Date: July 2011
Duration: 8 hours 50 minutes
The explosive J. G. Ballardrenaissance, which began with the 2009 publication of The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard, now continues with his firstnovel to be published in America in a full decade.
Millennium People tells the story ofDavid Markham, a psychologist who is searching for the truth behind a bomb thatexploded on a Heathrow baggage carousel, killing his ex-wife. Infiltrating ashadowy protest group responsible for her death, David finds himself succumbingto the charismatic charms of the group's leader, who hopes to foment a violentrebellion against the government by his fanatical adherents, the spirituallyand financially impoverished members of Britain's white middle class. It reveals a shockingly plausible and extremely unsettling vision of society in collapse.