Eden-Olympia is more than just a multinational business park, it is a virtual city-state in itself, built for the most elite high-tech industries. Isolated and secure, the residents lack nothing, yet one day, a doctor at the clinic goes on a suicidal shooting spree. Dr. Jane Sinclair is hired as his replacement, and her husband Paul uncovers the dangerous psychological vents that maintain Eden-Olympia’s smoothly-running surface.
“Each page, and this is a page-turner, might have the mind’s knees knocking, the mind’s flesh horripitating... Super-Cannes confirms J. G. Ballard’s substantial place in contemporary fiction.” —The Washington Times
“Ballard’s prose is seductive and pellucid and his stories compelling....Spiked with...gnomic dialogue and black, black humor, this book is also a captivating Chandlerian mystery.” —The Washington Post Book World
“Ballard’s fictional world [is] like no one else’s.” —The Atlantic Monthly
“Ballard is our poet laureate of Modernism’s dead zones.... [Super-Cannes] achieves a brilliant, thorny ambiguity—the kind that lodges splinterlike in your imagination, and refuses to come loose.” —LA Weekly
“Rarely has his vision been so total, his creation so complete. Super-Cannes is as good as anything that Ballard has done before, and considering the work which that bland statement encompasses, it’s the highest possible praise.” —Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
“One of his finest.” —San Francisco Chronicle