The Best J. G. Ballard Books

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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.
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  • High Rise
    1
    J. G. Ballard
    44 votes
    • First Published: 1975
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Fiction, Novel, Science Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Crash
    2
    J. G. Ballard
    44 votes
    • First Published: 1973
    • Subjects: Women
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Drowned World
    3
    J. G. Ballard
    35 votes
    • First Published: 1962
    • Subjects: Global warming, 20th century
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Cocaine Nights
    4
    J. G. Ballard
    24 votes
    • First Published: 1998
    • Subjects: Spain, British Cuisine
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Concrete Island
    5
    J. G. Ballard
    37 votes
    • Subjects: Literary
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Crystal World
    6
    J. G. Ballard
    13 votes
    • First Published: 1966
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Fiction, Novel, Science Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language