Ballard, J. G. . CHRONOPOLIS AND OTHER STORIES. New York City, NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1971. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 320 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's debut collection of short stories. Now considered a late-modern classic. Review Copy of the First Hardcover Edition. Review Material laid-in. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. There is no British Edition. The book collects the early stories J. G. Ballard first published in various publications in the United Kingdom. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents, in its Review Copy format, J. G. Ballard's "Chronopolis And Other Stories". Sixteen pioneering and ground-breaking short stories that immediately established the author's reputation and even more important, re-invented the science fiction and fantasy genres, then regarded as un-serious, mere sub-genres. "A man of towering imagination and genius at handling the most intricate of plots. A collection to savor and re-read" (Publisher's blurb). "One of the most intelligent voices in contemporary literature" (Susan Sontag). J. G. Ballard died on April 19, 2009 at the age of 78, the last of the great visionary writers of our time. An absolute "must-have" title for J. G. Ballard collectors. This is a Review Copy. The Review Material is laid-in. It is very boldly and beautifully signed in blue pen on the title page by J. G. Ballard. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great collection. As far as we know, this is the only such signed Review Copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. J. G. Ballard's "The Day of Creation" was selected as one of the "One Hundred Best Novels of Modern Fantasy" by David Pringle. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER J. G. BALLARD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $250.00

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