SUPER-CANNES. Ballard.

SUPER-CANNES. [London]: Flamingo An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2000]. Octavo, boards. First edition. "COCAINE NIGHTS (1996) and SUPER-CANNES (2000) both focus on the spiritually frozen Mediterranean littoral, where post-twentieth-century hedonists and global-corporation apparatchiks cohabit in landscapes gradually being transformed into Keeps. The imagery and motifs of these late books have become static, but by no means uncharged; the surrealist influences of Ballard's early work is here submerged (as Rob Latham has noted) in visions derived from Edward Hopper (1882-1967). The British venue for MILLENNIUM PEOPLE (2003) is similarly fixated, being a world which is meaningless but which enforces obsessive attention from its cast -- all three late novels feature protagonists who act as detectives, prising loose crimes it does them little good to uncover." - David Pringle and John Clute, SFE (online). Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #60. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#140643).

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