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R.I.P. J.G. Ballard (1930-2009)

Science fiction author J.G. Ballard has died at the age of 78.

Author J.G. Ballard Dies at Age 78

The Telegraph article on this discussed other works of Ballard's a bit more.

The author had apparently suffered with a long-term illness. I am very much saddened by this news. While I never met J.G. Ballard, I read some Ballard at an early age, notably The Drowned World (1962), The Atrocity Exhibition (1969) (really a collection of pieces from other sources), Concrete Island (1974) (a twisted telling of Robinson Crusoe), and High Rise (1975) (a novel about the degradation of a high-rise apartment building and its inhabitants). I was also fond of several of his collections of stories, notably Vermilion Sands (1971). Ballard's work was atypical of many sf writers of his time, but his stories were immensely entertaining.

Rest In Peace, J.G. Ballard (1930-2009)
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