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The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard

by J. G. Ballard

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The introduction by Burgess echoes everything I'd like to say. I fell in love with Ballard's writing the first time I encountered it, long ago. Very few writers have the evocative ability that pulls you into his dream-like imagination. I have a mere fraction of the books that I used to own, but this one is forever. ( )
  Lyndatrue | Dec 6, 2013 |
A few of these I didn't understand or enjoy, but they were more than compensated for by the richness of stories such as 'The Garden of Time', and 'The Drowned Giant'. There was an overall sadness to the collection, and I think it will haunt me for a while. ( )
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First published in 1978, this collection of nineteen of Ballard's best short stories is as timely and informed as ever. His tales of the human psyche and its relationship to nature and technology, as viewed through a strong microscope, were eerily prescient and now provide greater perspective on our computer-dominated culture. Ballard's voice and vision have long served as a font of inspiration for today's cyber-punks, the authors and futurist who brought the information age into the mainstream.

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