• "Pure, weird pleasure"

    Los Angeles Times
  • "Ballard's best and most characteristic work is in his early novels and short stories"

    New Statesman
  • "The most significant English novelist of the second half of the 20th century"

    Will Self, Prospect
  • "A writer of enormous inventive powers, Ballard has, like Calvino, a remarkable gift for filing the empty, deprived spaces of modern life with invisible cities and the wonder worlds of the imagination"

    Malcolm Bradbury, New York Times Book Review
  • "Ballard is a magician and a literary saboteur...He is one of the few genuine surrealists this country has produced, the possessor of a terrifying and exhilarating imagination – and a national treasure"