Homage To A Car Crash: J.G. Ballard 1930 – 2009

”THE MARRIAGE OF reason and nightmare that has dominated the 20th century has given birth to an ever more ambiguous world.  Across the communications landscape move the spectres of sinister technologies and dreams that money can buy.  Thermo-nuclear weapon systems and soft-drink commercials coexist in an overlit realm ruled by advertising and  pseudo-events, science and pornography.  Over our lives preside the twin leitmotifs of the 20th century – sex and paranoia.”                            J.G. Ballard (Taken from the 1996 introduction of the novel Crash 1973)

With the death of one of the greatest writers of modern fiction, we see fit to pay our respects.  Ballards novels and short stories explore the ever merging lines between humanity and technology, a ‘nightmare zone’ where the only refuge is ‘the  stuff  inside your head’.  To explore Ballards ideas further visit:  http://www.ballardian.com.

Novels 

The Wind from Nowhere (1961)

The Drowned World (1962)

The Burning World (1964; also The Drought, 1965)

The Crystal World (1966)

The Atrocity Exhibition (1969, also Love and Napalm: Export USA, 1972)

Crash (1973)

Concrete Island (1974)

High Rise (1975)

The Unlimited Dream Company (1979)

Hello America (1981)

 Empire of the Sun (1984)

The Day of Creation (1987)

Running Wild (1988)

The Kindness of Women (1991)

Rushing to Paradise (1994)

Cocaine Nights (1996)

Super-Cannes (2000)

Millennium People (2003)

Kingdom Come (2006)

 

 Short story collections

 The Voices of Time and Other Stories (1962)

Billennium (1962)

Passport to Eternity (1963)

The Four-Dimensional Nightmare (1963)

The Terminal Beach (1964)

The Impossible Man (1966)

The Venus Hunters (1967)

The Overloaded Man (1967)

The Disaster Area (1967)

The Day of Forever (1967)

Vermilion Sands (1971)

 Chronopolis and Other Stories (1971)

Low-Flying Aircraft and Other Stories (1976)

The Best of J. G. Ballard (1977)

The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard (1978)

Myths of the Near Future (1982)

The Voices of Time (1985)

Memories of the Space Age (1988)

War Fever (1990)

The Complete Short Stories of J. G. Ballard (2001)

The Complete Short Stories of J. G. Ballard: Volume 1 (2006)

The Complete Short Stories of J. G. Ballard: Volume 2 (2006)

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  1. He will be sadly missed

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