RIP J. G. Ballard (1930 – 2009)
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Cover for the first edition of The Atrocity Exhibition.
James Graham Ballard (born November 15, 1930 in Shanghai – 19 April 2009) was a British writer. He was a prominent member of the New Wave in science fiction. His best known books are the controversial Crash, and The Atrocity Exhibition, Crash was made into film by David Cronenberg.
The adjective “Ballardian“, defined as “resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in JG Ballard’s novels and stories, especially dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments,” has been included in the Collins English Dictionary.
His work was most recently celebrated in the exhibition J. G. Ballard. Autopsy of the new millennium.
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