List of the best J. G. Ballard books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that J. G. Ballard is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of J. G. Ballard who want to know which novels they should start reading first. Ballard is one of the biggest names to come out of the New Wave Science Fiction era. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.The list you're viewing is made up of many different books, like Empire of the Sun and Crash. What are J. G. Ballard's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.