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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Max Brooks

The Complete Short Stories: v. 1

The Complete Short Stories: Volume 1 - J.G. Ballard There are some real gems in here (especially the Vermillion Sands stories), and the variety of ideas present in the stories is absolutely amazing - especially if one considers they were published in the time period of only 6-7 years or so! Ballard is one of my favorite writers, and it's an excellent feeling to see him shine in his earlier and shorter efforts as well. The prose flounders sometimes, and some of the stories feel like throwaway one-shots, but many others are genuinely powerful and immensely visionary for material written in the 1950s and 1960s.