Millennium People

J. G. Ballard

As he searches for the truth behind the Heathrow bomb that killed his ex-wife, psychologist David Markham infiltrates a shadowy protest group based in the comfortable Chelsea Marina. Led by a charismatic doctor, it aims to rouse the docile middle classes and to free them from the burdens of civic responsibility. Soon Markham is swept up in a campaign that spirals out of control – as the cornerstones of middle England become targets and growing panic grips the capital.

This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard’s works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Martin Amis, Ali Smith, Hari Kunzru and China Miéville) and brand-new cover designs.

Reviews of Millennium People

  • ‘Unsettling and subversive … terrifically good’ Sunday Times

    ‘Terrifying and strangely haunting … A riveting work from a writer of rare imaginative largesse, a bearer of bad tidings, unforgettably told’ Daily Telegraph

    ‘Wonderfully warped, blackly comic … written with Ballard’s customary panache, its potent mix of sex, violence and radicalism will keep his fans happy’ Economist

    ‘Ballard’s instinct for the future is unnerving … Very few writers possess this kind of intelligence: to use it with such wit is almost criminal’ Independent on Sunday

    ‘The terrifying thing about Ballard is his logic; is this science fiction or history written ahead of its time?’ Len Deighton

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