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J.G. Ballard
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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
I once (somewhere on Goodreads) observed that a lot of what is usually labelled Science Fiction is really Engineering Fiction. There are rare examples of Mathematics Fiction (e.g. Flatland, Abbott or Eon, Greg Bear). There's a lot of Physics Fiction and Biology Fiction. Le Guin wrote Anthropolgy Fic...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
An eminently readable autobiography from a man who's fiction can sometimes be enigmatic, sometimes deliberately intended to shock, showing numerous repeated themes and tropes. Where did those themes come from? Since the publication of Empire of the Sun it has been clear that the strongest and most o...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 3 years ago
I was trying to explain what this was about to mom on WA, alienation, communication through violence, descent to barbarism. She said "Ah, sounds like Dogville". I left about a third in on that movie, and I don't think I'll be watching this one. It sounds like I did not like this, and, well, uncomfor...
CDRBill rated it 4 years ago
This is a prophetic story about the flooding of the world. The story and character development start slow but do get better. Ballard also introduces a twist that all creatures are devolving to their Triassic equivalent, including some humans, due to genetic memory.All in all this is a decent read if...
Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it 6 years ago
I never actually got around to reviewing this book when I read it last year, but I gave it an actual rating of 3.5 stars...rounding up to 4. I've just finished listening to the audiobook version, which is narrated by Tom Hiddleston, and I am still unsure as how to review this book. It's just reall...
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