Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The News From Nowhere

Bad News: J.G. Ballard is suffering from advanced prostate cancer, which sounds terminal.

Good News: That condition spurred him to quickly write an autobiography, Miracles of Life.

I hope the first isn't as true as it looks, but, if Ballard is heading off into that good night, at least he leaves behind the massive legacy of his work. If there's any justice in this world, someday he will be known as one of the best and most characteristic writers of the twentieth century.

1 comment:

mjlayman said...

Jerry Pournelle has a growth on his brain.

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