JG Ballard RIP

Author of good stories, prophet of the suburban apocalypse, and source of inspiration for popular bands and song-writers.

OK, I say it: perhaps the greatest writer of the XX Century. I’m sorry English is not my native language, and I cannot explain all the subtelties of the reasoning after my statement.

(Incidentally, the best selling newspaper in Italy wrote today he was the father of cyberpunk. I knock on the wood for poor William & Bruce…)

Good piece on Ballard here: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-was-jg-ballard-a-prophet-of-doom–or-the-future-1672070.html

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