Obituary: J.G. Ballard

Author J.G. Ballard (b.1930) died on April 19. Ballard was a major part of science fiction’s New Wave and his novels, particularly Empire of the Sun and Crash, gained him mainstream acceptance. Other novels included The Burning World, The Crystal World (which won the Seiun Award), and The Day of Creation. Ballard was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2006.

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