Super-Cannes

Author(s): J.G. Ballard

Sci Fi/Fantasy

A high-tech business park on the Mediterranean is the setting for a most disturbing crime in this reissue featuring a new introduction by Ali Smith. A disturbing mystery awaits Paul and Jane Sinclair when they arrive in Eden-Olympia, a high-tech business park in the hills above Cannes. Jane is to work as a doctor for those who live in this ultra-modern workers' paradise. But what caused her predecessor to go on a shooting spree that made headlines around the world? As Paul investigates, he begins to uncover a thriving subculture of crime that is spiralling out of control. Both novel of ideas and complex thriller, 'Super-Cannes' is an extraordinary satire from the author of 'Empire of the Sun', 'The Drowned World' and 'Crash'. This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Robert Macfarlane, Hari Kunzru, James Lever and Zadie Smith) and brand-new cover designs from the artist Stanley Donwood.

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A high-tech business park on the Mediterranean coast is the setting for a crime of the most disturbing kind in this extraordinary bestseller from one of Britain's most important living novelists. / A Sunday Times top-ten bestseller in hardback, this novel will be given a stunning new cover treatment and reissued as part of an ongoing update of the JG Ballard series style.

J.G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai, where his father was a businessman. After internment in a civilian prison camp, he and his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller Empire of the Sun won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It was later filmed by Steven Spielberg. His controversial novel Crash has recently been made into an equally controversial film by David Cronenberg.

General Fields

  • : 9780006551607
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : Fourth Estate Ltd
  • : August 2001
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : J.G. Ballard
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 823.914
  • : 416
  • : Modern fiction