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Paul and his wife Jane move to France so that she can take up a post as doctor to the new community of Eden-Olympia. According to its resident psychologist, the community is a place where one is absolutely free to board the escalator of possibility . And, Jane does just that.
J.G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai, where his father was a businessman. After internment in a civilian prison camp, he and his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller Empire of the Sun won the Guardian Fiction Prize, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and later filmed by Spielberg. His novel Crash was made into a controversial film by David Cronenberg.