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Title: The Terminal Beach Title Record # 40885
Author: J. G. Ballard
Date: 1964-03-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Webpages: WordPress
Language: English
Synopsis: An alienated man, having lost his family, settles on the deserted former nuclear test site of Eniwetok Atoll, where the deteriorating site mirrors his deteriorating body and psyche, and the deterioration of human civilization.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1970Translated by Mieke Meuldrager-Ezelin
Dutch Doodlopend Strand
1971Translated by Aurora Bernárdez; first published in Playa terminal (1971).
Spanish Playa terminal
1975Translated by Philippe R. Hupp
French L'ultime plage
1978Translated by Gálvölgyi Judit
Hungarian
A végső part?A vegso part
1978Translated by Beata Della Frattina
Italian Terminal
1983Translated by Michael Walter
German Endstation Strand
1983Translated by Michael Walter
German Der finale Strand
1990Translated by Michael K. Iwoleit
German Endzeitstrand
1990Translated by Pierre-Paul Durastanti
French La plage ultime
2007Translated by Michael Walter. Tranlation revised by Angela Herrmann.
German Der letzte Strand

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
New Worlds Science Fiction, March 1964-03-00 ed. John Carnell Nova Publications Ltd. 140 3/- 132
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1964-06-00 J. G. Ballard Gollancz   18/- 221
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Terminal Beach 1964-06-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion F928 $0.50 160
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best SF 1965-00-00 ed. Judith Merril Delacorte Press   $4.95 400
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth G. Ziel Checkmark
The Best of New Worlds 1965-00-00 ed. Michael Moorcock Compact Books H287 5/- 318
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1966-00-00 J. G. Ballard Penguin Books 2499 4/6 223+
[1]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Enzo Ragazzini Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1966-00-00 J. G. Ballard Penguin Books 2499   223+
[1]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Enzo Ragazzini Checkmark
10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F 1966-06-00 ed. Judith Merril Delacorte Press / SFBC   $1.90 383
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth G. Ziel Checkmark
10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F 1966-12-00 ed. Judith Merril Dell 8611 $0.75 382
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth G. Ziel Checkmark
10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F 1966-12-00 ed. Judith Merril Dell 8611 C$0.75 382
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth G. Ziel Checkmark
10th Annual S-F 1967-00-00 ed. Judith Merril Mayflower-Dell 8611-8 5/- 382
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
The Best of Science Fiction 10 1970-00-00 ed. Judith Merril Mayflower 0-583-11138-6 7/- 382
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth David Davies Checkmark
Doodlopend Strand 1970-00-00 J. G. Ballard Meulenhoff (M=SF #37) 37   189
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Reindert van Briemen Checkmark
Alpha One 1970-09-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Ballantine Books 0-345-02014-6 $0.95 vii+
278
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth John Lindner Checkmark
Chronopolis and Other Stories 1971-09-00 J. G. Ballard G. P. Putnam's Sons   $6.95 319
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Nicole De Jurenev Checkmark
Chronopolis and Other Stories 1971-11-00 J. G. Ballard G. P. Putnam's Sons / SFBC 1213 $1.49 310
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Nicole De Jurenev Checkmark
Alpha One 1971-12-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Ballantine Books 0-345-02014-6 £0.35 vii+
278
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Chris Foss Checkmark
Chronopolis 1972-08-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion 0-425-02212-9 $1.25 382
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Chronopolis 1972-08-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Medallion 0-425-02212-9 C$1.25 382
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Survival Printout 1973-00-00 ed. Total Effect Vintage Books 0-394-71857-7 / V-587 $1.95 x+
332+
[3]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1974-04-00 J. G. Ballard Penguin Books 0-14-002499-9 £0.30 224
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll David Pelham Checkmark
Univers 03 1975-11-10 ed. Yves Frémion J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #629)     189
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Siudmak Checkmark
Mourir au futur 1976-03-11 ed. Philippe R. Hupp 10/18 ( #1048) 2-264-00038-4   316
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Pierre Bernard Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1977-00-00 J. G. Ballard Penguin Books (US) 0-14-002499-9 $1.95 224
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll David Pelham Checkmark
The Best of J. G. Ballard 1977-04-00 J. G. Ballard Orbit / Futura 0-86007-943-0 £1.25 411
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Bob Layzell Checkmark
Galaktika 30: Tudományos-fantasztikus antológia 1978-00-00 ed. Kuczka Péter
Kozmosz Könyvek?Kozmosz Konyvek
IF 3317 - e - 7880 Ft 12 127
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Rudolf Hausner Checkmark
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 1978-10-00 J. G. Ballard Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-042506-9 $12.95 ix+
302
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Carlos Ochagavia Checkmark
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 1978-10-00 J. G. Ballard Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-045661-4 $7.95 ix+
302
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Carlos Ochagavia Checkmark
Urania #764 1978-12-17 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 764 900 Lit 192
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Karel Thole  
The Terminal Beach 1979-00-00 J. G. Ballard Penguin Books 0-14-002499-9 £0.80 224
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll David Pelham Checkmark
Chronopolis 1979-05-00 J. G. Ballard Berkley Books 0-425-04191-3 $2.25 371
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here 1979-12-00 ed. James Gunn Mentor / New American Library 0-451-61784-3 / ME1784 $2.75 xi+
656
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Paul Stinson Checkmark
Billennium 1983-06-00 J. G. Ballard Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #96) 3-518-37396-X DM 10.00 234+
[1]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Thomas Franke Checkmark
Die Sechziger Jahre I 1983-10-00 ed. Hans Joachim Alpers, Werner Fuchs Hohenheim (Edition SF im Hohenheim Verlag) 3-8147-0034-1 DM 32.00 404+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Oliviero Berni Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1984-02-00 J. G. Ballard J. M. Dent & Sons (Everyman Fiction) 0-460-02265-2 £2.95 220+
[1]
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll James Marsh Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1985-02-00 J. G. Ballard Gollancz 0-575-03514-5 £8.95 221
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Histoires de catastrophes 1985-02-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3818) 2-253-03628-5   443
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Philippe Adamov Checkmark
Beyond Armageddon: Twenty-One Sermons to the Dead 1985-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Donald I. Fine 0-917657-55-1 $18.95 [ix]+
387
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Loretta Trezzo Checkmark
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 1985-12-00 J. G. Ballard Washington Square Press 0-671-61451-7 $4.95 x+
358
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Carlos Ochagavia Checkmark
Beyond Armageddon: Twenty-One Sermons to the Dead 1986-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Primus / Donald I. Fine 0-917657-96-9 $3.95 387
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Beyond Armageddon: Survivors of the Megawar 1987-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Robinson 0-948164-43-3 £3.95 386
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Jim Burns Checkmark
Playa terminal 1987-00-00 J. G. Ballard Minotauro 84-450-7066-5   292
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jonás Oliveras  
The Terminal Beach 1987-11-00 J. G. Ballard Carroll & Graf 0-88184-370-9 $3.50 224
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Roy Colmer  
Von Clement bis Dick 1990-04-00 ed. James Gunn Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #95) 3-453-03911-4 DM 12.80 379
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Tony Roberts Checkmark
Der Garten der Zeit: Die besten Science-fiction-Erzählungen 1990-06-00 J. G. Ballard Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #256) 3-518-38252-7 DM 14.00 299
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll H. Wenske Checkmark
La plage ultime 1990-08-08 J. G. Ballard J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #2859) 2-277-22859-1   254
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Tim White Checkmark
There Won't Be War 1991-11-00 ed. Harry Harrison, Bruce McAllister Tor 0-812-51941-8 $3.99 viii+
309
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Alan Gutierrez Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1992-08-00 J. G. Ballard J. M. Dent (Everyman Fiction) 0-460-02265-2 £3.99 221
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll James Marsh Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1993-03-00 J. G. Ballard Phoenix 1-85799-021-8 £4.99 221
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Salvador Dali  
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 1995-03-15 J. G. Ballard Owl Books / Henry Holt 0-8050-3876-0 $15.95 302
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Raquel Jaramillo Checkmark
The Road to Science Fiction: Volume 3: From Heinlein to Here 1996-07-00 ed. James Gunn Borealis / White Wolf Publishing 1-56504-821-0 $14.99 XXVII+
529
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Michael Scott Cohen Checkmark
The Terminal Beach 1997-11-00 J. G. Ballard Indigo 0-575-40131-1 £5.99 224
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Gary Day-Ellison  
The Terminal Beach 2001-03-00 J. G. Ballard Phoenix 0-575-40131-1 £6.99 221
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 2001-07-00 J. G. Ballard Picador USA 0-312-27844-6 $14.00 xiv+
302
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories 2001-11-00 J. G. Ballard Flamingo 0-00-712405-8 £25.00 ix+
1189
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jerry Bauer Checkmark
The Road to Science Fiction: Volume 3: From Heinlein to Here 2002-03-00 ed. James Gunn Scarecrow Press 0-8108-4245-9 $32.50 xxxi+
565
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Hallie Gladden Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories 2002-11-00 J. G. Ballard Flamingo 0-00-713812-1 £16.99 ix+
1189
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Beyond Armageddon 2006-05-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Walter M. Miller, Jr. Bison Books 0-8032-8315-6 $16.95 xxvi+
387
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth R. W. Boeche Checkmark
Vom Leben und Tod Gottes 2007-08-06 J. G. Ballard Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 978-3-453-52277-0 €11.95 [1]+
1131
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Eric Bach Checkmark
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard 2009-09-00 J. G. Ballard W. W. Norton & Company 978-0-393-07262-4 $35.00 xv+
1199
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard 2012-06-01 J. G. Ballard W. W. Norton & Company 978-0-393-07687-5 $24.95  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard 2014-07-15 J. G. Ballard Holt Paperbacks 978-1-4668-5667-7 $7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here date unknown ed. James Gunn Mentor 0-451-62427-0 $4.95 xi+
656
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Paul Stinson Checkmark
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here date unknown ed. James Gunn Mentor / New American Library 0-451-61910-2 $3.50 xi+
656
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Paul Stinson Checkmark
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