War Fever

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First edition

War Fever is a collection of short stories by J. G. Ballard, first published in 1990 by Collins. It includes:

  • "War Fever"
  • "The Secret History of World War 3"
  • "Dream Cargoes"
  • "The Object of the Attack"
  • "Love in a Colder Climate"
  • "The Largest Theme Park in the World"
  • "Answers to a Questionnaire"
  • "The Air Disaster"
  • "Report on an Unidentified Space Station"
  • "The Man Who Walked on the Moon"
  • "The Enormous Space"
  • "Memories of the Space Age"
  • "Notes Towards a Mental Breakdown"
  • "The Index"

These pieces range from naturalistic narrative ("The Air Disaster"), through science fantasy ("Dream Cargoes"), to stories told through footnotes ("Notes Towards a Mental Breakdown"), the index of an unwritten book ("The Index") and answers to unstated questions ("Answers to a Questionnaire").

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