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  • J.G. Ballard dies at 78; British science fiction writer

    J.G. Ballard dies at 78; British science fiction writer
    J.G. Ballard, one of the most inventive of the new wave of British science fiction writers to emerge in the 1960s who was best known for the autobiographical novel "Empire of the Sun," died Sunday, his agent said. He was 78. He had been ill "for...
  • Giving Angela Carter her due

    By Richard Rayner "A good writer can make you believe time stands still. Yet the end of all stories, even if the writer forbears to mention it, is death," wrote the English writer Angela Carter, who died 16 years ago this month. At the time Carter was...
  • Visionary with a sharp edge

    Visionary with a sharp edge
    If J.G. Ballard -- the visionary British novelist who died Sunday of prostate cancer at age 78 -- ends up being remembered, it will likely be as a science fiction writer who aspired to use genre as a vehicle for art. That's true enough, in a certain...
  • Robert Silverberg, science fiction elder statesman

    Right about then, the Age of Aquarius seemed to be reaching an apocalyptic conclusion: Amid campus riots, a contentious war and political assassinations, it was hard not to feel fatalistic. And Robert Silverberg, a New York writer who'd recently...
  • Duke Elric: A cross between Conan and Camus

    Duke Elric: A cross between Conan and Camus
    Maybe it's the books we read when we're young that stick with us the longest. That's the time when books not only excite us, but seem to tell us about ourselves and our futures. As a teenager I read (wallowed in and feasted upon, really) Tolkien, Evelyn...
  • Siren's Call: A talk with Michael Moorcock

    Siren's Call: A talk with Michael Moorcock
    Where do you begin with Michael Moorcock? His career and background range as far and wide as his characters do across the multiverse. Novelist, short story writer, editor (of New Worlds and other publications), journalist, musician -- and, in the case...
  • 'Pop Apocalypse' by Lee Konstantinou

    Pop Apocalypse A Possible Satire Lee Konstantinou Harper Perennial: 292 pp., $13.99 paper It doesn't take a paranoid mind to fret over our state of hyper-marketing. Every Gatorade we buy at Vons, every Bed Bath & Beyond card we've registered for,...
  • Surreal worlds of J.G. Ballard, 'Armitage Family Stories' and more

    Surreal worlds of J.G. Ballard, 'Armitage Family Stories' and more
    1Comfortably over a thousand pages, "The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard" "The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard" (Norton: 1,216 pp., $35) isn't just a doorstop but the door itself, a portal to the worlds that Ballard (who died this year) hatched in his...
  • 'The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard'

    'The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard'
    The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard J.G. Ballard W.W. Norton: 1,200 pp., $35 Readers anxious about reading "The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard" -- now appearing in the U.S. for the first time -- may care to approach it in the form of a simple...