JG Ballard summarized

Yesterday I posted a link related to the death of JG Ballard. I think this Guardian article sums up why Ballard was more than a mere science fiction writer, and it elegantly condenses my fascination with Ballard in a sole paragraph:

The young science fiction author „wasn’t interested in the far future, spaceships and all that“, he explained; rather he was interested in „the evolving world, the world of hidden persuaders, of the communications landscape developing, of mass tourism, of the vast conformist suburbs dominated by television – that was a form of science fiction, and it was already here“.

Sunday Links

Links for Sunday:

  • Nothing is created out of thin air: The Story of Stuff [Link]
  • JG Ballard died recently, Ballardian has a write-up with several links [Link]
  • A nsfw and tasteless song about internet commenters [Link]