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New Book...!

So, it’s been a while since my last post. That’s because I’ve been thinking about writing a new book over the summer. After months of thinking about a lot of things that at first glance appear somewhat diffuse in orientation, things have (happily) begun to cohere… 43 more words

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What's New & What's on Sale

I was browsing the Ballard website tonight, just looking around for a good deal. I find I like most things there – so I enjoyed looking around… 181 more words

High-Rise, Ballard and the 1970s - An Exchange with Adam Roberts

I wrote an article titled ‘Sourcedness’ on Amy Jump and Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of High-Rise for Critical Quarterly. It’s here. (It’s also here, until Critical Quarterly say no.) 2,862 more words


Deborah's Pies

It’s farmer’s market season once again, and why not start with Ballard (my personal favorite, along with the U-District market)? There were all my old favorites – Soda Jerk, Pete’s Toffee, Sweet Caroline… and a new vendor (well, new to me) called… 89 more words

Farmers Market

J G Ballard surrealist book cover art

A selection of surrealist book covers from some of my favourite Ballard novels/short story collections.

Crash (1973)

(above, Croatian cover 1988)

(above: Mad Max vibes?) 114 more words


Metropolis Experiment

Metropolis Experiment, 2-17 June 2017 at AirSpace Projects, Marrickville.

Metropolis Experiment is part architectural model, part mad science: the whole city is a laboratory. 258 more words


Rebuilding the Monster

A Goal Reimagined

When Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano were hired on in 2012 they operated on the slogan that they would “build the monster.”  As per the name of my blog you can see that this idea resonated with me.   643 more words