • : Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • : May 2013
  • : 208mm X 137mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.914
  • : J G Ballard
  • : Paperback / softback