Last year on this date English writer J.G. Ballard died at the age of 78. Ballard’s most famous book might be his memoir, Empire of the Sun, made into a 1987 movie by Steven Spielberg (introducing a young kid named Christian Bale).
In honor of the late J.G. Ballard, here are some links to some good sites:
A great collection of essays, videos, sound clips and links can be found at Ballardian.
To go straight to information about books and stories by Ballard, try this Collector’s Guide.
For something a little different, try these Ballardian Videos by JesÃºs Olmo, which capture the dreamy atmosphere of Ballard’s works, if not the biting humor.
And here is an early, freaky film version of the original Crash short story, featuring J.G. Ballard himself, walking around in a rotten-car landscape: