Millennium People

J. G. Ballard

When a bomb explodes at Heathrow, it looks like just another random act of violence to psychologist David Markham. But when he discovers that his ex-wife is among the victims he is compelled to further investigate the mysterious and shocking circumstances surrounding her death. Acting on police suspicions he immerses himself in the strange world of London’s fringe protest movements. A quiet rebellion against middle-class normality is taking place. However as civic responsibility and the trappings of consumer society are jettisoned the movement grows steadily more bellicose and Markham is increasingly lured by the idea of revolution and terror.

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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