JG Ballard

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Crash review – Cronenberg's auto eroticism still has impact
The controversy surrounding the original release of this dark exploration of sexy car accidents now seems quaintly outdated – but the film holds up well

Peter Bradshaw

27, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Come on in, the water's dystopian! JG Ballard's Drowned World hits an Essex pool
A Chelmsford swimming baths has turned Ballard’s prescient apocalyptic novel into a truly immersive performance. Our writer pulls on his trunks and dives in

Stuart Jeffries

10, Mar, 2020 @3:29 PM

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Top 10 books of eco-fiction | Michael Christie
As the climate crisis grows ever clearer, the best fiction can help realign our conception of nature

Michael Christie

12, Feb, 2020 @1:54 PM

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William Gibson: ‘I was losing a sense of how weird the real world was'
The writer who invented ‘cyberspace’ – and possibly the most influential living sci-fi author – on the challenges of keeping up with a reality even stranger than fiction

Sam Leith

11, Jan, 2020 @9:01 AM

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Top 10 end-of-the-world novels
Fresh from writing his own first sci fi thriller, physicist and broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili chooses favourite books that tackle the Earth in peril

Jim Al-Khalili

08, May, 2019 @8:49 AM

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Top 10 books about Old Shanghai
From JG Ballard to Eileen Chang, these books capture some of the extraordinary spirit of a truly international city between the wars

Paul French

26, Sep, 2018 @10:50 AM

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Applied Ballardianism by Simon Sellars – under the spell of JG Ballard
From close encounters with UFOs to island-hopping with a gonzo travel writer, this is a brilliantly written genre mashup

PD Smith

24, Aug, 2018 @3:30 PM

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Top 10 books about strange towns
From JG Ballard’s corporate towns of the near future to Richard Scarry’s animal society in Busytown … Shaun Prescott picks his favourite civilisations in miniature

Shaun Prescott

22, Aug, 2018 @9:19 AM

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Top 10 novels about riots
From Victor Hugo to JG Ballard, these incendiary books make readers co-conspirators in the insurrection they depict

AG Lombardo

08, Aug, 2018 @12:38 PM

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Debate over NME’s heyday | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the closing of Britain’s most iconic music weekly

Letters

09, Mar, 2018 @5:05 PM

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First books, second thoughts: embarrassing debuts - quiz
From Martin Amis on video games, to Neil Gaiman on pop music, a good number of celebrated writers wish to forget their initial appearances on the literary scene. But have you?

Richard Lea and Lindesay Irvine

27, Sep, 2017 @10:20 AM

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The Rub of Time by Martin Amis – brilliant, except when it’s not
Amis is sublime on JG Ballard, writes Anne Enright, but she is less convinced by his views on Islam, ‘foreigners’ and war

Anne Enright

21, Sep, 2017 @7:59 AM

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