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With the publication of The Complete Short Stories, it doesn't really seem necessary for a collector to know which stories appeared in each of the original collections of Ballard's short stories. And in any case the details are rather complicated and, frankly, tedious.
Nevertheless, for those that just have to know, here they are. (The main sources are Pringle 1984 and Russell's Guide; I have mostly assumed that, unless differences are noted in either of these sources, later paperback editions retain the contents of earlier editions.)
THE VOICES OF TIME AND OTHER STORIES (1962): The Voices of Time; The Sound-
BILLENIUM (1962): Billenium; The Insane Ones; Studio 5, the Stars; The Gentle Assassin; Build-
PASSPORT TO ETERNITY (1963): The Man on the 99th Floor; Thirteen to Centaurus; Track 12; The WatchTowers; A Question of Re-
TERMINAL BEACH (1964): End-
THE TERMINAL BEACH (1964): A Question of Re-
THE IMPOSSIBLE MAN AND OTHER STORIES (1966): The Drowned Giant; The Reptile Enclosure; The Delta at Sunset; Storm-
THE DAY OF FOREVER (1967): The Day of Forever; Prisoner of the Coral Deep; Tomorrow is a Million Years; The Man on the 99th Floor; The Waiting Grounds; The Last World of Mr. Goddard; The Gentle Assassin; The Sudden Afternoon; The Insane Ones; The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Considered as a Downhill Motor Race. Published as a U.K. paperback by Panther. It was re-
THE DISASTER AREA (1967): Storm-
THE OVERLOADED MAN (1967): Now: Zero; The Time-
THE ATROCITY EXHIBITION (1970): The Atrocity Exhibition; The University of Death; The Assassination Weapon; You: Coma: Marilyn Monroe; Notes Towards a Mental Breakdown; The Great American Nude; The Summer Cannibals; Tolerances of the Human Face; You and Me and the Continuum; Plan for the Assassination of Jacqueline Kennedy; Love and Napalm: Export USA; Crash!; The Generations of America; Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan; The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Considered as a Downhill Motor Race. Published by Cape as a U.K. hardback, by Panther as a U.K. paperback, and by Grove Press as a U.S. hardback with the title Love and Napalm: Export USA. The 1990 re-
VERMILION SANDS (1971): Prima Belladonna; The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista; Cry Hope, Cry Fury!; Venus Smiles; Studio 5, the Stars; The Cloud Sculptors of Coral D; Say Goodbye to the Wind; The Screen Game. Published by Berkley as a U.S. paperback. In 1973 Cape issued a U.K. hardback, adding The Singing Statues, and incorporating minor textual changes, mainly to obtain a more consistent style for stories that had been written several years apart. A subsequent U.K. paperback by Panther follows the Cape edition.
CHRONOPOLIS AND OTHER STORIES (1971): The Voices of Time; The Drowned Giant; The Terminal Beach; Manhole 69; Storm-
THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION OF J.G. BALLARD (1977): The Concentration City; Manhole 69; The Waiting Grounds; The SoundSweep; Chronopolis; The Voices of Time; The Overloaded Man; Billenium; The Insane Ones; The Garden of Time; Thirteen to Centaurus; The Subliminal Man; Passport to Eternity; The Cage of Sand; A Question of Re-
THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF J.G. BALLARD (1978): The Concentration City; Manhole 69; Chronopolis; The Voices of Time; Deep End; The Overloaded Man; Billenium; The Garden of Time; Thirteen for Centaurus (sic); The Subliminal Man; The Cage of Sand; End-
THE VENUS HUNTERS (1980): Now: Zero; The Time-
MYTHS OF THE NEAR FUTURE (1982): Myths of the Near Future; Having a Wonderful Time; A Host of Furious Fancies; Zodiac 2000; News from the Sun; Theatre of War; The Dead Time; The Smile; Motel Architecture; The Intensive Care Unit. Published as a U.K. hardback by Cape and a U.K. paperback by Triad Panther.
MEMORIES OF THE SPACE AGE (1988): a themed short story collection of Ballard’s ‘astronaut’ stories; The Cage of Sand; A Question of Re-
WAR FEVER (1990): 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 Toward a Mental Breakdown; The Index. Published as a U.K. hardback by Collins, as a U.K. paperback by Paladin, and by Farrar Straus as a U.S. hardback and a U.S. paperback.