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Vermilion Sands (Vintage Future)

Ballard, J.G.
Vermilion Sands (Vintage Future)

Vermilion Sands (Vintage Future)

Vermilion Sands (Vintage Future)

Ballard, J.G.
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In a futuristic resort populated by forgotten movie queens and scheming dilettantes, a sinister undercurrent of dangerous ideas threatens to disrupt the colony's languor. Vermilion Sands is a fully automated desert-resort designed to fulfil the most exotic whims of the idle rich, but now languishes in uneasy decay, populated only by forg...
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In a futuristic resort populated by forgotten movie queens and scheming dilettantes, a sinister undercurrent of dangerous ideas threatens to disrupt the colony's languor.

Vermilion Sands is a fully automated desert-resort designed to fulfil the most exotic whims of the idle rich, but now languishes in uneasy decay, populated only by forgotten movie queens, solitary impresarios and the remittance men of the artistic and literary world. 

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

J.G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai, where his father was a businessman. After internment in a civilian prison camp, he and his family returned to England in 1946. He published his first novel, The Drowned World, in 1961. His 1984 bestseller Empire of the Sun won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It was later filmed by Steven Spielberg. His memoir Miracles of Life was published in 2008. J.G. Ballard died in 2009.