RIP J.G. Ballard

13 comments on “RIP J.G. Ballard

  1. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    Wish it wasn’t true. I got the news via text message from a friend, who I assumed had gotten it from the wire services. But it seems it probably came via a friend of the Ballards on facebook and then the news spread. I sure do wish it wasn’t true.

  2. Aishwarya says:

    I still can’t find any news stories reporting it.

    Horrible news though. :(

  3. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    The source is unimpeachable, unfortunately.

  4. Gilles says:

    @Aishwarya : I couldn’t either, but I’ve been pointed at the Beeb since.

  5. GDT says:

    One of the few science fiction writers who did actually predict the future in a meaningful way.

  6. Heidi says:

    This is really very sad news. Drat.

  7. Sovay says:

    I went out for a walk; my father told me when I got home. His memory for the strangest of blessings.

  8. Larry says:

    Very sad news, indeed. I’ve only read a collection of his early short stories, but I think I’m going to be placing an order shortly for some of his other works.

  9. Fabio says:

    As we say here in Brazil, CARALHO! (“Fuck me!”, in a non-literal translation). I was in Rio visiting my parents and didn´t enter the Web. Brazilian TV just “broke” the news a couple of hours ago, and they mispronounced his name (they said Ballárd, as if he were French! couldelamerde, as the Merovingian (or maybe Ballard himself) would say.

    Yes, I´m pissed off. He was one of the greatest to me.

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