Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard

Empire of the Sun is a 1984 novel by English writer J. G. Ballard; it was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Like Ballard's earlier short story "The Dead Time" (published in the anthology Myths of the Near Future), it is essentially fiction but draws extensively on Ballard's experiences in World War II. The name of the novel is derived from the etymology of the name for Japan. Ballard later wrote of his experiences in China as a boy and the making of the film of the same name in his autobiography Miracles of Life.

The 1379th greatest fiction book of all time


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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Empire of the Sun Hardcover 1872350 $24.95 $1.22 1984
Invisible Sun (Empire Games) Hardcover 132590 $27.73 2020
Under the Blood-Red Sun (Prisoners of the Empire Series) Paperback 164325 $5.79 $1.82 2014
Starfinder Adventure Path: Empire of Bones ( Dead Suns 6 of 6) (Starfinder : Dead Suns Adventure Path) Paperback 527787 $16.70 $9.34 2018
The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset Paperback 646907 $55.00 $4.52 2007
Empire of The Sun Paperback 4221787 $34.95 $0.48
Invisible Sun (Empire Games Book 3) Kindle Edition 141356 2020
Under the Blood-Red Sun Paperback 1439547 $7.45 $0.10 1995
Under the Blood-Red Sun Mass Market Paperback 1684112 $29.95 $1.49 2005
Under the Blood-Red Sun Hardcover 3040379 $59.96 $4.00 1994
Under the Blood-Red Sun Audio CD 4590717 $16.13
Empire of the Sun Kindle Edition 243686 2013
Empire of the Sun Mass Market Paperback 2296339 $45.00 $2.00
The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset by Philippa Levine (2013-03-14) Paperback 820299 $59.02 $32.43
El Imperio Del Sol/ Empire of the Sun (Spanish Edition) Paperback 6922235 $20.00 2009
El Imperio del Sol (13/20) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 3206585 2017
El Imperio del Sol Paperback 4081740 $13.32 $31.00 2016
Empire of the Sun Paperback 175643 $9.76 $1.99 2005
Empire of the Sun (The Perennial Collection) Paperback 7363716 $30.84 $0.39
Study Notes: Empire of the Sun (Passport Study Notes) Paperback 9925219 $9.99 2018
Empire Of The Sun Paperback 7479063 $7.64 $2.17
Study Notes: Empire of the Sun (Passport Study Notes) Kindle Edition 3269427 $2.99 2013