HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Chronopolis and Other Stories by J.G.…
Loading...

Chronopolis and Other Stories

by J.G. Ballard, Nicole de Jurenev (dj)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
186663,528 (3.92)3
Member:karamazow
Title:Chronopolis and Other Stories
Authors:J.G. Ballard
Other authors:Nicole de Jurenev (dj)
Info:Putnam (USA), 00030
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:SF

Work details

Chronopolis by J.G. Ballard

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 3 mentions

English (4)  Danish (1)  Dutch (1)  All (6)
Showing 4 of 4
A man is in prison for breaking laws about using clocks.... ( )
  AlanPoulter | Nov 17, 2016 |
This book is a series of short stories. The stories are enigmatic and generally have cataclysmic endings. The theme of Ballard's stories appears to be a dismal ending to people and generally to the human race. Some of the stories appear meaningless but are in general creative. The author appears to have some scientific training, which is put into the stories. I hesitantly recommend the book to those who are looking for something different. ( )
  GlennBell | Jun 25, 2016 |
Ack. I got through it, but, as the other reviewers have implied, it's *L*iterary and depressing. Imo, stories, esp. SF stories, should have at least a little fun, adventure, or joy. Maybe fans of the Horror genre would like this better, but I'm not sure. My one star rating may seem harsh, but GR says one star means did not like it" and that is true." ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Ballard was a science fiction writer whose science fiction spent less time visualizing amazing futures with uncanny aliens and human-like robots. His science fiction was dark, grim, and depressing. In each of the stories presented here, we find common threads, usually involving death or dying, and also usually involving the sea.

While some episodes seemed like something you might see on Twilight Zone (or similar shows), the stories themselves are more than just 30-minutes of setting with a surprise ending. Many of the stories here are just as poignant today as they were back in the 60s.

If you are a fan of strange speculative fiction, then you might just find yourself enjoying J. G. Ballard. Otherwise, his stuff might be a bit too real for a topic a bit too speculative. ( )
  aethercowboy | Jul 3, 2011 |
Showing 4 of 4
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
6 wanted1 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.92)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3 5
3.5 2
4 7
4.5 2
5 8

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 114,426,153 books! | Top bar: Always visible