Author(s): J. G. Ballard
VERMILION SANDS is J. G. Ballard's fantasy landscape of the future. . . a latterday Palm Springs populated by forgotten movie queens, temperemental dilettantes and drugged beachcombers, with prima donna plants that sing arias, cloud sculptures, dial-a poem computer and ravishing, jewel-eyed Jezebels. . . This novel is to be adapted for a three part BBC series.
'Ballard is amongst our finest writers of fiction' Anthony Burgess
J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai, China. After the attack on Pearl Harbour the family were interned in a civilian camp. They returned to England in 1946. In 1956 Ballard's first story was published in New Worlds. His first novel, The Drowned World, was published in 1963. Empire of the Sun, a novel based on his own experiences in China, was published in 1984 and won the Guardian Fiction Prize, the James Tait Black Award and was filmed by Steven Speilberg.