Must say - you're really the first fan of any early novel by Ballard that
I've ever talked to . Hard core science fiction fans were never too fond
of him from what I gathered - He was certainly out of the mold
of what ever 'normal ' science fiction' was considered . Suited me fine !
Also read his 'The Wind From Nowhere' - 'The Burning World '
and 'The Crystal World ' ---- but 'The Drowned World' was always
my favorite for his descriptions and atmosphere of the changing landscape -- the
people that 'Kerans' interacted with-- His moving southwards into the heat
at the end ---and those large iguanas everywhere !
Read a few older post apocalyptic . books that also intrigued me such as -
Greybeard by Brian Aldiss ------> sfbook.com/greybeard.htm
and ' A Canticle For Leibowitz ' ------> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Cantic…