Monday, 20 April 2009

J.G. Ballard, 1930-2009

I was a big Ballard fan and while news of his passing wasn't that much of surprise it was still a shock hearing about it yesterday evening. His fiction was powerful and pertinent and polemic and affected all who read him. The mainstream probably knew him best for Empire Of The Sun and Crash, and the feature film adaptations, but he was more than those two novels. He will be missed.

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