Sunday, April 19, 2009

J. G. Ballard, R. I. P.

Just saw this news on Rick Klaw's Twitter feed.  Very sorry to hear it.

Update:  BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Cult author JG Ballard dead at 78: "The author JG Ballard, famed for novels such as Crash and Empire of the Sun, has died aged 78 after a long illness.

His agent Margaret Hanbury said the author had been ill 'for several years' and had died on Sunday morning.

Despite being referred to as a science fiction writer, Ballard said his books were instead 'picturing the psychology of the future'."


Randy Johnson said...

Sad news. It's been a few years, but I read him a lot in my younger days.

Jerry House said...

One of the truly great writers in any genre.