JG Ballard

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The Voids by Ryan O’Connor review – Irn-Bru and benders
This luminous debut novel, set in a squalid, hyper-hedonistic Glasgow, is a wild and gratifying literary ride

Benjamin Myers

16, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 buildings in fiction | David Annand
It may only rarely get built, but imaginary architecture is a crucial support for many stories, from Jane Austen’s Pemberley to Kafka’s Castle and Ballard’s High-Rise

David Annand

16, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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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The controversy surrounding the original release of this dark exploration of sexy car accidents now seems quaintly outdated – but the film holds up well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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