Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Real J.G. Ballard

There's a guy who comes into my work who is a dead ringer for J.G. Ballard. Every time he walks in, I find myself on some semi-conscious level contemplating telling him how much I enjoyed reading his books as a teenager. Then he opens his mouth and says,

"Yeah, g'day, mate. 'Ows it goin'?"

And the illusion is shattered.

Bruce Sterling talks about the real, non-ocker J.G. Ballard at Ballardian.

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