J.G. Ballard Tributes and Links

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(Author Rhys Hughes' tribute incorporates the elements of the surreal and dark humor that made Ballard's fiction so unique: "My tribute to J.G. Ballard who has just died... This photo cost £2.05 to create [£1 for the toy car, 85p for the firelighters stuffed into its chassis and 20p for the box of matches to ignite the wreck].")


On Sunday, the brilliant author J.G. Ballard passed away at the age of 78. Here at Omnivoracious we ran a tribute in which we wrote in part, "rewired the brains of generations of readers and writers. A member of the largely British New Wave movement of the 1960s, Ballard wrote mind-bending stories that changed reader perceptions of space and time, along with novels that dealt with every conceivable major theme of the twentieth century." Yesterday we also ran Geoff Manaugh's "spatial" appreciation of Ballard.

Here are a few of the other tributes and articles about Ballard and his work that we've found especially unique or eloquent.


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What an original thinker and writer JG Ballard was, may we keep his works close to our minds and hearts for the rest of our lives. I'm glad to see there are so many of his fans out there that are willing to support him and that love his work.

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Ballard is best known for his look at the erotic nature of car accidents (Crash) and his semi-autobiographical account of a childhood spent in a Japanese internship camp during the Second World War (Empire of the Sun), but it's also worth looking at the settings of his less well-known novels

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Ballard is best known for his look at the erotic nature of car accidents (Crash) and his semi-autobiographical account of a childhood spent in a Japanese internship camp during the Second World War (Empire of the Sun), but it's also worth looking at the settings of his less well-known novels

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I have read so many times. I adored his work a lot. It was really sad to hear that a great writer like him went on to the side.But nevertheless he left a great part of himself here through his books.

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I am a book collector and I happened to have Mr. J.G. Ballard's THE GENOCIDES, which I have read so many times. I adored his work a lot. It was really sad to hear that a great writer like him went on to the side.But nevertheless he left a great part of himself here through his books.This tribute is very worthy for someone like him.

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Always wanted to read his work - now I definitely will.

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J.G. ballard was a brilliant author. His books and stories really shows the truth of life. I am big fan of his books. I usually read these books. Thanks for posting this.

Posted by: Chris | Saturday December 11, 2010 at 9:58 AM

He was a great writer and I like the picture you chose for your post alot.

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Thanks for a great tribute he was a great science fiction writer

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You know I can't say that I have read any of his work before, but everyone that I talk to says that I absolutely must. Now I'm convinced, because I really like any author who has that kind of philosophy that I crave.

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I remember hearing about J.G. Ballard's passing. His books are pretty trippy and twisted, but me being me, love twisted stuff...lol

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Ballard is one of my favorite writers. Memory will live on.
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