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J. G. Ballard
(1930-2009) born on
Nov 15
English novelist. He writes books of surrealistic fiction with apocalyptic themes; wrote the best-selling novel "Empire of the Sun," 1984.
Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.

In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!
The marriage of reason and nightmare which has dominated the 20th century has given birth to an ever more ambiguous world. Across the communications landscape move the specters of sinister technologies and the dreams that money can buy.
Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind -- mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imagery . . .
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Introduction, 1974, to the French edition of "Crash," 1973.
R: Interview, 30 Oct. 1982, in "Re/Search," no. 8/9 (San Francisco), 1984.
A: Introduction, 1974, to the French edition of "Crash," 1973.
N: "Fictions of Every Kind," in Books and Bookmen," (London), Feb 1971.
K: Introduction, 1974, to the French edition of "Crash," 1973.

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