The Drowned World
Publish date: September 9th 1999
Publisher: Victor Gollancz
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, 20th Century
, Speculative Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
This is a prophetic story about the flooding of the world. The story and character development start slow but do get better. Ballard also introduces a twist that all creatures are devolving to their Triassic equivalent, including some humans, due to genetic memory.All in all this is a decent read if...
J.G. Ballard, what an interesting author, they broke the mold when they made him. When I started reading sf in the 80s I had the impression that Ballard specializes in global ecological disaster scenario, what with The Drowned World, [b:The Burning World|15830700|The Aviator (The Burning World 1)|Ga...
Ballard's debut novel offers a ponentially interesting psychological take on a standard post-apocalyptic setting and hammers it non-stop throughout a boring, badly balanced and pretty racist book.Video-review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN0MINybneU
The sun has gone mad. The ice has melted, and the continual flooding has covered much of the world with water. Temperatures have risen to the point where humanity has relocated to the Arctic and Antarctic circles just to survive. The result is that cities like London have become lagoons, surrounded ...
Fluctuations in solar radiation mean that the ice-caps have melted and temperatures reach up to 150C. Most of the cities of the Northern Hemisphere are submerged in tropical lagoons populated with prehistoric animals and massive bugs of all kinds. The main character, Kerans, is a scientist sent to...