View Full Version : J.G. Ballard gone at 78

04-20-2009, 01:40 AM
Very sad news: http://tinyurl.com/c7zbuf

04-20-2009, 01:52 AM
High Rise (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Rise)is one of my favorite SF/F novels. A shame -- a lot of the classic writers seem to be dying off lately.

04-20-2009, 02:24 AM
The Atrocity Exhibition (http://www.amazon.com/Atrocity-Exhibition-J-G-Ballard/dp/1889307033) was the first I'd heard of him - this was about twenty five years ago. I picked up the book at the library and was literally blown away. You're right, they're all passing on... very sad day.

04-20-2009, 02:31 AM
A great writer, IMO, who crossed from SF/Fantasy to straightforward literary work seamlessly, and exhibited the highest quality at both. Shares a bookshelf with Vonnegut and Dick. One of the best ever. His short story "The Garden of Time" is about as good as it gets.