War Fever

Scope and Content

Twelve of the fourteen stories published as War Fever (London, 1990), together with a typed draft list of contents. The items in the file are in their original published form, as cuttings or photocopies.

1. A typed list of contents, entitled 'Short Story Collection'. The list has been typed on personal headed-paper (J G Ballard, with Shepperton address and telephone number). It differs from the contents of War Fever in terms of the ordering of the stories, and does not include the story 'Dream Cargoes'. The file order given below follows the draft list of contents, excluding 'Dream Cargoes' and 'The Largest Theme Park in the World' which are not present in the file.

2. 'The Secret History of World War 3'. Cut pages from original publication in Ambit (1988).

3. 'War Fever'. Cut pages from original publication in Fantasy & Science Fiction (1989).

4. 'Memories of the Space Age'. Cut pages from original publication in Interzone (1982).

5. 'The Object of the Attack'. Cut pages from original publication in Interzone (1984).

6. 'Love in a Cold Climate'. Photocopy of original publication in The Observer (1989). The title of the story on publication in War Fever was revised as 'Love in a Colder Climate', under which title it appears in the draft list of contents.

7. 'Answers to a Questionnaire'. Cut pages from original publication in Ambit (1985).

8. 'Report on an Unidentified Space Station'. Cut pages from original publication in City Limits (1982).

9. 'The Man Who Walked on the Moon'. Cut pages from original publication in Interzone (1985).

10. 'The Enormous Space'. Cut pages from original publication in Interzone (1989).

11. 'Air Disaster'. Photocopy of original publication in Bananas (1975).

12. 'The Index'. Photocopy of original publication in Bananas (1977).

13. 'Notes Towards a Mental Breakdown'. Photocopy of original publication in Bananas (1976).

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