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Published by Chivers Audio Books .
Written in English


  • Science fiction,
  • Science Fiction - General,
  • Unabridged Audio - Fiction/General

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Edition Notes

ContributionsClifford Norgate (Narrator)
The Physical Object
FormatAudio Cassette
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9460642M
ISBN 100745157696
ISBN 109780745157696

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Read: The Drowned World, Author: Martin Amis, free book online in EPUB, TXT, Pdf at The Drowned World Summary Dr. Kerans stands on the balcony of the Ritz Hotel and watches the sun, which is an ellipse, rise. It's already hot and he's spent the morning dawdling instead of working. He wonders if he should contact his commander, Colonel Riggs, but remembers that his . The Drowned World depends for its considerable strengths upon both its story line and the carefully paced revelation of the deeply disturbing inner world that responds to the radical climactic change. Ballard offers a practical and adequate explanation for the climactic change early in the novel, describing how exceptional solar storms stripped the Van Allen Belts and allowed excessive solar radiation to .   The Drowned World J.G. Ballard Gollancz () Paperback Review by Nickolas Cook. Traditionally, the bulk of recently deceased (April 19th ) J.G. Ballard’s works have been classified as sci-fi, but in reality his works transcend the usually conservative ranks of such narrow labels.

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