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The Drowned World (edition 2006)

by Jim G. Ballard

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Title:The Drowned World
Authors:Jim G. Ballard (Author)
Info:HarperPerennial (2006), Paperback, 176 pages
Collections:Your library, E-Reader, 1001 books
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Tags:sf, london, reptiles, climate change, global warming, ecology, flood, water world, apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, morose, racial memory, atavism, aaeb, kindle, read:2012

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The Drowned World by J. G. Ballard

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    Bookmarque: tapping into the human evolution theme and the drastic changes in form and function we can take.
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J.G. Ballard got to 'Cli-Fi' first. This novel explores the inner space of its protagonists in a warmer world of flooded cities. The book excels at describing the languid heat and the flourishing jungle which has overtaken mankind's civilisation, and the peculiar mental lassitude which gradually overtakes three survivors in drowned London-that-was. The ending seems abrupt, though not surprising. ( )
  questbird | Aug 12, 2015 |
Perfect background for a half-baked scenario
  Kindlegohome | Jul 9, 2015 |
I read this in my early days of exploring the apocalyptic genre. I didn't care for it. Not a lot happens. ( )
  sturlington | Feb 25, 2015 |
Reverse evolution....genetic memory....and a drowned world. I couldn't put it down, it was a captivating world.
  jaddington | Feb 16, 2015 |
Reverse evolution....genetic memory....and a drowned world. I couldn't put it down, it was a captivating world.
  jaddington | Feb 16, 2015 |
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French, DickCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Groot, RuurdCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0007221835, Paperback)

When London is lost beneath the rising tides, unconscious desires rush to the surface in this apocalyptic tale from the author of Crash and Cocaine Nights. Set in the near future, the ice caps have melted and the planet basks in an unendurable heat. London is a primordial swamp; lush tropical vegetation grows up the walls of the Ritz and there are unconfirmed sightings of primeval reptiles swimming through the newly-formed lagoons. Some flee the capital; others embark on harebrained schemes to drain the submerged streets in search of treasure. But Dr Robert Kerans has come to accept this submarine city and finds himself strangely resistant to the idea of saving it...

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"Fluctuations in solar radiation have caused the icecaps to melt and the seas to rise. Nature is on the rampage. London has been transformed into a primeval swamp, and within its submerged landscape giant lizards, dragonflies and insects compete for dominance. Human fertility is in decline and buildings sink beneath waters infested with decaying matter. Into this wasteland a group of intrepid scientists venture to record the flora and fauna of this new Triassic Age. Soon ghostly voices haunt their waking and nightmares permeate their sleep."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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