One of the recurring themes in the novels of J. G. Ballard is the psychological effects of the environment on individuals. His novels, from the semi-autobiographical Empire of the Sun to Super-Cannes and Hello America, were also set in many locations throughout the world.
Ballard Geocoded is a Google Map of the locations in J.G. Ballard's fiction. If you click on a map marker you can read a short extract that mentions the location and find out the novel in which it is mentioned.